06 December 2017
After going through a couple of developer previews, the stable version of the Android 8.1 Oreo is rolling out today. As always, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, the first Pixel phones, Nexus 6P, the Nexus 5X, and the Pixel C tablet will receive this final build of Android 8.1 Oreo update.
The update brings many new features, these include alerts for battery consumption, visual core, interface changes, optimizations models with 1GB RAM, and so on.
Battery optimization has one of the primal things, Google has always taken care of in its every new Android update. In the latest Android 8.1 update, the battery manager interface has received a few minor refinements that will better monitor apps that consume more battery power. However, the current interface already shows which apps consume more power. Now, an alert will be sent to the user with details of the app’s battery use. The notification will appear in the notification bar and on the lock screen.
As stated earlier, the Android 8.1 update enables the Visual Core image processing mobile chip, which is developed by Google itself. So, those who have bought the latest smartphones from Google will be glad to have this feature. The camera app developers will be able to improve their apps to take full advantage of the hardware found on Google’s smartphones. The image processing chip will make the HDR+ photos processing a lot smoother and faster.
Android 8.1 update brings some changes in the interface as well. The system may receive darker colors on the main menus, widgets, and the main Dock. Google may bring optimization for the handsets that come with only 1GB RAM via its Android Go.
The Android 8.1 Oreo update also brings a new calendar widget, a Central shortcut is now slightly transparent, and the “Gestures” menu is now highlighted in the system settings. Android 8.1 also brings the updates to some of the emoji that were not rendered properly before.