How To Install Oreo Launcher On Any Android Device

Recently Google announced the Android 8.0 Oreo with Google’s Pixel and Nexus devices getting the initial updates. One’s who own other Android devices it’s just a mystery as to when Oreo will come on their devices.
There’s no need to worry. Developers have figured out a way to get Oreo Launcher on any Android device with NoRoot required.

Installation:

1: Allow Installation from Unknown Sources (Settings->Security->Unknown Sources)

2:  Go to GitHub page at this link. Search for the Rootless Pixel Launcher 2.1 and then click on Launcher3-aosp-debug.apk and download it

3: Once the launcher is installed , make the  Launcher3 as your default launcher and allow the notification access when prompted.

Undo-Installation:

1: For Uninstalling go to

Settings>Apps->Launcher3 and click on the uninstall button.

XOLO Play tab 7 is still one of the best low cost tablet

Cheap tablet with decent configuration

Somewhere around the same time last year XOLO had launched it’s popular Play tab 7.0. This one caught people’s attention as it had specifications slightly better than the Google’s Nexus 7 (2012 model). The configuration of this tab was so good that it is still relevant in today’s market.

Micromax Canvas A1 with Android One (Magnetic Black)

Read on if you are looking to buy a new tablet for your kids or for your parents/grand parents. This tab is ideal for gaming, watching videos and surfing web. Have a look at it’s specifications.
Cheap tablet with decent configuration

It comes with a 1.2GHz quad core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor and 12 core NVIDIA ULP GeForce GPU. Impressed? There is more. 1 GB RAM and 8 GB ROM out of which 5.5 GB is available as internal storage. Memory can be expanded up to 32 GB using micro SD card. It also supports USB OTG which means you can directly connect your pen drive to this tablet and see files. Pre-loaded with Android 4.1 (4.4 ROM is available on XDA in case you are really concerned 😉 ). 4000 mAh  battery which will easily last for a day with normal usage, 2 MP front camera, 7 inch IPS display with 1280 x 800 pixels and what not.

Benchmark Scores

  • Quadrant Standard – 4042.
  • AnTuTu – 13705
  • Nenamark 2 – 55 fps
  • Multi touch : 5 points.

This is a WiFi only tab, there is no slot for sim card. So if you are looking to buy a new tablet with decent configuration for gaming or for your kids educational use then this one is for you, just go for it.

You can get this tablet from Flipkart (India) for 5999 or from Amazon India Xolo Play Tab 7 Tablet (WiFi), Black

Think there is any better alternative to this? Please share it using the comment form below.

Check Karbonn Titanium S5 Plus before you buy your next mobile!

Karbonn Titanium S5 Plus

Karbonn has launched another new phone and this time it is the upgraded version of Titanium S5. Titanium S5 Plus comes with a 5″ IPS qHD screen powered by MT6582 1.3GHz quad core processor and Mali 400 GPU clocked at 500MHz.

S5 Plus  is loaded with Android 4.2, has 1GB RAM and 4GB ROM which is common in all low budget quad core phones. Memory can be expanded upto 32GB using micro-sd card.

Karbonn Titanium S5 Plus
Karbonn Titanium S5 Plus

It has VGA front camera and 8mp primary camera, accelerometer and proximity sensors, A-GPS support and 1800mAh battery.

MT6582 processor in S5 Plus  is relatively new but 1.3GHz quad core with 500MHz GPU looks better on paper when compared to 1.2 GHz quad core MT6589 processor which comes with 286 MHz GPU (used in Canvas HD, XOLO Q800, Lava 504q).

Key Features :

  • Expandable Storage Capacity of 32 GB
  • Digital Secondary Camera
  • 1.3 GHz Quad Core Processor
  • 8 MP Primary Camera
  • Wi-Fi Enabled
  • Dual SIM (GSM + GSM)
  • Android v4.2 (Jelly Bean) OS
  • 5-inch Capacitive Touchscreen

Except the battery size, rest all looks good. Phone looks pretty slick with the 7.9mm thickness. Currently phone is available for 10750INR on flipkart and for 10790 on Amazon.in.

Karbonn Titanium s5 Plus on Flipkart

Karbonn Titanium S5 Plus on Amazon