Google to pack Android with Copyless Paste tool

Apr 26, 2017, 5:59 AM EDT
(Source: Eduardo Woo/flickr)
(Source: Eduardo Woo/flickr)

Web giant Google plans to load its Chrome app for Android with a handy new feature that would rid mobile users of the current multi-tap process of copying and pasting text. Named “Copyless Pasting,” the new tool “recognizes the context” when you are looking for something on Chrome and automatically prompts a relevant phrase to enter into the search bar, thus eliminating the need to copy and paste.

The feature relies on machine learning to predict what the user intends to copy from an app or website, notes Wired. The data is managed locally and not shared with servers, which ensures user privacy.

Copyless Pasting is expected to be a part of upcoming Android O, due to be released on May 17, writes Android Authority.

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