1. Premium1's Avatar
    Title says it all. I know not everyone is a heavy google user, but how interested in IOS would you be?
    07-20-2017 05:55 PM
  2. grover5's Avatar
    My place of work uses google apps so I'd probably not have an iphone without that support. My phone is key to my work.
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    07-20-2017 05:58 PM
  3. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    The most I use from Google is their search engine. I have a gmail account, but it’s basically a throwaway account. With that in mind, I’d still be very interested in iOS without any of Google’s apps...
    07-20-2017 06:03 PM
  4. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Without Google apps? I'd be fine. I use the Google search engine in Safari and Gmail in the stock Mail app, but those are not apps. I could make do without Google Maps and the YouTube app.
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    07-20-2017 07:32 PM
  5. TgeekB's Avatar
    No problem at all.
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    07-20-2017 07:33 PM
  6. mumfoau's Avatar
    Over the past year I’ve been slowly migrating my account(s) email address over to my iCloud address from gmail though I still have that account. If I suddenly couldn’t use google apps, the only thing I’d miss is YouTube because that’s the only google app I have installed on my 7 Plus or iPad.
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    07-20-2017 07:37 PM
  7. Sherry_B's Avatar
    Title says it all. I know not everyone is a heavy google user, but how interested in IOS would you be?
    I don't use Google apps. While I have 6 or 7 Gmail accounts, I don't use a Google made app to read them. Google apps.. been there, done that, no longer drinking the Kool-Aid.
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    07-20-2017 07:37 PM
  8. taz323's Avatar
    No Google apps, use Google search, but its really not a need. So have no issues staying with iOS.
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    07-20-2017 07:41 PM
  9. Tinkernaught's Avatar
    It would not affect me. No Google apps at all here; very little use of their services.

    I use DuckDuckGo search engine, which is more than good enough with honest non-paid-for results on the first page. I do follow links to YouTube and watch... really no choice there, much as I'd prefer them to use something else or host the video themselves. Two legacy gmail accounts still exist that I stopped using years ago, but sometimes old contacts use, and I have the email forwarded to outlook.com and fetch them via the Apple Mail app.

    I'm *this* close to being Google-free!
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    07-20-2017 07:59 PM
  10. n8ter#AC's Avatar
    I don't use any Google Apps or services. Most stuff in Microsoft Account. O like having the same productivity apps across all of my devices (Office, Outlook, OneNote, OneDrive, Skype, etc.).

    I don't even use Google Search. DuckDuckGo on pretty much every device. Bing and Google aren't usefuk, since I don't use their Assistants. The results from all of them are practically the same, and I do a LOT of web searches.

    I only have the YouTube app installed, for convenience (higher resolution video playback, less browser tab digging).
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    07-20-2017 08:14 PM
  11. Kilwillie's Avatar
    Google Earth and YouTube are all I use anymore. Even switched to Bing for search.
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    07-20-2017 09:44 PM
  12. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    I'd be just fine!
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    07-20-2017 11:27 PM
  13. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Google Earth and YouTube are all I use anymore. Even switched to Bing for search.
    Google Earth needs an update badly. Apparently, it's still 32 bit and won't work on iOS 11. Mine was so bad I deleted it. Maybe they'll update soon.
    07-21-2017 07:45 AM
  14. Spencerdl's Avatar
    I actually use Gmail, Google search engine, YouTube and Google Maps, however I could probably adjust and use other resources. Yes I would miss those apps, but I would still use and prefer Apple products.
    Just_Me_D and Premium1 like this.
    07-21-2017 09:00 AM
  15. libra89's Avatar
    Hmm, I think I would be mostly okay.

    I uninstalled the YouTube app and I have chosen to just watch it in the browser since I have Crystal to block ads. I love how well this works. The only place where it will hurt is Feedly, because I find it easier to just use a Google account to use it. Otherwise, I use OneDrive, Outlook, Apple Maps, and Bing and I get by just fine on iOS.
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    07-21-2017 10:29 AM
  16. Premium1's Avatar
    Google Earth needs an update badly. Apparently, it's still 32 bit and won't work on iOS 11. Mine was so bad I deleted it. Maybe they'll update soon.
    They seemed to have put more focus on the web version of Google Earth, and aiming at the education sector.
    07-21-2017 03:02 PM
  17. flyinion's Avatar
    It would be tough. Especially coming from Android the fact that the Google apps were on iOS is one of the reasons I was comfortable switching. I didn't even use Gmail for serious email either at the time. A few months ago I changed hosting for my websites though and got rid of the personal website domain based email addresses I'd used for over 10 years and switched to Gmail since I have 19GB of space for free with about 11 actually available due to my heavy use of Google Photos since 2010. I only have 5GB of space in iCloud without paying for more and most of that is iPhone/iPad backups to iCloud. Maps is a tossup since I tend to use Waze a lot but then that's now owned by Google so I guess it counts as a Google app.
    07-21-2017 06:05 PM
  18. kamann's Avatar
    I couldn't do it. I love my Google iPhone!
    07-22-2017 12:30 PM
  19. ksassy's Avatar
    I'm not totally tied to Google so it would be fine for me. I primarily use Google as a search engine, a Gmail account for online shopping/junk mail, YouTube, and Google Maps but I could learn to use others and still be interested in iOS.
    07-22-2017 01:06 PM
  20. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    The only Google app that gets any regular use is YouTube. I’d miss that if it were gone but it wouldn’t be a deal breaker so long as YouTube.com still exists.
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    07-22-2017 05:36 PM
  21. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    The only Google app that gets any regular use is YouTube. I’d miss that if it were gone but it wouldn’t be a deal breaker so long as YouTube.com still exists.
    You can get Google Maps online as well.
    07-22-2017 08:43 PM
  22. Speedygi's Avatar
    With Apple Music now being on Android I must say I absolutely need Google's apps on iOS to make it slightly more viable as a daily driver for me...But I guess there's enough on iOS to keep me going even without Google's presence on it.
    07-22-2017 10:32 PM
  23. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    You can get Google Maps online as well.
    Never knew that. Then again, I don't usually use Google Maps.
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    07-22-2017 11:07 PM
  24. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Never knew that. Then again, I don't usually use Google Maps.
    I didn't either until today. Googling Google Maps didn't go anywhere. But googlemaps.com did.
    libra89 likes this.
    07-23-2017 12:28 AM
  25. Spencerdl's Avatar
    I couldn't do it. I love my Google iPhone! https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...174acab7ed.png
    Now that you mention/post it, I do use/have a lot of Google apps on my iPhone. Just forget what I said in my earlier post in this thread...LOL
    Premium1 likes this.
    07-23-2017 10:28 AM
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