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iOS 7 icons on Android for the Apple fan in you

Earlier this week the folks from Apple unveiled iOS 7, the new face of their mobile OS. Representing the biggest change to the iPhone OS since its birth. We won't get into if we like it or not, who copied who and all that jazz, but instead show you just how easy we can make our Androids look the same. Thanks to one fan we have exactly that.

Kakao Talk to launch an Android Launcher to compete against Facebook Home

Kakao Talk is a messaging app that's been available for Android for a while and has proven popular for Korean users. The company CEO has now revealed plans to Forbes that the company will be adding a new launcher within a couple weeks to make accessing its free messaging and calling app easier for users. The new launcher hopes to compete with Facebook Home.

Everything.me Launcher Hands-on: make your Android smartphone “dynamic”

Facebook Home, the launcher, will be available by way of the Google Play Store as of tomorrow. Given that, it seems we have recently been seeing a small surge dealing with launchers. The nice part is that these latest seem to be trying something different. We mentioned one yesterday called Homebase that had a Facebook Home-like theme and as of today we have something that is promising to be "dynamic." This latest is called Everything.me and we went hands-on to see just how well it lives up to that claim.

Facebook Home Review

Time to get social folks! In just a few days time you'll be able to get your hands all over the all-new Facebook experience on Android, simply called Facebook Home. If you want an even deeper experience the HTC first smartphone will also be available on the same day, April 12th, for you to enjoy Facebook in all its glory. We've had a chance to take Facebook Home for a spin lately and you'll want to read on to see if it's a worthy home screen replacement, or just a gimmick by Facebook to stay relevant.

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.

HTC Myst ‘Facebook Phone’ hardware details leak

For those that missed the news late last week, Facebook is preparing something big for our Android smartphones, and are hosting an event this week to show the world. With rumors regarding their own Android OS skin like the Kindle Fire, a Facebook Phone built from the ground up, or even just a Home Launcher. Today however, we have the hardware details on the actual device.

Chameleon Launcher for Phones now available in Google Play

Chameleon originally came to light by way of Kickstarter and as an alternative launcher for tablets. As of today however, the launcher is now publicly available for any and all that want to use it, and also available for tablets as well as smartphones. Yes, Chameleon Launcher for Phones has officially landed in the Google Play Store. No real surprises here, however we do have the breakdown of features, versions and prices.

Chameleon Launcher 2 for smartphones public release coming soon

A teaser video of Chameleon Launcher for smartphones was released back in early-January and while we didn't know when that would be available for users at the time, we do have a bit of good news today. It seems the beta is now available and a non-beta release should be arriving sometime in the next few weeks. That said, lets get into the breakdown of who can use the launcher now, and where you can grab it from.

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.

Chameleon Launcher for smartphones shown in teaser video

We were given a brief look at the Chameleon Launcher running on smartphones back in early January, however aside from the video, not much was really said in terms of when it could be expected. That has changed as of today though. The folks behind Chameleon have released their latest Kickstarter update and it includes a sneak peek of the launcher running on a Nexus 4 and also a Nexus 7.
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