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 ahferroin7 on Thu 26th Oct 2017 12:16 UTC in reply to "RE: Literally?"
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OK, so there's an issue with updates. Google is working on that, even if it will take years. Stalling development of the upstream code just because the number of people who are running the newest version is less than some arbitrary threshold isn't going to help either, and in fact, could make things worse.

You wouldn't stop releasing security patches just because almost nobody has the most recent one, so why should you stop general development?

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RE[3]: Literally?
by CaptainN- on Thu 26th Oct 2017 15:20 in reply to "RE[2]: Literally?"
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Except it's not a problem on either of Thom's gripes - old versions of Android can use new Android APIs because that's how the SDK works, and older vendor tied "distros" (for lack of a better term) do receive updates...

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