More and more smartphone manufacturers have been moving towards on-screen buttons, with Google really pushing for it over the physical button alternative. However, there are still a few OEMs (we're looking at you, Samsung) that have preferred to keep things a bit more traditional. Tell us which way you prefer and why.
App Review: Holo Launcher, Ice Cream Sandwich Launcher and More! – XDA Developer TV
Are you stuck on a non-Ice Cream Sandwich build due to your device being too old or unpopular? Would you like to have the same launcher as those who are running Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.4? Well XDA Senior Member mobint has provided us with an answer.
In this video TK reviews the Holo Launcher application, as suggested by an XDA Developer TV viewer. He shows off the application and talks about its use. So if you’re on an older device lacking development love, check out this app review.
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