Chameleon Launcher for Phones – How Does it Feel
Chameleon for smartphones was announced since the tablet version managed to get to a stable release, along with the adding of some features and widgets. The launcher that is part of the Kickstarter project is based on HTML 5 and offers a whole different look than what we are used to on Android.
Chameleon Launcher for smartphones is now in Beta testing and only available for those that supported the release through the Kickstarter project. As it is it has been updated a couple of times and is getting really close to a stable release. The launcher has a lot in common with the tablet version, only with the layout optimized for phones. On the lower side of the screen there is the app drawer button, a scrollable dock in the middle and another button for adding a new dashboard.
Through the adding of different dashboards you can have multiple setups for work, home and any other conditions you might think of. You can also set a customized dashboard to activate depending on certain rules, and also toggle WiFi, GPS and such functions. The launcher provides built-in wallpapers and widgets but allows for the setting of your usual widgets. Behavior was good throughout the testing, though I experienced redraws quite often when backing out from an app.
The Beta release of Chameleon Launcher can be downloaded from the Store assuming you are a supporter of the project.