Google is reportedly working on two new features called copyless and gesture triggers to automate user actions. Features aimed at competing with Apple’s Forked versions of iOS and Android.
Google is reportedly working on a new, helpful feature for its Android operating system. Google I / O 2017 is expected to feature details of these new features as part of Android O, which will be held at the company’s amphitheater from May 17 to May 19 this year.
According to VentureBeat, Google is working on two new features to automate user actions – copyless and gesture triggers. The move is being seen as an attempt to grab some forked versions of Apple’s iOS and Android. Sources familiar with the development told VentureBit that copyless will make it easier to copy-paste text from one app to another. The feature will use Google’s advanced machine learning algorithms and predictive analytics to automate user actions. It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post.
Google already offers the option to share contacts directly from the Gboard Virtual Keyboard. The company offers automatic reply to emails via the Inbox app, while Google Now provides on-topic context-based in-depth links. The new copyless feature will be a good advancement for existing features.
Google is also reportedly exploring ways to do more with certain types of text in the messaging app. For example, clicking on a message with an address will open Google Maps. VentureBeat says its source is not sure if “the feature will be limited to Google’s stock Android messaging app or if it will work on all messaging apps for Android.”
Google is also taking a page from the Forked Android version running on OEM devices. It is testing new gesture features that allow users to trigger actions using finger gestures. With new gesture support, Android users can draw the alphabet to trigger a specific action. The feature is similar to Huawei’s Knuckle 2.0 and Vivo’s Smart Wake feature.
Sources in VentureBeat say that Google may or may not be late in sending the gesture feature anytime soon. According to Gartner, about 82% of the world’s smartphone users currently use Android. Introducing new features will help stock Android compete with custom Android ROMs made by Apple’s iOS and Google’s OEM partners.