Different Android users like different UIs that different manufacturers ship with their phones. Some might like the HTC Sense UI and will go for a HTC device, while others might prefer Samsung’s TouchWiz UI, while others prefer a stock experience as how Google had intended Android to be like. Unfortunately sometimes it will result in a toss up between hardware and software, with some deciding that they’d rather have hardware that meets their specifications than a fancy UI. If you’re the owner of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus but you’ve always had a soft spot for Sony’s Xperia arc S’ UI, you’re in luck.

XDA forum member, koaaN, has managed to port over the Xperia arc S UI onto the Galaxy Nexus. Surprisingly a lot of the major and important functions of the port are up and running which means that it should be good enough to be used as a daily driver. Some of the features that aren’t working yet include NFC and video recording, so if these are the two features that you can live without for now, head on over to the XDA forums for the instructions and for the download. Once again, proceed at your own risk and always remember to backup your data before making these changes!

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  • 1280x720
  • Super AMOLED
  • 316 PPI
5 MP
  • f/ Aperture
1750 mAh
    1GB RAM
    • TI OMAP 4460
    • None
    ~$429 - Amazon
    135 g
    Launched in
    Storage (GB)
    • 16

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