US based network provider AT&T is now rolling out a new update to Google’s new smartphones. The update is hitting to Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL on AT&T.
The update is available as OTA with a size of 531.7MB in total. This update brings all the goodness of Android Oreo 8.1 . Along with the basic changes of Android Oreo 8.1, this update also brings some carrier based changes like HD voice calling and more.
- Neural Networks API – allows apps to take advantage of hardware acceleration, which should reduce latency, network loads, and keep sensitive data on the device itself. If your phone features a dedicated AI chip, the API will be able to take advantage of it. If not, it will put the load on the CPU.
- Light navigation bar, prevents display burn-in.
- December security patch.
- Pixel Visual Core – Google’s first custom-designed co-processor (present on Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL) for machine learning and image processing is now available to third-party developers. Apps that use the Android Camera API will be able to shoot in HDR+.
- Safer browsing – This feature allows apps to detect WebView attempts which could navigate to known bad URLs.
- Apps are now limited to one notification alert sound per second.
- Bluetooth battery indicator in Quick Settings – If you have a Bluetooth device connected to your phone, you’ll be able to see how much battery it has left straight from the Quick Settings shade.
- Improvements to autofill.
- Fingerprint scanner security improvement – users will be able to permanently lock out anyone who fails to unlock the device with an unregistered fingerprint multiple times.
- Colors menu added to Display tab in Settings for Pixel 2 and 2 XL. Three options available – Natural, Boosted, and Saturated.
- Fixed an issue with Nexus 5X not playing audio through the speaker.
- Fixed an issue with Pixel 2/2 XL audio distortion in video playback.
- Fixes for hamburger and beer emojis.