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Android Oreo Pixel launcher now available for all devices

27 August 2017, 12:59 | Ricardo Garza

Android Oreo here’s what’s coming to your phone By Rei Padla

Android Oreo here’s what’s coming to your phone
     
     
       By Rei Padla

A lead developer of the Substratum theming engine has now confirmed that he is actively using Substratum themes on Android Oreo without a root access or a custom ROM. One of its laudable feature updates is the new Pixel launcher, which non-Pixel phone owners can now get.

HTC has announced to roll out the Android 8.0 Oreo to three of its handsets before the end of this year. "We're excited to bring Android 8.0 to the HTC U11, U Ultra, & 10, beginning with U11 in Q4". " The HTC U11 is the new flagship from the company with the squeezable edges on the side, and as the tweet makes it clear this will be the first to get the Android 8.0 update". So, if you are a proud owner of a device other than these, then you might have to wait a few more months to get your hands on Oreo.

Another tweet mentioned that the update will be rolled out to all the HTC users worldwide. It does not require you to root your device.

Android Oreo mainly focuses on battery life, speed and security, with greater control of apps.




For instance, if you receive a new email, you can view the notification by long pressing on the Gmail app icon and even open or dismiss it from here and the same notification will also be dismissed from the notification panel.

For those who are not in the know, system-wide theming was possible on Android earlier too via Substratum theme framework, only you had to root your device before.

The free software is scheduled to be released this fall, most likely after making its debut on a new Pixel phone that Google is expected to begin selling in October.



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