Google has finally stabilized enough the latest version of its operating system to roll it out this week. As the company promised, they are bringing Android Oreo 8.1. by the end of 2017 #softwaremagic
Today, December 5, Google is making Android Oreo 8.1. available to the big public. At the end of October, they showed off the developer preview of the OS. Back then, the company had made improvements to the notification alerts system and brought along features that made developers giddy. One week later, they updated the version again, fixing bugs and releasing extra optimizations.
Now, they’re ready to let it be experienced by users everywhere that own a Pixel smartphone (2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel, Pixel XL) or tablet (Pixel C), as well as a Nexus device like the 6P or 5X. Important for developers – this version will let you finally access the Visual Core chip made by Google. This means you’ll be able to take advantage of the company’s custom hardware to bring new functionalities to your camera apps.
Besides launching Oreo 8.1., the tech giant also announced Android Go. As the name suggest, this is a simpler version of Android, built for devices that count on less than 1GB of RAM. Of course, that also means more streamlined Google native apps as well as a slightly different Play Store, focused this time on apps optimized for Android Go. Expect it to drop in the following months.