Android O may introduce finger gestures and more... but also maybe not
Good news comes to those who wait, and those who've been waiting for something as menial as the native ability to use finger gestures to come to Android should feel very jovial. An anonymous source from Google told VentureBeat that Android will soon support this specific feature, in addition to several others. Apparently, these features will be confirmed later this year at the company's annual developer's conference:
The gesture feature would enable you to bring up a list of recent contacts with the simple outline of the letter C on the screen, for instance, which would be faster than calling out the command to Assistant and waiting for it to respond. It's possible, however, that Google's gesture triggers "could get delayed or might not ever ship," according to the source.
We also don't know if Google will implement a feature called Copy Less, which could help cut down on the finicky process of copying text from one app and pasting it into another. However, this particular ability could come implemented in a future update of the GBoard virtual keyboard.
The source could also not confirm whether the next version of Android would have more robust messaging features, like the ability to tap on an address in a text message in Android Messages and start navigating in Google Maps.
None of these claims have been publicly confirmed by Google. For now, we can merely speculate what's to come in Android O. And if you're not entirely ready for that sort of rumor mongering, you can start smaller by guessing which dessert is the inspiration for the next version of Android.
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The sky is the limit with features that may or may not be showing up.
Sorry, sometimes I forget that when I engage in conversation and challenge someone with a legitimate question for which they have no intelligent response it makes me a troll. I shouldn't be a smartass, I should be a moron who's incapable of answering a question like you seem to be. Noted.
I hope you are capable of understanding this response, but given the first part of my initial comment and your response that I need to see longer support, I'm seriously doubting your reading comprehension skills. Perhaps I am mistaken though.
The folks obsessive enough to read this site will know about it, but normal people won't know it exists. It's a cute novelty with the downside of being another complication in the operating syatem to introduce bugs and security issues.