Google has introduced voice-enabled search ‘Ok Google’ in Chrome 34 beta for all desktop platforms, just like on smartphones and tablets.
This week Google released Chrome 34 to the beta channel for Windows, Mac and Linux, providing an array of features. It includes native support for voice-enabled search that allows you to query by just saying “Ok Google” instead of interacting with a mouse and keyboard.
Earlier, the Mountain View developers have been providing this feature via a browser extension, but now it just works natively as Google Now on smartphones and tablets. Initially, the hands-free search supports English language only.
Other new features include a new HTML attribute for responsive images, Unprefixed Web Audio API, the ability to import supervised users, new APIs for apps and extensions, and a long list of fixes and improvements in the context of safety and performance.
See Ok Google in action:
As always, all these features will be pushed to the stable channel in the next few weeks. Additionally, Chrome for Android has also been updated bumping the version to 33.0.1750.132 that brings support for datalist tag, download progress notifications in addition to a handful bug fixes and improvements to the browser.