While numerous Android gadget proprietors won’t see an Oreo update for a long time, custom launcher designers are continually bringing interpretations of the most recent highlights straight to gadgets, without the requirement for an OTA. That is the story for the most recent beta update to Nova Launcher, which incorporates Adaptive Icon control for gadgets on Android 5.0+, much the same as you have in Android 8.0.
Locally for Oreo, users can control the shape their application symbols will have, be it a circle, square, squircle, and so forth. The drawback is, it’s up to application engineers to work in help for that, and given Oreo is still so new, relatively few have done as such. Nonetheless, with Nova Launcher, you would now be able to apply veils to all symbols, giving that sweet Adaptive Icon look. There appears to as of now be many shapes to browse (see GIF underneath), so in case you’re finished taking a gander at the default symbols, go get this beta update and switch it up.
Here’s the total rundown of changes
- Adaptive icons for Android 5.0+
- Use and control the style of adaptive icons from apps that support them
- Scale and reshape legacy/existing icons to match the adaptive style
- Minor fixes
Provided this is a beta, there’s likely to be some minor issues. Here’s the current list of what to look out for.
- Dynamic calendar icons don’t currently remask to the adaptive shape
- Apps using gradient in vectors in their adaptive icon (Plaid) require 7.0+
- Apps using drawable aliases for their adaptive icon are not currently backported