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Google Now Is Coming Soon To A Desktop Near You

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Since its introduction earlier this year, Google Now has quickly become one of the stand-out features of having a (current version) Android phone or tablet. It looks like Google Now-age won't be exclusive to mobile for long, however; Google Now is coming to Chrome.

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While the transition hasn't been officially announced, the addition of several items to the Chromium project code site with titles like "Show Google Now notifications in Chrome" and "Creating a skeleton for Google Now for Chrome implementation" confirm it's in the works. Spotted by François Beaufort, the code site additions herald a big move for the service, one that could serve to rope non-mobile users in.

While you can't argue with Google Now being more widely available, you kind of have to wonder how useful it can actually be on a desktop. Still, it'll serve as another vector for users to cram data into Google and get some functionality back for it. Get ready, the cards are coming. [François Beaufort via Engadget]

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I really like having Google Now on my phone, but I've found it to be way less useful on my Nexus 7. I'm guessing it'll be even more useless on a desktop, but we'll see.