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Video: Regina 3D Launcher Laughs at SPB Mobile Shell

When a reader sent over this new launcher called Regina 3D last night, my first impression was, “Hey, that’s sweet…total SPB Mobile kang…cool…probably too complicated.”  But now that I’ve actually had more than a couple of minutes with it, I have to admit that it’s pretty damn impressive.  This thing has more goodies built in than almost any launcher I’ve seen to this day.  It’s definitely complicated, but once you get a grasp on how it works, it’s pretty fun.

Oh and the best part?  It’s free.  Take that SPB Mobile.  

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*Note – I should point out that you’ll need multiple Regina apps from the market to get the full experience.  You’ll see them all when you hit up the download link from above.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXhtxecPHr8[/youtube]

Via:  XDA

Cheers Ryun!

  • Kevin

    Not sure the author is talking about spb in a right way. the concepts are different. As far as visual effects, spb is far more refined. personally, I don’t think regina makes it with the same quality. If the “free” price is your major concern, why not try cc 3D launcher, which is quite similar to spb shell in the concept, but a free one.

  • Geno Dickinson

    I really like the launcher BUT it needs to support scrollable witgets for quick contacts Its a bummer i cant use a quick contact on a work space 🙁 ALSO… you can not resize witgets.. If these two things are implemented it will be the best launcher out there

  • Kevinthorn

    I’m loving this. Working great on my Dinc. One problem, I found my region code for my town, Clearwater, FL. And it does locate it..but the clock changes to the wrong time! 5 hrs. ahead of time. Right now its 10:03am. When I put in the code, the clock changes to 3:03pm! I can’t figure out how to fix that. ( by the way, for anyone having trouble finding region code, click on “help” in “add custom city” settings for the clock. It will explain it there.)

  • Buckgrad

    Aside from the earlier mentioned horizontal app scroll, and the lack of a rotating screen, I just ran into a couple of issues. When hitting the back key after being in my browser, Regina launcher has to re-initialize and reload the apps list. Not a huge deal, but they do need to fix that.

  • Anonymous

    I haven’t tried it yet, but can you hide apps in the tray like you can with LauncherPro?

  • Erg….horizontal app drawer…anyone know how to make it vertical? That’s a deal breaker for me

    • Buckgrad

      Agreed. Too much like iPhone, and I’m more used to the vertical.

  • Installed it on a stock OG Droid. Works ok, but too laggy in my opinion.

    Too bad, because this is a great launcher. I love the widgets, especially the calendar and tasks widgets.

  • Fleezus

    Well…we are indeed impressed…so far… 😀

  • Fleezus

    Well…we are indeed impressed…so far… 😀

  • Very nice post Kellex, this Launcher kicks ass!

  • Jawshua

    Wow…. goodbye Launcher Pro Plus! All this time you’ve taken off Federico, well it allows something like this to challenge and most likely devastate your throne!

    After using this for only like ten minutes, I already can see myself not wanting to go back to anything else. And anyways, LPP’s lack of recent innovation, and the developer disappearance, and no interesting updates, had me using Go Launcher EX just because it ran so smoothly and was really stable. And I’m normally not one to rely on bells and whistles for my replacement apps, but Regina has that and even more in spades!

    Just the fluidity and seamless transitions had me hooked in the little time I’ve spent with it. And the integration of note taking and clock and weather is wonderful. Good find! I now, can not wait to delve deeper in to this app. I’ll probably always keep Go and ADW, to have a change of pace, but once again, just really turned off by Federico’s lack of development and new institutions to LPP, has really made me forget and no longer be fond of the app that brought me into the world of home replacement apps.

  • Anonymous

    Looks very promising. Nice to see launchers aren’t dead. Would love to see this on the xoom too!

  • Buckgrad

    OK… this one has my attention! Very smooth on my Droid X. Didn’t think another launcher could get me away from LauncherPro, but Regina has the potential. They need to add screen rotation function, and I would prefer the apps to scroll vertically–sideways reminds me too much of the iPhone. But overall, it’s a great look. Anxious to see what improvements come along!

  • Anonymous

    downloaded onto OG droid, works quite well…needs a little refinement before it’ll replace adw ex or lp+ though…but it has definite potential

  • Anonymous

    downloaded onto OG droid, works quite well…needs a little refinement before it’ll replace adw ex or lp+ though…but it has definite potential

  • Chris

    im using it now and can’t seem to find that many features. from what i have found so far it looks like the stock og droid launcher has more features except regina 3d has much better visual effects. maybe im missing something

  • Chris

    im using it now and can’t seem to find that many features. from what i have found so far it looks like the stock og droid launcher has more features except regina 3d has much better visual effects. maybe im missing something

  • Calvin2110

    Flawless on the Thunderbolt

    • Ben

      Agree. Very nice on tbolt. Keeping it.

  • M0train

    How do you switch back and forth from stock launcher and this launcher on DX?

    • Grasshopper

      You have to clear the default using manage applications, find the default launcher and select, at the bottom is clear default button. After clearing default it will ask you every time you hit the home button, which launcher to use until you set a new default.

      • M0train

        Cant seem to find it…

        • john

          I used Moto home fix, can make blur launcher default, but little features don’t work.

    • John

      get “Home Switcher” from the market

    • Jawshua

      Ahhh…. so refreshing actually seeinga reply that was helpful, four in fact. Ia hundred percent expected to see some arrogant, anti-social tech-nerd, respond with an unhelpful, “if you don’t know that, you shouldn’t be using these apps” comment. But was gladly surprised to see civility in the anonymous den of a-holes ond Droid-Life. Congratulations on not furthering this stigma. 🙂

  • Question: what is the custom code of cities for the weather app? For instance, I live in Columbus, Ohio and would like weather for that city, does anyone know how to find that code?

    • Grasshopper

      its your zip code 🙂

    • zip code worked for me.

    • Jeff

      CBUS here also yo.

    • Jawshua

      Yeah I live in Ohio as well, and just entered in my zip code. The way the Dev worded it didn’t initially make me think to put that in, but I tried it anyways and it works.

  • John

    runs nice on the DX
    very nice start to a fun launcher….but its missing soooo many little features here and there I’d never be able to switch to it permanently.
    Unless I’m missing something there are Very few actual Options to chose from. Very little customization of how it actually runs. ADW EX is my flavor of choice so thats what I’m mainly comparing it to. With ADW I feel like i can customize everything. With this launcher its what you see is what you get. no options under the hood.

  • Anonymous

    Its nice but I can’t see myself using this as a daily driver.

  • Anonymous

    I think this has great potential. I was actually thinking of buying spb mobile when i read this. I immediately dl it on my droid x and it runs great. I am currently on fission rom and i see no slowdown of my phone with this launcher. There aren’t a lot of widgets at the moment, but i think that’ll change. Kellex, i really appreciate your hard work, so don’t listen to the jackasses with their useless criticism. btw, whatever happened to the social thing at the bottom of the website? i liked chatting with other droid-life members.

  • Luckyr1981

    I’ll stick with my Sense 2.0 on my TB. Looks great though

  • OK. Downloaded and tried on both Droid 2 Global and Droid Incredible. Both laggy when changing screens. While it freaking looks AWESOME, just the screen flipping would kill me. If they just went to a normal screen flipping, I may change from LauncherPro+. Also, I really prefer the scrolling than the page flipping for the app drawer. As of right now, LauncherPro is still smoother and still gets my vote for best launcher.However, this thing has some great potential and I hope Fede adds some of these type of features into his rewrite.

  • D3nkianma

    When i try and use the missed notifications Regina widget and click on sms i get “the application isn’t installed on your phone i looked on the market but couldn’t find any Regina sms app any ideas?

  • Mr. Joe

    It’s ok. There’s a lot of potential here, but it isn’t on the same level as SPB. YET

  • Patch89esch

    This makes my OG feel OOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLLLLDDDDDDDDD 🙁

    • John

      don’t feel bad. it was considered old long before this
      😉

    • Aguilacahc007

      o man, i was sooooo gonna try it, then i read your comment. I love my OGDroid, but i need to upgrade! Damn you Bionic, why arent you here yet!?

    • Aguilacahc007

      o man, i was sooooo gonna try it, then i read your comment. I love my OGDroid, but i need to upgrade! Damn you Bionic, why arent you here yet!?

  • two_cents

    does it always support 4×5 workspace or is that cause I have it installed on my rom? I think its natively 4×5 which is great

  • John

    Looks nice on my Droid x GB 2.3.3, so far … but in settings under Secret Workspace, last words under that says “secret worksapce”

  • LMAO, Kellex your slow, I had this last night and already had my way with it and yes it works great on the DX however it is very slow for my taste and i am running the Gingerbread 2.3.3 zapx ginger 4.1 custom rom along with the gingercomb juiced rom on top of it and it is fast but comparing it to GO launcher, it is garbage in that aspect but wayyyy better then that lame ass SPB mobile. So for all of you droid nOObs still on those slow ass outdated phones i wouldn’t even bother with this unless you want a very slow phone cause it requires a up to date graphics card.

    • So you had it last night and Kellex posted it today and you think he is slow? I’m thinking you have no idea what it takes to run a website. Actually, I know you don’t.

    • trumpet444

      Just bc someone has a “slow ass outdated phone” in no way makes them a noob. I guarantee there are OG Droid users who can run circles around you with their coding knowledge but can’t afford to buy retail every 3 months or whenever the best new phone is out. And actually, your DX is fairly outdated too! Not quite “slow ass” yet but give it a few months. Newer apps and games will soon bog you down as well. Not trying to start a flame, just saying that generalizing is dumb

      • He is just a douche that thinks his phone defines him.

    • Oh, and by the way, it is you’re, not your. nOOb.

    • Asf

      ummm … you’re cool. Why don’t you dev your own stuff and then start calling other people noobs. Otherwise, keep on ripping other peoples stuff and act cool, but keep your noob comments to yourself. Ummm… and you’e phone is going to be outdated in about two weeks. If you can get the newest one, it means one of two things. You’re really rich and you need a new hobby, cuz this ain’t it. Two, you’re a big time momma’s boy who gets everything for free but acts like a big balla. Stop calling names and be useful.

  • Anonymous

    Really cool launcher but unfortunately my OG Droid can’t keep up. The sliding of the launcher bar to transition between screens is a cool effect though. Will keep my eyes on this one especially when I upgrade later this year.

  • YourMomsTwaht

    Looks nice. Needs to be a bit smoother.

  • Question: Does Regina 3D work well on the Droid X?

    • Yes!

    • John

      yes it runs well. i didn’t notice any lag.

    • Jawshua

      Yeah, same here, when I went to the Market and got the weather plugin, there was a delay in getting back into Regina, but I blame that more on my phone being obese with apps.

  • Grasshopper

    I’ve never seen a launcher that allows for such freedom w/ icon placement. Crooked rows/columns here I come!

  • xxdesmus

    maybe it’s just me, but all these “3d” skins/apps just look so damn tacky…ick.

  • Grasshopper

    Works great on my Fascinate:) very cool stuff indeed. Looking forward to future updates.

    It doesn’t allow me to pick wallpaper from my gallery, though. The option is there, just doesn’t work:(

  • Grasshopper

    Works great on my Fascinate:) very cool stuff indeed. Looking forward to future updates.

    It doesn’t allow me to pick wallpaper from my gallery, though. The option is there, just doesn’t work:(

  • Grasshopper

    Works great on my Fascinate:) very cool stuff indeed. Looking forward to future updates.

    It doesn’t allow me to pick wallpaper from my gallery, though. The option is there, just doesn’t work:(

  • Porno

    It’s okay.. I like Sense 2.0 on my thunderbolt better.

    • Gunther

      Sense SUCKS. I hate HTC for starting the trend to add crap custom UIs on top of Android. Curse them, a thousand times, curse them. If it had not been for HTC, maybe Motorola and Samsung would never have thought to create their equally Blur and whatever you call that other horrid UI.

      • MathiasW

        Me too. I hate Sense, I don’t understand how anyone could like it. It makes huge, bulky widgets that take up the whole screen, slowing down an otherwise fast OS/Phone. HTC basically found a formula like Apple’s, stick crap people don’t want, or would not otherwise want on their phones, make it look stylish, and they will all suck your cock.

        • Porno

          Potty language isn’t necessary.

        • Kierra

          I dont like Sense either. LPP gets slapped on both

        • Calm down. It is called choice and that is what Android is all about. Don’t buy an HTC phone with Sense if you hate it so much.

      • Porno

        I used launcher pro on my Droid with CM 7 for almost a year. I think I have a pretty good perspective.

        If someone could skin LP to make it look like Sense 2.0 launcher I’d be game but nobody will create the Metal theme so I’m sticking with Sense 2.0, for now.

        • Porno

          Or rather the versions of CM that spanned the last year.

  • Pretty good, but after a few minutes of playing with it, I think it could use a little more work. I really like the dropdown weather from the clock/weather widget but don’t like the repeated initialization time.

  • Anonymous

    I see now why the companies want to lock down phones. These small-time Devs create better launchers then the multi-billion doller companys do.

    • Anonymous

      Its from something called passion and the love to do amazing things. No matter what i love seeing things like this being made shows talent and heart are still in the wild.

      • Anonymous

        I can’t add anything more to what you just said

        • Anonymous

          lol thanks, Devs are what keep anything alive and running. I would love to
          see what these guys could do if they had the backing and money the big boys
          have.

          • Sp4rxx

            If they had the backing, the ‘big guys’ would end up stripping the individuality out of the dev’s idea to make it more sterile and lifeless.

            Here’s to open source and individuality!

          • Anonymous

            True that would happen.

          • Aguilacahc007

            i almost cried after read your comments 😉

          • Anonymous

            Thanks

        • Anonymous

          lol thanks, Devs are what keep anything alive and running. I would love to
          see what these guys could do if they had the backing and money the big boys
          have.

    • I agree with what you are trying to say but wether companies lock down phones or not they can use this launcher.

  • SECRETS DON’T MAKE FRIENDS.

    • Etg212

      But friends make secrets

      • Guardianlvg

        Friends may make secrets… but a real friend will help ya hide the body

  • Mii

    This is actually really kool , go secret home screens. its like having 14 custom home screens

  • Mii

    This is actually really kool , go secret home screens. its like having 14 custom home screens

  • Spill

    Yeah, but most thing laugh at SPB, I can’t believe they still think their product is worth anthing when there are so many nicer free alternatives. All are crippled though, when one of these “3D launchers” finally supports live wallpaper than I might dl.

  • I prefer Sense 2.0!

    3.0 update soon plz!

  • Rather Lame if you ask me. Even on the d2g i had issues with lag. It isn’t developed enough yet. It seems promising enough though.

  • The Observer

    I need to get my eyes checked. At first glance I thought it said Vagina 3D Launcher. Geez…

    • Anonymous

      i did a double take too its ok.

      • Anonymous

        Wow, pretty nice, will have to check out. It just show that these devs can make better launcher than the OEMs Moto and company need to get a clue

        • Anonymous

          I have to ask what was with all the replys you have sent me. They we all ads
          as if your account was hacked.

          • tbaybe

            yea…. i got the same thing!! Damn adds from 1bad69z28

          • Anonymous

            Man, my aplogies, early this morning I had 100 bounce back emails, my email
            was hacked into. Friends and family emailing me that I was hacked. Changed
            my password and ran a virus scan. So everything should be better. Please let
            me know if that happens again.

            How did you get those emails, Did it reach Droid life and to all of the
            comments from my login??

          • Anonymous

            Yeah they hit DL

          • Anonymous

            Man, friends and family were telling me it was a Viagra attack. My virus
            scan came up Negative and have changed my password so things should be good.
            Again let me know if it happens again and my apologies. Don’t know how this
            happened.

          • Anonymous

            It happened cause u bought a pallet of Viagra lol

          • Anonymous

            It’s all good broseph!

            I was like when did you ever promise me a link in response to a comment from the Androidify article which was light years ago if I still remember correctly.

          • Anonymous

            Yupyup, got a few “interesting” replies from u this morning……just hit u up about it on another post……..figured u got hacked or bought some stock in boner pills & wanted 2 promote it

        • Anonymous

          I have to ask what was with all the replys you have sent me. They we all ads
          as if your account was hacked.

    • Jawshua

      Is it your eyes, or naughty mind you need checked? Sinner…. 🙂

  • Davros / aka Chris Nimon

    Nice GUI. Looks awesome for free. How many screens does this have including the secret screens? Changeable dock background and settings?

    • Grasshopper

      Davros, very limited settings menu. No options for docks or backgrounds, just endless rotation, vibration, and a couple 3D effect settings.

  • Yes, it works on the Droid 1, but the transitions are very slow.

  • It’s great looking, but it still has a way to go to compete with LauncherPro or Go Launcher. The weather widget doesn’t recognize many US cities, but in time I’m sure the dev will add them. Great start though. I’d definitely make the switch once it becomes more refined.

  • Work for the OG Droid?

  • Work for the OG Droid?

    • Works just fine on my OG Droid. Rooted and slightly over clocked to 800 on stock kernal.

    • Patryn150

      Works on mine, BB .62 w/ 800mhz clocking.

    • b00ky

      I just installed this on my Droid 1 (which I just un-rooted – don’t ask) and it runs surprisingly smooth. I am not saying it will be as nice as a faster phone, but it is definitely usable.

  • Anonymous

    Looks good, but all the superfluous animations would probably melt my OG Droid’s outdated hardware.

  • Anonymous

    W00t! Gots me a mention from the BOSS!