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Chameleon Launcher on Sale for $4, Also Shown Off on Phones

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Taking just a moments break from the CES news, I saw that Chameleon Launcher for Android was on sale through Google Play and wanted to give everyone a quick heads up. Chameleon is an alternative home launcher that was funded through Kickstarter and usually sells for about $10. 

It’s a neat launcher, offering up a completely new way of utilizing screen real estate, and revolves around good looking widgets and sexy wallpapers. To top it off, the developers recently made a video showing off the launcher on a Galaxy S3, which is a nice change of pace given it has been exclusively for tablets for some time.

For $4, it’s worth a shot if you’re looking for something new.

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  • Scott Fitt

    Don’t waste your money. Each update makes it worse. Too many good free launchers and cheaper alternatives

  • inzandity

    I was really excited to try this after watching the video. But after reading the comments, I guess I’ll pass…

  • Ben Merrel

    Teknison or what ever is just a shoddy developer. They development has been so slow “because they have to split their time between their clients and their own work.” In other words, they develop for their clients as a first priority. I understand that, but the support given is unacceptable bad considering the thousands of people who supported the development with their $10 purchase.

  • JulianZHuang

    going from $15 to $4 haha. i bet they asked Apple to help them made their kickstart video.

  • Robert MacDonald

    How do you get this on the note 2?

  • Jimmy Mac

    he says chameleon weird, CHAMELE-ON!

  • digitalicecream

    Whatever you do, don’t waste your money on this. There is no further development from that team and everyone who purchased it on Kickstarter, including me, has already abandoned it by now.

  • andrew galvin

    spent $10 on it after it got to the play store and never use the thing on my tablet. It just feels goofy and unnatural. I liked the concept that it created a completely new UI but just isn’t suited for your daily driver.

  • enob

    I like how in the demo he has nova launcher

  • Ryan Chapman

    I bought it for $10 while in Kickstarter, Put it on my xoom, was not worth keeping as my homescreen… Slow, not much you can do to customize it that I found, haven’t used it since.

  • bogy25

    Tiles…..

    • joejoe5709

      I thought so too

  • JoshGroff

    If I actually desired to have anything on my homescreen aside from a clock widget, I might be half tempted to buy it just to try it out.

  • joejoe5709

    Kellen, I think he said it’s a Note2, not a GS3. Nice to see a Nexus4 as well with the on-screen keys.

    Well I like it, but I’m gonna let it sit on the market for a few months before I throw down 4 bucks – and 10 bucks is just too much. Would I be wrong if I said it reminded me a lot of WP8’s Live Tiles. Of course they’re not all childish crazy colors, but still the idea is the same if you ask me. For now. I have a nice set-up in Apex.

  • Kevin Johnson

    Correction: That’s a Note 2, not a Galaxy S3.

  • krusty46

    Says for Tablets, where the phone version?

    • Kevin Johnson

      It’s in alpha phase right now. Should be in Beta soon.

  • EvanTheGamer

    I still can’t believe I forked over $10 to this so-called launcher. Such a bad call on my part. It wasn’t everything we ever wanted in a home screen launcher…was not what many expected it to be. Waste of money.

    • moelsen8

      ouch, i was ready to pay $4 for it to try it. but you’re not the first i’ve heard that from, my one friend at work backed it on kickstarter and feels the same.

      • JoshGroff

        Also, the comments in the app reviews all sound the same. I was really looking forward to trying it too, maybe I’ll just put it in my watch list and buy it when it matures.

        • EvanTheGamer

          Same here! They made it sound like the best homescreen launcher that ever was! And then, even months later, still one of the worst homescreen launchers in the Play Store. Such a disappointment.

    • http://twitter.com/ynotzoidberg ben jones

      I too made that mistake when it was on kickstarter. The preview video showed a great Netflix widget. To this day that widget has never been produced.

    • michael arazan

      Too bad they never followed through with all the widgets that were suppose to be available or made, guess they were expecting others to do it, biggest complaints I see.

      • EvanTheGamer

        Yep, that’s just bad business practice. I’ll never trust those idiots again to deliver on what they said would be available.

  • no thanks

    not available for gnex? what? also, why make two separate apps, one for tablets and one for phones? oh, so you can make double the money for an overpriced launcher, no thanks

    • Mode3fan

      Probably a blessing in disguise judging by the many bad reviews this launcher gets. Wonder why DL thought it worthy of this plug (sure, $4 is less than 10 but it’s still a bunch for an app. Especially one reported to be so buggy).

    • JulianZHuang

      they “earned” so many kickstarter support and this is what they offered to them… haha

    • EvanTheGamer

      Very smart. I wish I had said “NO” back then. But I was amazed at all the non-existent functionality it had in the video, yet there is none of that same functionality now. Pretty lame on their part.

  • Booyah

    Ubuntu seems lightyears ahead of this. A lot of that is in Nova already.

  • Dr_Buttballs

    Not available for my phone. Bummer.

    • Sean Stone

      Tablet only right now.

      • Dr_Buttballs

        Then how is it running on the S3 in the video?

        • wasdfgsdfg

          Phone version hasn’t yet gone live.

          • Dr_Buttballs

            Got it, thanks.

        • http://www.facebook.com/tylerjehills Tyler James Edward Hills

          isnt that a note 2?

        • http://twitter.com/sweatychocolate sweaty chocolate

          He says Galaxy note 2

  • http://www.facebook.com/jwiesneski Jeff Wiesneski

    Why is it so expensive?

    • KleenDroid

      Especially when nobody seems to like it?

      • WAldenIV

        I supported it on Kickstarter and wanted to love it. It’s pretty awful, though. Save your $4.

  • MikeSaver

    I would consider it on my nexus but i get absurd lag and general sluggishness since 4.2 and i feel it would only add to that..

    • Booyah

      Seeder.

      • rals

        I know, but we shouldn’t have to resort to using that. I like not having to root my device. Yes, 4.2 on my Nexus 7 sucks, I think this is the worst update from Google. I’m actually content the my GNEX is on 4.1.

      • Big_EZ

        Doesn’t do anything. Its been tested and adds nothing in terms of performance, but it does add security issues. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hflpcQjK2Q&feature=youtube_gdata_player

        • Booyah

          Tell that to my GNex and N7. I’ve uninstalled and reinstalled to compare lag. It’s not a crazy improvement but it is better (I prefer testing my own devices rather than relying on others reports). It depends on the device and what you already have installed. Different effect for everyone.

          • Big_EZ

            Did you reboot in between tests? Thats seems to be why people think there is an increase in performance, they forget to reboot and when they use seeder everything is already loaded so it comes up faster (just like it would without seeder)

          • Booyah

            I did. However, I also haven’t flashed a new ROM in a while or cleared cache, so I wonder if that had anything to do with it. Everything’s always nice and fast with a new ROM. Anyway, it seemed to do a little something for my stuff. To each their own I suppose.

    • KleenDroid

      Atom ROM on Rootzwiki. Try it