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Ron Amadeo
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Pixel 2 Review

10,000 piping hot words on Google's latest flagship.

TL;DR: There are a few problems here of Google's own doing, but the company is still the back-to-back Android flagship champ.

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Check it: https://www.xda-developers.com/notification-importance-controls-all-apps-android-oreo/

After trying this for the last day, I can say this app beautifully fixes the problem I had with Android 8.0's notification controls. You can now change notification importance levels for any app, even if it doesn't target Android 8.0.

It is so nice being able to downgrade any notification, without having to worry about ridiculous technicalities like which version of an OS an app supports. Props to +João Dias for making it.
Help fix Android O notification controls

Star the bug: https://issuetracker.google.com/issues/62907528

The Android O Preview has a big regression for the notification controls. As usual it gives you control over notification priority, but the control has been moved to the "Notification category" screen. The problem is most apps don't support notification categories because it's a brand new feature, so they don't have a "Notification category" screen.

The end result is that Android O loses user control over notifications for like 90% of apps. Star this bug and hope Google fixes it.

I really think this is a bug. A lot of the controls on the "notification category" screen are duplicated on the single screen for apps without notification categories, they just forgot one of the most important ones.
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Launching Monday: My Android 8.0 Oreo review. It's my longest ever at 22,000 words.

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The verdict on this bug came in: Status: Won't Fix (Intended Behavior)

So when you upgrade to Android O, you'll lose user-controlled notification priority for the vast majority of apps.

When apps target Android O, Notification Channels are mandatory, but last time I did a survey, only about 5% of the top 200 apps targeted the latest release. Other than "On" and "Off" there's going to be no notification control for 95% of apps.
Help fix Android O notification controls

Star the bug: https://issuetracker.google.com/issues/62907528

The Android O Preview has a big regression for the notification controls. As usual it gives you control over notification priority, but the control has been moved to the "Notification category" screen. The problem is most apps don't support notification categories because it's a brand new feature, so they don't have a "Notification category" screen.

The end result is that Android O loses user control over notifications for like 90% of apps. Star this bug and hope Google fixes it.

I really think this is a bug. A lot of the controls on the "notification category" screen are duplicated on the single screen for apps without notification categories, they just forgot one of the most important ones.
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Help fix Android O notification controls

Star the bug: https://issuetracker.google.com/issues/62907528

The Android O Preview has a big regression for the notification controls. As usual it gives you control over notification priority, but the control has been moved to the "Notification category" screen. The problem is most apps don't support notification categories because it's a brand new feature, so they don't have a "Notification category" screen.

The end result is that Android O loses user control over notifications for like 90% of apps. Star this bug and hope Google fixes it.

I really think this is a bug. A lot of the controls on the "notification category" screen are duplicated on the single screen for apps without notification categories, they just forgot one of the most important ones.
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I had a chat with Android execs Dave Burke and Stephanie Saad Cuthbertson at I/O this year, and got to learn a few things.

DID YOU KNOW? Android's 3.18 Linux Kernel is currently end of life, and Google should probably do something about it. You can hear the response inside! =)

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I'm headed to I/O! If you see me at the show, come say hi! Also my in-flight infotainment system runs Jelly Bean. 😄
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