View Full Version : Chrome OS beta is getting a new launcher with Google Now

March 28th, 2015, 22:38
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Intrepid folks running Chrome OS beta (http://www.engadget.com/2013/07/20/chrome-os-beta-update-brings-immersive-mode-smarter-app-searc/) will soon get to test a huge new feature that's not quite ready for stable release: Chrome Launcher 2.0. This version looks more like a new tab on the Chrome browser than the platform's current, more traditional one that's basically a windows that shows app icons -- it even has its own search bar. It also comes integrated with Google Now that shows your appointment, flight, reminder, etc. cards if you use the feature on a mobile device or two. Of course, since it's still a launcher, it has an app list you can access when needed.