Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Google Now to make its way to desktops

The popular Android information hub could make its way to desktops soon 


According to a code found in a Google Chrome extension, Google Now could soon make its way to your computers too. The extension is developed by Google, so the information seems legit. Of course, Google could just be experimenting with the code, but regardless, it's good to see some work being done to bring the popular information hub to desktops as well.

Google Now on desktops would have more users than conventional smartphone owners (Android 4.1 and above). And that's because there are more people using Google on desktops than regular Android users. So the idea seems very novel and one which makes a whole lot of sense.

The exact time frame of the launch hasn't been made clear yet as it's only a leak for now. But since it's already made its way as an extension on Google Chrome, we could see it being launched at next month's Google I/O event.

Google I/O will be host to a bundle of other announcements too, including the introduction of Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie and several other hardware related announcements. Also, we expect Google to shed some light on the future of Google Glass, which was recently given out to early adopters for an outrageous price.

How would the users benefit from Google Now for desktops? Will there be voice integration on board? These are the questions that are currently plaguing us, but we should know more in the coming days.