Although Google Now functionality has been a part of the core Android experience for almost two years now, a large portion of the population has been left out of the fun – until now, that is. Google announced earlier today that Google Now cards are now available for all Google Chrome users, not just those brave enough to jump to the beta or dev channels.
This is certainly a long time coming: we first reported on the possibility of Google Now being integrated into Chrome back in December 2012. when an obscure flag buried deep in Chrome’s settings first appeared. For a long time, the flag did nothing, even when enabled, until several months ago, when dev users first began noticing Google Now cards appearing.
Soon after, Google Now made the jump to beta, and now – at last – it’s available for the rest of the Chrome user base.
Keep in mind that not all cards are available on Chrome at this time, so you may see some discrepancies between your phone and your laptop or desktop. Google is working on bringing even more Google Now functionality to Chrome, though, and combined with Google’s voice activated search – also available in Chrome – Google has quite an awesome (and cohesive) experience here.[Google via Twitter]