Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 4th Sep 2017 22:20 UTC, submitted by Jaikrishnan

Ars has a very detailed review - more of an in-depth deconstruction, to be honest, and that's a good thing - of Android 8.0 Oreo.

Take a closer look at Oreo and you really can see the focus on fundamentals. Google is revamping the notification system with a new layout, new controls, and a new color scheme. It's taking responsibility for Android security with a Google-branded security solution. App background processing has been reined in, hopefully providing better battery life and more consistent performance. There's even been some work done on Android's perpetual update problem, with Project Treble allowing for easier update development and streaming updates allowing for easier installation by users. And, as with every release, more parts of Android get more modularized, with emojis and GPU driver updates now available without an OS update.

Saving this one for tomorrow.

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RE: Comment by judgen
by jbauer on Tue 5th Sep 2017 11:27 UTC in reply to "Comment by judgen"
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New version of the UI is so flat that to improve upon it in 9.0 the would have to remove all colours, fonts, controls and option. Leaving the user with a white empty space.

And to think that growing up, children used to brag about the number of colours our computer of choice could display on the screen... little did we know that we'd end up in 2017 with black and white interfaces just because of the whims of some fancy designer.

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