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Ice Cream Sandwich has a hidden "Rocket Launcher"

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Ice Cream Sandwich has a hidden
In case you've ever dreamed of flying through the cosmos with app icons zipping past you, you're in luck because for some reason or another Google has another Easter Egg hidden within Ice Cream Sandwich for you. This is of course in addition to the uber-weird homage to the nyan cat meme that Google also built into ICS, but at least this one is somewhat useful. 

This Easter Egg, which is called "Rocket Launcher", is a little bit trickier to find than NyanDroid. For this one, you'll need to install LauncherPro (one of the better launcher replacements anyway), which will let you access Activity Shortcuts. When placing the Activity Shortcut, just choose the Rocket Launcher option from the menu, and when you open that shortcut it will put you into the Rocket Launcher. As we said, it's essentially flying through space with app icons whizzing by you. If you tap the screen, the icons will slow down and allow you to tap an icon to launch the application. 

We're not saying it's very useful, but it is marginally more useful than NyanDroid. The maker of the video claims it is an example of "Dreams" in ICS, which are essentially interactive screen savers. Not sure why you need a screen saver, but necessity shouldn't get in the way of a little fun, right?

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posted on 01 Dec 2011, 14:44 3

1. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

...gash. that's a news which will change my life.

posted on 01 Dec 2011, 14:44 4

2. tacohunter (Posts: 408; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)


posted on 01 Dec 2011, 14:47

3. vantenkiest (Posts: 312; Member since: 20 Apr 2011)

this looks like something i would do just to kill time

posted on 01 Dec 2011, 15:02

4. DIYguy (Posts: 190; Member since: 27 Feb 2011)

so smooth

posted on 01 Dec 2011, 15:19 4

5. remixfa (Posts: 14604; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

lol, its running on a screen emulator.. give it a break.. lol.

silly silly google programmers just wanna have a good time .:)

posted on 01 Dec 2011, 15:28 1

6. seanjohnusa91 (Posts: 31; Member since: 01 Nov 2011)

Would definitely use if LP wasn't so outdated. RIP Fede development.

posted on 01 Dec 2011, 22:59

7. ledbetterp3 (Posts: 467; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)

Oh, I thought the title meant a Nexus exploded this time lol...

posted on 01 Dec 2011, 23:48

8. biophone (Posts: 1994; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)

Imagine trying to explain how to use that to an elderly person

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