Let’s talk about Android 8.1 Oreo

Jesse Han   2017.12.07 6:59   Jesse Han  

If you have a Nexus or Pixel device, you should know that the final version of Android 8.1 Oreo is now rolling out. So then you should see the new version as an interim update with lots of small improvements. So, let’s take a look at it.

Actually, as I write this the latest distribution figures show that Android Oreo runs on only less 1 percent of all Android devices. But any way, there’s nothing wrong with knowing new things.

Improvements of Android 8.1 Oreo

First, new emojis. With Android 8.0 Oreo, Google introduced a completely new look for all of its emoji and more than a thousand icons were addressed. However, some emojis went wrong. Android 8.1 Oreo solves them.

Then, now Android shows a direct battery information about your Bluetooth devices. This is definitely an important improvement. In old Android versions, you could connect with Bluetooth devices like headphones and speakers, but you could not see how much battery you had. Android 8.0 Oreo added a battery icon that showed approximately how much power you had, with Android 8.1, accurate percentages are visible. By selecting a special device with Bluetooth connecting, you can see exactly how much battery is left.

Thirdly, Android 8.1 brings a new feature for restoring data. For details, you can see this article.

Fourthly, Android 8.1 now actives the Pixel Visual Core chip.

Finally, a lot of small adjustments have been made to UI. There is a new power menu appeared at the top right corner of the screen. It gives some function that you press and hold Power button for a few seconds. At the Settings menu, the search bar is now prominently at the top. The color of the navigation bar at the bottom of the screen is also automatically dimmed if you have not used it for a few seconds.