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Google Now widget could soon grace Android smartphone home screens

Brad Reed

Google Now Widget

Google Now, the award-winning personal assistant/psychic stalker app that’s being pitched as a superior alternative to Siri, may be about to get its very own Android widget. AndroidCentral has spotted a reference to an in-development Google Now widget on a Google (GOOG) support page that goes right on users’ smartphone home screens and that gives them quick access to the information they most often request through the software. In the example shown on AndroidCentral, the widget displays the distance the user has to travel before arriving home, the weather at their current location and a stock ticker that displays Google’s share price. There’s no word on when this widget will be available but AndroidCentral speculates it will come through a manual update via the Google Play store.

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