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Google denies Google Now for iOS drains battery

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By Phil Dzikiy

News Editor, iLounge
Published: Thursday, May 2, 2013
News Categories: iPad, iPhone, Apps + Games, iPod

With users of Google Now for iOS — found within the Google Search app — complaining about excessive battery drain, a recently published post on Lifehacker suggested turning off location reporting in settings for a fix. However, Google responded to the Lifehacker report, claiming that reports about excessive loss of battery life are “incorrect.” The company claims Google Now uses cell towers and wifi hot spots “for much lower battery impact.” Google claims Google Now for iOS was tested extensively for months without any significant battery impact.

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Located at the bottom of the main Google search page is an odd place to find Google Now. I keep forgetting about it.

Posted by JohnParry Jones on May 6, 2013 at 12:02 AM (PDT)

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