The team at Chameleon Launcher appear to be keeping up their breakneck-pace for updates, and today have hit a significant milestone in that ongoing process: their first release candidate. It's a pretty big deal for the once-upon-a-time Kickstarter project, and while I personally haven't found much use for it, there's no denying the Chameleon team has absolutely blown through the bugs and issues from the first beta released just a little over a month ago. The 0.9.5 release adds the following:

Here are some of the things included in this build:

  1. Added Dashboard Manager animations when adding/deleting a Dashboard.
  2. App Tray icons no longer get cut-off by some devices.
  3. Additional start-up time improvements.
  4. Fixed a major bug in the web views used for widgets causing bloated memory.
  5. Home Screens now go into an ‘Sleepy’ mode when inactive for a period of time.
  6. Fixed issue where widgets still sometimes appeared blank (fingers crossed).
  7. Fixed issue where widgets sometimes appear to be continually loading.
  8. There is now a max of only 4 home screens.
  9. Added “Shout-Outs” section, to make our Kickstarter backers famous! Thanks for the support.
  10. Can now post tweets/updates from Twitter and Facebook Widgets when the native apps are installed.
  11. Added, updated and finalized the default Chameleon wallpapers.

In addition, the changelog outlines some ongoing issues that are still being sorted out:

Some things we are still working on:

  1. Gmail widget is still blocking a lot of authentication requests.
  2. Google+ widget is coming soon.
  3. Calendar widget is coming soon.

Congrats to the guys at Chameleon for making it this far - let's hope this evolving concept continues to move forward to an official public launch on the Play Store.

The app was not found in the store. :-(

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