Last week, Google unveiled its new contracts during the annual I / O conference for investors, and categorically one of the biggest highlights of the 2017 event was Android O, the eighth version of the mobile platform expected to see the light of day in format Stable in the third quarter.
In our first impressions of the second Beta operating system, we showed that Android O brings an interface with standard icons, allowing you to choose the size of the elements arranged in the Pixel Launcher in a format similar to iOS or MIUI.
This solution will also apparently be implemented natively in Google’s own services and applications, at least it is reinforced by the new feature in Google Chrome revealed by the team of the US site Android Police.
The Mountain View browser running on the developer build of Android 8.0 now allows for the creation of adaptive icons in the initial interface, resulting in a more harmonious set in design.
For those familiar with Google Chrome on Android Nougat, the platform’s seventh-generation browser lets you save shortcuts to websites on the screen for easy access, though you can not customize the icons later.
Adding a shortcut to a Chrome website in the Android 7.1.2 Nougat interface.
With Android O – or Oreo, based on Google’s teaser – the icons work smarter and match the current interface – in the Pixel Launcher, for example, the elements are displayed in a circular format.
Adding a shortcut to a Chrome website in the Android O interface.
The new system for personalizing icons for shortcuts still allows the creation of transparent elements, where the user can choose a background image for each one.
All shortcuts created from Google Chrome display the small browser icon in the lower right corner for usability.