Some promo videos were recently leaked to the media and the voice over heard in these videos, suggests that Google real time search ability will soon be available for iPhone and iPad users all over the world. People will be able to access this feature from the present iOS search application of the company, with a simple action of swiping it up from the home screen of the application. This will give iPhone and iPad users access to all the auto search features enjoyed by all Android users at present.
Google Now as it is known was launched in the month of June last year during Google I/O. This represents the biggest foray made by the company into active techniques for search. Most of the Google users use it as a search engine to look for information they require. Google Now has the same features as that of Google search engine pages in a passive manner. It will provide the latest information about everything from movie tickets, to flight information and even real time traffic.
The strategy of the Google Now being used like a search engine is quite a contrast to Siri, the native personal assistant provided by Apple iOS. Siri enables voice search where you can ask it a question in your own voice or give it a command. The backend service will look for that information for you and perform the required action. In that sense Siri is very similar to the traditional search methods used nowadays.
Google Now is being envisioned as tough competition to Siri. Some people think it is strange that Google is bringing this application to the platform of its arch rival Apple. However, this is not the first time that Google has brought to iOS, any of its flagship services. Google has done this on a regular basis in the past in order to aid the adoption of its technologies. It is estimated that Google Now will be launched in May this year.