Surprise! Ice Cream Sandwich Hides Space Age App Launcher Screen-Saver

I’m not sure how many of you have been following all the buzz surrounding the Galaxy Nexus and ICS, or for that matter still following (the lack of a US launch is getting old), but from time to time some new and interesting tidbits pop up here and there. No, not to sound like a broken record, but, I have no information on the GN’s release date. I do however, have news of a little hidden ICS treat just waiting for you once Verizon decides to release its nasty death grip.

A new video has surfaced showing that Google’s Nyan Droid surprise is not the only secret addition to be found inside the phone. Apparently there is this Stars Wars-like screen-saver called, Android Dreams, that can be accessed through the Launcher Pro app that spews forth all your app icons as seen in the video below. By the looks of it, you can press once on your device’s screen to slow down the spew – allowing enough time for you to select (tap) which app you want to open. It was originally thought to be some kind of hidden launcher but in reality it’s an interactive live wallpaper of sorts. In order to activate said treat, one must download the Launcher Pro app from the market and use its “activity shortcut” to find such Google-ness. Here, just check out the video after the jump and you will see what I’m talking about, sometimes a video aid is the best way to explain these kinds of things.

Pretty cool, no? Tell us your thoughts?

[via Android Police]



About the Author: Stacy Bruce

Stacy Bruce was born and raised in Spokane Washington. He attended the University of Washington to study pre-med only to change his course study a year later to forensic science. Although currently not a doctor or a scientist, some believe he posseses the knowledge of both. He was a resident of San Diego California for ten years, lived beachside and sometimes wonders why the hell he moved back to Spokane. A multi-talented man, Stacy is a fabricator, an artist, a gear head, a tech junkie and at most, the disciple of Casanova. Growing up, he was always enthralled with electronics, gadgets and gizmos. Throughout his life he has had one, if not two, of every cool and new electronic device available. He began his smartphone experience with the original iPhone. After realizing it was more like theirPhone, he decided he wanted the ability to customize, so Stacy moved to the OG Droid and has been a loyal Android fanatic ever since. Moving through all of the top tier Verizon phones, he recently retired his Droid Charge in favor of the Galaxy Nexus, only to wonder what great device Samsung will come out with next. Stacy is a busy new homeowner in where he lives with his beautiful girlfriend and two dogs.