Apps Can’t Draw On Top Of The System UI In Android O

Android

Apps can’t draw on top of the System UI in Android O thanks to a small change that Google is making to the TYPE_SYSTEM_OVERLAY code in the OS. This has now been changed to TYPE_APPLICATION_OVERLAY according to the Android Developers Blog. This change affects any applications that use a specific permission called SYSTEM_ALERT_WINDOW, which might not be a large selection of apps but there are some which will certainly find it more difficult to operate and may likely have to make some changes to the way their apps work.

Due to this change any apps which use the new “type application overlay” will end up rendering under critical system windows. So things like the stat…
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Big battery could be a huge draw for iPhone 8 upgraders

Apple

Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty is predicting big things for iPhone 8 sales once Apple finally unveils the device this fall. In her latest research note to clients, the Wall Street analyst predicts that the edge-to-edge OLED display and longer battery life on the iPhone 8 will accelerate upgrades from customers with iPhones that are […]

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