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Moto X4 Android One Edition Receiving Official Android 8.1 Oreo Update

Moto X4 Android One Edition Receiving Official Android 8.1 Oreo Update
The Moto X4 Android One is now getting Official Android 8.1 Oreo Software Update. Android 8.1 Oreo comes with numerous enhancements over Android 8.0 Oreo, such as new dark and light themes which changes according to wallpaper, Pixel 2 Launcher, Redesigned Power Menu, new Shutdown and Reboot Animation, Round Statusbar Icons, and Settings. Android 8.1 Oreo update for the Moto X4 also brings the latest March 1st 2018 Security Patch.

The Android 8.1 Oreo update for Android One Moto X4 comes with build no. OPW28.46-3. Motorola’s instructions explain that for a successful installation, the battery in your phone should be at least 50% charged and your device should be connected to a Wi-Fi network or LTE.

If you haven't got the notification of this new software update yet, Just go to Settings - About Phone - Software updates, and It will automatically start downloading the latest update. The update will take around 10-15 minutes to get Installed on your device.

There's no information when Motorola is going to push Android 8.1 Oreo to the Standard Moto X4(s). We'll let you know once it is available for other variants, Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News. 

Google Posts New Android 8.1 Images for Pixel and Nexus Devices

Google Posts New Android 8.1 Images for Pixel and Nexus Devices
Google has updated its software page with new files of January Android 8.1 for the Pixel and Nexus devices on Verizon, Softbank, and Telstra.

Pixel 2 owners on Verizon are getting a new Android 8.1 Software (r8) with build number OPM2.171019.016. For Softbank Nexus 6P owners, the Android 8.1 update arrives with build of OPM5.171019.014 (r9). And Nexus 5X users with Telstra/Softbank, you are getting a new Android 8.1 with build of OPM5.171019.014.

You can grab Factory Image or OTA file at the links below.

Links: Factory Image | OTA File

Via: Droid-Life

OnePlus 2 gets new Android 8.1 Oreo update via Pixel-Experience ROM [How to install]

OnePlus 2 gets new Android 8.1 Oreo update via Pixel-Experience ROM [How to install]
We all know that OnePlus won't officially update the OnePlus 2 to Android 8.0 Oreo. However the OnePlus 2 can now get a custom version of Android 8.1 Oreo. Although this custom ROM is made available to the public, it is still under testing by its developers since Android 8.1 is fresh off the Google labs.

With Android 8.1 Oreo, you'll get new Wallpaper Themes, Pixel 2 Launcher, Redesigned Power Menu, new Shutdown and Reboot Animation, Round Statusbar Icons, and Settings.


You'll need to Unlock Bootloader and Install TWRP Custom Recovery (64 BIT) in-order to Install the Pixel Experience ROM based on Android 8.1 Oreo on OnePlus 2. You can grab the Custom Rom ZIP file from below.

Note: This procedure is very technical and should be performed by a person with sound knowledge of rooting Android devices. If the step-by-step installation process is not followed properly, there are chances of the smartphone getting bricked or being permanently irreparable. TechDroider cannot be held responsible for any damage or claims from readers if the procedure does not yield the required results or if the smartphone is bricked. Hence, users are advised to proceed with caution.

How to Install Android 8.1 Oreo Pixel Experience ROM on OnePlus 2:

Step 1: Download Pixel Experience Android 8.1 Oreo custom ROM on to your Smartphone.

Step 2: Boot to TWRP Mode.

Step 3: Once entering the TWRP settings menu, clear phone's memory (full) by selecting 'Wipe' option. Once done, select 'Swipe to Factory Reset' perform factory reset.

Step 4: Return to TWRP settings and tap 'Install' by the selecting .Zip file in the phone's memory.

Step 5: Come back to TWRP menu setting to approve the installation by tapping 'Swipe to Confirm Flash'

Step 6: Flashing of the custom ROM begins and after few minutes, a message 'Successful' appears on the screen, thus completing installation.

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Moto G4 Plus gets new Android 8.1 Oreo update via AOSP ROM [How to install]

Now that Google has released the next version of Android, Android Oreo, the wait for the devices to get the update first has already started. Motorola has already updated it's software support page with the list of its devices that will officially get the update and yes the Moto G4 Plus is one of them.

Motorola has already started testing Android 8.0 Oreo for the Premium Moto Z Series and there's no indication when the update will be available for the G4 Plus. Anyways, those readers who are hanging on to the Moto G4 Plus, we have good news to share. Reputed Developer Nikit Sharma (Dreamstar)  has released the brand new AOSP Custom ROM based on latest Android 8.1 Oreo. It brings latest security updates, wallpapers, launcher and many more value-added features to the Moto G4 Plus.


Note: This procedure is very technical and should be performed by a person with sound knowledge of rooting Android devices. If the step-by-step installation process is not followed properly, there are chances of the smartphone getting bricked or being permanently irreparable. TechDroider cannot be held responsible for any damage or claims from readers if the procedure does not yield the required results or if the smartphone is bricked. Hence, users are advised to proceed with caution.

How to Install Android 8.1 Oreo AOSP ROM on Moto G4 Plus:

Step 1: Download AOSP Android 8.1 Oreo custom ROM and Google Apps on to your Smartphone.

Step 2: Boot to TWRP Mode.

Step 6: Once entering the TWRP settings menu, clear phone's memory (full) by selecting 'Wipe' option. Once done, select 'Swipe to Factory Reset' perform factory reset.

Step 7: Return to TWRP settings and tap 'Install' by the selecting .Zip file in the phone's memory.

Step 8: Come back to TWRP menu setting to approve the installation by tapping 'Swipe to Confirm Flash'

Step 9: Flashing of the custom ROM begins and after few minutes, a message 'Successful' appears on the screen, thus completing installation.

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Official LineageOS 15.1 based on Android 8.1 Oreo is in the works!!!

LineageOS 15.1 based on Android 8.1 Oreo is in the works!!!
Just a few days ago, Google released the official Android 8.1 Oreo update to the Pixel and Nexus Devices. Android 8.1 features a lot of changes over the Android 8.0.

With Android 8.1 you get a brand new Pixel 2 launcher, Power-Reboot menu, Dim Navbar keys, and my favorite one is Black and White theme depending on the Wallpaper used. 

Those of you waiting for the Oreo based Official LineageOS ROM, here's an update for you guys. Linage is skipping Android 8.0 Oreo LineageOS 15.0 in favor of the Android 8.1 Oreo LineageOS 15.1.


Up to now, news on Oreo-based LineageOS 15.0 has been almost non-existent, but we’re in a position now where we can document some of our progress here.

As many of you have seen (and we’re sure some of you are running them right now), a number of unofficial LineageOS 15.0 builds exist, some of which are built by our very own maintainers. These are in no way representative of a final product, but definitely let you all experience some of the features Android 8.0 has to offer.

Once that the basic framework has been put in place and devices are successfully booting LineageOS 15.0, some features are being brought forward, most of which are dependent on what was previously known as the CMSDK. A large focus while doing this has been to evaluate the need to carry-forward or otherwise clean up the leftovers from our inception last year.

However now that Android 8.1 has been released, we’re anticipating moving straight to the 15.1 branch where we’ll merge all our work done for 15.0 and finish the porting effort.

Like always, we won’t be giving any indication as to when we might be close to a releasable product, but keep waiting patiently, and as we reach big milestones, we’ll be giving you some more status updates.
Source: Lineage

Android 8.1 Oreo Officially rolling out starting today!!!

Android 8.1 Oreo Officially rolling out starting today!!!
Android 8.1 Oreo is rolling out today (Tuesday) with December Security Patch. The update will be available through OTA for eligible Pixel and Nexus Smartphones.

Android 8.1 eligible devices includes Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel C, Nexus 5X, and Nexus 6P.


If you are enrolled to Android 8.1 Oreo Beta you'll automatically get a stable release within a few weeks.

Android 8.1 Change-log: 

Neural networks API

The Neural Networks API (NNAPI) provides apps with hardware acceleration for on-device machine learning operations. The API supports on- device model creation, compilation, and execution. Apps typically do not use NNAPI directly; instead, NNAPI is meant to be called by machine learning libraries, frameworks, and tools that let developers train their models and deploy them on Android devices.

Notifications

Apps can now only make a notification alert sound once per second. Alert sounds that exceed this rate aren't queued and are lost. This change doesn't affect other aspects of notification behavior and notification messages still post as expected.

Improved targeting for low-RAM devices


Android 8.1 (API level 27) adds two new hardware-feature constants, FEATURE_RAM_LOW and FEATURE_RAM_NORMAL, to Package Manager. These constants allow you target the distribution of your apps and APK splits to normal- or low-RAM devices. 

These constants enable the Play store to promote a better user experience by highlighting apps especially well-suited to the capabilities of a given device.

Autofill framework updates

Android 8.1 Developer Preview (API level 27) provides several improvements to the Autofill Framework that you can incorporate into your apps.

Programmatic Safe Browsing actions
  • You can control whether your app reports known threats to Safe Browsing. 
  • You can have your app automatically perform a particular action—such as going back to safety—each time it encounters a URL that Safe Browsing classifies as a known threat.
WallpaperColors API

Android 8.1 Developer Preview (API level 27) adds support for managing wallpaper colors. This feature lets you create a WallpaperColors object from a bitmap, a drawable, or by using the first three most visually representative colors. You can also retrieve details of the first three noticeable colors of a wallpaper.

Shared memory API

Android 8.1 (API level 27) introduces a new SharedMemory class. This class allows you to create, map, and manage anonymous shared memory that can be used by multiple processes or apps.


Lenovo ZUK Z2 (Plus) Receives Android 8.1 Oreo Unofficially via Custom ROM

Lenovo ZUK Z2 (Plus) Receives Android 8.1 Oreo Unofficially via Custom ROM
Lenovo has already announced the list of devices that will be getting Android 8.0 Oreo update and the list only includes Lenovo K8 series of phones. Lenovo claims that they'll receive Android 8.0 Oreo by June to July of 2018.

Wondering if you could try out Oreo on your Lenovo ZUK Z2 (Plus)? Well, if you own a ZUK Z2 (Plus) and want to taste the Android 8.1 Oreo right now then this recent development might be of interest to you.

Developer "Rodrigo Rodrigues" has successfully ported Android 8.1 Oreo based Custom ROM for the ZUK Z2 (Plus). Additionally, most major aspects of the phone are working as expected (such as RIL, WiFi, Bluetooth, etc.).


Watch: Android 8.1 New Features!!!

With Android 8.1 Oreo, you'll get new Wallpaper Themes, Pixel 2 Launcher, Redesigned Power Menu, new Shutdown and Reboot Animation, Round Statusbar Icons, and Settings.

You'll need to Unlock Bootloader and Install TWRP Custom Recovery in-order to Install the Pixel Experience ROM based on Android 8.1 Oreo on ZUK Z2 (Plus). You can grab the Custom Rom ZIP file from below.

Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

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Lenovo ZUK Z2 (Plus) Receives Android 8.1 Oreo Unofficially via Custom ROM Lenovo ZUK Z2 (Plus) Receives Android 8.1 Oreo Unofficially via Custom ROM Lenovo ZUK Z2 (Plus) Receives Android 8.1 Oreo Unofficially via Custom ROM

Downloads:

Direct Download: Pixel ROM [Google Apps Included] (// XDA)

You can install Android 8.1 Oreo on Moto G5 right now!!!

You can install Android 8.1 Oreo on Moto G5 right now!!!
Now that Google has released the next version of Android, Android 8.0 Oreo, the wait for the devices to get the update first has already started. Motorola has already updated it's software support page with the list of its devices that will officially get the update and yes the Moto G5 is one of them.

Google recently announced the beta version of Android 8.1 with tons of new features and enhancements for Pixel and Nexus devices. However, there's no information whether Motorola will update the Moto G5 to Android 8.1.



But you can Install it right now via Pixel Experience ROM. Developer "govind1233" has successfully ported Android 8.1 Oreo based Custom ROM for the Moto G5. Additionally, most major aspects of the phone are working as expected (such as RIL, WiFi, Bluetooth, etc.).


With Android 8.1 Oreo, you'll get new Wallpaper Themes, Pixel 2 Launcher, Redesigned Power Menu, new Shutdown and Reboot Animation, Round Statusbar Icons, and Settings.

You'll need to Unlock Bootloader and Install TWRP Custom Recovery in-order to Install the Pixel Experience ROM based on Android 8.1 Oreo on Moto G5 Cedric. You can grab the Custom Rom ZIP file from below.

Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

Screenshots
Get Android 8.1 on Moto G5 Plus via Pixel Experience ROM Get Android 8.1 on Moto G5 Plus via Pixel Experience ROM Get Android 8.1 on Moto G5 Plus via Pixel Experience ROM

Downloads

Direct Download: Pixel ROM [Google Apps Included] (// XDA)

Android 8.1 Developer Preview 2 is Live for Nexus and Pixel Devices

Android 8.1 Developer Preview 2 is Live for Nexus and Pixel Devices
Android 8.1 Oreo Developer Preview 2 is now available for the eligible Nexus and Pixel devices. It it is the Last Android 8.1 Beta and arrives in as build OPP6.171019.012. The new version is readily available for the Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel C, Nexus 5X, and Nexus 6P.

The system images are available to download for the above mentioned devices, but that requires an unlocked bootloader. There's also an other option, you can enroll your device in automatic OTA system updates through the Android Beta Program. Once enrolled, your device will receive regular over-the-air (OTA) updates of all milestone builds in the Android 8.1 Developer Preview. When the next version of Android is released, your device will automatically update to the final version. 


You can also un-enroll your device at any time. The device will receive an OTA update to the most recent production version of Android available for that device (for example, Android 8.0 Oreo). The update requires a full device reset, so user data on the device will be removed.

If you are already running Android 8.1 Developer preview 1, you can easily update to DP2 via an OTA Update which weighs in at around 169MB.

Google is calling this near-final system images and says that it should be used for final testing. We may get stable Android 8.1 Oreo by the end of December.



Get Android 8.1 on Moto G5 Plus via Pixel Experience ROM

Now that Google has released the next version of Android, Android 8.0 Oreo, the wait for the devices to get the update first has already started. Motorola has already updated it's software support page with the list of its devices that will officially get the update and yes the Moto G5 Plus is one of them.

Google recently announced the beta version of Android 8.1 with tons of new features and enhancements for Pixel and Nexus devices. However, there's no information whether Motorola will update the Moto G5 Plus to Android 8.1.



But you can Install it right now via Pixel Experience ROM. Developer "jhenrique09" has successfully ported Android 8.1 Oreo based Custom ROM for the Moto G5 Plus. Additionally, most major aspects of the phone are working as expected (such as RIL, WiFi, Bluetooth, etc.).


With Android 8.1 Oreo, you'll get new Wallpaper Themes, Pixel 2 Launcher, Redesigned Power Menu, new Shutdown and Reboot Animation, Round Statusbar Icons, and Settings.

You'll need to Unlock Bootloader and Install TWRP Custom Recovery in-order to Install the Pixel Experience ROM based on Android 8.1 Oreo on Moto G5 Plus Potter. You can grab the Custom Rom ZIP file from below.

Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

Screenshots
Get Android 8.1 on Moto G5 Plus via Pixel Experience ROM Get Android 8.1 on Moto G5 Plus via Pixel Experience ROM Get Android 8.1 on Moto G5 Plus via Pixel Experience ROM

Get Android 8.1 on Moto G5 Plus via Pixel Experience ROM Get Android 8.1 on Moto G5 Plus via Pixel Experience ROM Get Android 8.1 on Moto G5 Plus via Pixel Experience ROM


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Direct Download: Pixel ROM [Google Apps Included] (// XDA)

Here's what's new in Android 8.1 Dev Preview for Pixel and Nexus Devices

Here's what's new in Android 8.1 Dev Preview for Pixel and Nexus Devices
Android 8.1 Oreo Developer Preview is now Official and is readily available for the Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel C, Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P. The latest Android version comes with tons of new features, fixes and improvements. Google also shared the Android 8.1 Oreo change-log, which some of you will find rather interesting.


Neural networks API

The Neural Networks API (NNAPI) provides apps with hardware acceleration for on-device machine learning operations. The API supports on- device model creation, compilation, and execution. Apps typically do not use NNAPI directly; instead, NNAPI is meant to be called by machine learning libraries, frameworks, and tools that let developers train their models and deploy them on Android devices.

Notifications

Apps can now only make a notification alert sound once per second. Alert sounds that exceed this rate aren't queued and are lost. This change doesn't affect other aspects of notification behavior and notification messages still post as expected.

Improved targeting for low-RAM devices


Android 8.1 (API level 27) adds two new hardware-feature constants, FEATURE_RAM_LOW and FEATURE_RAM_NORMAL, to Package Manager. These constants allow you target the distribution of your apps and APK splits to normal- or low-RAM devices. 

These constants enable the Play store to promote a better user experience by highlighting apps especially well-suited to the capabilities of a given device.

Autofill framework updates

Android 8.1 Developer Preview (API level 27) provides several improvements to the Autofill Framework that you can incorporate into your apps.

Programmatic Safe Browsing actions
  • You can control whether your app reports known threats to Safe Browsing. 
  • You can have your app automatically perform a particular action—such as going back to safety—each time it encounters a URL that Safe Browsing classifies as a known threat.
WallpaperColors API

Android 8.1 Developer Preview (API level 27) adds support for managing wallpaper colors. This feature lets you create a WallpaperColors object from a bitmap, a drawable, or by using the first three most visually representative colors. You can also retrieve details of the first three noticeable colors of a wallpaper.

Shared memory API

Android 8.1 (API level 27) introduces a new SharedMemory class. This class allows you to create, map, and manage anonymous shared memory that can be used by multiple processes or apps.


Google announces Android 8.1 Developer Preview

Google announces Android 8.1 Developer Preview
Google has announced Android 8.1 Oreo's first developer preview with the final release coming in December. It is readily available for the Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Nexus 5X, and Nexus 6P.

Android 8.1 system images are available to download for the above mentioned devices, but that requires an unlocked bootloader. There's also an other option, you can enroll your device in automatic OTA system updates through the Android Beta Program. Once enrolled, your device will receive regular over-the-air (OTA) updates of all milestone builds in the Android 8.1 Developer Preview. When the next version of Android is released, your device will automatically update to the final version. 

You can also un-enroll your device at any time. The device will receive an OTA update to the most recent production version of Android available for that device (for example, Android 7.1 Nougat). The update requires a full device reset, so user data on the device will be removed.

Android 8.1 is Coming Soon!

Android 8.1 is Coming Soon!
It seems that Google has already started working on next iteration of Android OS i.e. Android 8.1 Oreo.

The confirmation came from a Reddit user, who noticed that the Android SDK Build-Tools 26.0.2 added the support for Android 8.1.0. Another thing worth noticing is that few Google Apps are already targeting API 27.

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//Reddit

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