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Gingerbread Style Icons for Android
We have seen the first Gingerbread operating system ported to other devices, while ports arrive to your Android device (if it comes), XDA member Longsh0t presents this set of icons, so you can have a taste of it with no more waiting. Using Launcher Pro and Folder Organizer, you can have Gingerbread icons like Angry Birds, Astro File Manager, Browser, Camera, Contacts, Documents to Go, Dropbox, Email, Engadget, Facebook, Gmail, Maps, Market, Phone, Shazam, Skype, Twitter, Youtube, and many more.
The developer is open to receive requests for more icons, so step in and please leave feedback.
Originally posted by Longsh0t
Gingerbread Style Icons
I created these icons for use with Launcher Pro and Folder Organizer. There are not very many since I only created ones that I needed but feel free to post requests here and I’ll create them as I can.
Also you can use these icons as you wish but credit would be appreciated!
Icons include – Angry Birds, Astro File Manager, Browser, Camera, Contacts, Documents to Go, Dropbox, Email, Engadget, Facebook, Gmail, Maps, Market, Phone, Shazam, Skype, Twitter, Youtube,
12/12 – Added Google Voice, Nook, Zedge, Skyfire Browser, Droid Comic Viewer, Handcent SMS, Meebo
12/14 – Added Voice Search
12/15 – Added Icons by Dougefresh91 (thanks!)
12/17 – Added Calculator, Calendar, Dolphin Browser, DoubleTwist, Kindle, Media Player, Video Player,
Fixed SMS icon
You can find more information in the icons set thread.
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