A few months ago I switched to a Nexus 4. One of the cooler features of the Android 4.2 OS, is Google Now.
Google Now is something akin to a virtual assistant. On Android it can crawl your email, search history, and calendar and automatically tell you when a booked flight is on time, if you’ve got an event in the coming day, or if you should leave at a set time to beat traffic to your next meeting. It also features Google search, as well as a variety of cards to display relevant news stories, sports scores, the weather, and a few other topical pieces of info.
And now Google Now is coming to iOS. Unfortunately, Apple iPhone and iPad users won’t get the background sync that has made the Android experience such a pleasant one, but they will garner 22 of the 29 cards that are available to Android fans, which includes the weather, sports scores, Google Calendar events (it won’t scan your iCal), along with Google search and background location.
Google Now is embedded in the company’s Google Search app for iOS and is available now.