Google Now on Android is one of the more genuinely exciting developments for that mobile OS in recent memory, and new evidence signals it’s on its way to the desktop, too. A new reference to Google Now support for Windows and Chrome OS in the latest Chromium backend specifically allows a user to enable or disable Google Now notification support, which follows earlier indications Google might bring the feature to its desktop Chrome offerings. The feature addition isn’t yet public, nor is it live when enabled (the Google Now server it has to direct to remains secret), but it’s a clear sign Google is laying the groundwork to bring Google Now to the desktop. For those on older versions of Android or on iOS and other platforms, Google Now is a contextual digital assistant that generates useful content in the form of ‘cards’ on your phone based on your search habits, location, email activity and more.
Google Now Coming to the Desktop, According to Code
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).