Android Oreo supports theming without root

Posted August 27, 2017

HTC has just confirmed Android Oreo (Android 8.0) timeline for its smartphones.

Apart from the default Pixel Launcher for Android Oreo features like Adaptive notification dots, Google search widget with that cool animation along with the date and weather, the swipe from left Google now feed, you also get a lot of new features with this Pixel Launcher 2.1.

As noted, it was in June 2017 when HTC U11 received its very first update.

Android Oreo is the eighth full version of the platform and brings in many new features that users have been waiting for since long.

HTC U11, which now runs on HTC Sense UI on top of Android Nougat 7.1.1, will be the first device to receive the Oreo update.

One of the main issues that users have with the update is with Android Auto, which helps users connect their phone to cars.

Google unveiled the eighth version of Android named "Oreo" on August 21.

More Android Oreo cookies coming right up. Google also claims faster performance and 2X boot speed with the Android 8.0 Oreo. Updates usually mean better and more efficient phones when it comes to system operation, but is this truly the case with Android 8.0 Oreo? With this improvement, Android Oreo users will be able to enjoy theming of the Android Framework and Android System UI, theming of any third-party application, custom fonts for 3rd-party apps, and a status bar center-clock mod WITHOUT root.

Android O is rolling out to Pixel and Nexus 5X/6P devices soon, according to Google. The update introduced few system enhancements but does not bring along any noticeable change.