As spotted by users from around the globe, Android Q has a feature that seems like an upgraded version of Notification assistant. Due to this users are seeing contextually appropriate buttons in the notifications tray. For instance, for URLs there’s an option to open it in Chrome, notifications with Twitter links show up with suggestions to open the tweet. This also means that users can directly open the tweet and links in their respective apps without copy-pasting it. One of the screenshots also reveals that texts including date and time show suggestions to add it as an event in Google Calendar.
In Android Q, Google could be expanding the role of ‘Actions’ feature, that was introduced in Android Pie. In one of the screenshots shared by a user, one can clearly see a search result for a location giving two new buttons below it to call or show directions on Maps. That’s definitely useful and will be saving users of some taps.
Smart Text Selection will be doing more than just letting you call, see directions or add reminders in calendars from texts. It has been found out that selecting a word from an article on Chrome will now give you an additional option of ‘Define’ along with the usual options of copy, share, Select all and others. A screenshot also suggests this feature in Google’s own Messages app. In addition to this, you can long press on an alphanumeric code and see options such as ‘Track’ among others.
There is no word if we will see all these features in the final version of Android Q or not. However, we are sure that Google is at least trying these features and they might come sometime in future. We would know more about this at the upcoming Google IO 2019 conference.