Google is building smart features for next version of Android OS- Android O (8.0)

Google is reportedly working on the next version of its mobile operating system, Android O (8.0), scheduled to debut at the company’s I/O 2017 developer conference in May. The company is rumored to be adding additional enhancements to the OS’s “smart features,” according to a new report from VentureBeat using unnamed source.

The first new feature is reportedly called “Copy Less”, which will reportedly give your Android smartphone the ability to automatically identify the relevant information you would want to copy from a source when you are sending a text or an email.

To demonstrate this feature, VentureBeat provides the following example:

“[If] you and a friend are having a conversation in a chat about where to eat dinner and you find a good restaurant in the Yelp app, when you go back to your conversation and type “it’s at,” one automatically generated suggestion in Gboard would be the restaurant’s address.”

In that way, you will be able to tap it to include it in the message, rather than having to copy and paste it.

Another feature that Google is working on is turning parts of SMS messages into hyperlinks, which is one where if you type in an address, Android would recognize it as such, and when tapped, would open in Google Maps.

Finally, the report claims that new finger gestures are being developed for Android that could enable special shortcuts. For instance, you could swipe the letter C, and the device will show you a list of recent contacts.

There is no guarantee on how much of these features will end up in a future version of the OS. The 11th annual I/O conference is scheduled to take place between 17 and 19 May 2017 at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California.

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