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Hyperspeed-esque Android launcher hidden in ICS

Hyperspeed-esque Android launcher hidden in ICS

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An alternative launcher that resembles hyperspeed has been found hidden in Android Ice Cream Sandwich.

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Instead of going with the herd and swiping through staid pages of apps and widgets, now you can watch a Star Wars hyperspeed-esque spacescape and pick your apps as they come flying by you, thanks to a hidden launcher in Ice Cream Sandwich. It's not the first Easter egg that we've seen in ICS (see second YouTube video below), and it's a bit crazy, but it's also undeniably awesome. To increase its utility somewhat you can slow down its speed by tapping the screen, which makes it a bit easier to poke at the app you're looking for. If you want in on the fun, all you need to do is install and run LauncherPro and make a desktop shortcut by holding down on the screen and choosing "shortcuts" and then "activities." If you scroll down the list to "launcher" and then select "Rocket Launcher," you'll have a shortcut on your screen that'll run the space-themed app navigator. Maybe someday we'll see a hack to let you use this when you click the home button, but for now you'll need to get your laughs in from the shortcut.



[Thanks, James!]