“Guru” Gives All Google Talk Users Google Now Features, Regardless Of Mobile OS

 

If you happen to be on a Jelly Bean-enabled device like me, then you’re always itching to try new and cutting-edge stuff that Google brings to the table like Google Now. Unfortunately, most devices aren’t going to see Jelly Bean and especially Google Now– but Google has indirectly given all Android users (or Google Talk users for that matter) the ability to use a Google Now-like feature called Guru. It works in a simple way too: you add guru@googlelabs.com and Guru is added to your friends’ list. Once he’s a friend, you’re able to issue commands such as the following below:

 

  • Score *team*: Let’s you search the score of the specified team
  • Weather *city*: Tells you the current weather on defined location
  • Define *word*: Dictionary
  • Translate *word*: Translator

 

While Guru won’t speak to you, at least all Google Talk and Android users will be able to enjoy Google Now finally— if at least at a basic level.

source: Droid Dog