If you've been chomping at the bit to get your hands on the Chameleon update that Kickstarter backers saw earlier this month, the wait is finally over. Released just a little while ago, v2 is now available to the public.

This updated version of the radical take on Android's launcher brings support for folders and linked folders, app launcher widgets, updates to most of the stock Chameleon widgets, and a bunch of overall performance improvements. This is also the first version to support phones, a feature that has been long-requested by lovers of the launcher.

For those who only want the phone version of Chameleon, the team decided to release a more affordable version ($2.91) which provides just that. This version will not work on tablets, so if you want the additional functionality you'll have to shell out a buck more for the full version.

Both the update and the phone-only edition are live in the Play Store now – hit the respective widget to give them a shot.

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  • Raybo

    Crashed within the first minute. I'll take the refund for now and try again later.

  • darrin

    What the big deal with this launcher

  • JoaquĆ­n Tuduri

    Looks like crap on my Galaxy S2. Only 3 rows per homescreen. Complete waste of space. Give me my refund.

    • Ankit Ess

      They state on the site that it is supported for phones with a resolution of 720x1280. Your S2 is nowhere near that.

  • Joseph Cascio

    I feel like all launchers should have a extended trial of at least 24 hours. I'm never willing to pay right out for a launcher because it has to be worth it. I can't determine that unless I use it for more than 15 mins. There is only room on my phone for one launcher. Paying for a launcher when I may never use it, is just stupid.

    • http://www.facebook.com/vivecuervo7 Isaac Dedini

      Nova Prime was my one exception, and it didn't disappoint. But other launchers have so many gimmicky features, and more to side with your point, Nova does have a demo and you can upgrade to unlock features.

  • http://ridukkokun.wordpress.com/ Dukkokun

    Cool. But since Dashclock is fucking useless on this, I'll stick with Nova.

  • s-cam-illion

    This at least shows that no matter how good of an exposure your app gets on tech blogs..
    If your product is shit.. they truth is unavoidable.
    2.8 rating for the original tablet version is woeful.
    Makes sense now why they went the kickstarter avenue to leech cash.

  • Nukewire

    Just bought it and installed it on my Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 10. I really didn't like it at all. It is very limited in what it can do and super slow on some simple tasks like adding a gmail account. I'll refund it and stick with Apex/Nova launcher.

  • Samsung Fanboy

    I have this launcher on my tablet and its so slow its practically unusable--no way in hell Im putting this on my Note or my wife's S3.


      Sounds laggy.