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5. Simple, easy device-wide search
Bizarre as it may seem, search is easier on the iPhone. Sure, you can tweak the Google search system to search everything on the phone, including apps themselves, but it's far from obvious. You don't turn on searching for apps in the phone settings. You don't even turn on searching for apps using the Google Settings app. You have to go into the Google app and select Settings.
Now, let me ask you this? Why couldn't the Google Settings app be the same as the Google app's Settings page? Seriously? Does it have to be this complicated?
In any case, on the iPhone, you simply go to the left of the home page and search. It all comes up automatically. I miss that.
Image courtesy a lot of digging in not-obvious places to find a settings screen not part of the Settings app.