Google Now may soon be part of the Chrome browser

Google Now may soon be part of the Chrome browser
Some intrepid code hunters have found some clues that could point to Google Now shaking off its mobile roots and making a move into the Chrome browser itself, and even ChromeOS. 

For those of you who haven't had a chance to try out Google Now, which made its debut in the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update, it's a system that pulls together all of the things Google knows about you from your search history, GPS location, and calendar, and gives you information that you may want before you look for it by intelligent push. So, you'll have sports scores, navigation information, weather, travel, local events, and more all at your fingertips and tailored to your interests. 

Apparently, the Chromium branch code has added "skeleton for Google Now for Chrome implementation". Basically, sometime soon, Google Now cards could be integrated into the Chrome Notifications system in the desktop browser and ChromeOS. Google has commented only to say, "We’re always experimenting with new features in Chrome, but have nothing to announce at this time."

Google Now as part of Chrome would not only be a solid feature addition for users, but it could act as something of an incentive to bring people to Android, especially since Android would offer more features than the Chrome version of Google Now, because of the location-based cards. 

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15 Comments

1. carlosechev07

Posts: 39; Member since: Oct 16, 2012

That's amazing... come on Google.. you rocks everything ..!!

5. nwright94 unregistered

I meant to thumbs you up but my computer had a spaz attack >_

10. MeoCao unregistered

This is natural expansion of Google Now and makes it available to every1. And now is the time for Android to take on Windows in PC

3. wendygarett unregistered

Integrations are always awesome... Way the go Google :)

11. MeoCao unregistered

Hey dude u got thumbed down even for a good comment.

14. wendygarett unregistered

That's ok lol, I'm get used of it :)

4. Mr.Mr.Upgrade

Posts: 474; Member since: Aug 30, 2011

I'm Googling crazy lol

6. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

that would be nice!!

7. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

I still don't understand why this feature isn't availible on other versions of android.

8. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

The same reason Siri isn't available on older iPhones. New versions having new stuff is incentive for users to get new devices, and manufacturers to push updates.

15. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

...but I thought Google wasn't like that! They brought pinch-to-zoom to Gmail, why can't they do this?

16. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

Even pinch to zoom in Gmail is only available to those on Android 4.0 or higher

9. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

there is always a chance that an XDA dev will come with up with something that will allow you to use the newer version of Google Now on older phones.

12. MeoCao unregistered

You just got the answer: Google do not only want Google Now available for all Android users, They want it availble to every1 through Chrome.

13. Jay..Apple4Ever

Posts: 16; Member since: Dec 08, 2012

I love google now..its fast and to the point. I hope to see more of it.

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