Published: Fri, October 27, 2017
Sci-tech | By Jackie Newman

Google Releases Beta Version of Android 8.1

Google Releases Beta Version of Android 8.1

The roadmap for Oreo 8.1 sees Google aiming for a final public release in December, and there should be another Developer Preview next month. Another advantage that this new support will offer is that users will no longer be required to jump from one app to another just to take better photos and share them on social media.

The beta version with APIs is available for the members of the Android Beta Program or can be downloaded from the Android website.

Android 8.1 Oreo's big talking point is Google's new Neural Networks API, which enables hardware-accelerated inference operations on supported devices. Being that some Android Go devices have 1GB or less of memory, the Android 8.1 developer preview will allow developers to optimize their apps to run on low-RAM devices devices such as these, the post said.

Taking a cue from iPhone X and Samsung Galaxy S8, Google has worked to reduce the bezel on Pixel 2 XL. However, users are encouraged to hold on their horses if they want to try first-hand what Android 8.1 will bring soon.

Android is by far the largest mobile operating system in the world today.

If you are a developer, you might be interested in knowing the Android 8.1 Developer Preview is officially available.

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There is no Oreo-themed game, but the "Octopus" easter egg is still there and can be accessed by repeatedly tapping the Oreo cookie.

Other fixes and updates include Wi-fi settings, the UI, remodeling of the navigation bar, revamped power menu, and the provision of Bluetooth battery level in Quick Settings. It was not soothing when using the phone at night. Less bugging notification alerts According to Android Police, the OS version will now let apps make one notification sound alert in one second. Accent colors are pulled from your wallpaper for the notification and power menu shadows.

As for the fixes, the latest Android update takes care of a couple of annoying notifications that were impossible to dismiss on Android 8.0: "Apps running in the background" and "Apps drawing over other apps".

Date under the Ambient Display clock is back.

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