07
Dec
gbread_launcher

Our (OK, mainly Brian's) man Paul O'Brien of MoDaCo has been hard at work porting the Gingerbread launcher to Froyo (Android 2.2). What's different? Well, frankly... not a lot.

paulobrien_gbreadlauncher

The major differences are that there's a bit more green and that the app drawer fades in/out. In my minute or two with it, that's about all I noticed, and really, that's all you can ask for at this point. That said, if you're using vanilla Froyo now, there's really no downside to using the Gingerbread launcher.

gbread_launcher

Nothing revolutionary, but given the amount of fervor over Gingerbread, the launcher and the keyboard may be just enough to whet your appetite and hold you over until some official releases start rolling out.

You can find the app in the Market (search "Gingerbread Launcher"), at AppBrain, or just by scanning the QR code below.

QR code for https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.modaco.android.launchergb

Aaron Gingrich
Aaron is a geek who has always had a passion for technology. When not working or writing, he can be found spending time with his family, playing a game, or watching a movie.

  • Se7eN

    Installed and all my icons disappeared, uninstalled and they all came back.. Think I'll wait awhile..

    • Aaron Gingrich

      ... It's a launcher, not a theme.

      As with ADW or Launcher Pro, you'll have to reconfigure your homescreens and so on.

      • http://dangerismymiddlename.coms Paul Danger Kile

        What Aaron said. You had to add all of your icons to your current launcher also, but maybe you did so over a longer period of time. I think of launchers as a new UI; they affect so much of how you use your device. I prefer ADW, because it lets me orgnize my programs; I can assign them to categories, and they stay together.

  • Nexuz-Uno

    The app-drawer is A-LOT faster.

  • beem

    Don't install it. This thing caused my i9000 to continuously force close several apps after boot up. I had to do factory reset in recovery mode to solve it.