August 9, 2012 10:14am
Google has updated its Search app for iOS to bring it more along the lines of Now for Android. While the functionality isn’t quite as robust as you’ll find built into Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the fundamentals are there. This includes plugging into the growing and powerful Knowledge Graph, and having the service, using either text or voice, interpret your input semantically.
That now means you can ask Google questions — “What’s the weather going to be like this weekend?” — and have it respond to you intelligently and within context of your location. While it doesn’t have the Cards interface that Jelly Bean users are getting used to (and loving), it’s a great standalone app and one less reason to use Siri, at least in Google’s opinion.
Check a demo video after the break.