Rich notifications for Chrome OS, possible unified messaging app break cover

Developer François Beaufort gave us a peek at a new notification center in Mountain View's browser last week, and now he's given us a glimpse of what rich notifications could look like in Chrome OS. In the screenshot, a pop-up sprouts from the lower menu bar and packs a collection of notices regarding missed calls, new messages and notifications from Google+. Beaufort playfully says he doesn't know what the toolbar icon made up of four word bubbles is, but we wouldn't be surprised if it were a unified messaging app. Here's hoping Beaufort drops some more clues or Page and Co. confirm our suspicions soon.