Google Now for iOS leaks out in purported promo videoAlex Wagner - Editorial Director of News and Content
Android fans have been enjoying Google Now and its various information cards ever since Jelly Bean first made its debut at Google I/O in 2012. So far they've been the only ones, as Google Now is currently only available to Android devices running version 4.1 or higher. That could be changing soon, though, as Engadget has posted an alleged promotional video for an iOS version of Google Now. The clip is said to have appeared on YouTube and then quickly pulled down.
The video features a female narrator that sounds similar to the one in the official Google Now for Android promo video, and in it, she describes the various features that we've come to expect from Google Now, like sports scores and traffic information. The video says that Google Now for iOS would work on both iPhone and iPad, and could be accessed by launching the Google Search app and swiping up from the bottom of the display.
Google Now has been pretty well-received by users since its debut, and I'm sure that there are many iOS users that'd like to give the app a go without having to abandon Apple's mobile platform. While Google has never made any mention about bringing Google Now to other platforms, we've already seen it release several other apps on iOS, and a recent Google Search iOS app update even brought with it a Google Now-look and feel. Obviously there's no guarantee that Google Now will ultimately make the trip over to iOS, but with this fairly legit-looking promo video and all of the other iOS apps that Google offers, such a move wouldn't be the biggest surprise in the world. Would you iOS users like to see Google Now brought over to your iPhones and iPads?