It’s after preview of two developers; Android Oreo 8.1 is finally all set for the masses. Google made an announcement that the new device is unfolding now and is posting system images for the Pixel 2 XL and Pixel 2, the Pixel 1 XL and 1, the Pixel C tablet, and the Nexus 5X and 6P. The Android Open Source Project or “AOSP” should probably be happening now as well.
After the major update of the Android 8.0, the Android Oreo 8.1 is a minor maintenance release. The highest feature in this 8.1 update is the new “Neutral Networks API” or the NNAPI that is designed for running operators of machine-learning on mobile devices. Phones with specialized hardware of machine learning can accelerate this API, while the older devices can make use of the CPU fallback mode. The API delivers a higher-level, a base layer, framework for machine-learning to plug into, like the TensiorFlow Lite of the Google.
One of the first phones ever to be shipped with these machine-learning special co-processors for the NNAPI is the Pixel 2 phone, which is folding a custom, Google-designed eight-core SOC known as the “Pixel Visual Core”. This is the first ever consumer-Soc of Google and it stays alongside the basic Qualcomm eight-core Snapdragon 835. The Pixel Visual Core that was designed with the help from Intel will be powering the functions of NNAPI, and also allows Google HDR+image processing for making the “5X run faster and at energy less than 1/10th the energy. It’s crafted in a dormant mode when there was a release of the Pixel2, but then with the launch of Android 8.1, Google is making it available for everyone.
In the Android 8.1 you get the new Emojis like; beer, hamburger, and cheese. The weird construction of Google’s cheese-on-the-bottom-hamburger went on viral this October, and with this release it makes good on the promise for fixing it by Google. The new 8.1 Oreo also comes up with new tweaks to the already existing formula of Oreo. Once Google rolls out all the update files, the Android 8.1 can be achievable by flashing an OTA image, or through flashing a system image.