Android 8.1 DP1 didn't enable Pixel Visual Core, Google says wait for DP2


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As you might already know, the new Pixel 2 smartphones include a little system-on-chip (SoC) - independent of the main SD835 chipset - that's claimed to speed up image processing five times while using a tenth of the power of the main CPU. The SoC - dubbed Pixel Visual Core - was dormant when the phones started shipping, with Google promising that Android 8.1 will enable it. Well, the Developer Preview 1 update arrived, and sadly, those who tried enabling the SoC are reporting that's still not happening. Now, it has come to light that the Mountain View, California-based company has...