two months of launching Android 8.0 Oreo we already have its next update just around the corner. the Android 8.1 Oreo will come out officially in December, but since a few hours ago the Pixel and Nexus can enjoy from your previous version.
Android 8.1 is a minor update of the Oreo, whose main novelties we will meet in small changes in the interface as of Android 7.1 to Android 8.0 not changed the interface, something that it happens now.
below we review** all new** we will find after upgrading a device with Android pure Android 8.1 Oreo:
quick Settings transparent
The bar quick settings premiered transparencies. You will now see slightly our start screen after the bar.
light Theme and dark auto for quick settings
in Addition to this transparency, the status bar also will adjust its color depending on the wallpaper that we have. Will automatically switch to your theme to light or dark if the bottom of the screen that we have is either light or dark.
Status of the battery of your Bluetooth devices
finally on Android we can view the status of the battery of our devices Bluetooth linked in our mobile device. In the bar settings will show its level of charge.
navigation Bar, white
Google has tired of the navigation bar black and in the Settings has gone to show a navigation bar all white.
The navigation buttons are dimmed
the buttons in the navigation bar now fades out a few seconds and return to “enlighten” you when you touch some of the buttons. This change is for the buttons to pass more unnoticed.
New search bar in settings
The Settings released new search bar, and keep our search history by way of quick shortcuts to access our most popular choices quickly.
Settings > Gestures
(of Gestures returns to change of place with Android 8.1. While Android 8.0 had the horrible idea of moving to “Settings > System > Language and text input > Movements” are now in the new version are to be found in Settings > System > Gestures.
Redesign of the status bar
The status bar gets a small redesign so as not to receive changes from Android 5.0 Lollipop. The status icons are now more rounded and are slightly more displaced towards the left, leaving more space on the right hand side by reason of the new devices no frames, whose screens are with rounded corners.
Help and tips
(of Help and tips found in the Settings of the devices Google also undergoes a redesign.
New icon in the system notification
The notification icon in the system going to now show the icon of a small Oreo cookie on the occasion of the name of this version.
Shutdown and restart
A pop-up window appears after a long press to shut down and restart the device.
Android Oreo in the easter egg
The easter egg also changes slightly in Android 8.1, now finally shows the logo of the new version of Android, an Oreo cookie with the name of Android.
memory Optimization in Android Go: Android 8.1 includes a set of memory optimizations to the configurations of Android Go (1 GB or less of memory).
API of neural networks: A new API for neural networks comes to Android via the NDK is designed as a crucial layer for machine learning as TensorFlow Lite.
Improvements in the auto-completion: makes it easier for managers of passwords and other Autocomplete to do to integrate with the auto-completion of Google. They have also added support for more customization of the interface of the save as dialog box.
API of shared memory: A new API allows applications to use shared memory for faster access to common data.
WallpaperColor API: An API that allows the application launchers to customize your color based on the wallpaper as it makes the notification bar and quick settings of Android and the Pixel Launcher with the background color of your folders.
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October 25, 2017