The bookmarks on the home screens of my Galaxy Nexus have the same red bookmark icon.

Is it possible to automatically display the site's default icon (i.e., the one which appears in the URL bar) as the bookmark's icon?

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    On my vanilla ICS (4.0.3) tablet, this appears to be default behaviour - the sites favicon appears as the bookmark icon on the home screen.
    – MrWhite
    May 21, 2012 at 21:36
  • Why not use the widget?
    – rm-vanda
    Jun 5, 2012 at 8:29
  • This other question shows some of the options for displaying bookmark icons in ICS: android.stackexchange.com/questions/28815
    – GAThrawn
    Mar 7, 2013 at 23:19

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The icon that is displayed on the action bar is called a favicon. It's a low resolution (usually 16x16) icon made to be displayed next to the name in a bookmark bar.
Android understandably doesn't use this as it would look hideous on your homescreen. For a website's icon to show up they need to add another icon: the apple-touch-icon. This one was meant to be used as an icon on the homescreen. Originally for iDevices, but android adapted it. Unfortunately I'm not aware of a way to add an icon yourself if the site doesn't supply it.

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