Remember when we told you two weeks ago that the Google Search application would receive an update bringing Siri-like functionality? Well, it’s still coming, Apple is just having a hard time approving the application.
As you may have heard, the voice assistant functionality in Google Search has been seen as a huge improvement over the current adaptation of Siri. Assuming Apple will approve the application, the assistant is capable of providing directions, the current movies playing in theaters, the weather, and much more. Check out the video below to see the sensationally-programmed Google Search update:
Google has waited a total of three weeks for the approval process. The search-company told reporters after the announcement two weeks ago that the application was submitted a week earlier.
According to ComputerWorld’s JR Raphael, Google told him Apple never even provided an explanation on the holdup. But really the situation is obvious, Apple doesn’t want an App Store application duplicating any of the same features as Siri. But I have seen many personal assistant applications in the App-store; what does a search-engine based application make a difference?
Apple could even deny the application if they so-choose. Their App-Store policy states iOS functionality cannot be duplicated. But if this was the case, Nuance has already broken the rules.