Google is working on some new smart features for its Android mobile operating system. Google is expected to unveil Android O at its I/O developer conference in May
This builds on Google’s previous efforts to automate actions in other apps on Android. In October, Google added the ability to search for and share contact information using Gboard. The Google Now On Tap feature that Google introduced in Android 6.0 Marshmallow lets users hold down the home button and then receive “deep links” to content in apps based on the information on a screen. Back in 2012, Google Now started showing a card about the status of a particular flight after you’ve searched for it.
Googlers have also thought up a way for Android to do more with certain types of text in messaging apps Google has found a way to let people use finger gestures to trigger actions across Android, the source said. For example, if you draw the letter C onscreen, then Android will show a short list of recent contacts. It’s possible to bring up contacts using the “OK Google” voice command on Android, but a gesture could be faster.Google’s gesture triggers could get delayed or might not ever ship, the source said.
Google I/O will take place from May 17-19