Android 8.1 Oreo arriving on Pixel phones "in the coming weeks"


Google confirmed earlier today that it's already working to bring Android 8.1 Oreo to all Pixel phones “in the coming weeks.” Since the information comes rather indirectly via a blog post explaining the technology behind Pixel 2's camera.

Apparently, the Pixel 2 smartphones feature Google's first custom-designed co-processor, which is called Pixel Visual Core. The processor handles imaging and ML apps, and it's supposed to offer lower-latency and more power-efficient HDR+ processing.

Pixel Visual Core is not yet enabled on the Pixel 2 smartphones, but Google promised that it will enable the co-processor as a developer option in the developer preview of Android 8.1 Oreo (MR1) sometime in the coming weeks.

Later on, the component will be enabled for all third-party apps using the Android Camera API, allowing them full access to the Pixel 2's HDR+ technology.

Unfortunately, aside from enabling Pixel Visual Core on the Pixel phones, there's not much else we know about other features Android 8.1 Oreo might bring into the mix.

source: Google

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11 Comments

1. Hollowmost

Posts: 421; Member since: Oct 10, 2017

Its interesting that the Android Oreo is still 8.0.0 that means the official release was bugfree unlike iOS 11 .... Where apple sent 5 update in 4 weeks after iOS 11 ......

2. AllFanboysMatter

Posts: 206; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

More interesting is that you try to act as if you aren't an alt account of someone who writes exactly like you. You have been a member since October 10th, and have 25 posts. Please do everyone a favor and get the hell off this website. You aren't fooling anybody. Fake profiles like yours are incredibly annoying. I think you need to seek out counseling immediately.

3. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

He's right though, and there's nothing annoying about that whereas you're here always licking Apple's arses with BS

5. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Well, it's not as though the Pixel/Android 8.0 is free from issues that might be resolved with a software update. There's allegedly audio issues when making calls with the Pixel 2, similar to something that iPhone users were experiencing that had been resolved in a software update. Who's to say that won't also happen soon for Android Oreo. Though from what I've gathered from online tech media, Android 8.0 is a pretty solid release. I can't wait till I get my Pixel 2!

9. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

iOS 11 is a big update containing lots of UI changes unlike Android 8. Apple will optimize the iOS 11 very soon but Android 8 is the same thing as Android 4,5,6 and 7.....lol

10. Hollowmost

Posts: 421; Member since: Oct 10, 2017

Whats new in iOS 11 lol ?

8. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

1) iOS 11 is not buggy at all currently and works perfectly. 2) It's very clear that you are a Troll 3) Unlike Android 8, iOS 11 brought so many features to the iPhone & iPad. 4) Apple will clean out existing small bugs and polish the OS continuously and soon. 5) Android 8 is essentially the same Android 7 and it's bland and shameful to re release the same thing over and over and over again.

11. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

1) iOS 11 is still buggy after 3 updates. Even on iPhone 8. 2) It's a fact that you are an iSheep. 3) Unlike iOS, Android is having many of those new features for years now. 4) Ya it's been 3/4 updates but still my brother's iPhone 6S and my mom's 7 Plus is having those stutters & lags while opening apps which didn't occured on iOS 10 which is really awful. 5) Picture in picture, AutoFill, Notification snooze, Notification Channel, Adaptive Icons, Instant Apps, UI changes and many more feature which will be a bouncer for your brain if I say are made in Android O.

4. gamehead unregistered

I want the pixel 2 xl to be my next phone because it'll get the best software support, but the lack of an headphone jack with no wireless charging is bothersome.

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