The Jelly Bean Desktop

The Jelly Bean Desktop

Android Jelly Bean’s clean interface is one of its best features. Flickr user Knight Hawk2 wanted that same experience on his desktop, and now you can have the same look and feel on your desktop too.

Want the Jelly Bean desktop on your Windows system? Here’s what you’ll need to make it happen:

An unusual feature of this desktop is that it doesn’t use many of our most frequently-seen customisation tools, particularly Rainmeter.

Jelly Bean 4.1 [Flickr]


  • To be honest I’ve never understood the attraction of “cover your desktop in meters and feeds” utilities like RainMeter; this minimal approach is much nicer.

    • yeah I agree I have nothing on my desktop and then use it as a workspace for temporarily saving and downloading files to, and then clear them off to trash or archives after I’m finished working on them.

  • I don’t know why Google don’t push Android as a desktop OS. For general consumers it would be enough and it wouldn’t be too hard for developers to make apps for different screen sizes. Add offline Google Docs and you have most things general consumers would need.

    • I hear ya. They’re still pushing ChromeBooks, with an OS that actually competes with another of their own OS. It’s nuts.

      I guess the money isn’t it desktops.

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