Most phones are still waiting on the newest version of Android, but if you want as much Gingerbread action as you can get right now, you can download the 2.3 launcher from the Market for your 2.2 phone.
We've shown you how to get the new Gingerbread keyboard on your 2.2 phone, and there are even a few (super unstable) Gingerbread ROMs out for phones like the Eris and the Evo. For the rest of us, though, it looks like someone's also ported the new home screen launcher to 2.2 for those of us that can't wait. You don't even need to have a rooted phone—just download, install, and choose "Launcher" when you hit the home button to see what it looks like.
There aren't a ton of new features in this launcher; you've got the standard app drawer at the bottom with two docked shortcuts and five home screens to fill up. The launcher does feel pretty snappy, though, so that's a nice improvement over whatever stock launcher you may be running. Hit the QR code at the right to give it a test run.
Gingerbread Launcher is a free download for Android 2.2 phones.
Republished from Lifehacker