Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 19th Aug 2017 15:11 UTC

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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I would be a lot more excited if...
by ahferroin7 on Mon 21st Aug 2017 11:20 UTC
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If they were being more sensible about handling of adaptive icons, and didn't keep removing night mode.

Seriously, the entire argument for adaptive icons (supposed improvement to consistency of the appearance of icons on a device) is obviously pandering to OEM's who want to dictate how things look on their devices, and is inherently bogus unless they require support in all apps (and they don't even have all of their apps using it consistently (the clock app in particular is an outlier with it's gray background instead of the white they use for everything else), and they look horrendous against any background that isn't already bright and colorful.

As far as night mode, that's just getting ridiculous at this point, it's worked well enough in every recent Android version that included it, and people have been asking for it regularly, yet they keep removing it (with no explanation of course, it's in the system UI tuner so apparently they think nobody cares).

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