Android 8.1 Oreo Slated for Release in December, Supports Pixel 2’s Hidden Chip

Google released the final preview of its upcoming Android 8.1 Oreo software update, teasing users with a December release for supported Pixel and Nexus devices.

Promising to bring various enhancements to the Oreo platform, the Android 8.1 update will finally active the hidden imaging chip of Google’s Pixel 2 mobile phone. It will also introduce optimizations to Android Go on devices with at least 1GB of RAM, as well as an all-new Neural Networks API to accelerate on-device machine intelligence.

“Starting today we’re rolling out an update to the Android 8.1 developer preview, the last before the official launch to consumers in December,” said Dave Burke, VP of Engineering at Google. “For Pixel 2 users, the Android 8.1 update on these devices enables Pixel Visual Core — Google’s first custom-designed co-processor for image processing and ML.”

With the Android 8.1 Oreo Final Developer Preview installed on a Pixel 2 device, the Pixel Visual Core chip can be enabled v… (read more)

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