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Xposed Framework for Android Nougat finally released

Finally! Xposed returns to our smartphones! (Source: XDA-Developers)
Finally! Xposed returns to our smartphones! (Source: XDA-Developers)
The Xposed Framework for Android Nougat has been released after months of waiting, with developer rovo89 optimistic for the imminent release of an Oreo version.

The Xposed Framework is a favorite of power users, as it allows modifications to apps and the System UI, making for a better user experience than what one would otherwise get on an un-modded ROM. Fans of the framework have been left hanging for months, though, with a host of factors leading to development being stuck on Marshmallow. A post on XDA-Developers has announced the release of Xposed for Nougat, however, and ROM modders can finally unclench in relief.

Android Oreo was released in August and that makes this a redundant development—only on paper, though, as Oreo boasts of just a 0.2% distribution at the moment, with Nougat clocking in at close to 18%. Marshmallow has the largest distribution with 32% and there's a chance that this, the lack of Xposed on Nougat, is a reason for that, with a few users being reluctant to use software without the modification abilities offered by the Xposed Framework. 

The Magisk Framework has been a worthy substitute—albeit without the plethora of options Xposed offers—and there's likely to be a divide between both, with users who have a preference for customizability opting for Xposed, and ones with the need for Magisk's Safetynet bypassing ability opting for it. That's all good, though; more options never hurt anyone.

You can find out more—and download the updated files—on XDA from the link below.


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Ricci Rox, 2017-10- 8 (Update: 2017-10- 8)