Gingerbread launcher

If you're just dying to try the Gingerbread launcher, MoDaCo's pulled it from the Android 2.3 SDK and packaged into a handy app. How's it different from the stock Android 2.2 launcher? It has colors. But, hey, it's cool to try, we guess. Download links are after the break.

 
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Not that I want to try it but where are the download links?

It doesn't show on the mobile site.

Abe318 says:

niceeeee

dvogonen says:

Big letdown.
The launcher is the most visible part of Android. It has remained unchanged so long that it is now screaming fore some spit and polish.
Painting the notification bar black and the icons green does not change the fact that the stock launcher is very, very beige...
Let us hope that Google are working on something. The alternative launchers are decent, but by nature they lack tight system integration of settings etc.

chief113 says:

How pumped is everyone that we'll soon be getting Howard Stern on our Android phones? This is great news.

How so?

How is stern on Android?

DemonI81 says:

*wrong reply button*

mjneid says:

Howard Stern... i'll be nice, but i do not like that man at all. most Americans with a moral standard don't actually.

back on track it is a HUGE program. i just hope it isn't that big in the Gingerbread ROM.

DemonI81 says:

So that's why millions of Americans pay over a hundred dollars a year to listen to him? I know he's the only reason I pay for Sirius.

OT: I've still got the old launcher on the Droid X, it didn't update to the new style with the 2.2 update. Should it have updated or did the X not get an updated launcher?

DemonI81 says:

So that's why millions of Americans pay over a hundred dollars a year to listen to him? I know he's the only reason I pay for Sirius.

OT: I've still got the old launcher on the Droid X, it didn't update to the new style with the 2.2 update. Should it have updated or did the X not get an updated launcher?

finanandroid says:

Gingerbread Launcher is in the Market

Downloaded this yesterday, ran it for about 5 minutes, uninstalled, then realized ADW is so much better. I don't have experience with Launcher Pro, but the reports I've read are pretty much the same. For the size of the stock Gingerbread Launcher, I'd expect more. On another note, vanilla android is supposed to be Android at its basics. The idea is for the end user to be able to customize Android to their liking. This incarnation of the launcher seems to give a better BASE to start from. So I don't truly have a complaint about it. If I'd never used any other launcher than vanilla android launchers, i'd be excited about the changes.

I ran it also, but now I can't figure out how to totally unistall. I deleted from the market, but its still running on device. Help!

marrrio_ says:

app drawer isn't 3d like froyo in this launcher... notification bar isn't black either.. i'll just sit tight and wait for my ota for my NexusOne.

dante501 says:

Try warm rom 4 they have a download link.

Rossy B says:

I think its kind of blah. At least that's what I could infer for the 30 seconds it was on my phone. LOL.

TvTechGuru says:

Seeing it for the first time in the pic above I'm not too impressed with the square look. I like the current rounded edges look better.

And second, I'm surprised this isn't against SDK rules for developers. To pull something out of the OS like that and make it an app on the market I would think would be a big no no. Why wouldn't Google care? I would, you're screwing with their OS and releasing features early.

Jjpp23 says:

If that's a feature I'll stick with featureless...

tim242 says:

Orange selectors blah. Orange selectors are so ugly. That's what I hate most about stock launchers. I see they didn't change that. No way to customize dock blah. Size too big for something so basic. Sense, adw, lp, & other alt. launchers ftw.

broth6 says:

Is there a way to have the app on your phone but not run it? I had it on my phone but didn't like it so I uninstalled it.

vinny#AC says:

Yes there is, download Home Switcher from Market and you can switch back and forth very easily. If Home Switcher doesn't work for you try Home Switcher Froyo. I use this app all the time to switch back and forth from 3 different launchers. It's a must.

broth6 says:

thanks

tim242 says:

Broth6: Color me confused. If you don't like it, why would you want it taking up space on your phone?

vinny#AC says:

I always liked the 3D app drawer. I have both the Nexus One and MyTouch 4G. I DL Launcher Pro and set up MyTouch 4G just like the Nexus One along with the 3D app drawer. After using MyTouch with the Nexus One like launcher I ended up keeping the MyTouch 4G back to stock just for a change. I ended up enjoying it very much. I wish they kept the stock Nexus Launchers with the 3D app drawer. Just says Nexus, the king of Android. Saying that I know I will not be able to say no to this new phone. I will end up buying the new nexus as well.

PS don't forget the podcast tonight. Im sure Nexus S will be the topic.

BoNg420 says:

Search on market its there.

Search gingerbread launcher or just gingerbread and it should be close to the top.

Nothing to special anyways. I like Sense better anyways.

MasterX says:

So I tried just to get an idea of how Ginger will look and I must say it looks Amazing but since is not the original I didnt feel like having it on my phone. I cant wait until Verizon releases the OTA for 2.3 Droid X

sookster54 says:

It's not bad, it's much the same as Froyo's launcher but with different colored icons. I also ran across ADW's Gingerbread theme which is about as good (minus the dockbar).

bborst says:

Uninstalled. Caused all of my on-screen apps and widgets to disappear and reduced my number of scroll screens from seven to five. - Droid2.

I'll just wait until Gingerbread is rolled out. Too bad though, I liked the look of the new launcher. :(