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[Update: Rolling out now] Android 8.1 feature spotlight: Speed labels for open Wi-Fi networks are now displayed in settings [Update]

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

While open Wi-Fi networks are nice to find, they can sometimes be so slow that you'd prefer to just use your precious mobile data.

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[Update: Rolling out now] Android 8.1 feature spotlight: Speed labels for open Wi-Fi networks are now displayed in settings [Update] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Android 8.1 feature spotlight: Speed labels for open Wi-Fi networks are now displayed in settings

Friday, December 8th, 2017

While open Wi-Fi networks are nice to find, they can sometimes be so slow that you'd prefer to just use your precious mobile data. Google seems to agree with this, having implemented these Wi-Fi speed labels for open networks in Android 8.1 Oreo to let users decide whether they should connect to a certain unknown network.

Without having seen the feature in action, you might be confused (like Artem was) as to what exactly it does.

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Android 8.1 feature spotlight: Speed labels for open Wi-Fi networks are now displayed in settings was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Android 8.1 feature spotlight: DP2 restores the sRGB toggle in Developer options

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

Google can be rather indecisive at times, which often leads to a cycle of adding and removing things from different versions of Android – usually after a user backlash of some sort. With the first developer preview of Android 8.1, Google removed the 'Picture color mode' sRGB toggle from original Pixels and Nexus phones. You'll be pleased to learn that order has now been restored.

The new Pixels already received extra color options as part of the November security update, to address the much-discussed saturation issues.

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Android 8.1 feature spotlight: DP2 restores the sRGB toggle in Developer options was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Android 8.1 feature spotlight: DP2 corrects hamburger emoji, puts cheese above the patty

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

Despite having served burgers with cheese below the patty at the Googleplex a few weeks ago, the company has fixed the hamburger emoji in Android 8.1 Developer Preview 2. A few other emojis have received mild overhauls as well.

Emojipedia, the emoji experts of the Internet, discovered these changes. The folks there created some great graphics depicting the changes. For the burger emoji, nothing aside from the cheese slice's relocation (and its shadow) has changed.

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Android 8.1 feature spotlight: DP2 corrects hamburger emoji, puts cheese above the patty was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Android 8.1 feature spotlight: Android will highlight battery draining apps and what they’re doing

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

Battery life is always the weak link in our smartphone-centric world, and you often find yourself baffled by the reasons why your battery drains way too fast one day and then seems to last forever the second day. Android has been trying to remedy that for many and many versions, and the latest Android 8.1 Developer Preview adds one more weapon to your arsenal in the fight against battery drainage. It won't help you win the war, but it will more easily answer the question of which app has been misbehaving and how.

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Android 8.1 feature spotlight: Android will highlight battery draining apps and what they're doing was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Android 8.1 feature spotlight: Supported devices could offload tethering to the hardware

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

One of the new toggles you'll see in Android 8.1's developer preview is hidden in Developer options, under the Networking category and is called: Tethering hardware acceleration. The description, "Use tethering hardware acceleration if available," doesn't do a lot to clarify the ambiguity of the new option, and the speculation from AP alumni Ron Amadeo and a few users has been that it would use a more efficient method for tethering that relies on hardware. We've been looking into it to try to understand what it does and there are hints here and there that favor that explanation.

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Android 8.1 feature spotlight: Supported devices could offload tethering to the hardware was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Android 8.1 feature spotlight: Covering the proximity sensor no longer turns off ambient display

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

The latest Android developer preview is filled with lots of incremental changes, many of which are thoughtful and useful. It wouldn’t be possible for Google to get everything right in a beta release, though, and this alteration seems to be more of a backward step.

Previously in Oreo, if you’d set ambient display to wake with a notification or with a double tap, it would shut off if the proximity sensor was covered.

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Android 8.1 feature spotlight: Covering the proximity sensor no longer turns off ambient display was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Android 8.1 feature spotlight: Power off and restart screens get a new coat of paint, and restart screen now says ‘Restarting…’

Monday, October 30th, 2017

Restart functionality has been in many Android skins for years, but Google only officially introduced it to stock Android last year with Android 7.1. However, the pop-up that appeared when you hit the restart button still showed the default text for a shut-down instead of 'Restarting...', which is much more logical. Android 8.1 Oreo fixes this issue, and brings a splash of color to both the shut-down and restart screens to go with the new power menu design.

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Android 8.1 feature spotlight: Power off and restart screens get a new coat of paint, and restart screen now says 'Restarting...' was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Android 8.1 feature spotlight: You can now restore backed up data after initial setup process

Monday, October 30th, 2017

Backing up and restore data is something that Android hasn't always handled so well, but it's got a lot better in recent versions. Since Marshmallow, automatic app data backups have made switching between phones a whole lot easier, bringing all your apps and settings with you. This means that you can set up a new device and have it look identical to your old one, without having to go through the agony setting everything up again.

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Android 8.1 feature spotlight: You can now restore backed up data after initial setup process was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Android 8.1 feature spotlight: Ambient Display now has the date and an upcoming alarm

Friday, October 27th, 2017

Google made some big changes to Ambient Display in 8.0, not all of which made people happy. It was a very minimal interface, rather than being a monochrome version of the lock screen. In Android 8.1, Google is adding a few new elements to Ambient Display, but it's still keeping the minimal vibe.

Those on the 8.1 developer preview have noticed that Ambient Display includes the date and upcoming alarms. These are both shown right under the time and above the row of notification icons.

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Android 8.1 feature spotlight: Ambient Display now has the date and an upcoming alarm was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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