Google Now has been one of the best innovations for Android for quite some time. Now new code discovered in one of Google’s test pages suggest that it could soon be implemented onto the web. Most of you may be thinking that Chrome would be needed, but not necessarily as it could be used through Google’s homepage.
Code snippets show the ability to add your home and work addresses, as you can with the Android version. Also “Discover Google Now” has been spotted and an ability to change your “Current Location”.
All these options are all available on Android if your running 4.2 (JellyBean) or higher and are used for tweaking things like directions, current travel times, weather info and sports etc. Google Now uses your search history to determine some of the information provided for you.
Previous discoveries show that Google Now is being developed for the Desktop version of Chrome browser and will probably be included in Google’s iOS search app. But, bringing it to Google’s homepage means it will be openly accessible for everyone. It also means Google will be able to provide much more personalised information right from their homepage.
However the benefits from Google Now will also mean that Google has another service from which it can mine personal information. Having access to every search you perform, by bringing it to desktop means that Google can build quite a comprehensive picture of the users whom access Google.
Google Now is definitely not the answer for what will come after search for Google, but its a big step towards answering that question.
Since its release Google Now has been openly accepted and liked by early adopters and the Tech community even if it means Google may know almost everything about you.
Whats your thoughts on Google Now, are you happy with Google knowing most of, if not all your life? Let us know in the comments.