While our smartphones are convenient little computers in our pockets, sometimes there are certain tasks that are much better accomplished with a computer. For example copying and pasting text isn’t quite as fast compared to a computer, although to Google’s credit they are working on a solution.

Another feature that computers are better at would be drag-and-drop, where users can drag files to another folder easily, or drag photos into emails, and so on. The good news is that if you’re an Android user, it is possible that in the future Android could be getting a similar feature. This is thanks to a recently discovered patent (via What A Future) in which Google has come up with a potential drag-and-drop method for phones.

Basically what happens is that whenever you try to drag a file, a list of suitable apps will show up in which you can choose what you want to do. For example it could be that dragging a file like a photo could see suggestions for photo editing apps, a gallery, or maybe even the file manager where you can move it to a separate folder.

However given that this is a patent, there’s no telling if Google will ever implement it into Android, although we do like the idea and we wouldn’t be opposed if they did.

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