In this edition of the Friday Debate, we discuss one of the core strengths of Android – the ability to customize the appearance of the operating system in just about any way you like. From widgets and live wallpapers, to icon packs, and custom launchers, it’s easy to give your Android device a full makeover. And even if you prefer the appearance of stock Android or an OEM layout, you can still add a few touches to make it truly your own.
Download new Hangouts, Google Launcher and the Nexus 5 wallpaper (Updated: permanent Voice Search FC fix!)
Now that the Nexus 5 is out, all the goodies are starting to get leaked. This includes the new Google Launcher and the new SMS-enabled Hangouts!
Want to give your Android home screen a little more oomph? We’ve taken the liberty of putting together some of the best launchers for Android! Curious to know more? Read on to find out!
Chameleon Launcher has come a long way since it first started its Kickstarter campaign. Once it broke out of it’s successful introduction, it underwent a lengthy beta phase that caused all sorts of hype and produced all sorts of excitement. The one thing that held it back was that it was a little too pricey right out of the gate. Priced at $10, most people wouldn’t pay that much just to try out a launcher that they might not even like.
Version 1.3 of Apex Launcher, which was released yesterday, quickly made headlines for all the wrong reasons. Customers reported in droves that the app suffers from a serious FC problem. Luckily, it didn’t take long for the folks behind Apex Launcher, Android Does, to respond.
The developer behind Chameleon is really firing all cylinders with its steady stream of update of the Android launcher alternative. After releasing build 0.9.0 last week, which was then followed by version 0.9.5 – we finally have an up and running Chameleon V1.0.
The Chameleon Launcher beta updated to version 0.9.0 yesterday. Among other updates, the widget API is now available, allowing developers to start creating widgets for the tablet-only launcher.
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…
If you compare an iPhone with another iPhone, you can see a lot of similarities. You can see similar square icons, the white or gray interface, the same search bar design, and the same virtual keyboard. Unless you gain special access to your phone, you cannot see a big difference between two iPhones. On the other hand, when you compare two of the same Android devices, they may look identical on the outside but they can be different on the inside. If you have read our article about the best applications for customizing and personalizing your phone, the Google Play…
As the number of things we store on our phones continues to grow, the more we are inclined to find something that can help us browse everything easily. Sure, we can flip through each page of content but that’ll take forever. Instead of wasting precious time, speed up your browsing experience with Claystone Launcher version 2.0. Termed as the first-ever tandem launcher available for Android devices, Claystone Launcher 2.0 allows you to simultaneously use it with your phone’s standard launcher. The good thing is, you don’t have to scroll through various homescreens or even worry about extensive fiddling just to…