ANDROID 8.1 Posts on XDA

Developer Preview of Android 8.1 Oreo (MR1) is Arriving “in the Coming Weeks”

Today, Google made a couple of announcements about the future of the Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL and even Android itself. First, we learned that there is a custom dedicated SoC in the Pixel 2 phones for processing the images its cameras take. However, that will not be enabled until the upcoming Android 8.1 Oreo...

Pixel Visual Core in the Google Pixel 2 & 2XL is a Custom SoC for Image Processing

In the months leading up to the release of the Google Pixel 2, many had expected the company to include the Snapdragon 836 SoC. This was mentioned in a number of rumors and it would have lined up with how the original Pixel phones launched with a revised Snapdragon 821 last year. However, it turns...

Bluetooth Battery Level Indicators are Finally Coming to Android

A really useful feature for those of us with Bluetooth headsets and other devices is finally making its way to AOSP: Bluetooth battery level indicators. This means that users of Google, Motorola, Sony, and other devices with near-stock Android software should be able to tell the battery level of their Bluetooth connected devices without the...