Google Chrome's Getting a Handy Notification Center—And Maybe Google Now

If you're using Chromium in Windows, you can now get a notification center. The feature's just in a developmental stage right now, but it could lead to some neat developments with Chrome that tie it closer to the Android operating system.

Spotted by developer François Beaufort, the rich templated notifications are available in the latest Windows chromium build, which you can download here. Once you have it, toggle the "Enable Rich Notifications" in chrome://flags to see them in action. The screenshot above shows how it works, and although the feature is just apparent in a build right now, it could end up in a later release of Chrome. It's also worth noting, that this code might point to the introduction of Google Now support in Chrome in the future. And that predictive app is something we'd love to see on the desktop. [TheNextWeb via François Beaufort]