Fancy to get the taste of Ubuntu on Android? Download Ubuntu Phone Experience Android.
In January of this year the developers behind the Ubuntu for Android Project announced their upcoming version of the OS for smartphones. They also made a demo of the features on a Galaxy Nexus Android device which we can expect from Ubuntu Phone. But if you can’t just wait for the official launch, Download and Install an app called Ubuntu Phone Experience.
One of the features that stands out in Ubuntu Phone is the sidebar launcher that is able to appear anywhere you want it. From here you can launch your favorite apps without having to search through all the software that you have installed on your system. Since the official announcement many developers have tried to mimic the features of the Ubuntu OS into implementations for Android. Some of the best implementations we’ve already shown you and we have another that works great. Ubuntu Phone Experience places the custom bar of the upcoming OS at the tip of your finger. This is done without the usual disadvantages that come with this kind of implementations.
Ubuntu Phone Experience is an Ubuntu launcher for Android which will place the stock left side bar that comes with Ubuntu Phone at your disposal. Here you can place your favorite shortcuts to the apps you most frequently use. Swiping from the left side will show the bar and once you release your finger it automatically closes. Holding and dragging your finger across the bar will reveal animations that display the app’s name. From here you can launch each one you feel like it. The launcher is highly customisable and provides 4 icon themes by default. You can set the one you like and also adjust the gesture zone from where you drag the launcher. Changing the bar density and reordering the apps are some other features you can customize with ease. Overall it works and feel great.
PROS of Ubuntu Phone Experience for Android:
+ Best implementation of Ubuntu Phone yet
+ Icon themes including downloadable
+ Adjustable interface
CONS of Ubuntu Phone Experience:
- No multiple selection for shortcuts
Download Ubuntu Phone Experience for Android free by hitting the play store button in review widget below. Enjoy Ubuntu on Android.
UPDATE: Looks like Google has removed the Ubuntu Launcher for Android from play store! Checkout Top 5 Ubuntu Launchers for Android.