Google Now on Android is one of the more genuinely exciting developments for that mobile OS in recent memory, and new evidence today 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. It can provide local weather, for instance, as well as your travel time home when it’s time to end your day, as well as restaurant and sight-seeing locations when you’re on vacation in a strange place.
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