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[2]: Literally?
by kurkosdr on Fri 27th Oct 2017 00:24 UTC in reply to "RE: Literally?"
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Just because you're part of the 0.2% doesn't mean the problem magically goes away.

I am still not convinced instant upgrades to new majors are a problem in need of solving. How many people upgraded to Windows 7 months after launch?

Nerds dream of a utopia were new major versions of the Android OS arrive instantly on all existing devices, but the market has shown loud and clear it just doesn't care. Yet people like Thom will get on their soapbox and scream "it's a problem! It's a problem! The GreenBot died for our sins and those OEMs are disrespecting its holiness".

If the market considered instant upgrades to new major versions of the Android OS a real problem, most people would be using Pixels and Nexuses. Yet they buy Galaxies.

If you Thom consider instant upgrades to new major versions of the Android OS a real problem, stop being cheap and buy a Pixel (Nexuses will get their last version upgrade with 8.1), and be glad your niche is served.

Now security updates are an issue, major OEMs (bar HTC) have committed to monthly updates for 24 months or so, and that's not good enough.

But whining about not getting a free upgrade that was never promised to you? Oh dear.

Edited 2017-10-27 00:25 UTC

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