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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.
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.
- Supports up to 9 workspaces.
- Works with widgets.
- Enable/Disable text icon backgrounds.