You got to love the developers at XDA. They love the Android community and want to make everyone happy even though it is not possible to please everyone. But there is always a golden treasure to be found for those that are not as fortunate as others. Those of you still stuck on Gingerbread (or even Froyo) and that are itching to have a taste of that Ice Cream Sandwich; we got the teaspoon sample for you.
Holo Launcher comes to you bringing you as much ICS as you can get for your Gingerbread running device. This is thanks to XDA member mobint who has brought this lovely gift to the Android world. Now this also can be used on ICS running devices as well. I gave it a whirl and I must say that I was impressed. Smooth, fluid, and has many customizable features that ICS has to offer. Check out the features it has:
- Full ICS Style
ICS Icons, Folders, Outlines, Drawer Tabs, etc.
- Custom Desktop Pages/Grid
Up to 9 desktop pages and 10 x 10 grid.
- Custom Drawer Portrait/landscape Grid
Set different drawer grid for portrait and landscape screen.
- Scrollable Dock
Up to 7 icons per page and up to 3 pages.
- Infinite Scrolling
Loop through your desktop/drawer/dock continuously.
- Desktop Previews
Pinch to access desktop previews.
- Backup and Restore
Backup and restore your settings and shortcuts.
- Other Customization Options
Keep in memory, home key action, hide labels, etc.
So for those of you that are not quite in the ICS world I would suggest giving Holo Launcher a try. Let us know how you like it and if it runs smoothly on your device.