Eric Schmidt: Ball is in Apple's Court When it Comes to Google Now on iPhone and iPad
Based on a supposed leaked video from last week
, rumors have been going around that Google Now could be coming to iPhones and iPads. For those who do not know what Google Now is, it's an app that helps provide information in a whim but for Android devices. At the Google Big Tent Summit in India, Google CEO Eric Schmidt hinted that the app is waiting for approval by Apple as it has already been submitted for publication in the App store.
When moderator Alan Rusbridger directly asked Schmidt about when Google Now would work with the iPhone, Schmidtís response was "You'll need to discuss that with Apple. Apple has a policy of approving or disapproving apps in its store. Some of the apps we make they approve and some of them they don't." The official recording is here
, and at around 17:50 is where youíll be able to hear the response.
Itís not the first time Apple has delayed the approval of Google apps- but surprisingly, they were quick to approve Google Maps when it was released as a standalone app. The leaked video by Engadget
shows how Google Now would work on iPhones and iPads. With a simple swipe on the screen, the smart assistant would be available from within the Google Search app.
Would you get Google Now on your iOS device - or do you prefer to stick to alternative apps instead?