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Google Now is Getting Closer to Arrive in Windows and Chrome OS

By on March 12, 2013

For now, Google’s personal assistant who many consider the natural rival Siri, Google Now, only available on Android. However, it could get released very soon to other operating systems (Windows and Chrome OS).

Google Now, Google’s personal assistant that is currently only available on Android, could very soon to Windows, although you would get it through the company’s web browser, Chrome. According to the developer has discovered François Beaufort, it is possible (and easy) enabled Google Now in the latest version of Chromium, but it is necessary to know the server address of Google Now.

The problem is that this server address is still a secret, so the news is for little more than confirm the arrival of the assistant to the Microsoft operating system. It will also be the platform for cloud-based Google, but so far no news of his arrival in Mac or Linux.

Google Now seems like Siri in the sense that it is a voice assistant, but the developers wanted their tool to be a little further and have deeper integration, which allows it to be able to learn user preferences. Thus, it is able to provide the information would be most relevant, and use the user’s location or calendar events (so you can know where their owner at all times and act accordingly).

The idea of ​​the company, as seen in their promotional videos, is that Google Now goes one step ahead of users. For example, you may be asked to locate nearby restaurants and once inside you will know what the best dishes are. It also displays real-time information of the favorites of each person, so it skips the step of searching (or even request) this information.

It uses a sort of cards (which still cannot be seen in the versions of Windows and Chrome OS, by the absence of the server) that appear in all the data that might be interesting, from birthdays to traffic information.

The question remains how this integration will work in non-mobile operating systems, where both the location not raw. In addition, depending upon the browser can make your profit to be slightly reduced. In any case, we should expect the official launch of Google Chrome Now for Windows and OS to answer this question.

Google Now is Getting Closer to Arrive in Windows and Chrome OS

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