Today, the popular Chameleon Launcher has finally launched onto the Google Play Store. It’s available for around $3, which is a big difference compared to what the tablet version cost. If you haven’t checked out Chameleon Launcher, you’ll want to check out Nathan’s overview about it. Chameleon is a rather interesting launcher. It uses it’s own custom API and basically turns your entire home screen into a big widget. I also had a preview build of it, tried it on my Nexus 4 but I wasn’t to happy with it. But it was pretty good performance wise. I just like Nova launcher better.
As Chameleon Launcher says “not all Android widgets are created equally” which is especially true for their launcher. All your stock Android widgets will not work. Here’s a list of widgets that come with the launcher:
-Media Player (Coming soon!)
-RSS News Reader
You’re home screen can also change with you. You can have it set up to show home screens with work-related stuff from 8-5 and then show personal stuff the rest of the day. It’s pretty neat. Chameleon is pretty easy to customize, but that can only go so far. As you can see above, not all your favorite widgets are there. Nonetheless you can get to home screens, widgets, app trays and wallpapers all with just a few gestures. Pretty neat.
If you’ve been on the fence about trying out Chameleon, I’d say give it a try. Just because I didn’t like it doesn’t mean you won’t. In fact other members of our staff love it. I just prefer launchers that are close to stock Android like Nova and Apex. It’s available on the Play Store now, you just have to hit the button below and download it.
How many of you tried Chameleon for tablets? Are you interested in the phone version? Hopefully this one will get more support than the tablet version did. Let us know in the comments below how you’re liking/disliking this one.