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Seems everyone is excited for the new Google update as they have teased about the Android 8.0 which is sure to pack a punch.


When is it coming though? According to rumours, it could be pretty soon. The news making the rounds is that the Android 8.0 OS is expected to be revealed on Google's I/O 2017 developer festival on May 17 to 19.




According to Pocket Lint, the Android 8.0 operating system (OS) is generally rumored to be named as "Android Oreo," which is based on Google's traditional naming system after desserts. 

In case you don't know (or have forgotten *wink*) Google have generally named their operating systems under the desserts such as; Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, KitKat, Lollipop, Marshmallow, and Nougat.

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So what does the new update feature? Well, according to reports, the Google Android 8.0 OS might feature the "Copy Less" feature. This option improves the process of copying details. Instead of copy and pasting information, users will get the text as a suggestion.


"[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," NDTV said in an article.




The other feature which has gotten people excited is an option that first appeared on Apple's iOS. This is the responsive text option which give users the ability to tap on an address, phone number, or date in a message and open the respective apps automatically. Now on the Android Oreo OS, the feature could be released as an updated mode on Google's standard-issue Gboard virtual keyboard app or on the Android software.


Gesture recognition might also make it on the Android O software. Reports suggest that Google might add finger gestures to trigger actions in Android. For instance, users could open a short list of contact just by drawing the letter "C" on the phone's screen.


To be fair, Google hasn't officially announced any of this, so we still have to wait for a bit, but it is hoped that these new features can indeed be implemented.

We'll have more information on the going ons of the new Android update soon enough.






Android 8.0 is coming, that much's for sure and while the 7.0 Nougat is just about 5 months, we still expect the new update soon. 


Reports indicate that Google will unveil the next Android version (8.0) at I/O 2017 on May 17. Expected to be called Android O, a recent report suggests that the new operating system could include three new smart features.


The first of these 3 is what's called the ‘Copy Less’ feature which could help you save some stress when copy pasting. What this feature is expected to do is get your Android to detect relevant information that the user might want to copy. So say you and a friend are discussing where to have dinner and you find somewhere good
 in an 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.” This, of course, reduces the whole thing of copy and pasting relevant info.


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The second feature is one that's already in use with Apple’s iOS. The iPhone messaging app automatically detects an address from a message, and tapping on it launches the Maps app to point you to the location. While the feature isn’t available on Android at present, it could debut with Android O.

The last but by no means the least will reportedly bring finger gesture features to the Android from inception. Manufacturers like Huawei, LG and others have added gesture features where drawing ‘C’ opens the camera app, ‘M’ opens the music app and so on. The same is also available on custom ROMs such as Lineage OS, Cyanogen OS, OxygenOS and more. Now, this could soon come as a part of the Android OS. 


So May is like a couple of months away, we'll probably know more as time goes on, but it's difficult not to get excited.
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