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On August 21st, a solar eclipse will sweep across the entire United States for the first time since 1918. Android is helping you experience this historic natural phenomenon so you can learn more about the eclipse and count down to the big day - when you’ll meet the next release of Android and all of its super (sweet) new powers, revealed via livestream from New York City at 2:40PM ET.

If a new operating system version is released, but nobody's able to use it, has it really been released?

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No, it won't. For the billionth time:

And this is why I rarely post on osnews and similar sites. We're not just here to openly discuss things with logical arguments. It's as if everyone wants to "win" some imaginary argument. "If only you had a clue, you'd know, like I do, that X is wrong and Y is true."

I have no problem with us disagreeing on this matter. But, why do we need to resort to statements like "For the billionth time"? What gain is there in that? Do we have nothing better to do than to point out how wrong everyone else is?

And yes, I know it's quite common on the internet for people to point out how wrong each other is and tear each other down. But, can we not strive for more civility? It really makes me sad (not in self esteem, but for the human race in general) that this is the state of affairs.

You may very well be right. And if so, I'm OK with my hopes not coming to fruition on OS updates. But, for now, I'll be cautiously optimistic that Samsung, LG, HTC, Huawei et al will see the benefits, to their user base, and thus the good PR, leading to more profits for all.

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