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Android 8.1 feature spotlight: Automatic light and dark themes no longer exclusive to Pixel 2

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

The ability to change the appearance of the Android system has always been missing from stock Android, with the exception of the Overlay Manager Service, which is only configurable through the use of third-party tools like Substratum. This somewhat changed with the Pixel 2, where the quick settings dropdown and launcher would switch between light and dark themes based on the user's wallpaper.

  

Left: Dark theme; Right: Light theme

Now this functionality has been extended to the 2016 Pixels, and possibly the Nexus 6P/5X as well (I'm unable to confirm, but it seems likely).

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Android 8.1 feature spotlight: Automatic light and dark themes no longer exclusive to Pixel 2 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

CyanogenMod Theme Engine is gone for good, LineageOS removes supporting code

Monday, October 16th, 2017

During CyanogenMod's heyday, one of the ROM's biggest features was the Theme Engine. You could download any number of themes from the Play Store to change up the entire system's look. However, the feature didn't make an appearance in CyanogenMod 14 (based on Android 7.0 Nougat), and there hasn't been much talk of working on it since the project reorganized into LineageOS.

Now it seems like the Theme Engine is gone for good.

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CyanogenMod Theme Engine is gone for good, LineageOS removes supporting code was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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