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Android 8.1 Oreo rollout for Pixel and Nexus devices will begin today

Google released the final Developer Preview for Android 8.1 Oreo last week with many bug fixes and features. Now the company is all set to roll out the latest version of its mobile operating system to its own hardware, which includes the Nexus and Pixel lineup of devices.

With Android 8.1, Google will provide developers the access to Pixel Visual Core on latest Pixel 2 smartphones for advanced image processing using machine learning. It also includes the Neural Networks API for on-device machine learning operations.

In addition to these enhancements targeted at developers, the new features that will be available to users are as follows:

  • Bluetooth device battery indicator - The battery status of any connected Bluetooth device will be shown in the notifications bar.
  • Safer browsing by allowing detection of WebView based attacks by rogue URLs.
  • Improved fingerprint sensor security by allowing the user to disable the sensor for multiple unlock attempts with unregistered fingerprints.
  • Fixes for display and sound issues on Pixel 2 devices.
  • Appropriate depiction of the Hamburger and Beer emojis.

The latest version of Android will be rolled out to Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Pixel C, Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, and Pixel 2 XL starting today. As revealed before, the Nexus Player won't be receiving Android 8.1 Oreo. Since it's a global rollout there may be some delays across regions.

Via: The Verge

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