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

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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humdinger70
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2007-12-18

Big problem, Android File Transfer, a must have for people (like me) who transfer files from their phone to their Macs, no longer works in Oreo. You make the connection with the USB cable and AFT says it either can't see the device or can't access the phone internal storage.

AFT definitely worked with Nougat (7.1.2) that my Google Pixel came with.

This is definitely a 'must fix'!!

FYI, I have a workaround for the videos and pictures I want to transfer - involving a bunch of uploading and downloading that I would rather avoid doing.

Edited 2017-09-06 04:23 UTC

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darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

This is definitely a 'must fix'!!

Well, what actually should be a must fix is Apple getting off their ass and adding support into MacOS for the MTP protocol. I think MacOS is the only major os left that doesn't support it.

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