Eric Schmidt: Google Now for iPhone Is In Apple's Court

By Sam Gibbs on at

Google's executive chairman, once CEO, Eric Schmidt, has been talking up a storm at Google's Big Tent Summit in India today. The latest quip was an answer to a direct question about when we can expect Google Now on the iPhone. Apparently we'll "need to discuss that with Apple". That sounds a lot like a Google Now app's stuck in Apple's approval process.

Schmidt went on to say: "Apple has a policy of approving or disapproving apps that are submitted into its store, and some of them they approve and some of them they don't."

When Google submitted its Google Maps app for iOS, that's pretty much the answer it gave to questions of when will it appear. Looks like Google's either working on, or has already submitted an updated version of the Google Search app with Google Now, it's just waiting for Apple to green-light it, and who knows when that'll happen. [Twitter, NDTV via TechCrunch]