Two days ago, Chameleon received an update that brought one of the biggest features yet: the widget API. Not content with one big update this week, however, the Chameleon Team has just push a major performance-improving build to the Play Store, bringing the launcher up to v0.9.2.


The list of fixes and improvements is a good one this go around:

  • Major improvement to memory usage.
  • Much faster start-up, especially for devices running ICS or newer.
  • More stable, with several bug and crash fixes.
  • Improved adding/removing of Dashboards.
  • Improved Time/Date based conditions (Dashboard context).
  • Improved “Edit Conditions” View (now faster and uses less memory).
  • Drastically improved issues with Widgets appearing blank or being drawn twice.
  • Reduced size of .apk file.
  • Added a countdown timer graphic to Dashboard switching prompt.

If v0.9.0 was the biggest feature update to Chameleon thus far, v0.9.2 is undoubtedly the large performance-enhancing update yet. After messing around with this build for just a few minutes, I can definitely feel the difference - everything is sharper, more fluid, and just all around faster. If you're a Chameleon beta tester, you'll definitely want to install this as soon as possible.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.