Google showed off Android's Google Now system in a commercial last night, and the company may have another related surprise in store: a Google Now widget. As spotted by Android Central, several of Google's official support pages now feature an image and description of a widget that "displays a summary of your current Google Now cards, either on a Home screen or on the lock screen." The example features a clean minimalist look, and according to the support page touching the widget brings up the related card in Google Now.
The reference is made in the support pages for the Nexus 4 and 10, as well as the Galaxy Nexus — but not on the pages for the Nexus 7. While it's not clear just when the addition was made, cached versions of the pages reveal that the widget reference was missing as recently as February 2nd. Whether the widget is part of a forthcoming Android update, an a la carte option, or is a concept that was scrapped altogether still remains to be seen.