The modified Pixel Launcher (version 2.1) has been developed by AmirZ, who was also responsible for breaking the exclusivity of Pixel Launchers and made them available for entire eligible range of Android smartphones in June this year.
Devices from companies like Samsung, LG, and HTC are already certified by Google Play Protect, but this new change should help you know whether that Android phone from a smaller OEM is certified or not. Google update this app nearly every week.
Officially named during Monday's coast-to-coast solar eclipse, Android Oreo is being rolled out via over-the-air updates to users with Pixel, Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P smartphones, with the Pixel C and Nexus Player to see updates "over the next several weeks", according to Google.
There are basically two kinds of Android devices out there in the world - ones that are certified by Google and come preinstalled with Google apps (including the Play Store), and ones that aren't. Other new Android devices that support the OS are expected to begin arriving at the end of this year.
Below, you'll find a link to the its APK and, for those unfamiliar with the process of sideloading apps on Android, a simple guide on how to install the launcher on your device.
Unlike previous versions of Android, Oreo offers boosted protection against accidental downloads and installation of apps from untrusted sources. Unlike there's any big update, Google doesn't disclose the changelogs of this app.
But just as there are only so many TV channels and programs viewers can watch, there are only so many notifications and glances mobile users can afford to devote to their apps.
It also comes with a new accessibility button that lets users to access the navigation bar accessibility features such as magnification and Select to Speak services.
Historically, Google has named each successive Android release after sweet treats like Eclair, Ice Cream Sandwich and most recently, Nougat. Once that's done, you have the updated Launcher3 on your phone, complete with Android Oreo customizations.