Google on Tuesday started revealing the last form of Android 8.1 Oreo to Pixel and Nexus gadget proprietors, conveying minor updates to the Oreo stage. Google said more gadgets will get the refresh soon. This is the steady refresh of the Android 8.1 software but this isn’t the over-the-air programming hitting gadgets, rather Google has posted the OTA pictures and the Factory pictures for the Pixel and Nexus gadgets so clients can streak the product to their gadgets in the event that they want to introduce the product physically, rather than sitting tight for the refresh to come through as an installable download over the system.
Android 8.1, which has been accessible in beta testing for a month, incorporates the Neural Networks API that enables the new Pixel 2 to exploit the “Pixel Visual Core” SOC. It improves Google’s photograph applications to run speedier and will permit outsider photography applications to take HDR+ quality pictures.
Android 8.1 features include:
Android Go memory optimizations and targeting: Includes a set of memory optimizations for Android Go configurations (1GB or less of memory). OEMs will now be able to cater a version of Android to low-end smartphones. Google released a lot more details surrounding Android Go on Tuesday.
Neural Networks API: Enables hardware-accelerated inference operations on supported devices. Google designed the Neural Networks API as a foundational layer for ML frameworks like TensorFlow Lite, Caffe2, and others.
Autofill enhancements: Google claims it’s made it easier for password managers and other Autofill services to use the Autofill framework.
Shared memory API: A new API that enables apps to allocate shared memory for faster access to common data.
Screen burn-in mitigation.
Android 8.1 is rolling out now to all Pixel phones, and the Pixel C tablet, Nexus 5X, and Nexus 6P. You can update over-the-air through Android or via flashing a system image. If you’re not seeing the update yet, sit tight. Google says the update is rolling out over the next week.