Google to introduce 'Copyless Paste' feature

Apr 24, 2017 10:07 IST

googleGoogle on 23 April 2017 introduced the first code for its new feature ‘Copyless Paste’ in its Chrome app running on Android OS.

The Copyless Paste feature will take data from Chrome usage and use that to improve the experience in other apps.

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How Copyless Paste feature will work?

Copyless Paste feature will automatically copy the useful information and will suggest it for pasting in apps where it might be relevant.

For instance, If a user is checking out a restaurant website and then switch to the Maps app, the keyboard will automatically offer the name of that restaurant as a suggestion to enter into the search bar.

The new feature is not yet functional now as it is still in its testing phase.

Android O Version

• Google also released the developer preview of the Android O version with some new features of the upcoming operating system.
• With this new update, Google plans to enhance the Operating System 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.
• This feature will improve the battery life and device’s interactive performance.
• Android O is expected to roll out soon with Pixel smartphones and will be made available for other smartphones in 2018.


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