Apr, 22 2013

Those of you with an Android device running Ice Cream Sandwich who were green with envy at your Android 4.1 brothers and sisters and their full access to Google Now, don’t let it get you down. It seems you might soon be able to still get in on some Google Now action on your desktop (at least it’s something, right?).

Some underlying code found buried in a Chrome extension developed by Google revealed the search giant’s plans to release Now for the desktop, bringing back some of that iGoogle functionality we all loved. References to “get started with Google Now,”  “just the right information at just the right time,” “Google Now uses your Home location to show relevant information like weather, traffic conditions, and nearby places,” and “now_card.” all make an appearance in the code (pictured above).

No word on an expected rollout, but this kinda stuff sounds perfect for a Google I/O announcement next month. What do you guys think, could your Google homepage better serve you after its been infused with the power of Google Now?

[via Google Operating System Blog]