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  1. Android News

    What are Task Snapshots in Android Oreo?

    A Task Snapshot is an infrastructure feature of Android 8.0, so there's no setting to mess with on your end. It's essentially a combination of Recent Thumbnails and Saved Surfaces. When an app goes into the background, the Window Manager places a screenshot of it directly into the graphics...
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    Android Oreo has an automatic bootloop fix named "Rescue Party"

    Android Oreo may not be the flashiest release, but it's got tons of under-the-hood changes. We recently discovered documentation in the AOSP source code that outlines one of these understated features, which has been dubbed "Rescue Party." According to Google, Rescue Party will automatically...
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    Android 8.0 Oreo starting to roll out to those in the beta program

    For those of you enrolled in the Android Beta program rocking the latest Dev Preview, the final OTA update should be hitting your devices right now. Since this is just the stable version of Android 8.0.
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    Android Oreo will be coming to more partner devices by the end of the year

    Google has been working with its partners to get the Oreo update out by the end of the year.
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    Android 8.0 Oreo: Release Date, New Features, And Everything Else You Need to Know

    Android 8.0 Oreo is official, and it’s coming to a device near you. Here’s everything you need to know about its rollout!
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    Android Oreo is currently being tested by carriers but rolls out to AOSP today

    Google has just announced that Android 8.0 Oreo will be uploaded to the Android open Source Project today, and that updates to the newest version of the platform are currently being tested by carriers.
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    Android 8.0 Oreo review says this is just an evolution

    As a result, Oreo is the sum of many smaller changes that make the OS easier to use, with better performance, fewer pain points and added convenience. Android still feels like Android, but in 8.0 it's more polished than ever.
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    Android 8.0 Oreo is official

    As many predicted, Oreo is indeed the nickname. Google hasn’t done a branded version nickname since Android 4.4 KitKat, but Oreo just made so much sense for Android O. There are a few other desserts, such as oatmeal cookie and orange sherbet, but Oreo is undoubtedly the most popular.
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    Watch the Android O live at 2:40PM Eastern

    Google is looking to announce new Android O details today. Watch it live online starting at 2:40PM Eastern.
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    Trello now supports Launcher Shortcuts

    Following the announcement of Android O’s official launch date this morning (August 21), Trello has updated its app to support Android O and a few of its features.
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    Evan Blass teases Android Oreo announcement

    Evan Blass has tweeted out a picture of a slightly repositioned Oreo to tie into the solar eclipse with the caption "Happy Eclipse".
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    Google's teaser video for Android O seemingly confirms "Android Oreo"

    Google has released a teaser video for the launch of Android O, and the URL for the video includes "GoogleOreo_Teaser_0817_noDroid". This seemingly confirms the name for Android O.
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    Google begins the countdown to Android O

    Android O has been in developer beta for months, and it looks like the final version might be ready to launch soon, with Google launching an eclipse-themed teaser website counting down toward August 21st. Along with the countdown, the site also features some handy eclipse-tracking tools...
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    ASUS confirms the ZenFone 3 and ZenFone 4 lineups will get Android O

    ASUS isn't always the best with updates. The company often releases phones with already-outdated software, like the ZenFone 3 Zoom that came with Marshmallow. In a similar vein, the ZenWatch 2 and 3 were some of the last watches to get Android Wear 2.0. But at the ZenFone 4 launch event, ASUS...
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    What if Android O was named Orangina?

    We’re getting closer and closer to the end of August, and Android O still doesn’t have a name. However, there's an outside chance that the name could be "Android Orangina".
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    Android O will add Bluetooth 5 support to the HTC U11

    HTC just announced it'll be a little more future-proof now, as the device just received certification for Bluetooth 5.0.
  17. Android News

    Blass confirms Android O is coming on 8/21

    Evan Blass has confirmed that Android O is scheduled to release for the week of 8/21, with the launch likely happening on the 21st.
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    Rumor claims Android O name will be announced on August 21st

    A new rumor says that Google will announce the name for Android O on August 21st. That's also the same day as the solar eclipse.
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    Developer Preview 5 of Android Things OS is out now

    Android Things is a minimal version of Android, intended to power Internet of Things devices (like smart appliances). The first Developer Preview was released at the end of 2016, and new versions have come out steadily since then, most recently with Preview 4.1. Google has now released Developer...
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    Android 8.0’s “streaming OS updates” will work even if your storage is full

    Android 8.0 will improve seamless updates functionality by no longer requiring users to have large amounts of space available to download the update. Instead, the system will now simultaneously download and install the new files directly into the system partition. In theory, a user should only...
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    David Ruddock believes Android O will drop a few weeks early

    David Ruddock of Android Police has tweeted that he believes the OTA for Andorid O on Pixel will drop in the first two weeks of August. That's a few weeks earlier than the Android N update for the Nexus series.
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    Opinion: Android O's notification badges are counterproductive

    A ComputerWorld writer argues that having both a notification shade and a notification badge appear on icons on the Android O home-screen is counter-productive.
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    Chrome on Android O will get more granular notification controls for websites

    The Chrome Canary test build for Android O has revealed individual site permissions to control notifications for sites in Android O.
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    New icon for system apps in Android O

    Google has revealed a new icon for system apps and apps without icons in the latest Android O Developer Preview.
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    The latest Android O developer preview features an Octopus easter egg

    There's still no hint at what dessert Android O will be named for, but the developer preview released yesterday contained an octopus easter egg.