Android Oreo may soon get support for custom themes without rooting

Posted August 28, 2017

Google officially released Android 8.0 Oreo this week, although it isn't ready for phones just yet. This is why it still isn't clear when will some of the users be able to upgrade their phones to the Android 8.0 O update. Such themes are said to be coming to Android Oreo so this means, root access is no longer needed. According to the latest tweet from HTC official twitter handle, which confirms that HTC 10, HTC U Ultra and HTC U11 are the first set of HTC devices to receive Android Oreo update.

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.

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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.

Thanks to the developers, you can download the Android Oreo Pixel Launcher APK right now on your Android phone running the version of Android Marshmallow 6.0 or above.

If you ever want to opt out and return to the now public version of Android, just go to the Beta Program page and click Unenroll Device. The feature enables a multitasking by allowing you to use two apps at once. It comes with a host of fancy new features and capabilities, all of which you can read about on our Android O explainer. From there, you can go to the Play Store and download the Substratum app to install any of its themes. Pixel and Nexus users will be among the first to get the new update, which is not surprising at all.