Use Google Now? Here is some awesome news for you. I am little late in bringing this to you, because I was offline for a few days. But anyways, awesome news is always awesome news.
Chrome team is working on bringing one of the recent hits on the Android world to Chrome and Chrome OS. Google Now. If you are reading about Google Now for the first time, here is a brief intro for you.
Google Now is an intelligent personal assistant available for Google’s Android operating system. An extension of Android’s native Google Search application, Google Now uses a natural language user interface to answer questions, make recommendations, and perform actions by delegating requests to a set of web services. Along with answering user-initiated queries, Google Now passively delivers information to the user that it predicts they will want, based on their search habits. It was first included in Android 4.1 (“Jelly Bean”) and was first supported on the Galaxy Nexus. Popular Science named Google Now the “Innovation of the Year” for 2012.
François Beaufort spotted this straightforward commit message.
Creating a skeleton for Google Now for Chrome implementation.
The CL creates the top-level structure for showing Google Now cards in Chrome via Chrome Notifications.
The implementation lives behind -enable-google-now-integration flag.
The Chrome Advantage for Google Now
Explaining the Google Now disadvantage for Google Now on Android will explain the advantage for Google Now on Chrome. Short explanation is, Android Fragmentation.
There is only a very small portion of Android devices capable of running Google Now (at least for now) It will take a long time before it reaches a significant percentage of the Android population.
But Chrome and Chrome OS on the other hand, is completely different for that matter. There is very little fragmentation on Chrome and Chrome OS, save for some devices and platforms like Android trying to catch up.
If Google pushes Google Now to Chrome, it will sure reach a wider audience, within days or may be hours.
Thank you Google. I am waiting!