Ever since my days of the T-Mobile MDA, I’ve been a fan of SPB. Thanks to them, I was actually able to stomach Windows Mobile. Between their apps and user interface enhancements, I was always looking forward to their next title. In fact, I was somewhat sad to bid them farewell when I migrated to Android. I wondered I would ever see widgets or full-fledged apps like Time, Weather, or Traveler on my Android handsets. It pleased me to learn that the company was in Barcelona this week to talk about their new SPB Mobile Shell 5.0 for my favorite platform.
The folks at AndroidCentral were able to spend a few minutes playing with the application and, based off of a few minutes of video, I love it. The great thing about SPB’s stuff is that it sits on top of the phone and doesn’t require rooting or any hacking background. Simply install and run it. The same goes for the new Shell 5.0 for Android.
As evidenced in the video below, this app really adds a lot of flavor to whatever Android experience your handset offers. One of the best parts about this app is how it can be updated by the developer and not entire ROM flash.
Look for a price and availability announcement from SPB over the coming months!