Yesterday, Google expelled Android 8.1 Developer Preview for a concordant Nexus and Pixel devices. This is a initial chronicle of a Developer Preview for Android 8.1, and a final chronicle will start rolling out in December. Users enrolled in a Android Beta Program can exam a initial preview now. Nexus phones – Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P and Pixel phones – Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, and Pixel 2 XL are concordant with a preview.
This refurbish comes with some poignant enhancements and improvements over a prior Android 8.0 version. There are also some facilities that have been stripped, such as a choice to toggle Wi-Fi when a device is left idle for some time. There are a accumulation of other changes that make this preview estimable adequate to try. Let’s take a discerning demeanour during all a facilities that have debuted with Android 8.1 Developer Preview.
Setting UI overhauled
Android 8.1 Developer Preview revamps a Settings app, and now it looks a lot identical to what we have seen on a newly launched Pixel 2 smartphones. Users will notice a new White-coloured navigation bar clubbed with darker icons and hunt bar on a top.
Keep WiFi on during nap choice eliminated
With a initial preview chronicle for Android 8.1, Google has got absolved of a “Keep WiFi on during nap option.” According to a news from Android Police, Google has separated this choice from Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL as well. It means that now your device will sojourn connected to a WiFi as prolonged as it is switched on. You now have no choice to capacitate a “Keep WiFi on during sleep” choice to keep your device away from a WiFi when not in use.
Revamped Navigation Bar and Power Menu
Android 8.1 initial preview creates a navigation bar looks some-more compact. It is now geared with an auto-dimming underline that automatically dims a liughtness of a home, return, and new apps buttons when a phone’s shade is left inexperienced for some time.
The energy menu control centre that pops adult on your shade when we press and reason a energy symbol has been redesigned. The new refurbish now brings a control centre on a side of a shade instead of a center of a screen. By doing this, Google has done a energy menu permitted for singular palm operations.
Bluetooth Battery Indicator
Android 8.1 also brings Bluetooth battery turn on a platter. And a battery bar is seen in a Quick Settings. Earlier this underline was upheld on tradition ROMs like LineageOS, and now it has been done central on Android 8.1.
Oreo Easter Egg
Android 8.1 creates a Oreo easter egg better. Users can entrance a easter egg by going to a settings and drumming on Android chronicle underneath “About Phone” 7 times in a row. After a continuous drumming on a chronicle number, users will be greeted with an Oreo cookie with Android bugdroid instead of a Orange O idol that we have been saying given a initial Oreo Developer Preview.
There is no Oreo-themed game, though a “Octopus” easter egg is still there and can be accessed by regularly drumming a Oreo cookie.
Dark/Light SystemUI Theme Based on phone’s Wallpaper
When Android 8.0 was expelled in a full glory, many users did not seem to like a White colour thesis of a System UI including Quick Settings panel. It was not balmy when regulating a phone during night. No, Android 8.1 does not move a altogether Grey thesis that we had seen on Nougat, though it brings adaptive discerning settings. It means that a System UO now creates use of WallpaperColors API and shows a colour of your stream wallpaper in a Quick Settings panel, volume sliders, energy menu, and also a Pixel launcher. So, if your wallpaper is dark, afterwards these panels will also be shown in dim colour formed on a wallpaper.
- With Android 8.1, users will now be means to disable “App is using in a background” and “Drawing over other apps” notifications. Just prolonged press on a presentation and invalidate a toggle.
- Date underneath the Ambient Display time is back. This facilities was private from a Android 8.0 refurbish though 8.1 brought it back.
- Warning summary appears whenever user disables mobile data
These were a facilities that we have got to know about. Is there any underline that we missed to list here? Share your thoughts in a comments territory below.