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Video: Sneak Peek at the New Chameleon Launcher Beta on Nexus 4 and 7

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The team behind Chameleon Launcher sent out a Kickstarter update this morning to show off a couple of sneak peek videos for a new beta that should become available within a couple of weeks. One of those videos (embedded above) is a look at the new beta running on a Nexus 4, which means the phone version of this 3rd party launcher is finally arriving some three months after it was first teased.

According to the Kickstarter update, this new Chameleon required some “radical experience and interface re-work,” in order to make the best experience for both phones and tablets.

Be sure to check out both videos, one of which is on a Nexus 7, and they stay tuned for the release of the beta. 

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  • girlkute

    Great, wish I had it. http://www.friv1.co | http://www.friv3.co

  • exzaybien

    Damn, that Weeknd song is everywhere

  • http://twitter.com/clearnano C.N.

    Do not support these developers i repeat, just DONT. For 10 bucks look how much support they give for the tablets. These money hungry folks leave you out in the cold. i ain’t going to make the same mistake again that’s for sure. Nova launcher is hella lot better.

  • Steve

    info overload…no thanks

  • Jroc869, Nexus-Life

    Forget all of these launchers. I want some truly beautiful and functional widgets. I want full page widgets that scroll and give me as much info as possible.

    • http://www.facebook.com/steven.elliott.524596 Steven Elliott

      Agreed. I currently use Android Pro Widgets.

      • Philip A. Kaiser

        Same. NOVA Launcher with a handful of those full screen widgets is perfect for me.

      • JMonkeYJ

        i also use and love APW, but i wish they had a G+ widget now that google crappified the official one.

      • Jroc869, Nexus-Life

        Yeah I use APW as well. Launcher pro was the first time I got a taste for full screen scrollable widgets and have been hooked ever since. I would love to see an app like Press come up with a full screen very interactive widget that looks very similar to the actual app.

  • http://twitter.com/Gastripod Michael Valadez

    That looks much better than the version I have now. Looking forward to the new build. Not sure about having it on the phone…

  • Kevin Bojarski

    I never thought much of these non-traditional launchers until I got a Nexus 7, and now I definitely see their usefulness.

  • T4rd

    Meh. It’s one thing to have a pretty UI, but it’s another to be efficient and functional. I dunno if it gets much simpler than Nova/Apex while still being pretty versatile if need be. So unless they drop support for their respective launchers, I doubt I will ever change them.

    • James_C_L

      ^ AGREED

    • WAldenIV

      It’s the worst $10 I ever pledged on Kickstarter. I’m not sure if I even used it for two weeks once it finally launched. I turned off during the beta stage.

      • http://www.keithbluhm.com/ Keith

        Ditto here, only replace “weeks” with “minutes” in my case. Ugh…

        • michael arazan

          And they never came out with a whole sleuth of widgets that I kept hearing about. I guess they were expecting other devs to develop the widgets for their launcher, like go, nova, adw had others add to those launchers.

      • Prox

        Same here, absolutely no useful functionality built in.

    • DrewNusser

      True, but it’s fun to switch things up every once in a while. That’s why I still have Launcher8 and Espier on my phone. I usually get bored with those after a few days and go right back to Nova though. Ah, the beauty of Android.

      • Philip A. Kaiser

        Hit the nail on the head. Somedays I have a bone stock look and stock launcher. Other days, I have clean screens with no nav buttons, no notification bar, and no icons. Everything is Gestures. I go back and forth all the time.

  • http://www.kovdev.com/ kover

    Looks smooth, I might give it a run. However, think we’ll ever see icon support? Pushing aside the fact that I make them, as an end user I really like to be able to have customized icons.

    • muffnman

      I believe it does have icon support.

  • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

    I spelled “peek” right!

    • BaconEater

      Yes you did.
      ;)
      Here…

    • Chiaroscuro7

      lol :)