UPDATE: Version 1.1 has gone live. If you want to give it a download, you can just head on over to Google Play and give it an update. Or, if you’d rather do it from your phone, it is easily accessible from there as well. Of course, I probably didn’t need to tell you that, as Google Play is most likely already nagging you about updating a bunch of your apps as it usually does.
It has been two weeks since the Chameleon Launcher released version 1.0 into the Play Store, and since then, the company behind it has been hard at work trying to bring a bunch of new features and widgets to the new application. The company just recently published a bog post talking about and highlighting a few things that we should be expecting to come in the upcoming 1.1 release, including a brand new Google+ widget along with a GCal widget. Of course, that isn’t the big news in version 1.1 though. They have just uploaded a new teaser video that is showing off one of the most requested features since the beta launch of the the Chameleon Launcher: support for stock Android widgets. Yes, you read that correctly, after version 1.1 goes live on Google Play, you will have the ability to use all of your existing widgets inside of the Chameleon Launcher. This is big, big news for the application.
I am especially excited for the Google+ widget. From their new teaser, which you can watch here, it looks really slick and smooth mixed together with the Chameleon Launcher’s UI. That aside, Chameleon has also posted some new information along with a look at what some of the developers have doing with their Widget SDK, and also promised that they would be adding a “Widget Catalogue” for users to browse through in the near future so that all of their users are able to access third-party customization.
The company did not provide any sort of exact date for the update, but they have hinted that version 1.1 would be available in “the very near future,” which could be anytime today to next week. At least that is what I think the update time frame would be if they are trying to get started on the Widget Catalogue and get that out in the near future as well. I originally wasn’t so sure about Chameleon and their layout, but after this, I am sold on the idea and will be getting this for my tablet. It is definitely an intuitive and unique way to customize your tablet, and frankly, I love it thus far.
Are you going to get the Chameleon Launcher? It will set you back by $10, but from what I have seen, this specific application is well worth it. On the other hand, you technically can give it a free trial with the 15 minute window you have to give it a test run before the “Refund” option disappears. I highly would suggest it, these developers really know what they are doing.
source: android police