Support page leaks Google Now widget

Feb 12, 2013
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The folks over at Android Central got a tip about a Google support page showing what appeared to be a Google Now widget. That page has already been pulled from Google, indicating that it probably was the widget and that it wasn't meant for public eyes. You can see a screenshot of it after the jump, and while it isn't the most exciting leak in the world, it's a sign of good things to come.

The widget is simple - just three panes, each with its own tidbit of information, in this case what appears to be navigation information, stock data, and the weather. We didn't get a look at the documentation before it was pulled, but reports say there wasn't much there aside from the screenshot shown above. The widget goes on your device's homescreen and displays the relevant Google Now information.

Aside from that, we don't have any more information, and likely won't until Google rolls the widget out for the public to enjoy. Whether that will happen via a system update or as a download from the Play Store is unknown. If the widget has appeared in some Help documentation, there's a good chance it'll make its official appearance soon, and we'll know more then.

For those who don't know, Google Now is a service from Google that utilizes "cards," which provide information the user needs automatically. One example is information about an upcoming trip, with Google Now pulling flight information, such as times, gates, and information on how long it takes to get to the airport. You can find out more info from the video above.

[via Android Central]


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