Google has released the latest version of Android which is Android 8.0 Oreo and the update has been announced for the Pixel and Nexus devices. Now that the Android’s latest version has been released by Google, newer features that were not announced by Google are now being surfaced by the developer community. One new announced feature has been discovered in the latest update. This discovery was made by the guys at XDA-Developers who have discovered that the latest version of Android, Android 8.0 Oreo now supports the launch of third-party applications inside any app.
This means that the Google Assistant can be included in any third-party application of choice if the developers have integrated the newest features inside their app. The team at XDA-Developers have also explained the working of this feature. This means that if the developers start to integrate a line of code inside their app, we can have some features like Google Assistant or Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant inside any app of choice like the social messaging apps like WhatsApp or Facebook. This will make the use of Google Assistant a far more wider as the apps that need Assistant the most will now be able to use it.
Make a note that the Google Assistant is currently available inside any app by long pressing the home button that it is not integrated inside the app but with Android 8.0 Oreo, this feature is now possible. To talk about this feature even further, XDA-Developers mentioned a string which has been included in Android 8.0 Oreo which enables this feature. This change allows the application to create a new task in the activity manager so that
Intent.FLAG_ACTIVITY_NEW_TASK will be set for you to make it a new task.
Now, if a new task can be set inside any app for a specific action then it can be launched for any third-party application of choice which makes it a very interesting feature