Google Says Android 8.1 is arriving next week

Finally, Google has announced the release date of Android 8.1 Oreo update. In a blog post, discussing the camera and visual core features of the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL devices, Google’s Senior Staff Engineer, Mr. Ofer Shacham has confirmed that the Android Oreo 8.1 update is arriving in the coming weeks. He hints that the update is all set to roll out to the eligible devices and developers.

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He said, “In the coming weeks, we’ll enable Pixel Visual Core as a developer option in the developer preview of Android Oreo 8.1 (MR1). Later, we’ll enable it for all third-party apps using the Android Camera API, giving them access to the Pixel 2’s HDR+ technology. We can’t wait to see the beautiful HDR+ photography that you already get through your Pixel 2 camera become available in your favorite photography apps.”

So it is a confirmed news that the update is coming soon. But we are not expecting big improvements and changes in the new version. It is more likely an upgraded version of the software. You may find some performance and reliability improvements.


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