Tech Giant, Google Inc, developer of the Android OS has started to roll out stable build update of Android 8.1 Oreo.
Android 8.1 Oreo was designed to improve on the shortcomings of Android 8.0 Oreo – but that’s not to mean it doesn’t bring any new features to the table, because it does.
The most notable addition is a refreshed cheeseburger emoji. Yes, you read that right. Google CEO Sundar Pichai actually made good on his comical promise to redesign the icon, placing the cheese (correctly) above the meat patty. And the other main change is that the accompanying beer is now full, rather than half-empty.
Here’s a full list of the (notable) changes bundled in Android 8.1 Oreo:
Battery: If a user has a Bluetooth device connected to their smartphone, they’ll be able to see how much power it has from the Quick Settings shade.
Browsing: Safer Browsing allows applications from third-party developers to detect WebView attempts, which could point to malicious URLs.
Fingerprint: Users can instruct their unit to disable the fingerprint reader once an unregistered fingerprint is attempted multiple times.
Android 8.1 Oreo fixes an issue that resulted in the Nexus 5X not playing audio through the speaker.
Android 8.1 Oreo fixes an issue that resulted in the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL distorting audio while streaming video.
Notification: Applications are restricted to pushing one notification chime per second – and can, of course, be muted altogether.
Google has started rolling out updates to the following devices: Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 2, Pixel XL,Pixel C, Nexus 6P, and Nexus 5X.
How do I download Android 8.1 Oreo Update on my smartphone?
If you have reason to believe the Android 8.1 Oreo upgrade is making the rounds for your smartphone, head into Settings , followed by About Device, then tap Download Updates Manually to check to see if it’s ready.