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

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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Wrong word
by avgalen on Thu 26th Oct 2017 20:11 UTC
avgalen
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2010-09-23

No, I am not going to complain about the word literally, because literally everyone else has been doing that literally in every post. It seems that literally smart people can literally say literally all the time because hyperbole.

What I am going to complain about is a missing word. Let's see if we can find it:

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

Did you find the missing word? No? Here is a hint
Google releases Android 8.1 preview


That is right, Android 8 was released, the developers started to work on the next preview of the OS, and the guy running OSNews is complaining that there is a preview of Android 8.1 already. How dare those developers continue to develop!

It is time to stop blaming Google for the Android update mess. They are developing the OS and are giving it away for free. It is the OEMs and Carriers that need a major kick in the butt for the lousy support of their own customers. And customers should really start demanding decent support on their OS. I would suggest:
* 2 year version updates offered within 6 weeks after release, from the moment you buy the product
* 4 year security fixes offered within 2 weeks after release, from the moment you buy the product

Edited 2017-10-26 20:11 UTC

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