Android 8.0 to reportedly include three smart and exciting features


The latest Android OS distribution numbers are here, and while it’s been a little over five months since Google rolled out Android 7.0 Nougat, its market share stands at minuscule 2.4 percent. Despite the slow adoption rate, Google is reportedly gearing up to unveil the next Android version (8.0) at I/O 2017 on May 17. Expected to be called Android O, a recent report suggests that the new operating system could include three new smart features.

The first feature is called ‘Copy Less’ which could help you save some stress when copy pasting. With this feature, your Android phone will reportedly get the ability to detect relevant information you may want to copy from the source when you are sending an e-mail or text. The publication illustrated giving an 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.” So, the task of copy pasting everything and then deleting irrelevant sections of text could be easily minimized. 

The second feature could be borrowed from Apple’s iOS. The iPhone messaging app automatically detects an address from a message, and tapping on it launches the Maps app to point you to the location. While the feature isn’t available on Android at present, it could debut with Android O

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