Chameleon Launcher now available in beta from Google Play, full release to follow soon

August 3, 2012

The Chameleon Launcher has truly been one of the most successful Kickstarter projects of late, and not only did it manage to get its financial backing really fast, but it has also become reality blazingly quick.

As promised, the custom user interface for Android tablets has been made available in Google Play in “early August”, though the app is still not out of beta. Therefore, for the time being, only Kickstarter supporters will be able to install and use the overlay.

We’re expecting Chameleon to get out of beta and be released as a fully functional and available for all app in only a couple of weeks. But if you feel like you can’t wait that much, you can still get in the beta testing. To do so, you’ll have to go over to Chameleon’s official website and pay a pretty generous 10 bucks fee out of your pockets.

Is the app worth the $10, you might ask. Well, it does, as far as we here at Android Authority are concerned, considering how nice it looks and how much it could change your interaction with a tablet. You can set up multiple home screens with your own personal layout of widgets and apps, which will ensure your device will look exactly how you want it and fit your needs and preferences.

If you’re not very familiar with Chameleon, but it sounds like something you might be interested in, you can check out this in-depth look at the app from back March, or the following video clip showcasing the beautiful and highly functional UI after it has been worked on and significantly improved.

Chameleon fully supports Honeycomb, ICS and Jelly Bean-based tablets, and, although there might still be a few kinks to be ironed out before its full launch, we highly recommend keeping an eye on the overlay. And if there’s any financial backer of the app listening to us right now, please hit us with a comment and let us know how did your first interaction with Chameleon go down. Are there any bugs or glitches to report? Is it as beautiful in real life as it is in online demos?

Make sure to check our Android Authority On Air Hangout show tonight – we’ll be talking with Chameleon developer Phillipp Motuzas about the Chameleon project and developing for Android. It’s on Google Plus, feel free to join in!.

Comments

  • Anonymous

    Did they “lose” there Kickstart money a month ago and then ask everyone to resubmit the money?

  • http://twitter.com/drdrewdown drdrewdown

    Nice sentence

    “Well, it does, as far as we here at Android Authority are concerned, considering how nice it looks and how much it could change your interaction with a tablet”

  • derekross

    Don’t forget, we’re also hosting a LIVE broadcast tonight at 9:30pm EDT on our Google+ page with a developer from Chameleon. Get your questions ready!

  • http://www.facebook.com/david.loman David Loman

    Any chances for this launcher to come for smartphones as well?

    • Guest

      Yes it will

  • Manuela Liriano

    : ) Nice hope to try it out on smartphones <3

  • http://twitter.com/professorbeej B.J. Keeton

    Unfortunately, it’s showing as being unavailable for pre-order on my Galaxy Note running CM9. I’m not sure if it’s worth going back to stock to try. What do you think?