Google recently released the second developer preview for their minor feature enhancement Android update, Android 8.1 to users of Pixel and Nexus devices. While the other features of this build have been widely covered, there are two additions that have gone largely undiscussed despite being rather useful for users; namely the reintroduction of the sRGB color profile toggle in developer settings and the enhancements made to the Pixel C's launcher.
The sRGB toggle in developer settings is an option that has historically been available to users of Pixel and Nexus devices, as well as some other OEMs. It allows the removal of the custom color profiles that manufacturers often use on their displays, in favor of the more neutral and color-accurate sRGB color profile that may be useful for developers checking UI accents or other color settings within apps. They removed this toggle unexpectedly and with no clear reason in the first Android Oreo 8.1 developer preview; whether it was merely a way of masking a broken feature of Google being indecisive as they often are with features, we do not know. All we do know is that it's back and that we are not complaining.
The other addition is a series of enhancements that have hit the Pixel C's launcher. The aging tablet's launcher has received an overhaul with the majority of the launcher features of the Pixel phones, including the modified icon shapes, notification dots, context menus in app shortcuts and a full-screen app drawer. These will be welcome changes for users of the now 2-year old tablet, which is managing to keep up with the times, thanks to Google's prolonged software support.
What do you guys think? Are these worthwhile additions to the latest build of Android? Let us know in the comments, or post over on the forums with your thoughts.