The newest operating system by Google, Android 8.1 Oreo, has already been released for Pixel and Pixel 2 devices. There are also some new features added, including one called WiFi Speed labels. This will show the user if the internet speed is slow, fast or very fast.
Android 8.1 Oreo
Apart from the WiFi Speed labels, there are also bug fixes and performance improvements. The most exciting one is definitely the WiFi feature, which according to the community manager of the company, Orrin, has started today to be delivered to Pixel and Pixel 2 devices.
Android Oreo improves for users the copy/paste option and smart selection. It also highlights important words and recommends users the next logical app. Android Oreo recognizes phone number, addresses, email addresses and URL.
More features of the new Oreo update
The 8.1 Oreo update will also allow user to see open networks notifications. Also, Bluetooth connectivity will be improved with Android auto. There are also audio improvements for video recording and better touch screen sensitivity.
What does Slow, Fast and Very fast labels mean?
The new WiFi feature will show the three speed options. The Slow label means that the internet speed is between 0 and 1 Mbps. The Fast label means a speed between 5 and 20 Mbps, while the label Very Fast implies a speed of more than 20 Mbps.
The newest Android OS was released to the general public back in August and it contains many features such as notification grouping, autofillers, picture-in-picture support for video and WiFi aware. There are also two platform features introduced such as Android Go. The first preview was available for Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player, Pixel C and Pixel and Pixel XL devices.