Neural Networks API on Android 8.1
The Neural Networks API “supports inferencing by applying data from Android devices to previously trained, developer-defined models.” This system update is anything but minor and includes a bevy of under-the-hood changes for developers and end users alike. In this build, the Neural Networks API is now active to boost on-device machine learning. Android 8.1 also unlocks the Pixel Visual Core chip in Google’s Pixel smartphones, which developers can target with the Android Camera API. Here’s the skinny on this beefy update.