Featured Play Store Newbie: Holo Launcher, ICS Launcher without the ICS

 

If you’re one of the 93.3% of Android users who aren’t yet rockin’ version 4.0 or up but still want to experience some of the look and feel of the stock ICS launcher now, you’re in luck.  Holo Launcher is a real-deal ICS launcher, with various bits and bytes modified to make it run on any version of android 2.2 and above.

Features include:

  • ICS style icons, folders and drawer tabs
  • Portrait and Landscape modes
  • 7 icons per dock, 3 pages and infinitely scrollable
  • Desktop previews via Home button
  • Backup and restoring of settings
  • and more…
This is a great option for those stuck on Froyo or Gingerbread but still hungry for a taste of Ice Cream Sandwich.  The best part?  Holo launcher is completely free, and available now in the Play store.  There is also a beta version available as an in-app apk as well. To get in on the beta testing fun, head into the app, go to Launcher Settings > About Holo Launcher > Auto Check For Updates > Beta Version. You can get started by visiting either link below.

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About the Author: Brian Kramer

Brian Kramer is a photographer in St. Louis. He has been interested in mobile devices and technology since the WinMo 2003 era and has been using android since the HTC Dream came on the scene. Rumors are he even owned an iPhone for a while, but these rumors cannot be confirmed.