On today’s “why are we not funding this?” news, Google is apparently working on a feature which takes away half of the pesky copy/pasting process in Android phones.
As it is now, users have to tap on a strip of text, tap again on the text indicator, and select the area that they wish to copy. The new feature tries to eliminate these processes. This is possible through the use “context”, which determines what you want to paste. When you visit a specific site in a Chrome browser, the feature will come up with suggestions what you may want to paste.
Here’s how it works:
[The new feature will] provide suggestions for text input, based on your recent context. For example, if you looked at a restaurant website and switched to the Maps app, the keyboard would offer the name of that restaurant as a suggestion to enter into the search bar. The data is indexed locally, and never sent to the server. It’s disabled in incognito mode.