Android O Details Begin Trickling In

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  1. Megalith

    Megalith 24-bit/48kHz Staff Member

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    Assuming that Google is following their Nougat playbook from last year, the next version of Android should be rearing its head very soon, and we finally have some details on what “Oreo” might bring. The newest Android OS is supposedly taking a page out of iOS with app icon badges, which means you will be able to see how many notifications you have for any app right on the home screen—nothing earth-shattering, but long warranted. Other things include PIP for Android TV and a Chrome 57-like feature that will throttle power consumption of background tabs.

    …Google has yet to make a peep about the release. Sure, Android’s SVP Hiroshi Lockheimer has teased the Oreo name, but while it’s a likely name candidate, that doesn’t exactly tell us anything about the forthcoming release’s features. Now, we’ve received some info that we’d assign ‘rumor’ status to, and we thought we’d at least share it with you for sake of discussion. According to the information we’ve received, Android O is going to be a substantial update with new notifications, picture-in-picture mode, and more. Google’s software release schedule isn’t exactly a mystery, but last year the company changed things up — after years of I/O debuts — with an early release of the first Android Nougat developer preview in March .
     
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  2. Jim Kim

    Jim Kim 2[H]4U

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    Waiting for Android S "secure".
     
  3. jmilcher

    jmilcher [H]ardness Supreme

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    I've been using novalauncher for years, which has had the notification numbers on the home screen icons. Does seem overdo
     
  4. westrock2000

    westrock2000 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Let's see that O face.

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  5. legcramp

    legcramp [H]ardForum Junkie

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  6. Spidey329

    Spidey329 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Pretty sure S will be Skittles.
     
  7. Mohonri

    Mohonri [H]ardness Supreme

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    Won't they be running into Trademark issues if they call it "Oreo" (or "Skittles")?
     
  8. Spidey329

    Spidey329 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    I'm pretty sure the candy companies don't mind and likely give them a release.

    One of the builds was called "KitKat".
     
  9. Jim Kim

    Jim Kim 2[H]4U

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    Brownie, Cupcake abd Donut are filing a trademark action.
     
  10. Loop242

    Loop242 [H]Lite

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    Try Starburst! or maybe Smarties
     
  11. earnolmartin

    earnolmartin Gawd

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    Sprees?
     
  12. westrock2000

    westrock2000 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    This is the most aligned with social justice. So I vote for this.
     
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  13. Skirge01

    Skirge01 [H]Lite

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    Am I actually to believe that Apple didn't patent this "invention"?
     
  14. Jaymzkerten

    Jaymzkerten Limp Gawd

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    No but next major iOS they will remove it from app icons, because courage.