Google Refutes Claims of Battery Drainage Caused by Its iOS App

“Reports that Google Now on iOS drains battery life are incorrect”

By on May 3rd, 2013 08:32 GMT

A Google employee is informing the masses that “Reports that Google Now on iOS drains battery life are incorrect.”

A Google staffer named Krisztina used the Macworld forums the other day to refute claims that the company’s Google Now service is a battery hog on iOS devices.

Krisztina wrote, “We understand people’s concern about seeing the Location Services icon stay on when they use Google Now.”

The Google staffer added that “Many apps that keep the icon on actually do drain the phone’s battery because they require very accurate location.”

However, Krisztina insists that “This update to the Google Search app is built very differently.” According to the Google employee, the company’s iPhone app uses cell towers and Wi-Fi hot spots for location services, allowing for “much lower battery impact.”

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