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[Tips] Mi A1: Android O Smart Text Selection - Intelligent Add-on for Everyday Use

2018-01-09 05:10:27
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Hello, Mi Fans!
I hope Mi A1 users are enjoying the Android OREO update in your devices, Google’s Android 8.0 version does bring a lot of subtle improvements over previous versions that will reduce the users efforts in using their smartphones. Today we shall know one of those features which is called Smart Text Selection. which is designed to give a faster access to the app which might be the user willing to use the selected text on the screen.

How does it work:

With Google’s machine learning algorithms Android Oreo will analyze the text that is selected and will show the appropriate app to open with. Here are some of the examples how Smart Text Selection works and how it can change the way you select the text on your device every day.

1. Smart Text Selection for Mobile Number:
Whenever you select a phone number on your device Android system will show the PHONE app shortcut and by tapping on it will paste the number in your dialer to make a call.

2. Smart Text Selection for Address using Maps:
Do you navigate alot on your Mi A1? with Oreo you can search the place just by selecting it and open with Maps using the shortcut

3. Smart Text Selection for Email IDs:
Want to quickly drop an email? You are just one-step away from composing the Email which is by selecting the Email ID and open it using the app suggested

4: Smart Text Selection for URLs: (If the related app is not installed)
When you copy an URL which doesn't relate to your installed apps Android System will suggest CHROME to open it

So this feature only work with system apps?
No! Many 3rd party apps also does support, like

5. Smart Text Selection for Mi Community links: (App should be installed)
Want to quickly read a Mi Community thread shared by your friend? Select the link and jump right into the thread on your Mi Community app

6. Smart Text Selection for Twitter: (If App is installed)
Your buddy dropped a tweet link to you? Just select the link and tap on Twitter from options and you will be on your friend tweet right away!

7. Smart Text Selection for other applications:  (Quora app should be installed)

I am unable to use Smart Text Selection for some apps
As this is a new feature not all apps will be supported by this as of now.

Does my data which is selected with Smart Text Selection is safe?
Yes! With Google's Machine Learning Algorithms the analysis will be done in your device for suggestions, and will never be uploaded to any cloud service/server

Thanks to raahul_21 (MIUI Beta Tester/A1 Oreo Tester) for providing required the screenshots.

Have you tried the Smart Text Selection on your Mi A1 running on Oreo?

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2018-01-09 05:10:27
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Master Bunny

tarun90 | from Redmi Note 4


nice updates and
thanks rahul bhai
2018-01-10 00:39:07

Advanced Bunny

Shreejan Sura | from Mi A1


yeah, But Oreo is full of buys
2018-01-10 00:57:37

Semi Pro Bunny

balauday123 | from Mi A1


but ,Oreo update is full of bugs
2018-01-10 04:19:28

MIUI Beta Tester

lavnidhi | from Redmi Note 4


Perfectly explained.
2018-01-11 09:15:18
Proud Mi Fan

Master Bunny

hkc | from Mi A1


it's not working
2018-01-11 09:18:57

Master Bunny

Shimbhu Dayal | from Mi A1


but ,Oreo update is full of bugs
2018-01-13 23:47:52

Rookie Bunny

Bobby Maps | from Mi A1


productive use of Oreo
2018-01-13 23:49:47

Rookie Bunny

1777014259 | from Mi A1


I didn't got Android o update up to now
2018-01-13 23:50:46

Grandmaster Bunny

Ashoks | from Redmi 3S


Nice Information
2018-01-13 23:51:19

Grandmaster Bunny

Ashoks | from Redmi 3S


Nice Information
2018-01-13 23:51:36
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