Now a days several smartphones are getting the Android’s solid mobile OS “Ice Cream Sandwich” but its taking too long for many Android devices. However, the Samsung Galaxy S II has finally gets the gift with the official ICS update, which will be the second one running after the Galaxy Nexus.
If you are owning any other Android-based handsets and still waiting for the official support of Google’s latest and famous mobile operating system, then you have a good news, still you can enjoy certain features of ICS without actually installing it on your device, how? Sit patently, here’s a custom launcher that makes it happen.
To add to the growing list of decent alternative launchers, Phoenix Launcher replicates the smooth, slick Ice Cream Sandwich’s launcher on any device running the older Gingerbread firmware. Phoenix Launcher reproduces Ice Cream Sandwich’s smooth, good-looking launcher and app drawer on any device running Gingerbread.
Phoenix Launcher is an awesome launcher that replicates great ICS transition animations, its dock, app drawer and even wallpapers. All of all you can choose between 3, 5, 7, or 9 home screens, set which one you want to be the default, and even change a few other miscellaneous settings.
The only catch with it is if you wish to use widgets from the app drawer, you will need a rooted device. All of Phoenix Launcher’s other features will work whether you’re rooted or not and move the app to /system/app using something like Root Explorer before you use it. All of Phoenix Launcher’s other features work on rooted or unrooted devices. Just a fraction of the many millions of Android users worldwide, with some suggesting just 1% of the total Android population are running ICS.
Phoenix Launcher costs $2, and compatible with devices running Android Gingerbread and Ice Cream Sandwich. Here’s the link to grab it for a limited time free version to try it out first. stuck up with isuues, check out the accompanying thread on XDA Developers. via Lifehacker
- Download Phoenix Launcher (Free Version) [Google Play Store Link]
- Download Phoenix Launcher (Full App Version) [Google Play Store Link]