Google Now coming to the Chrome / Chromium Browser
After Apple first announced their version for a virtual assistant that is voice activated and can fulfill a great number of tasks, a whole madness began with developers working either to port the software for other platforms or launch their unique variants of it.
The greatest success since the launch of Apple’s Siri – virtual assistant is by Google and called Google Now. This represents a whole new approach to the way smartphones and mobile devices assist us in fulfilling our everyday tasks and the need to be informed at the right moment. Even with Siri being updated with the sixth version of iOS, it still only manages to come close to the functionality of Google Now. Thus it is only natural that we should wish for more implementations of this specific type from Google.
It has been discovered that Google is working on integrating Google Now into their Chrome / Chromium OS and the first variants of the code have already been implemented for testing purposes.There is also talk of a rich notifications system, coming for the aforementioned and some are willing to go as far as to state that iOS is also getting its own version of it. It is the chrome://flags interface that will give access to enabling or disabling these new features on Chrome OS that we hope to see in the regular version of the browser soon enough.