Wednesday Poll: What Android Launcher Are You Currently Using?

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It has been way too long since we last asked our community members what their favorite Android launcher was. Since the last time we asked, there are a few newcomers to the game who have certainly taken some of that marketshare away from the big dogs. Apparently the last time we asked, Nova Launcher wasn’t even on the scene, so that should definitely change things up.

If you answer “Other”, please let us know in the comments which launcher you are using.

What Android launcher are you currently using?

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


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.  (more…)

Chameleon Launcher Finally Hits Google Play, Go Grab it For $10

The day has come, Chameleon Launcher has finally landed on Google Play for Android tablets. We’ve been following the project for some time, even back when it was a little ol’ Kickstarter idea. Now, it’s on Google Play for $10.26! For those that may scream, “Overpriced!” we wouldn’t necessarily disagree, but then again, if a completely re-imagined launcher alternative is what you’re looking for, this is a great application.

It’s main focus is on personalization through widgets and colors. We’ve had the donation version for about a month now and it’s been getting better and better. If you end up taking the plunge, let us know what you think down below. It’s still nice to have options.

Play Link ($10.26)

Chameleon Launcher Beta Updated, Custom Wallpapers and Plenty More Inside

If you happen to be a part of the Chameleon launcher beta, then you’ll be happy to know that a new update was published last night to Google Play. Inside there are a ton of bug fixes along with some added features. Taking center stage is the ability to use custom wallpapers (finally), no longer needing your Google Play password for verification, and they have also laid the groundwork for many more widgets to come in future updates.  (more…)

Video: First Look at Chameleon for Android

Chameleon for Android, a Kickstarter funded tablet home replacement app, has entered into its beta stage, which means that the 7,000 people that pre-ordered it will soon get an invite to start testing. Others have been hand-selected to test the app, a group that we were lucky enough to be a part of.

As is customary around these parts, we like to take apps that have generated a substantial amount of buzz for a test drive to see if they can live up to the hype. While this is still beta, the Chameleon team is confident enough in it to at least let people start to play with it.  (more…)

Chameleon Launcher Beta Begins to Roll Out – Another Month Until Official Launch, Already Looks Great

Beta downloads for the Chameleon launcher are beginning to roll out to Kickstarter backers and Beta testers. We’ve had hands-on for about 10 minutes now and so far, it’s pretty fantastic. It is minimal, smooth, and offers exactly what we wanted – quick access to news, emails, and social media. Word is that the team is “still a month out” from an official launch, but we can already tell they’re pretty close to a final product.  (more…)