Ahead of the Android 8.1’s full rollout next month, Google has released the final preview build of the operating system. Thanks to the latest update, developers will now have access to Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL’s imaging chips.
Talking about the latest update, Google’s VP of engineering Dave Burke wrote in the Android Developers Blog, “For Pixel 2 users, the Android 8.1 update on these devices enables Pixel Visual Core through a new developer option.”
“Once enabled, apps using Android Camera API can capture HDR+ shots through Pixel Visual Core.”
In case you didn’t’ know, with Android 8.1, Google promises to added targeted enhancement to the existing platform. Along with other optimizations, the upcoming version of the operating system will feature a new Neural Networks API to improve a device’s machine intelligence.
Burke also commented on the upcoming features as he wrote, “We’ve also included a few smaller enhancements to Oreo in response to user and developer feedback.”
“If you have a device enrolled in the Android Beta Program, you’ll receive the update over the next few days. If you haven’t enrolled yet, just visit the Android Beta site to enroll and get the update.”
“At the official release in December we’ll bring Android 8.1 to all supported Pixel and Nexus devices worldwide — including Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel C, Nexus 5X, and Nexus 6P. Watch for announcements soon.”