Android 8.1 Oreo Stories Today

Google rolling out speed ratings for public Wi-Fi networks in Android 8.1

When Google announced Android 8.1 back in December, it showed off a feature that placed a speed label next to public Wi-Fi networks. Based on these labels, users would be able to decide if they wanted to connect to the open network. At long last, Google is officially rolling out this feature starting today…

Android 8.1 Oreo Stories January 18

Google Pixel 2 receiving new out-of-cycle Android 8.1 OTA update

There are some reports this afternoon of Pixel 2 devices running the latest January security patch receiving another OTA. Notably, this update has yet to be listed on Google’s Factory Images page and it’s not clear what’s been addressed.

Android 8.1 Oreo Stories January 2

Following last month’s release of Android 8.1, the January security patch is today rolling out. It brings the perfunctory bug fixes after December’s addition of many Pixel 2 features to older devices, as well as burn-in protections.

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Android 8.1 Oreo Stories December 11, 2017

Google addresses Pixel C issue that reset tablets after Android 8.1 OTA

With Android 8.1 bringing features found on the Pixel 2 to older devices, the Pixel C has also gained some updates in the form of a revamped launcher. However, the OTA did not go smoothly for early users, with some finding their tablets wiped following installation.

Android 8.1 Oreo Stories December 7, 2017

Android 8.1 OTA adds HD Voice Calling for Pixel 2 XL devices on AT&T

Besides addressing various bugs and issues, Android 8.1 adds a highly requested feature for Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL devices on AT&T. This update, which is rolling out now, adds HD Voice Calling support for customers on the network.

Android 8.1 Oreo Stories December 5, 2017

Following last week’s release of the final developer preview, Android 8.1 is now officially available for current Pixel and Nexus devices. The latest version of Android brings some of the visual changes and features found on the Pixel 2 to the rest of Google’s lineup. Meanwhile, there are various bug fixes and changes for developers to take advantage of.

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