The release of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich was met with a lot of rave reviews, as a slew of new, exciting features were made available to the Android public. In the days following the release, an Ice Cream Sandwich statue was unveiled, fans rushed to get their hands on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, and phone manufacturers stumbled to dish out the latest Android mobile OS to previously released handsets.
But, the whole buzz has left several few out in the cold–those who, for one reason or another, will just have to miss out on the latest software update. I’m talking about Android users who own mobile devices released a few years back. Although your phone manufacturer has forever condemned you to stay in the Android Stone Age, talented developers have come to your rescue by cooking up apps, hacks, and fixes that will let you get a taste of Ice Cream Sandwich.
Check out the Gallery ICS app. It takes the ICS stock gallery app to your Android device, no matter what version of Android OS it’s running. Just download this app and you’ll have the much-coveted ICS gallery in minutes.
Get the same hot features that ICS users are enjoying with the Gallery ICS app. You can edit and touch up your pictures right after you take them with the built-in photo editor. Options available to users include Crop, Straighten, Flip, Rotate, among others.
Photo enthusiasts will be having the time of day with photo effects and filters, among which are Fisheye, Sepia, Lomo-ish, Grain, and Posterize. You can also reduce red eye, adjust the exposure, and play with the colors.
Users are even saying that the Gallery ICS app works better than the stock Gallery on their Ice Cream Sandwich. After you’ve applied the needed edits to your photo, you can easily share it with your friends on Facebook and Twitter or send it as an email attachment.
While users report just a couple of bugs in the app, such as setting the wallpaper onto the homescreen, the developers of the Gallery ICS app are working on compatibility issues and trying to get this app running on as many Android devices possible.
The app is free but for those who would like to get the whole ICS photo capturing and editing experience for a minimal fee or donation, you can get the Camera ICS+ app that puts the stock ICS Camera app packed with features (video recording, panorama, etc.) from the same developers.
Surely, a little support will go a long way in helping these developers’ efforts to bring a smooth, enjoyable mobile photo storage and editing experience for all. If you’re a photo junkie, getting the Gallery ICS app is a worthy endeavor. Download the Gallery ICS app from the Google Play Store for free.
What other apps do you know of that will replicate and bring the Ice Cream Sandwich experience to owners of earlier Android devices?