Google's (GOOG) iOS search app has been updated to bear a much closer resemblance to Google Now,...

Google's (GOOG) iOS search app has been updated to bear a much closer resemblance to Google Now, which was released earlier this year for Android. Many reviewers have declared Google Now, whose "cards" push personalized and location-specific information to users, to be superior to Apple's (AAPL) Siri. Yesterday, it received an Android update featuring new cards and voice commands. The more iOS users rely on Google's app for searches instead of mobile Safari, the less Google has to pay Apple in traffic acquisition costs.

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  • johnofarizonaoregon
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    As someone who appreciates the pioneering work Apple did, to introduce smartphones ... I boycott products by the bullies at Google as much as possible and lean toward Apple products.
    30 Oct 2012, 10:56 PM Reply Like
  • gmmpa
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    History repeats itself. Commercial users boycotted the open architecture of generic personal computers in favor of proprietary IBM Micro channel PC architecture in the 80s. The argument was that everything integrated through one company was more expensive but much more reliable and better . Competition proved them wrong. Then again you may be one of those stupid women that will pay $4500 for a designer handbag to hold lipstick that they could put in their pocket just to show of the in public.


    Apple is a great company with good products. Eventually competition will move the industry to a cheaper product with feature as good if not better than Apple. You can boycott other products all you want. All that you'll give is a chance to pay higher prices for fewer features. This is already starting to happen. Apple's 5s iphone is bigger than the 4s. Why is that? Could it be that the bigger Droids had more appeal?
    31 Oct 2012, 12:17 AM Reply Like
  • Atkins
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    All I know is that my Android is crashing often. Very disappointing.
    31 Oct 2012, 10:22 AM Reply Like
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