Ice Cream Sandwich has a hidden "Rocket Launcher"

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?



1. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

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

2. tacohunter

Posts: 408; Member since: Nov 06, 2011


3. vantenkiest

Posts: 316; Member since: Apr 20, 2011

this looks like something i would do just to kill time

4. DIYguy

Posts: 190; Member since: Feb 27, 2011

so smooth

5. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

lol, its running on a screen emulator.. give it a break.. lol. silly silly google programmers just wanna have a good time .:)

6. seanjohnusa91

Posts: 31; Member since: Nov 01, 2011

Would definitely use if LP wasn't so outdated.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

7. ledbetterp3

Posts: 467; Member since: Aug 31, 2011

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

8. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

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

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