Remember Smart Select from Google I/O 2017? Here is a quick video to remind you about this feature:
I noticed this commit log today, which explains this feature:
TTS] Add Smart Select support in Chrome.
Adds basic support for the Android O feature known as Smart Select.
Adds a new class SelectionClientBridge that acts as a bridge between
the SmartSelectionClient and the ContextualSearchManager.
The bridge simply broadcasts messages to both the Smart-Select
Selection Client and the Contextual Search Selection Client.
In the case where the user does a second tap on an existing
tap-selection and the selection pins are shown, we shift from
CS-control to Smart-Select control of the selection. This turns
out to be the best choice for the user and is a simpler implementation
(see bug for details).
This CL also does some minor cleanup, including making the Contextual Search
Selection Client a subclass instead of having the
ContextualSearchManager implement the interface itself.
Also does some trivial cleanup in a few files.
The bug associated with this is private, so we do not any information other than this. Bugs sometimes come with screenshots. In this case, we are not so lucky!
When this feature is ready, you will get smart suggestions based on the information that you selected. Similar to that Google I/O demo, addresses will show a Google Maps links, and phone numbers will have a shortcut to dial them using the Phone app.
Interesting ? Not so interesting? Meh? Let me know!