Oreo wasn't the biggest Android update ever released, but one of the features it did add was notification dots. Notification dots are those colorful circles that appear next to your app icons, and long-pressing on an app with one of these reveals the notification(s) for that app above your app shortcuts.
A new commit was recently discovered by Chrome Story, and it suggests that these notification dots will soon make their way to Chrome OS. The commit itself is fairly long, but one of the highlights that leads us to believe notification dots are coming to Chrome OS includes "ShelfView::OnShelfItemChanged handles update the icons indicator."
There are also a few comments regarding the commit, including "Add a notification for the app", "Pin the app after the notification posts", and "Draws an indicator in the top right corner of the image to represent an active notification."
It's unclear when exactly notification dots will make their way to Chrome OS, but it's possible they'll be added within the coming months.
Chrome OS will finally let you run Android apps in the background
Stay safe out there
Nothing is more American than protesting. But there is a right way and a wrong way.
Here's every U.S. city with 5G coverage right now
5G deployment is moving fast and the list of cities with coverage is growing all the time. See if your U.S. city has coverage yet by Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, or AT&T.
These are the best games for your Android phone
We're rounding up the best games, free and premium, you should be playing today.
Need a replacement USB-C charger for your Chromebook? Got you covered.
USB-C is the single best thing to ever happen to laptop chargers, and now that basically all recent Chromebooks use it, you can buy a reliable spare charger, replacement charger, or travel charger without costing an arm and a leg.