Land ahoy! The long–awaited release of Android 8.1 Oreo is finding its way into Pixel and nexus devices. Android 8.1 Oreo by any standards is not an enormous update but it gets the job done.
Specifically coded to target Pixel Visual Core, co-processor chip that hastens the time taken to process HDR photos without sacrificing the lifeline of your battery. The beauty of the Android 8.1 Oreo update is that it unlocks the co-processor chip and consequently allow third–party applications make use of the AI-powered photography.
A minor maintenance version
Despair not if you don’t have the current Pixel and Nexus devices. The Android 8.1 update has a lot to offer in terms of bug fixes as well as security patches. Probably the most outstanding feature being the nascent ” (NNAPI) that aims to facilitate machine learning procedures on devices.
The machine learning co-processor is making its debut on . Boasting of a google customized eight-core system on the chip (Pixel Visual Core) and it’s intended to work in tandem with the eight-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835.
Pixel Visual Core
Pixel Visual Core is a system on a chip that was developed in partnership with Google and Intel. It was purposefully intended to power the AI photography as well as run the Designed and released with the Pixel 2, the Pixel Visual Core remained inactivated awaiting the launch of Android 8.1 Oreo.
Having two separate system on a chip in a single smartphone device is by no means a minor fate. At the center of these systems on chips, are eight image processing units. The aforementioned features easily give credence to the theoretical explanation of rapid HDR+ image processing feature that is intended to operate at 1/10th of the battery power.
Salient attractions of Android 8.1
Away from the technical part of the AI intelligence and the system on the chip jargon, there are minor alterations that any layman would easily notice. A case in point is the redesigning of emoji.
The infamous burger and beer emoji have been fixed. I won’t delve into the burger debate (cause I would have it prepared either way) but I applaud the rethinking of the beer froth foaming on a half a galloped mug. Indeed you can’t have your cake and it too. It’s either the mug is full with the beer froth overflowing or half empty with no beer froth overflow.
For file sharing enthusiast via Bluetooth, you will be in a position to monitor battery level of paired devices under the Bluetooth setting window. Incidences of screen burn out have been minimized with a mitigation feature on the system bar that capitalizes on color alteration.
Low–end devices owners have something to smile about too with the launch of the Android 8.1. Under the umbrella of Google has crafted a featherweight OS that would be best suited for low–end devices that possess a ram of between 512MB-1GB.
The idea behind the Go light apps is to rope in the significant world population that is yet to be connected online. Informed by the fact that when they eventually get to go online, they are more likely to be using low budget gadgets. Consequently, the “Go” Google apps are intended for low–end devices with minimal connectivity.
With the GO light applications, the Android Oreo (Go edition) not only saves devices RAM spaces but also speeds up the response rate of apps powered by the Go edition Android 8.1 version.
Subject to the part of the world that you reside in, Android Oreo 8.1 is will be marking its launch today (Tuesday). For those with low spec devices, you can look forward to the Go Google lightweight apps and explore the good tidings that come with the Android Oreo 8.1!