“Ok Google” Command May Become Standard On Future Generation Chromebooks

If you own a KitKat-running smartphone or a Motorola Moto X handset, you’re probably one of those few who have enjoyed the benefits of having a device that performs specific actions with the mere mention of the word “ok Google”. Fortunately, it appears that this functionality may soon pop up on future Chromebook models as a new experimental App launcher…

If you own a KitKat-running smartphone or a Motorola Moto X handset, you’re probably one of those few who have enjoyed the benefits of having a device that performs specific actions with the mere mention of the word “ok Google”.

Fortunately, it appears that this functionality may soon pop up on future Chromebook models as a new experimental App launcher for Chrome OS was discovered in Google Chrome’s Dev Channel.

According to Google insider Francois Beaufort, the app launcher is activated the same way as the voice command feature in the Moto X and other KitKat-based droids. He also adds that there is also a possibility that Google might implement other commands in the launcher such as opening Gmail, starting a chat instance with a contact or a number of other commands in the future.

Of course there’s no way to tell if and when the search giant plans to put this feature in its other products (like the Chrome browser). Nevertheless, it’s certainly a nice feature to have on other devices.

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