How Android 8 Oreo processes your home screen icon

Android 8 Oreo brings some changes regarding the Add to Home screen feature. One of them is that it makes your icon fit a circle no matter what.

Android expects your icons to fit in a circle. For example, these icons:

A circle with a transparent background
A square icon (no transparency)

Become:

What happens if the icon is a little “more” than a circle? There is a slight tolerance. When editing a 192×192 icon, the circle can be extended up to 2 pixels:

Beyond this, Android resizes the icon to make it fit:

Oh, and there are apparently no low limit. As long as your image fits in a circle, Android does not edit it:

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Philippe Bernard

I'm a web developer and the author of RealFaviconGenerator. I created this site because I felt frustrated when I tried to generate the favicon of my previous web project.

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