Google Support Docs Tease Google Now Widget


Google sure seems interested in driving users towards Google Now lately. We just saw the company release an advertisement that heavily focuses on the service’s capabilities, new features keep arriving, like the recent NCAA team support, and now we learn about a possible Google Now widget, giving users even more exposure to the product.

It’s not like Google Now isn’t already fantastically easy to access, and plenty of you have probably activated it by accident more than a few times by letting your finger linger on the screen a little too long when going to tap the home button. Still, if you’re looking to add just a touch more Now integration to your Android experience, this widget could be just what the doctor ordered.

The widget’s existence came to light through its mention on a couple Google support pages. These featured some brief how-tos for getting started with the widget, which can be configured for either lock screen or home screen use, as well as a screen shot of the widget in action. Once news broke, however, Google quickly took the pages back down, suggesting that the widget isn’t quite ready for prime time. It’s unlikely Google canceled the idea outright, so we’d say this is one you can look forward to for a future software update.

Source: Android Central
Via: PhoneDog

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen’s first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he’s convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he’s not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits

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