Google is bringing some of its voice search technology from Android to Chrome OS. If you have a Chromebook that’s running on the Dev Channel, you can now enable support for “OK Google” voice commands.

This lets you search the web with your voice — and could eventually let you launch apps, start a hangout with someone in your contact list or perform other actions without pointing, clicking, or typing.

Update: You can now take Google Voice Search for Chrome for a test drive by installing a plugin.

OK Google in Chrome OS

Google’s François Beaufort reports that you’ll need to enable an experimental flag to use the new voice recognition features.

Once you’e done that, you can start a search by opening the App Launcher and then saying “OK Google” followed by your query. The new feature works even if you’re not connected to the internet — although there’s not much you can actually do without an internet connection at this point, since it’s tough to search the web when you’re not connected to the web.

via Chrome Story

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