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Google Now Style Voice Search Added to Chrome Dev

Voice searching has been enabled on the New Tab page of Google Chrome Dev.

The feature, which has been available directly from Google’s homepage for a while, albeit with a slightly different look (scroll on down), is likely a prelude to the arrival of Google Now on Chrome.

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Extended Instant New Tab Page in Google Chrome Dev

Perhaps more interestingly it that the “searching” interface has been revamped to match that seen in Google Now:

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Voice Search on Google Chrome

Google Now Voice Search

Voice Search on Google Now

For comparison, here’s how the voice search interface used to look on Google. You’ll notice that as well as ditching the mini-box, the microphone icon now matches that used on Android.

Google Voice Search

Google Voice Search