Google bringing Google Now cards to Chrome browser, Chrome OS


If you are one of those users that really likes the Google Now app on your smartphone or tablet, you will probably be happy to know that Google is bringing the technology to their Chrome browser and Chrome OS. The two pieces of software have had a flag for several weeks to enable Google Now in the developer editions, but there were no servers available for a connection. Google apparently is making progress on turning on the feature and has lit up some servers as users now get a notification that asks whether they want to enable Google Now Cards. The feature is present in the Chrome browser on OS X 10.8 and Windows 8. By incorporating Google Now cards into the Chrome browser, Google may be able to expand awareness of the technology to users beyond those with the most recent Android devices.

In addition to the presence of Google Now cards, it looks like Google has improved the control panel for setting notification preferences for web apps and extensions a user may have installed. Joining Google Now in these settings are Google+ Photos, Google Documents, Google Drive, Google Calendar, Gmail, HootSuite, NYTimes, Scratchpad, Seesmic, and TweetDeck among others.

What do you think? Are Google Now Cards something you would welcome on your desktop or will it be too much information?

source: CNET

About the Author: Jeff Causey

Raised in North Carolina, Jeff Causey is a licensed CPA in North Carolina. Jeff's past Android devices include an HTC EVO, a Samsung Note II, an LG G3, and a Motorola Moto X Pure Edition along with a Samsung Galaxy Tablet 10.1. He currently uses a Samsung Galaxy S8 and (very rarely) a Nexus 7 (2013). He is also using a Verizon-branded Motorola Moto Z Play Droid supplied by his job. Jeff used to have a pair of Google Glass and a Moto 360 Sport in his stable of gadgets. Unfortunately, his kids have all drunk the Apple Kool-Aid and have i-devices. Life at home often includes demonstrations of the superiority of his Android based devices. In his free time, Jeff is active an active runner usually training for his next marathon, owns a MINI Cooper, and plays Dungeons & Dragons. Jeff has three mostly grown kids and a golden retriever.

  • Rafael Santana

    Congratulations on the news.

    I wonder what is this extension that you use in the browser bar, which advises on the use of CPUs

    • Kalle

      It might be iStat Menus..?

  • ianmccully

    Yes I would welcome it thanks. Go Google, Go Google, Go Google.

  • Jopug

    I’m not sure if I’ve just misinterpreted but does that mean they haven’t said they’re gonna release it for Windows 7?

    • Mike

      From what I could understand, they haven’t said they’re going to release this feature for Windows 7, but they haven’t said they WON’T release it for windows 7 either.

      I think that, in this testing phase they’ve narrowed it to some users of OS X 10.8 and windows 8, but in the future (if they decide to) they’ll open up for everybody.

      • Paul Jowaski

        what about linux?