Ice Cream Sandwich: Hidden feature reveals Dreams screensaver

 

By Posted 1 Dec 2011, 12:08

We have some interesting news for those of you who enjoy finding out about hidden features of a particular mobile OS. In this case, it looks like Google has tucked away a collection of Ice Cream Sandwich ‘secrets’, one of which has just been discovered.

This discovery turns out to be a brand new screensaver mode called ‘Dreams’ which isn’t available in the standard wallpaper menus on the Galaxy Nexus, or any other device that is already rocking iCS 4.0, as reported from Android Police.

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This Dreams screensaver has been captured on video which you can check out below, and there were some theories that this is another Ice Cream Sandwich ‘easter egg’ that has been found, but it definitely belongs in the hidden features category since you can even interact with the screensaver once you get it working.

If you have the GSM Galaxy Nexus, you’ll need to install the Launcher Pro app which will allow you to place Activity shortcuts on your homescreen. After you’ve done this, find the Rocket Launcher app and fire it up on the homescreen and then the new screensaver should start, as seen in the video below. Once the animation is running you can click on apps that fly past you. If you click once the icons will slow down allowing you to see more clearly which apps are running past. You can actually launch apps from this screensaver which is pretty cool, although this method will probably eat into your battery life a little.

If you already have access to Ice Cream Sandwich, try it out now yourself and let us know if it worked for you. This is a nice little addition by Google, and we’re surprised that it hasn’t been noticed sooner. Will this be your new method of launching apps off the homescreen as soon as you pick up a 4G LTE Galaxy Nexus from Verizon?