Google updates its mobile operating system every year, and although we’re still a long ways away from the next version rolling out to our devices, there are a few leaks beginning to pop up about it. Google is on the peak of unveiling its new Android version dubbed Android O, at Google I/O 2017 which is scheduled from May 17 to May 19 and we already have a few tips in the rumour town to get you excited.
The report sheet by VentureBeat tells that Google is expected to bring in more artificial intelligence into the elements of its upcoming operating system.
A new feature which is being called as Copy Less, which allows users to copy text from one app and paste it to the other seamlessly.
For example, if you’re in conversation with someone, where you’re talking about where to eat, and you finally find a restaurant on an app or browser, the moment you go back to your conversation, simply type “it’s at” a suggestion is automatically created where you can directly send the information of the restaurant, instead of manually copying text and pasting in the messaging app.
This suggestion then could be linked to apps directly. For example, this link could later open on Google Maps, and users could navigate to the restaurant with ease.
It’s still unclear whether this feature will be a part of the Android UI, or a part of Google’s Gboard keyboard. However, it is a really convenient add-on for instant conversations, and not going through the tedious process of manually copying using the tiny pointers.
Reports have also suggested that Google is working on new Gesture features built in right into the operating system, taking inspiration from OEM skins from Vivo, Huawei and OnePlus. The feature is expected to allow users to simply draw alphabets to open certain applications or do certain actions.