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Google Launches Android 8.1 Oreo (Developer Preview 2)

Hi Dear Reader,

Good morning and this is another good day to start new blog post.

After long time i didn’t update my blog post, it is already few years but i still maintain this blog as oneday i return to update this blog which i created at 2009.

Today i will talk about the Google Android.

Google already launched te second and perhad the final version of its Android 8 which is Android 8.1 Oreo but it is beta version.

Android 8.1 (Developer preview 2) is available for Google Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 1, Pixel 1 XL, Pixel C, Nexus 5X and 6P.

Google will likely to release its final public version in December 2017.

What is the new features for this Android 8.1 (Developer Preview 2)?

This preview update includes near-final Android 8.1 system images for Pixel and Nexus devices, with official APIs (API level 27), the latest optimizations and bug fixes, and the November 2017 security patch updates. You can use the images for compatibility testing or to develop using new Android 8.1 features like the Neural Networks API and others.

The Neural Networks API provides accelerated computation and inference for on-device machine learning frameworks like TensorFlow Lite — Google’s cross-platform ML library for mobile — as well as Caffe2 and others. TensorFlow Lite is now available to developers, so visit the TensorFlow Lite open source repo for downloads and docs. TensorFlow Lite works with the Neural Networks API to run models like MobileNets, Inception v3, and Smart Reply efficiently on your mobile device.

Also, 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 — through a new developer option. Once enabled, apps using Android Camera API can capture HDR+ shots through Pixel Visual Core.


But what i am feel interesting is Google is fix its hamburger emoji which was became debate issue at last month – it was happened when the cheese in Google’s burger emoji is under the burger. (Really it is necessary to become debate issue due to cheese put at the wrong place? just an emoji?)

Android 8.1 Burger Emoji

Now under the new Android 8.1 release, The new Google burger emoji now already fixed and matches with others where the cheese sits on top.

Google also has other emoji tweaks, including a filled beer stein for the beer and beers emojis (before was half full), and a tweak to the cheese emoji (so the holes no longer look painted on).

I also heard some rumor that there’s still some debate over where the lettuce goes? (Really a issue?)

My two cents:-
1) If you are intesting and want to trial out this Android 8.1 Beta, You can download and try this android 8.1 right away by siggning up for Google’s Beta Program but PLEASE take note it is beta verison,
so you should expected some bugs.

2) Emoji now become a sensation which everyone is interesting. (No wonder there was Emoji movie).

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