Phoenix: An App Launcher That Simulates ICS On Gingerbread [Android]

Israel Nicolas 28-03-2012

Are you tired of waiting for your ICS update? Then you should try this out first. Phoenix is an Android launcher app that emulates the interface of Ice Cream Sandwich on your Gingerbread phone. This gives us a way to preview ICS while waiting for your phone to update. The launcher includes support for up to 9 workspaces, various ICS wallpapers, icon text backgrounds, smooth scrolling, and more.


ics on gingerbread

Phoenix Launcher also includes other new nuances of Ice Cream Sandwich that will make your Gingerbread experience much more smoother and streamlined. While it will not get the exact behavior of a fully supported ICS device, it is the next best thing you can get for now. However, you will need to root your Android device to get the most out of this app. If you do not want to root, you can also use the limited version of the app without widgets.

Phoenix Launcher is a free download within Google Play. If you cannot get an ICS device, then Phoenix is a great alternative to curb your Android upgrade enthusiasm.


  • Emulates ICS on your Gingerbread device.
  • Smooth-scrolling.
  • Supports up to 9 workspaces.
  • Works with widgets.
  • Enable/Disable text icon backgrounds.
Check out Phoenix Launcher @ [No Longer Available]

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  1. newbie
    April 30, 2012 at 7:00 am

    Err, I have a question..
    Which file that must be moved to system/app folder? I'm a bit confused here..

  2. Andreas Bratfisch
    March 29, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    I'm Andy - the developer of this app.
    Currently the free version of the launcher is offline because of bug reportings.
    I'll fix the bugs and put it online again if most bugs are fixed :)

    Thanks for writing about

  3. ta2025
    March 28, 2012 at 10:43 am

    Its not FREE!