Yesterday saw the xda-developers release of the Android 2.3 virtual keyboard for rooted 2.2 devices, and today, we’re getting the Gingerbread launcher–no root required. The app comes from Paul O’Brien of MoDaCo and is a free install for 2.2 devices. Just scan the QR code below (or search the Market for “Gingerbread Launcher”), install, tap your Home button, and select the new launcher. Damn sexy if I do say so myself…and I do. In the short time I’ve been using it, performance is flawless.
Paul promises a trimmed down version the 5.6MB app in the near future.
UPDATE: This screencap is from my HTC EVO 4G with Sense. The launcher does not change your notifications bar, Sense settings, or Sense apps. All you’re really getting here is the cute little buttons at the botton of the screen and a “Manage Applications” item in the home menu. This is just the latest Android launcher: 5 screens, preview cards, and standard App Drawer.