Hangouts v27 upgrades to an adaptive icon, teases Mark as Read from notifications [APK Teardown]

Hangouts application updates have been sporadic this year with large gaps in the first and new months that appear every month or two from E / S. of the new versions also seem to lack tangible changes, although that does not exclude bug fixes or other improvements behind the scenes. However, the latest update shows some signs of life.

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Unofficial change log: (what we found)

  • Adaptation icon
  • Links to policy disclaimers

Adaptation icon

From left to right: Original round icon (added for Android 7.1), new customizable icons.

You could say that Hangouts arrived late to the party with a lot of fashion, but it arrived. Components of an adaptation icon have been added and Hangouts will no longer be one of the few highlights without a form-change background. If you have Android 8.0 or higher and have an initiator that supports customizable icons, the Hangouts icon will now be aligned.

Of course, if you are in an earlier version, you can see the round icon or the classic icon, both of which are still present and will appear in the correct scenarios.


Links to policy waivers


Just for the sake of pointing it out, the navigation drawer now also contains the three policy elements that are shown in the image above. Only are links to relevant documents, muuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu usually based on incomplete information. It is possible that the assumptions made here are erroneous or inaccurate. Even when the predictions are correct, there is always the possibility that the products change or cancel. Like the rumors, nothing is certain until it has been officially announced and published.

The features described below are probably not yet live, or can only be live for a small percentage of users. Unless stated otherwise, do not expect to see these features if you install the apk. All screenshots and images are true unless otherwise indicated, and the images are only modified to delete personal information.

Mark as read the notifications

The notifications with the command & # 39; Mark as read & # 39; They have been very popular and quite useful. At a basic level, they are great for maintaining an organizational appearance without constantly changing applications to manually mark messages as read. It becomes even more valuable for applications where read receipts are allowed, because we can see the content of a message in a notification, and then a single button helps transmit to the sender that we are aware of the message. Hangouts can get that … possibly.

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