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Android's Google Now Heading to Chrome

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The app delivers useful tips based on a user's current location, weather updates, up to date traffic information, public transport updates, latest sports scores, among other features.

According to a new addition to the Chromium project, Google is preparing to implement the Android-based Google Now technology into its web browser, Chrome.

The search giant's technology for delivering weather reports, trip departure reminders, birthday alerts, nearby restaurant reviews, among other features will make its way to Google's web browser.

Developers associated with the Chromium project have accepted a submission for "Creating a skeleton for Google Now for Chrome implementation."

The app itself also integrates Google calendars and searches and was launched back at Google I/O back in June as a new addition to Android's 4.1 Jelly Bean update.

Similar to how Apple integrated the Passbook app that was introduced via iOS 6, Google recently implemented boarding passes to Google Now. The software can be accessed by swiping up from the Home icon situated on the Android home screen (for phones with on-screen softkeys).


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    jakjawagon , December 10, 2012 6:04 PM
    I think there's a word missing from the title.
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    jakjawagon , December 10, 2012 6:04 PM
    As soon as I post that, it's fixed.
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    darkchazz , December 10, 2012 6:55 PM
    More features are great, but they need to fix the laggy, stuttery performance.

    Stock jelly bean browser runs much much smoother than chrome, but google decided not to include it in nexus devices :/ 
    Dolphin and some other browsers on google play also run smoother.
    Stock samsung browser on GS3 and Note 2 is by far the fastest android browser I have tried so far. wish google would incorporate samsung's optimizations into their browser.

    What sad though is that reviewers often compare N4/N7/N10 browsing performance using chrome(since google did not include stock JB browser) to iOS's buttery smooth safari browser..... and well, you know the rest..
    Chrome is giving their devices a bad name....
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    svdb , December 10, 2012 7:27 PM
    Punctuation?
    "panda eats, shoots, and leaves."
    "panda eats shoots and leaves."
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    twelch82 , December 10, 2012 7:44 PM
    I thought this was saying they were putting a full-fledged Android emulator into Chrome. That would have been exciting news.
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    Anonymous , December 11, 2012 6:28 AM
    In the future, people are going to have 11" phones that blurt out useless factoids (like the weather wtf) all the time. I can't wait to open the calendar on my new phone to find that it's already populated with a bunch of garbage that Google has "suggested" to me. Oops it's already 4:30 time to get to the senõr gayno concert!

    Seriously, what ever happened to unintrusive convenience?
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