A new tool to save your precious storage. Google officially released the Developer Preview for Android 8.1 Oreo in late October, and after getting a chance to go hands-on with the latest build of our favorite mobile OS, we discovered a lot of minor tweaks compared to the current 8.0 release. Show More Summary
Google is giving you a new tool to fight battery abusers. In the newest Android Developer Preview, Android is naming and shaming apps that cause wakelocks.
Google has updated its documents to confirm that the Pixel Visual Core will be activated on the Pixel 2 with the Android 8.1 Developer Preview 2.
As most Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL owners should know, inside your phone is a special image processor, known as the Pixel Visual Core. As of now, this special processor is not enabled, but Google has provided specific details about when we’ll be able to utilize it. Show More Summary
The Pixel 2's dedicated photography chip wasn't enabled in the first Android 8.1 Developer Preview, despite that Google said the option would be there.
There's a reason why Google does these Developer Previews before a wider release. Among all of the excitement of a new Developer Preview release for Android 8.1 this week, we saw many reports of installation problems on both the new Pixel 2 and original Pixels. Show More Summary
The feature, which is not working in this preview build, could let Chromebook owners send and receive SMS messages that were sent to their phone.
Say hello to a new flavor of Oreo. Android 8.1 is official, and available now as a developer preview ahead of its launch in December. Being a "point" release of Android, there aren't too many big, sweeping changes. But there's plenty...Show More Summary
If you've updated your Pixel to the Android 8.1 developer preview, you'll now have access to picture-in-picture mode when watching Netflix.
If you have found usefulness with the native Picture-in-Picture mode in Oreo, you’ll be happy to learn that the Netflix app nows supports it. The only catch is, you need Android 8.1 (currently in developer preview), making this an exclusive feature to Pixel and select Nexus owners for the foreseeable future. Show More Summary
There's a lot of system UI changes, a new "SMS connect" feature, and more.
Google appears to be rolling out the Android 8.1 Developer Preview to those on its Beta Program, though it has also redirected its OTA downloads page.
Android 8 Oreo has hardly had a chance to gain a toehold in the market and yet Google has already brought forth an API-laden developer preview of Android 8.1. Here's what's buried inside.
Remember how Google said the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL both have a custom imaging chip that's just laying idle? Well, you can finally use it... in a manner of speaking. Google has released its first Developer Preview for Android 8.1, and the highlight is arguably Pixel Visual Core support for third-party apps. Show More Summary
The Android 8.1 Developer Preview is now available for a handful of devices with several changes. You can check it out if you have a Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Pixel, or Pixel 2 device.
Now that Android 8.0 Oreo is out there for some devices, Google is moving ahead with the next big Android update. Today Google announced that Android 8.1 is now available in its first developer preview. The pre-release software is build OPP5.170921.005 and it’s available for the Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel, Pixel XL, [...]
Google today launched Android Studio 3.0, the latest version of its integrated development environment (IDE), with new features like app profiling tools to quickly diagnose performance issues, support for the Kotlin programming language, and new wizards for accelerating development using the latest Android Oreo APIs. Show More Summary
Ahead of a mass release in December, Google's Android 8.1 beta introduces Neural Networks API, Android Go optimizations, and more.
Posted by Dave Burke, VP of Engineering Today we're giving you an early look at Android 8.1. This update to Android Oreo includes a set of targeted enhancements including optimizations for Android Go (for devices with 1GB or less of memory) and a new Neural Networks API to accelerate on-device machine intelligence. Show More Summary
Google today made the first developer preview of Android 8.1 Oreo available to app writers and beta testers. This update to Android is anything but minor, as it includes a significant number of under-the-hood changes. First up is the...Show More Summary