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Google Now May Leap from Android to Desktops

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Google Now is a really cool, useful service that is, for the time being, only enjoyed by those using Android devices. The digital organizational tool keeps you informed on the fly, and while the system feels awfully mobile-centric, a desktop version could have great potential. As noted by TechCrunch, references to Google Now were found in the latest Chromium build.

Google Now can actually be turned on in the Chromium backend, but without a server to point the service toward, there's no point. Granted, the fact Google Now is even brought up in the code means Google is likely looking to bring the service to Windows and Chrome OS. And somewhere, right now, someone has the correct URL to try it out.

Google Now could have a multitude of uses on desktops, like keeping you informed of weather and traffic conditions when it's time to head home -- or out to happy hour. And hey, you could even find the place with the best specials. No sign of Mac OS X support in the build -- Google Now isn't on iOS, either -- but if Google takes the service wide, it's undoubtedly going to spread to other operating systems.

But while Google Now on desktops sounds great, one still has to wonder how it might find its way over to Google Glass. In a lot of ways, Now is Google's answer to Apple's Siri; a digital personal assistant. And it seems highly possible Now will show up in Google's wearable computing device, keeping all your information just a voice command away.

And if Google Now is integrated into your desktop, wouldn't that make syncing up even easier?

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