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Promo video leak suggests Google Now to launch on iOS soon

Google's Android-based Now service could find its way on to iPhone and iPad soon, according to a leaked promo video that has since been pulled from YouTube.

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According to Engadget, the previously Android-only Google Now feature could be launching on iOS, if a leaked promotional video is anything to go by.

The video, which features the same voice actress and similar animations as the original Google Now for Android announcement, has already been pulled after it was uploaded to YouTube last night. It highlights some of Google Now’s main features and suggests that it’ll be available via the Google search app for iOS, although no set release date has been given.

To access Google Now, users are told to log in with their Google Account on the Google Search app and swipe up from the bottom of the screen. The service will then use information from your searches, as well as your location, to provide ‘cards’ filled with information such as a journey time for your work commute based on traffic data.

As Engadget point out, this isn’t a completely cast-iron guarantee that Google Now is coming to iOS, though. The leaked video could be an elaborate fake or part of a project that has since been cancelled, although it does seem odd that it was pulled so quickly.

Fortunately, a low-res version of the video was saved. You can view it below and compare it with the original Google Now video on YouTube.

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