Well, Android Oreo itself is running in a very minimal amount of smartphones and now another update, the Android 8.1 Oreo which is officially announced and rolling out from Dec 5, 2017 is here. So.. Here’s where the Pixels and Nexuses come handy.. Hmm..
Initially, Android 8.1 Oreo was first launched as a developer preview on October 25, bringing improvements to the way Android handles multiple notification alerts and a bevy of under-the-hood features aimed at developers. Well, The news was made public through a Google blog post about Android Oreo Go, a customized version of Android which is designed for low-end devices.
“We’re excited to announce that this software experience—Android Oreo (Go edition)—is ready, and launching as a part of the Android 8.1 release tomorrow,” Google wrote.
This post actually surfaced on the web on December 5 and suggests that the owners of Pixel and Nexus phones — or you can say smartphones by Google– will soon start receiving notifications for the update very soon! Excited?? We know!
Basically talking about the changes Android GO is coming with, The Android 8.1 Oreo update is expected to feature Neural Networks API which will allow apps to take advantage of the hardware acceleration and reduce latency, network loads, and keep sensitive data on the device itself. So if your phone comes with a dedicated AI chip, the API will be able to take advantage of it. Or else, it will put the load on the CPU. Well.. That’s gonna be really stable..!
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Now talking about the first handsets receiving this, No doubt it’s Google’s phones leading the list. Starting today, Android 8.1 will roll out to the Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel C, Nexus 6P, and Nexus 5X, no side-loading or beta access required. Enjoy!!
Do let us know about your experiences with the Android 8.1 Oreo update and if possible, be kind to drop us a detailed feedback about how 8.1 is performing and what’s better from your point of view! We’d love to read and share! Thanks!