Google Now will soon be integrated into Google Chrome

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It looks like Google Now is going to be available soon to more people than just the select few who happen to have an Android device running Jelly Bean. Namely, those of you who use the Chrome web browser, or who have a Chrome OS device, will soon be able to take advantage of Google Now’s many convenient features through Chrome’s desktop notification system.

The Google Chrome team apparently has added a “skeleton for Google Now for Chrome” to the Chromium code base, as discovered by François Beaufort and announced on Google+. Google confirmed the addition of the code early on Saturday, but didn’t clarify further: “We’re always experimenting with new features in Chrome, so have nothing to announce at this time.”

This makes sense, though, as Google seeks to unify its product offerings across OSes and devices. Google Now is also a great way to draw users to the services that earns Google money, such as Gmail, Google Maps, YouTube, Search, and others. I, for one, am extremely interested in how this will ultimately be implemented, and will definitely keep my eye open for further developments.

[CNET | Google+]
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John F

John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.

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3 thoughts on “Google Now will soon be integrated into Google Chrome

  • Avatar of closet nerd

    I’m pretty interested in how this plays out I wonder if this will revive igoogle

  • Avatar of William Devereux

    Huh, this sounds kind of cool. I’m looking forward to playing around with it.

  • Google Now so far is both useful and not useful. I replaced my iPhone with a Samsung Note II last week.

    Google Now has been uninteresting except for the traffic card. I have three routes between home and work, and already, I’m in the habit of checking and following what Google Now recommends. Waze is too noisy and Google Maps makes me figure out.

    If only I could “like” specific Google Now cards (and access Google Now from my Chromebook at home)…


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