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Google patents smart drag and drop for Android

Google patents smart drag and drop for Android


Google has filed for, and been granted, an interesting patent that could fundamentally change the way we use our phones and make them much smarter.
The patent describes a new drag and drop dynamic between apps on Android. You would be able to drag content like a photo or text, or a restaurant and drop it into a relevant app that can use that content specifically - like a photo editor, messaging app or Google Maps.

Your phone will know which app is relevant to the content you're dragging through machine learning.
So if you start dragging a restaurant's name your phone would be able to recognize it for what it is and offer to book you a table or navigate you to it through a Booking app or Google Maps.
Nowadays smartphones offer you a ready-made list of apps for sharing and will even give you photo-specific recommendations for photo content. But Google will take it to a new level by making your phone understand what you're trying to share between apps and know what apps will work for this type of content.

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