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Android gets a taste of Windows Phone 8 with WP8 Launcher

Most of us already set with Android, but just in case you've been lured by Windows Phone 8's touch-friendly live tiles, you can now have the best of both worlds. Say hello to WP8 Launcher, which adds a Windows 8-style user interface to your Android phone. This means that you don't have to ditch your Android device and buy an all new Windows Phone 8 device to just to use that WP8 user interface.

Apex Launcher updates with new features, fixes force-closing issues

Apex Launcher updated today to version 1.3, bringing with it some new features, including a brand-new force-closing feature where the launcher would force close every time it opened. Okay, that's not really a feature, but it was a problem that arose in the 1.3 update. Apex Launcher has since been updated to 1.3.1 to fix this issue.

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.

MIUI Launcher modded for any ICS ROM

No two ways about it: the MIUI family of ROMs has a unique visual approach. Blending elements from Android, iOS, WebOS, and plenty of manufacturer skins to boot, it's become one of the most popular ROMs for those who love to tinker with their user interface. The Android 4.0 version MIUI 4 is still a work in progress, but if you've got an Ice Cream Sandwich phone or ROM, you can try out the MIUI 4 launcher and lockscreen now, thanks to RootzWiki member "hoppermi".

Nova Launcher updated to Version 1.1

If you've got a Galaxy Nexus or an updated/modded Ice Cream Sandwich device, your choices for worthy launchers are pretty slim. The best to emerge among the short field is Nova Launcher, from WidgetLocker developer TeslaCoil Software. We've mentioned Nova Launcher before, but their latest update adds some notable new features for both free and paid users.

Motorola’s 4.0 ICS launcher leaked, try it now

Now I know the first thing many of you might be thinking is why would we want this. Most people tend to steer away from Motorola's user interface changes previously known as BLUR. Well, with the latest Gingerbread builds on the DROID 4, and some of what we've seen from Moto's 4.0 leaks has been promising and I'm sure some wouldn't mind giving them a try on their own phone.

GO Launcher HD hits the Google Play Store for ICS and Honeycomb

There's no shortage of custom launcher apps for your Android smartphone, but when it comes to tablets, options have been somewhat lacking for the better part of a year. One of the first to release a true tablet launcher comes from a familiar place: the Go Launcher team. Their new app, titled Go Launcher HD for Pad, is designed for Honeycomb and Ice Cream Sandwich tablets, and it's a free download in the Google Play Store. If you're looking for something beyond the standard launcher that's built for tablets from the ground up, you should check it out.
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