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List of top best Android 8.1 Features

Android 8.1 developer preview is available for Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P and Pixel C devices. Android 8.1 has several awesome features and the Public version is available in someday of December or later. Let see top best android 8.1 features you will get in your latest supported 8.1 Oreo devices.

5 best android 8.1 Features you should know

Best Android 8.1 features


Apps can now only make one notification sound per second

When your internet connection is disabling and after few second your Pixel 2 device connects to internet, there are several pending notifications in your device. All notifications come at same time and it’s some time annoying you. But in latest android 8.1 Oreo devices, an app can send only one notification alert sound at one time, even if several notifications pending in your devices.

Change dark & light theme using wallpaper

Want to change theme on Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL 8.1 Oreo? In latest Pixel 2 device has automatically set dark theme when set black wallpaper in your devices. This Pixel 2 change theme will effect on change icons, menus, widgets and modify user interface.

To get android Oreo 8.0 dark theme on Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL device, just set black wallpaper. If you have a set dark color theme on Pixel 2, your app drawer, quick settings and folder looks like black and light wallpaper will look white background.

Add recent apps in apps & notifications in android 8.1 Oreo

Android 8.1 developer preview have add recent apps in apps and notifications in android 8.1 Oreo devices.  In android 8.0 Oreo, you can see app info, notifications, app permission and advanced option. In android 8.0 developer preview, this apps & notifications menu has been updated and add recent apps options.

How to see recent apps in android 8.1 Oreo:

Settings > Apps & notifications > Recently opened apps

In this recent apps option, you can see last 5 recently opened apps in your Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL 8.1 Oreo devices. You can also see how long since you opened apps in your device. By default this recent apps options available on the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL in Oreo 8.0 devices.

Disable hide running in the background notifications in android 8.1 Oreo

We already discussed about hide apps running in background notification on android Oreo 8.0. In android 8.1 Oreo devices, you can disable running in the background notification without using a third party app. This app is show as apps using battery in your device screen and you can disable it directly from that.

Add new feature to ambient display

By default enable ambient display on Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Oreo 8.0 devices. This Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Ambient display feature is useful to wake up your Pixel 2 screen when receive any notifications in your devices. In android 8.1 developer preview, Ambient display add the date and upcoming alarms options.

These are the top best android 8.1 features you should know. Other android 8.1 features are mobile data quick settings, rounded status bar icons with padding, semi-transparent quick settings panel, Oreo Easter Egg, New power menu, display battery just next to Bluetooth icon in quick settings bar, remove keep Wi-Fi on during sleep on Pixel 2.

That’s all. End the list of top best android 8.1 features. What are your favorite features of android 8.1 Oreo? Tell us in below comment box. Do you have any other android 8.1 tips you want to share?

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