Back at the Google I/O event in May, we had the chance to find out that one of the most interesting features that will appear in the new Android O is the Smart Text Selection one. Most likely you’ve also been frustrated at some point when you tried to select text on your phone. Thankfully, the new feature will come to save the day.
How Does It Work?
The catch here is the fact that the feature highlights what we need simply with a double tap. Google Docs will be implementing the new functionality as well. If you are already running the Android O Beta, then you should be enjoying the benefits of this new change.
The Smart Text Selection functionality relies on machine learning. Thus, it finds out what information is important to you when you want to double tap. Then, it brings up some contextual information, such as calling a number, inserting an address to Maps etc. This comes in place of the old cut, copy and paste options which you used to see when you selected a text.
The solution is set to offer you some extra time and effort. Besides, it’s quite an impressive use of the machine learning capacities available on your phone.
Along with the new Smart Text Selection feature, the changelog released for the Google Docs update also includes other things. For example, Google issued some new bug fixes, as well as performance improvements, which is great.
All in all, everybody appreciates Google’s effort of improving their apps and services. Even though they might not go in the directions asked by the users, they are still keen on constant improvement. Besides, everybody is curious about the upcoming Android O. Rumor has it that it brings lots of interesting and innovative features, so stay tuned!