Google Now Looks Ready to Spread to iOS, Desktops


Google Now may be the hot software to check out if you’re lucky enough to be running Jelly Bean, but it sounds like Google could be interested in making it accessible to a whole bunch of new users. No, we’re not talking about supporting older versions of Android, but other platforms entirely. A recently posted video appears to show Google promoting Google Now for iOS, and some technical evidence suggests Now could be coming to the Chrome browser.

Though since pulled from YouTube, the Google Now iOS video was archived and so remains available for us to watch. As part of the Google Search app, Now on iOS may not be a tightly integrated as Siri, but that doesn’t seem to deter the company from attempting to embrace the iOS user community.

As for Chrome, or rather the Chromium it’s built upon, it appears that testing is underway for a Google Now extension, though the server info has yet to be made public, so it’s not accessible by anyone outside Google’s inner circle.

With both of these, we’re still in the dark as to when they’ll actually launch, but it seems clear that Google’s got some big Google Now ambitions that are seriously larger in scope than just Jelly Bean users.

Source: Engadget, Chromium
Via: BGR

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