Android 8.1 Developer Preview is Now Available for Pixel And Nexus

Android 8.0 Oreo is the latest version which was released at the begining of this year. Now Google is planning to release the Android 8.1 by the end of december and you can become a tester by joining the Beta Program. Android 8.1 Developer Preview is now available for Pixel and Nexus devices. This Preview can be manually flashed or you can get On the Air by registering your device.

List of Devices to Supporting Android 8.1 Developer Preview

  • Nexus 5X
  • Nexus 6P
  • Pixel
  • Pixel XL
  • Pixel 2
  • Pixel 2 XL
  • Pixel C
  • How to Download and install Android 8.1?

    To get the Android 8.1 Preview you need to enroll to Android Beta Program and then wait for OTA ( Over-the-Air) update and install it on your device. If you are an Android expert have some indea on how to flash a OS on your device the you can manually flash system image on your Nexus or Pixel device.

    How to check for System Updates on your Nexus or Pixel device?

    Step 1: Open the Setting.
    Step 2: Head over to the bottom of the Screen and click on System.
    Step 3: In the new window, click on system updates and tap on check for updates.

    If you getting any update, click on download and install. Before you install, make sure that device is charged to about 30-40% as its takes time to install.

    Whats Hot & New about Android 8.1

    The vast majority of the things that are new here won’t energize any typical customer, with the outstanding special case of the actuation of the previously mentioned Pixel Visual Core in the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. Another Neural systems API is prepared in, for instance, giving equipment increasing speed of on-gadget machine learning.

    Applications can just influence a notice to ready sound once every second, enhanced focusing for low-RAM gadgets is inherent, and the Autofill structure gets bolster for custom portrayals that let engineers veil charge card numbers, and just demonstrate the last four digits. At long last, the FingerprintManager class has two new mistake codes, for what it’s worth.

    The new WallpaperColors API gives designers a chance to oversee backdrop hues (what else?), while Programmatic Safe Browsing Actions will permit applications to distinguish when a WebView occasion endeavors to explore to a site that Google has named a known risk.

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