Google Now for iOS Video Leaked to YouTube

Google's Google Now intelligent personal assistant has, so far, only been available to those using Android Jelly Bean. However, it seems Google is about to go toe-to-toe with Apple's Siri as the latest rumors say Google Now is on the way to iOS. If rumors aren't enough to make a believer out of you, you might be interested in a video that appeared briefly on YouTube before being pulled. Luckily, Engadget snagged it before it was removed and reposted it for all to see.

 

The video specifically talks about the introduction of Google Now for iOS and features the same voice over and production style as Google's original 'Introducing Google Now' video. The clip goes through the different features of Google Now and explains how it learns over time and presents you with the information you need (local weather or your route to work, for example), without being asked.

Of course, Google hasn't commented on the clip, nor has it confirmed Google Now for iOS. Still, this is likely the hardest evidence we'll get before the company makes an official announcement.

Head on over to Engadget to see the clip for yourself.

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  • k7mm
    So when is siri coming to android?
  • ericburnby
    The funniest part is Google Now only runs on Jelly Bean (meaning about 16% of Android devices have it). iOS 6 is on over 60% of devices, so if Google Now was limited to iOS 6 there would be several times as many users who could use it as on Android. And that's IF they even limited it to a specific iOS version.

    Yet people still claim there's no fragmentation problem with Android.
  • ericburnby
    k7mmSo when is siri coming to android?


    Since Apple's business model doesn't revolve around collecting information and serving ads (like Google) then I'd say never. They won't make any money giving anyone Siri, so why bother.

    On the other hand, Google will make a lot of money having Google Now on iOS devices so it makes perfect sense for them to port it over.