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SPB Shell 3D Out of Beta and Available on the Android Market

Remember SPB Mobile Shell?  It’s now known as SPB Shell 3D and is available in the Android Market and at one heck of a steep $14.95 price tag.  We posted up our video walk-through of the beta of this software almost a month ago, so it’s not going to be new to any of our readers, but wanted you to know it’s there for the purchasing.  A couple of notes:  it’s not supported on tablets and also doesn’t allow live wallpapers for “performance” reasons.  So, a $14.95 price tag and can’t run one of the basic Android functions.  Anyone interested?  

Download Link ($14.95)

Here is our video again:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KlULbfUTI8[/youtube]

Cheers Jason!

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  • Surfminded

    cool home app. I way to much for the OG droid. cant wait to upgrade to the tunderbolt.

  • Lethalprophet

    Ok. so I’ll make this easy, pro/con style:

    PROs:
    Looks SWEET
    Runs smooth (non overclocked DX on Deodexed Gingerbread)

    CONs:
    $15
    Nothing new, functionally
    3d carousel for fave contacts advertised WITHIN THE APP appears to be missing
    can’t customize dock
    can’t customize placement of icons on screens (aside from the order they appear in)

    CONs (in my picky opinion):
    can’t make background image static
    can’t remove icon labels
    can’t change number of row/columns of icons on screen
    no 3d (really, in THIS app?!?!?) app drawer

    In short, if you’ve got $15 to spend on pure eye-candy, go for it. If you’re looking for something functional, stick with LauncherPro

    I rated it 2 stars in the market, mainly because of the price compared to the functionality

  • PASS. The limitless customization of Android is a benefit, not something to cover up with an ugly skin (and pay $15 for none the less)

  • Brendan

    This would be so much better if the widgets didn’t automaticly go to the top

  • Warren Peace

    It’s free in the wild

  • Kdkinc

    SPB …. OH !!! they still around LOL

    Its like a app launcher with handcuffs, very primitive IMHO oooooh 3D, FAIL

  • Pcrowley59

    Downloaded on to a old Droid 1 that is only running WIFI, it’s working, really takes alot to run it tho. I used the APK below. Loaded fine, one warning came up then it left. Theres a lot to it but I don’t think I want it on my Tbolt. Apps worth about 2 or 3 dollars at the most………….Love my new Tbolt……

  • Anonymous

    Pass!!! Two problems.

    1. Price, worth $3 bucks top when compared to the competition. To tell you the truth I would not use it even if it was free.
    2. Reminds me of windows mobile. I use to have spb mobile on wm 6.5 and those phones needed a front end overhaul. But Android is light years ahead and has a great selection of replacements with premium versions costing a few bucks.

    This is not my cup of tea but that is what makes android great, you have choices.

  • Anonymous

    Pass!!! Two problems.

    1. Price, worth $3 bucks top when compared to the competition. To tell you the truth I would not use it even if it was free.
    2. Reminds me of windows mobile. I use to have spb mobile on wm 6.5 and those phones needed a front end overhaul. But Android is light years ahead and has a great selection of replacements with premium versions costing a few bucks.

    This is not my cup of tea but that is what makes android great, you have choices.

  • Chris

    first

  • Tehckotek

    i found this link to download the app., i did it and it works great, B-U-T you have to setup the panels to avoid updates from the own app. for example the PICTURE/TIME/WEATHER panels, take them off, because those panels force the application to connect throw the market and automaticaly will cut off the configuration with the phone. it means that the previous or stock launcher would come out. right now i’m using htc evo and it flies, love it (i’m a LP user)…. i used to have the droid2 but verizon forced $$$ me to switch (still having my droid2 just because i love it). i found the link in another website…. cheers!!!!!

    TO SHARE
    http://www.megaupload.com/?d=4GOGE19B

    • Bogdan Gechka

      what is already accidently let the app communicate wit the market and now i can set it as my default. Is there something i can do?

      • Tehckotek

        Just don’t use the preload panels and make sure to instal it and set it up without network…. turn down the connections… then after finish it, turn everything back on

        • Bogdan Gechka

          thanks it worked i took out the panels and it works now. But i have one more question. Hows the battery life on this.

          • Tehckotek

            well.. battery is good, no complaints at all, for me it would be kind of the same. the difference between the droid2 and the evo “with the battery” is that the evo eats it all battery like just for breakfast

  • Slenderbiggq

    Would love to try it but nervous of new refund policy….I’ve tried multiple apps and did not like them and I am still waiting for my refund—-I doubt its coming but I mean $15.00 is to steep for a 15 minute window should one not like it….Furthermore I’ve seen too many reviews stating people haven’t gotten a refund. SMH number one lets go back to the 24 hour refund window and numbet two, lets bring this app down about 50% or at least offer a trial version.

  • Bogdan Gechka

    im rooted and i found a free apk but then i install it and it asks me to activate it and when i press activate it loads for a couple of seconds and then say device not supported. Can anyone help?

    • Anon

      huy it?

      • Anon

        buy it?

    • you are using the beta version download the spb 3d

    • oh and to get around the beta version press the search button when it says device not supported

  • dude its so good do another video its almost worth 15 bucks

  • Larry

    lol there’s no need to be angry about bad pricing… this isn’t the xoom 3g/4g. Just don’t buy the damn app… we all use adw or LP anyway.. let it die.

  • did they really expect people to buy there app for 15$ when every single other home screen app is free? it doesnt even look good.

  • Chris

    you can download the apk but it doesnt let you set it as home. as soon as you press the home button the app dissapears and you have to uninstall it. Spb knows if you didnt pay for it D: So dont bother trying the apk folks

  • Finestgq1

    $14.95…. hahha, thas what make us head to bit torrent site, and download it for FREE.

  • Computer Dreams

    i have it, played with it for about 15 mins, dont really like it tbh, id rather stay with my liberty 1.5 honey comb theme…

  • Robvanwinkle

    So where can I find a ripped free apk of this? I’ll Googling it until it pops up. It may not even be worth it as it seems like overkill and probably is a memory hog,

  • Anonymous

    Really adds something to the Galaxy Tab experience. Really nice launcher for an Android Tablet… I can’t see myself using it for my phone though. And yes I shelled out the $15 bucks… oh well.

  • Juan_ortega92
  • OMG $15?

    and you get what like 2 minutes to see if you like it before you get refunded. This is why they should have never changed the refund time

  • Anonymous

    Honestly I love the look and feel of this and for everyone saying it doesnt have an app drawer watch the official video someone posted below. not only does it have an app drawer but it has some great integration in it. Overall though I cant justify a 15 dollar price tag, and like others have said below cmon free app of the day lol.

  • no thank you… i used spb mobile shell on my old windows 6.5 phone… and it was very cool at the time, i realize a picure of my dog taking a poop would look better than stock winmo 6.5…. i’ll stick to my imitation honeycomb ala launcher pro plus…

  • Alvinm 77

    Played with the beta for a few weeks when I had my DX. Not worth that price, sorry.

  • OK, to be fair, they’ve come a long way since this video was taken. Take a look at their official video. Come on Droid Life, let’s see a new walk through of the real application! 😉

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVU84J1ShSQ

  • I just wanna point out that it does have an app drawer now. Android Central has a review of the new version you can buy. Still not worth 15 bucks though. I’ll stick with ADW EX.

  • ugly as sin! No WAY I would use that, even at a free price tag.

  • That price will keep this app from ever being successful on Android. For $15, you are begging people to go out and pirate your app.

  • Anonymous

    No way – not for $14.95. I’ll be just fine running LauncherPro on my OG Droid.

  • Tim242

    Nope.

  • Stephen D

    Hell no.

  • Anonymous

    Really ugly

  • f*** no!!!

  • Bret

    It gets rid of the app drawer. So, no. I’m not interested.

  • Larry

    Does adw.ex work on xoom yet?

  • Larry

    Does adw.ex work on xoom yet?

  • It seems like the only thing you would be paying for is the 3D effects. Everything else is just crap and free on the market. Not worth the money.Looks like MIUI with a 3D page flip. Meh.

  • Skilcher

    I’ve used this and found it consumed 98Mb of my RAM on my DInc. Had to uninstall it as I like my droid to run barebones. Awsome idea, but needs to be an OS, not a shell, IMHO…

  • Arthur

    I had mobile shell back when I had an Omnia, while it was a needed improvement to an old win mobile phone it’s more or less just eye candy on Android, but minus the basic Android eye candy. And for 14.95 you could get Launcher/ADW/Go, a bunch of cool widgets, a bunch of live wallpaper you’d never see again with SPB, and you’ll get to keep your app drawer. This belongs on Fugly Android.

    • I agree with you. I had SPB Shell running on my HTC Touch. It was great on top of Win mobile. However I put that phone/combo in the desk draw for a Droid….. Looking at it running on droid makes me smile. Just a glorified task manager/window switcher now. 14.95 for a needless memory sucking process.

    • I agree with you. I had SPB Shell running on my HTC Touch. It was great on top of Win mobile. However I put that phone/combo in the desk draw for a Droid….. Looking at it running on droid makes me smile. Just a glorified task manager/window switcher now. 14.95 for a needless memory sucking process.

  • the beta sucked so this will suck

  • Chris Nimon

    I think there are very few apps that should be over $5.

  • Chris Nimon

    I think there are very few apps that should be over $5.

  • Sounds like one to try when Amazon puts it up for free, but not before.

  • Sounds like one to try when Amazon puts it up for free, but not before.

    • Anonymous

      Haha, my thoughts exactly.

  • SPB Mobile shell was practically required to mask the inefficient today screen in older windows phones/pdas. i used Mobile Shell for years when I had a windows phone. Not sure why I’d need it on android.

  • SPB Mobile shell was practically required to mask the inefficient today screen in older windows phones/pdas. i used Mobile Shell for years when I had a windows phone. Not sure why I’d need it on android.

  • Give it a week this will be free….LOL Seen it happen with the best of them.

  • Give it a week this will be free….LOL Seen it happen with the best of them.

  • Anonymous

    Maybe we should have a petition on devs like this, over charging their apps. This is APP ROBBERY!!! Very nice work, but like Kellex has pointed out if it can’t support a basic function on Android like Live Wallpapers then why buy it!!!

    $15, this app better bring me a beer, turn on my favorite sports, and send the wife and kids to the store for a day. Especailly for a App. I smell a little greedyness here 😛

    • Mr.Joe

      WTF? $15 to send the wife and kids to the store for the day?

    • Anonymous

      My thoughts exactly. Just $15 and you don’t need an app drawer anymore! Oh and it spins 360 degrees! …Cooool … :/

  • Anonymous

    Ha ha, very funny Kellex. April 1st is still two days away. No way I’m going to believe you when you tell me that someone is trying to charge $15 for a home replacement. I mean, come on. Devs aren’t stupid enough to believe that people will pay that price.

  • saltorio

    $15 for launcher? WTF? NO!

  • saltorio

    $15 for launcher? WTF? NO!

  • Amazon. . . . I’m lookin at you….. Free app of the day soon?

    • Nex

      Man I hope your right, suddenly i like Amazon’s market

    • That…would…be…

      AWESOME!

    • Aguilacahc007

      +1 and LOL

  • saw this beta come up a while ago, signed up 5 times and never heard back…$15?? youre crazy

  • JT

    Sure, a little more coin, but damn that looks sweet!

  • Dustin

    Spooty

  • Anonymous

    They must be a slight bit crazy asking that much. There is nothing about it that is worth that much.

  • Anonymous

    seriously? 14.95 worked on winmo when there really wasnt anything else to use… and it just made winmo exponentially better… but for android.. where it “lacks” basic features… with a 14.95 price tag, the only thing exponential is the price.. meh. i’d rather stick to launcher pro or adw and donate $5 to the devs..

  • Yo momma like it

    eh na

  • Anonymous

    It’s gotta go on sale for $5 or $10 soon, right? Does it look sweet? Absolutely! Enough to pay $15? Heck no. Especially since I doubt my D1 could handle it.

    • Pcraig87

      I had the beta running on my OG overclocked to 1.1 and it ran pretty smooth. It just got old after a couple of hours so I removed it.

    • Pcraig87

      I had the beta running on my OG overclocked to 1.1 and it ran pretty smooth. It just got old after a couple of hours so I removed it.

    • pj

      I seriously doubt it. It used 55mb of memory for background processes on my incredible.

  • DroidzFX

    Let me think about that…….yeah NO.

  • Kevoskee

    14.95? Hmm have to add 14 more dollars to my bank account. I pass, if I wanted an i*hone I would of brought an i*hone

  • Dshudson

    no

  • Dshudson

    no