Did you watch Apple's VP draw on his wrist during the Apple Watch announcement and wonder "why can't my Wear watch do that?" In typical XDA fashion, one enterprising forum member has brought similar functionality to Android Wear with a twist; it works on phones and watches alike, with other platforms on the way! The app is called Pinsy, and its release debut is a strong proof of concept with plenty of room to grow. You may remember the developer behind this project, XDA...
Nova Launcher Beta (ICS-based) for Samsung Galaxy Nexus
For those of you wishing to try an alternative ICS based launcher, take a look at XDA Senior member kevin@TeslaCoil‘s latest offering.
Nova Launcher is a launcher replacement based on the stock ICS Launcher and hence will only run on phones already running ICS.
Nova Launcher can install alongside the stock launcher and should work on any ICS ROM. However, in order for the widgets-in-drawer feature to work it must be installed as a system app.
- Custom grid size
- User setting for auto-rotate
- Resize any widget
- All/New/Downloaded categories in App Drawer
- Shortcut or resizable information in Widget Drawer
- Edit App Shortcut icon and label
- Wallpaper scrolling options
- Cube desktop effect
For more information, head on over to the application thread.
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