Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 25th Oct 2017 21:58 UTC

Today we're giving you an early look at Android 8.1. This update to Android Oreo includes a set of targeted enhancements including optimizations for Android Go (for devices with 1GB or less of memory) and a new Neural Networks API to accelerate on-device machine intelligence. We've also included a few smaller enhancements to Oreo in response to user and developer feedback.

Android 8.1 while literally nobody is even using Android 8.0 yet. OK Google, OK.

Coinciding with the Android 8.1 developer preview, Google also released Android Studio 3.0.

This release of Android Studio is packed with many new updates, but there are three major feature areas you do not want to miss, including: a new suite of app profiling tools to quickly diagnose performance issues, support for the Kotlin programming language, and a new set of tools and wizards to accelerate your development on the latest Android Oreo APIs.

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RE: Literally?
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 26th Oct 2017 07:56 UTC in reply to "Literally?"
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I suspect you are misusing the word 'literally'. Or perhaps you think I'm a literal nobody-- which is odd, because I thought I was a literate nobody. ;)

0.2% is, indeed, nobody. I'm glad you're part of the 0.2%, but the vast majority of Android users running outdated software is not only a huge security threat, but also a huge problem for developers who can't target all the latest features for their apps. While Google does certainly take measures to mitigate the latter, the former is still a massive problem, even after 8 years of Android.

And since it'll take years and years for Treble to make any form of a splash - if it even does at all, since it's not a silver bullet at all - this situation seems unlikely to change.

Just because you're part of the 0.2% doesn't mean the problem magically goes away.

Edited 2017-10-26 07:56 UTC

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