We surely don’t know how well will the different Android OEMs will work to bring the latest Android update, Android 7.0 Nougat, but Google has never stopped working on the regular major OS updates, with one such update every year. After the Android Nougat update in 2016, the OS maker is now working on the next version, i.e. Android 8.0. The name of that could be anything, either Oreo or something else starting with the “O”, but more than the name, it will be the features that we look out for.

VentureBeat shared some information about the upcoming features, which though aren’t confirmed, but the leaks showcase some of the features that we can expect to see in the upcoming OS update, that is probably going to release in the second half of 2017.

Android 8.0 Expected Features

Copy Less feature

According to the report, this feature named Copy Less will allow your Android phone to automatically detect the relevant information that you might want to copy from a source when you are going to send a text message or an email. This is how VB explains it.

“[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.”

It would not just make it easier for the users to get important information on board while sending it to someone, but also would automate it for zero efforts. Of course, there will be a margin for error but how much? It is usually the important information that is shared and thus will be copied.

Tap on Address in message to open Maps

One of the features about which the Apple iOS users will be saying that Android has copied it finally is this one where tapping on the address in Messages would open Maps directly and show the location in it. It isn’t confirmed if this thing will work with third-party apps, but this is another step to making usage easier for those looking for addresses or locations to go to.

Finger gestures

Some of the custom ROMs or the ones that OEMs make for their devices have a few finger gestures included and users do take advantage of them. The report says that this feature could not already be a part of Android 8.0 but there are big chances of that happening. The finger gestures here indicate to the drawing of alphabets on the screen to open certain apps or performing certain functions.

Apart from this, we might also see a better integration and increased functionality of Google Assistant, which got open for Android Marshmallow and Nougat devices just recently. We’re very sure there will be much more than this in the next version of Android, and the name for it is not easy to guess what Google will end up naming it, though one of the executives of the company hinted it to be Android Oreo. Let’s see!

Source: VentureBeat


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