Google takes off Android 8.1 Developer Preview 2, here are the android phones that will get the refresh first

Google has begun taking off Android 8.1 Developer Preview 2 to qualified cell phones. The OS adaptation comes just about a month after the organization dropped the engineer review 1 a month ago. The second designer review, as usual, comes to Pixel and Nexus gadgets first.

In the event that you are one of the individuals who likes to streak the OS form physically, Google has given framework pictures to the Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel C, Nexus 6P, and Nexus 5X. On the off chance that you would prefer not to go that way, you can join the Android Beta program and sit tight for the OTA refresh. The OTA refreshes too have begun taking off.

It merits including that Android 8.1 Developer Preview 2 is likewise the last engineer see for the OS form before the organization reveals the shopper rendition. The last form is affirmed to land in December.

“Beginning today we’re revealing a refresh to the Android 8.1 engineer review, the last before the official dispatch to customers in December. Android 8.1 adds focused on improvements to the Oreo stage, including advancements for Android Go (for gadgets with 1GB or less of memory) and a Neural Networks API to quicken on-gadget machine knowledge. We’ve likewise incorporated a couple of littler improvements to Oreo in light of client and designer criticism,” says Dave Burke, VP of Engineering in the Android designers blog entry.

The Android 8.1 Developer Preview 2 accompanies official APIs, bug fixes and advancements alongside November security fix. Pixel 2 clients particularly get the opportunity to test Pixel Visual Core. As Google clarified as of late, Pixel Visual Core has been made to grow the range of HDR+ camera mode, handle overwhelming imaging applications and convey low inertness with significantly more power-productive HDR+ preparing.

Pixel Visual Core, the pursuit mammoth’s first specially crafted co-processor, is worked in to each Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 cell phones. The processor was not enacted as of not long ago.

What lies at the focal point of the Pixel Visual Core is Google-composed Image Processing Unit or IPU. The IPU is a completely programmable, space particular processor. The eight-center processor is said to make the HDR+ run 5-times speedier and at short of what one-tenth the vitality.

As per a report in 9to5Google site, the pursuit monster has additionally settled sound issues looked by a few clients while recording recordings in the Pixel 2 handsets.

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Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE


Announced 2017, October
Status Available. Released 2017, October


Dimensions 145.7 x 69.7 x 7.8 mm (5.74 x 2.74 x 0.31 in)
Weight 143 g (5.04 oz)
SIM Nano-SIM card & eSIM
  – IP67 certified – dust and water resistant
– Water resistant up to 1 meter and 30 minutes


Type AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.0 inches, 68.9 cm2 (~67.9% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~441 ppi density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  – Always-on display
– 95% DCI-P3 coverage


OS Android 8.0
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835
CPU Octa-core (4×2.35 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo)
GPU Adreno 540


Card slot No
Internal 64/128 GB, 4 GB RAM


Primary 12.2 MP (f/1.8, 27mm, 1/2.6″, 1.4 µm), OIS, phase detection & laser autofocus, dual-LED flash, check quality
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, 720p@240fps, check quality
Secondary 8 MP, f/2.4, 27mm, 1/3.2″ sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel size, 1080p


Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack No
  – Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– Type-C to 3.5 mm headphone jack adapter


WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
Radio No
USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector (PowerDelivery 2.0)


Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser HTML5
Java No
  – Fast battery charging (capped at 10.5 W)
– MP4/H.264 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
– Photo/video editor
– Document editor


  Non-removable Li-Ion 2700 mAh battery


Colors Kinda Blue, Just Black, Clearly White
Price About 800 EUR


Performance Basemark OS II: 3387 / Basemark OS II 2.0: 4131
Basemark X: 38794
Display Contrast ratio: Infinite (nominal), 4.023 (sunlight)
Camera Photo / Video
Loudspeaker Voice 70dB / Noise 77dB / Ring 81dB
Audio quality Noise -93.3dB / Crosstalk -66.2dB
Battery life Endurance rating 75h



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