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Google and HP Working on Google Now for Business, Report Says

by Jacob Kleinman | August 13, 2014August 13, 2014 10:00 pm PST

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Android hasn’t been much of a hit with the enterprise market so far, but a new service coming from Google might just be enough to win over the business world. A new report from The Information claims Google and HP are working together to develop a version of Google Now for enterprise just as Apple and IBM gear up for their own push into the business market.

Google Now for business would work similarly to the company’s current consumer-facing service, mining corporate data to serve up relevant information at a glance. An employee using the service could quickly pull up quarterly reports and financial data in the form of Google Now info cards. The app would also be able to pull up sales figures and other confidential data when you search for them from your phone.

According to The Information this isn’t the first time HP has tried to work with Google on an Android for work product. The PC-maker previously pitched Google on an encrypted Nexus handset designed for business and government workers. Former Android chief Andy Rubin apparently shot the idea down, but it sounds like Sundar Pichai is much more interested in competing with Apple in the enterprise market. It could be a while before we see any real results from the partnership though, especially since the software needs to be customized for each individual company.


Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...

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