Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Android Chat Robots

I love to hear, or read about, when a friend of mine has purchased an Android device to use. Naturally, if I am asked for my recommendation for a new phone or a tablet an Android device is going to be suggested. One way that I have found out of new Android users is through Gmail.

In Gmail you ask? Google is always releasing features to its wildly popular email service, Gmail, but Google allows people to early preview features with a Gmail Setting called Labs. You can find Labs by clicking on the gear icon at top right, click Settings, and find the tab labeled Labs.

In Labs you can enable beta features to play with. One of these features is called Green Robot. See below

When enabled you will see a little Android next to the name of someone that is online with an Android device. Here is my list tonight.

The fun part is when you notice the Robot before you are told they have an Android device. I usually question them right of way when I see it.

How many Robots are in your contact list??

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