Did Eric Schmidt just lie about Google Now for iOS?

Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt spoke at the Big Tent Summit in India has this to say when asked when Google Now would be made available to iOS devices: “You’ll need to discuss that with Apple. Apple has a policy of approving or disapproving apps that are submitted into its store, and some of the apps we make they approve and some of them they don’t.”. Clearly Mr Schmidt is suggesting Google has submitted Google Now to the App Store and is throwing the court over to Apple.

Google Now is one of those key Google mobile app that is not available for iOS. Essentially a competitor to Siri, Google Now debuted mid last year and is available for Chrome OS and is baked into Android. Many Google loving iOS users are eagerly awaiting Google Now for iOS, as there is uncertainty if Apple would approve the app as Google Now competes directly with Siri.

Unfortunately, Apple has told CNET that Google has not submitted Google Now app for approval. One thing that is certain, Google Now for iOS is in the work as a purported promotional video appeared briefly on the web last week.