In the past, it took many steps to locate an address and navigate to it. First, you had to find the information, then highlight the text, copy it, open the map app, paste it in, and start to navigate to it. Android 8.0 saves you a lot of time and effort. Intelligent text selection (Smart Text Selection) is a function which uses Google's machine learning to detect when to select addresses or phone numbers, then automatically applies them to the corresponding application. If you click on the address of a restaurant sent to you by a friend, Google will know what you want and use the map app to identify the route automatically. Telephone numbers, e-mail addresses and so on can also be used in this way.