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Ask any five Android fanatics you know the following question: "What's the most exciting tablet-based launcher project in the world right now?" And you're likely to get five identical responses. The Chameleon launcher has captured the imagination of Android tablet aficionados after a successful Kickstarter campaign and plenty of coverage from news outlets like this one. Today the developers posted two videos showing off Chameleon's impressive complexity and flexibility, and naturally they're showing it off on the hottest Android tablet going: the Nexus 7.

Of the two videos on display, the one above is of the most interest, since it gives us a good look at Chameleon's fascinating widget engine. The speed and adaptability of placing and changing widgets is truly impressive. I do have to wonder about the sheer number of interactive elements on each homescreen (with at least three separated by function) but it appears that the launcher will be at least as customizable as the others on the market at the moment.

Your faithful Android Police writers are all subscribed to the Chameleon private beta, set to begin in early August. We'll be sure to give you an exhaustive rundown once we get our hands on the launcher, leading up to its public release in the fall.

[Thanks, Michael!]

Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • y5

    woah.

  • http://profiles.google.com/tdrussell1 Trent Russell

    Ok that looks bonkers.

  • Alex Flynn

    Holy crap that looks awesome.

  • Ryan

    excited for the preorder.

  • ericl5112

    I put down my pre-order, but to be honest, I wasn't expecting much. The promises seemed very pie in the sky. I'm changing that opinion more with every update.

  • http://twitter.com/calebkester Caleb Kester

    Reminds me of my glorius Palm Pre. Can't wait for this!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1746542382 Roman Ševčík

    i want buy Nexus 7, but i dont know when it will be in Slovakia... Can i find it on any European e-shop? thanks

  • Joris

    That looks SWEET!!!

  • http://twitter.com/ToysSamurai Toys Samurai

    Assuming that the Chameleon launcher will end up becoming an app that everyone can install through the Play Store, it makes you wonder why the OEMs spend so much time into their so called "customization" that has to mess with the underlying OS, and yet still brings little new concept to the OS in general. Just look at the launcher of the TouchWiz, or the Sense UI. Yes, they may have some features that are missing from the stock launcher, but there is nothing that justifies the kind of heavyweight modification to the stock OS.

  • masterdebater

    That is outstanding!

  • lolwut

    I don't get it.... all it let's you do is resize widgets which you can do on a homescreen in ICS or JB anyway so what's all the excitement for? I mean it's looks ok I guess but it doesn't really offer anything new.

    • bbq

      I believe it actually does time based screens. As the day moves on, you can set different widgets to show up, and the like.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1833212652 Chris Mckechnie

    There's no notification bar!

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