California: Google is apparently working on a new feature called ‘Copyless Paste.’ The new feature, which is accessible under Chrome’s flags subsection and is available in version 59 and later, automatically copies useful information and suggests it for pasting in apps where it might be relevant.
“If you looked at a restaurant website and switched to the Maps app, the keyboard would offer the name of that restaurant as a suggestion to enter into the search bar,” the description of Copyless Paste read.
According to VentureBeat, the new feature is not yet functional now. However, the search giant has been working on it since February and it is assumed that the feature is currently in its testing phase. It is believed that Google could announce the new feature at its I/O developer conference, scheduled for later in May.
Separately, Google recently released the developer preview of the Android O revealing some new features of the upcoming operating system. One of them being the disappearing notifications, which self-dismiss after a certain period of time. With the new update Google plans to enhance the OS’ design, functionality and upgrading the notification centre. The new feature is dubbed as the ‘notification timeout’.
The new feature will enable notifications to dismiss themselves automatically, if the user hasn’t interacted with them in certain amount of time. This should be quite useful when users receive notifications from games or alerts that are of little importance at a certain moment in time. Developers will set the timeouts for various notifications and when the countdown ends, the notifications will disappear from the screen. The new Android update aims to bring improvements to the battery life and device’s interactive performance.
Google is testing a new SystemUI Tuner menu for users to change the default lock screen shortcuts to an application or activity of their choice. Android O is expected to roll out this year with Pixel smartphones and will be made available for other smartphones in 2018.