SPB Shell 3D Update Adds Host of Requested Features


Released barely a month ago, SPB Mobile Shell has already tallied more than 50,000 downloads and a ton of positive reviews.  Although we initially balked at the $14.99 price tag, we’ve since warmed up to the launcher/home screen replacement.  We spent a bit of time playing with the app at Google IO this past week we came away feeling like it gorgeous, fluid-like, and easily worth your money.  SPB was my favorite app developer from the Windows Mobile (T-Mobile MDA) days and they always do a bang-up job of jazzing up a phone’s experience.

If you think SPB would stop here and rest on their laurels, you’d be mistaken.  Instead, they’ve been improving the app, adding in many user-requested features.  Hit the Android Market to download v1.1 which includes bug fixes, performance improvements and the following details…

  • Free widget placement (to enable this option after upgrade, set “Auto Arrange” to “No” in Home settings)
  • Live wallpaper support
  • 3D birthday widget
  • 3D scrolling in program list
  • All day events support
  • Redesigned calendar panel


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Scott has been running AndroidGuys since 2007 and loves nothing more than reading up on the latest smartphone rumors. His other mobile efforts can be found on Android Update (CNET) where he covers Google's mobile platform.

  • gad

     Would love to see to see this home replacement on my Tab.It would be gorgeous

    • greenbat

      It’s working and looking great on my tab ;-)Well worth the money 

      • http://twitter.com/mr_internet Loren Paul Wiener

        Dear Greenbat , 
        Pray tell thou says it is playing on thy “tab” please elaborate to which ‘tab you speaketh’ ?? plz-eth 

        I could not get said app on my honeycomb tabs, galaxy 10.1 or acer 500 only my phone..

    • greenbat

      It’s working and looking great on my tab ;-)Well worth the money 

  • http://profiles.google.com/lighthouse.q91 Radz Nguyen

    I think It would be gorgeous for eveyone :).
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  • bobomb

     Holy crap, still $15.  No way.

  • Mike

    Frigging hell! 50,000 downloads! That’s $749,500 and it’s crap!

    • Sjohnson

      Obviously 50,000 people disagree with you! 

  • Andy

     Still not worth 14.99

  • http://www.facebook.com/yourwrist Robert Norris Hills

     Eh I got it. I have since gone back  fto launcherproEX. 

    While it was nice, it frequently caused lockups on my Galaxy S and lagged something fierce..

    Its pretty, guess it depends on how much you are willing to sacrifice to get a “pretty” ui.

  • http://twitter.com/mr_internet Loren Paul Wiener

    This app is the reason (or last one) I had for buying my first android device, the Atrix 4G. 

    I would love this for honeycomb tabs too, if anyone has achieved this plz let me know. 
    My iPad2 is not happy with the idea

  • http://twitter.com/mcasao ManwellC

     Way over priced!  This isn’t the Microsoft app store.

  • SDWolf

    Loved it on my TyTn, and it runs nicely on my G2.  Just wish it had landscape support….

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  • Anonymous

    Now we’ve taken a look at the Nexus hardware, the Nexus One from Google.
    We’re now going to look at the Nexus hardware.

  • Brittney_marie1988

    I feel like there should be more settings!!! Am I doing something wrong???