Android 8.1 Oreo rolling out to Nexus and Pixel devices

Yolanda Curtis
December 6, 2017

"Verizon Wireless is pleased to announce a software update for your device". The Quick Settings has been made transparent, and there is a new floating power menu along with light/dark themes for the launcher and system UI, these themes are based on the wallpaper that the user has set on the device. Android 8.1 will arrive on Android Oreo (Go edition) devices "in the months ahead". TensorFlow Lite works with the Neural Networks API to run models like MobileNets, Inception v3, and Smart Reply.

Android 8.1 Oreo rolling out to Nexus and Pixel devices

Neural Networks API: Enables hardware-accelerated inference operations on supported devices. India's biggest online seller is offering the Pixel 2 for Rs 39,999. DSP Processor: Qualcomm Hexagon 682 DSP GPU: Adreno 540, CPU: Up to 2.35 GHz octa-core Kyro 280 processor, 10nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, 64bit, Memory: 4 GB LPDDR4X RAM, Storage: 64 GB or 128 GB UFS 2.1 storage.

The Play Store in Android Go devices will be pretty much the same as the regular one, except Google plans to highlight apps which adhere to its "building for billions" guidelines. The new OS update brings the Bluetooth battery levels function which was missing in the original Oreo update. Android Police are reporting that factory images are failing from Beta to 8.1 proper thanks to an older build date.

Android 8.1 also adds a new beer emoji, which no longer sees frothing foam inexplicably remain at the top of the mug after half the beer has been downed. Android 8.1 Oreo will turn the always-on bar to an inverted black-on-white color scheme in some apps. Its the welcome sign for the users, although KRACK fix should be included in the november security patch. At that time, Sundar Pichai promised that he will look into the matter and fix it soon, and looks like he did fix it with Android 8.1.

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