Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 19th Aug 2017 15:11 UTC
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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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RE: Blantant commercialism
by ahferroin7 on Mon 21st Aug 2017 11:30 UTC in reply to "Blantant commercialism"
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I will comment that other than people either:
1. Are tech writers.
2. Are obsessive about new things in general.
or
3. Actually need some new feature it provides (which for this release seems to just be developers and nobody else).
I see absolutely nobody fawning over the release. Most of the other people who would are using Nexus or Pixel devices and have been running release candidates through the beta program for months now. There are quite a few (myself included) who are not at all enthused about the new release due to lack of features people have been asking for and addition of pointless features that only benefit OEM's, but that's not quite the same.

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