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Google Now for iOS Takes on Siri

by Todd Haselton | April 29, 2013April 29, 2013 7:17 am PDT

Google Now just launched for iOS devices. If you’re an Android user you’re likely familiar with the option, which made its debut in Android Jelly Bean. The software constantly keeps you in-the-know with up-to-date information such as the weather, sports scores, packages, stocks and so much more. It’s an intelligent engine that begs the question: do you still need Siri?

Instead of searching for the weather by voice, Google Now tries to deliver you the information before you even know you need it. What’s the Yankees score? Is there traffic on the way home from work? Google Now tells you everything and updates constantly. If you feel the need, you can also tap the search bar and query for results using your voice and Google’s own incredibly accurate voice engine. According to The Verge, the app only supports 22 of the cards available for Android devices, and you won’t get alerts pushed to your notification panel in iOS, but it should still prove to be incredibly useful.

Google Now is part of Google’s Search application for iPhone and iPad, so you’ll need to update it in order to take advantage of the feature. We’ll give it a try and hope to bring you a hands-on later today.

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Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...