Android 8.1 has been out since Dec. 5, so most users who have their phones updated to the latest version already know what the new update has added to the mobile OS. Users who have Pixel 2 phones, however, are enjoying the update differently from the rest.So in this article, you will get all information about Android 8.1 Features.
All About Android 8.1 Features
Android 8.1 brings out the power of Visual Core, Google’s first custom-designed chip that they have put into a consumer phone. Just like the name implies, it’s mainly used as a dedicated image processing chip, but when combined with the Android 8.1 update, this new hardware from Google shines.
The new update activates the chip, if older android versions haven’t already, and the impact can be immediately felt by Pixel 2 phone owners. Pictures taken with High Dynamic Range (HDR) turned on are now snapped up much faster, with Google’s HDR+ mode driving the phone to take pictures in a rapid burst.
This burst of photos, taken at various exposures, are then assembled with the help of the Visual Core chip to bring out the best detail. What’s more, the HDR+ mode is now available not only to the Google photo app but also with other apps like Instagram and Snapchat.