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Facebook Home announced: here’s how it forks Android

After all the waiting and speculation we can finally put the rumors and leaks to rest. This morning Facebook has just kicked off their "New home on Android" event and essentially announced what we knew was coming. With plenty of leaks we had a good idea but now it's official. It's called Facebook Home and will be a replacement for your standard Android home screen laden with news feeds and Facebook galore.

Vire Launcher offers 3D effects and real-time lighting [Hands-on]

As you all probably know, switching out the launcher for our Android phones is one of the easiest and quickest ways to change and personalize our devices. Today we've been shown an awesome brand new option for Android phones that's currently in beta called Vire Launcher. It has some of the best visuals and animations we've seen yet, is free at the moment, and runs amazingly smooth. Check out our hands-on video below.

Apex Launcher updated with 4.2 Jelly Bean features and much more

For all you home replacement fans looking to rid your device of HTC Sense, Samsung's Touch Wiz, or just love the stock look of Android 4.0 and above Apex Launcher is a popular choice. Being one of the most popular Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich based launchers it has been a big hit, but today just got even better with the latest update. The developers merged what's new from 4.2 Jelly Bean, and added a huge list of awesome features.

Chameleon launcher gives early access to Kickstarter donors

There's a ton of launchers available at the moment, but depressingly few are for Android tablets (with Go Launcher HD being the best among them). Chameleon is a new tablet launcher that uses an impressive methodology: its layout changes depending upon the time of day, connection, or even GPS location, catering itself to which apps you use in which situations. Like seemingly everybody these days, the creators have started a Kickstarter campaign to get Chameleon finished and into the Google Play Store.
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