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    Default Will Apple approve Google Now?

    Well I posted a topic a couple of days ago which brought on some spirited debated concerning Google Now vs Siri. Well Noe you could be able to see which one is better on your iPhone for yourself granted apple approves Google Now for use in there App Store.

    http://m.techcrunch.com/2013/03/21/g...+Tech+Block%29

    Would anyone be interested in downloading this application although you already have a similar functionality in Siri?

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    I think they will approve it shortly. Just like they did with Maps and Gmail, they'll hold it for a little while and then release it when enough people fuss for it. I think we will see it anytime between now and 2-3 weeks from now.


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    That will be really cool to compare it's functionality on my iPhone compared to my nexus 4. I already know it will be limited on the iPhone, because it won't have as much access to iOS as Siri does. It will still be neat however.

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    If Apple made a Siri app for Android, would Google allow that?

    And if approved, a Google Now app for iOS will be just like Google Maps for iOS... which, in my use and opinion, is just not as good as 3rd party apps, or Apple's Maps.
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    Default Re: Will Apple approve Google Now?

    They probably will
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    First of all yes Google would allow that... but Apple would never do that.
    Second of all Google Maps is not as good as other third party map apps or Apple's maps??? What planet are you living on?
    Also, google now is not a voice assistant app like siri, the google search app already does that and even on ios beats siri on some queries. Google now is all about making information available to you when you need it without you having to ask for it.

    Quote Originally Posted by kch50428 View Post
    If Apple made a Siri app for Android, would Google allow that?

    And if approved, a Google Now app for iOS will be just like Google Maps for iOS... which, in my use and opinion, is just not as good as 3rd party apps, or Apple's Maps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobbybaloo View Post
    What planet are you living on?
    Earth.

    Google's maps on iOS are not as good in my use as is Navigon, which for me is even better than Apple's Maps. I still prefer my stand alone Garmin Nuvi - Navigon is a very close second... then Apple Maps... I only have GoogleMaps on my iPhone for an unlikely event my other preferred choices are somehow unavailable.
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    It won't be as good as Siri simply because they won't be able to integrate it into the OS as much as Siri. Google's voice recognition blows Siri out of the water though especially when it comes to proper nouns.
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    Default Re: Will Apple approve Google Now?

    Some of you are apparently the people I point and laugh at in stores and parks. Standing there shouting commands at your phones instead of discreetly typing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by quamdar View Post
    It won't be as good as Siri simply because they won't be able to integrate it into the OS as much as Siri. Google's voice recognition blows Siri out of the water though especially when it comes to proper nouns.
    That's exactly what I was saying. Since it can't integrate with iOS the experience won't be as rich as it is on Android.

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    WTF does Eric Schmidt want us to "ask Apple" about Google Now for iOS? | iMore.com

    'Nuf Said.

    But wait! There's more... according to CNET, there is no GoogleNow app awaiting Apple approval... Eric Schmidt... trolling.
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    LoL great find.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alli View Post
    Some of you are apparently the people I point and laugh at in stores and parks. Standing there shouting commands at your phones instead of discreetly typing.
    That gave my a laugh I needed today lol Thanks
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    I don't think they will approve it.

    And, IMO (and for me) Google maps are wayyyy better than Apple maps. Particularly when wanting to get "public transit" directions
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    Quote Originally Posted by EauRouge View Post
    I don't think they will approve it.

    And, IMO (and for me) Google maps are wayyyy better than Apple maps. Particularly when wanting to get "public transit" directions
    I agree that Google Maps is much better. Gmail is better than Apple's offerings, too. But it'll eventually come through. Just like Gmail did and then Maps did. Just give it time.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jclisenby View Post
    I agree that Google Maps is much better. Gmail is better than Apple's offerings, too. But it'll eventually come through. Just like Gmail did and then Maps did. Just give it time.
    There is no app for Google Now in the pipeline awaiting Apple's approval. None. It's all a load of Eric BullSchmidt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kch50428 View Post
    (snipped)....It's all a load of Eric BullSchmidt.
    (Laughing)....I like that...
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    Default Re: Will Apple approve Google Now?

    so the Google Now app never was waiting approval??

    i could have sworn it was a while back
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    Quote Originally Posted by BLiNK View Post
    so the Google Now app never was waiting approval??

    i could have sworn it was a while back
    Dalrymple of The Loop says, "No 'Now' app submitted to Apple.".
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    Quote Originally Posted by EauRouge View Post
    I don't think they will approve it.

    And, IMO (and for me) Google maps are wayyyy better than Apple maps. Particularly when wanting to get "public transit" directions
    They will when it gets to approval stage, since we just found out it is not. If they don't approve it everyone will make a big fuss about it, and then they will. Regardless Google Now will be in the app store. Hopefully sooner then later.

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    Default Re: Will Apple approve Google Now?

    I thought it was google search app being updated though. Why would people want a separate app for this? Even the video says open the search app, swipe up. I'm not seeing the big deal either way about it since it can't be integrated into iOS.
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    I'm sorry but the way apple maps handles off screen navigation is awesome. Navigating away from the maps app to take a call and still see the directions up top is so convenient.
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    Apple has to approve Google now.. they can't just turn a blind eye towards Google after letting them put Google maps on.
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    I sure hope so man!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kch50428 View Post
    If Apple made a Siri app for Android, would Google allow that?

    And if approved, a Google Now app for iOS will be just like Google Maps for iOS... which, in my use and opinion, is just not as good as 3rd party apps, or Apple's Maps.
    Fun fact: I believe I recently read that Siri was originally slated to be a Verizon Droid phone exclusive before Apple snatched them up. So your scenario was actually almost a reality (on some Android phones).

    Found the story: Verizon planned to make Siri an Android exclusive before Apple purchase


    Anyway, as a former Android Jellybean user, I would be thrilled to have Google Now even in a 'lite' version without system level access, on my iPhone. If you're fairly embedded in Google's services (especially Gmail), it is simply amazing and most iOS users frankly don't know what they're missing.

    I commented in the iMore story on this, Google Now would not be a separate app in the App Store. It's embedded in the existing Google Search app on Android, and it likely would be the same on iOS. Google Now would then be in an Update to the existing Google Search app on iOS. I kept shouting trying to get people to understand this, but then Rene confirmed that an update for Google Search hasn't been submitted either, which meant that Google Now still isn't in the pending list (and I'm a sad panda ).
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