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Android 8.1 developer preview arriving soon for Pixel devices

18 October 2017 3

Google has been stealing the show with a couple of important announcements. Apart from the showstopper, the fact that Google has a custom dedicated SoC in the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, there’s even news relating to an update of the latest version of Android. If you still haven’t heard about the custom dedicated SoC in the new flagship Pixels phones, they exist to aid in improving camera performance which is why the camera is able to process such high-quality images. The update to Android 8.0 is Android 8.1 and a developer preview of Android v8.1 will be available in the weeks to comes.

One of the highlight features which is expected to arrive with the update to Android Oreo 8.1 is the Bluetooth battery stats. This will allow one to check the battery level of any Bluetooth devices connected to the smartphone without having to download any third party applications. Rumoured had it that this neat feature would be included in the new Pixel devices of 2017 out of the box, but unfortunately, the smartphones arrived with Android Oreo 8.0. However, the good news is that Android Oreo 8.1 is around the corner and will be arriving pretty soon!

One could only guess what new features would be added to Android 8.1 as Google hasn’t disclosed anything relating to it. A good guess is that this update might be optimised extremely well for the new Pixel smartphones and its custom dedicated SoC. What are some features which you would like to see included in Android 8.1? Let us know by dropping a comment in the section below!


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