Japan's Self-Defense Forces ended their search operations for 5 American crew members on Tuesday. The crew went missing in last week's mid-air collision of 2 US military aircraft.
An FA-18 fighter jet and a KC-130 refueling aircraft collided during training on Thursday, after taking off from their base in Iwakuni, Yamaguchi Prefecture, in western Japan.
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich was released back in 2011, making it 7 years old. Given that it is now Android 9.0 Pie, it is safe to assume that many Android users have since updated to newer versions of Android and have gotten newer devices, so much so that it doesn’t come as a surprise that Google is now discontinuing support for the update.
Announced on its Android Developers Blog, Google has revealed that they will no longer be supporting devices that run on Android Ice Cream Sandwich. “The Android Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) platform is seven years old and the active device count has been below 1% for some time. Consequently, we are deprecating support for ICS in future releases of Google Play services. For devices running ICS, the Google Play Store will no longer update Play Services APK beyond version 14.7.99.”
Japan has effectively abandoned a plan to send officers from the Self-Defense Forces to US bases in the country for safety inspections of military helicopters.
Officials of Japan's Defense Ministry and US forces in Japan met on Thursday in Tokyo to discuss measures following 3 emergency landings of US military helicopters in the southern prefecture of Okinawa in January.
On November 3, Avex announced that their contract with singer/talento misono has come to an end. According to persons concerned, she plans to work independently with husband, drummer Nosuke.
Avex's announcement on their official website stated, "On October 31, 2018, our contract with misono has been terminated. To her fans and everyone concerned, it would make us happy if you would please continue to watch over misono's activities."
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has suggested that he hopes to discuss a new level of bilateral cooperation at the country's summit with China on Friday. He said his government's aid program to help with China's development has completed its historic mission.
Abe was speaking in Beijing on Thursday at a reception to mark 40 years since the Japan-China peace and friendship treaty took effect.
One of the features of Android, for better or worse, is the Nearby Notifications feature. Basically the idea is that it will notify Android users of events, apps, and other happenings that might be near them, such as free WiFi, guides in museums, and so on. This might be handy for some users, but it seems that for the most part most Android users don’t seem to use it all that much, leading to Google to end support for it.