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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Comment by kurkosdr
by kurkosdr on Thu 26th Oct 2017 00:52 UTC
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Android 8.1 while literally nobody is even using Android 8.0 yet. OK Google, OK.

My Nexus 5X says hi. It runs 8.0 and will get 8.1

And for Android 9 I will get the Pixel 1 or 2 (they will have depreciated nicely by then).

If you care about getting new Android versions quickly, you already have a Nexus or Pixel instead of complaining about it.

This doesn't prevent people like Thom from telling Galaxy S8 owners what they should complain about.

Security updates for old devices are a problem though, because unpatched old devices make the whole ecosystem less secure.

Edited 2017-10-26 00:55 UTC

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RE: Comment by kurkosdr
by CaptainN- on Thu 26th Oct 2017 01:17 in reply to "Comment by kurkosdr"
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My old Moto X (first gen) just got a security update the other day, running Android 5.1. It still runs all the apps.

Still don't know what the actual problem is.

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