Android owners will have some really cool eye candy to play around with because SPB has just released Shell 3D. If you remember back to the Windows Mobile days of old we were saved from a horrible user expereince by HTC Sense and the second biggest UI replacement SPB Mobile Shell. SPB really put a lot of time and development into this product and it has always show with excellent graphics and usability. Now that they have released Shell 3D for Android it is clear that they have another winner. I really like the speed and fluidity that it has and the massive custimization available.

The now famous SPB Carousel that allows you to rotate between pages, now enables you to interact with each frame while you are still in the carousel instead of actually launching the page and reverting back to the carsousel when finished. There is a ton of other enhancements that I am going to take for a (cough) spin shortly when I get this loaded up on my Android device.

For now, check out the video and press release below if you are using SPB Shell 3D on your Android device!

Here is the Press Release:

March 30th, 2011 – SPB Software, a leading mobile software developer, has launched SPB Shell 3D for Android – a 3D user interface for end users with the best-in-class user experience that offers a seamless fusion of functional usability and visual aesthetics. SPB Shell 3D is a product built on SPB UI Engine – a technology platform – optimized for building next generation, high-performance mobile user interfaces.

SPB Shell 3D is a successor of the SPB Mobile Shell product line. The SPB Mobile Shell series is the most awarded mobile UI solution available on the market today. It has been publicly recognized as the number one best-selling mobile UI application across all smartphone platforms for the past 4 years. SPB Mobile Shell has also been successful among mobile carriers and OEMs, and has been deployed by over 15 device manufacturers and carriers, including Sony Ericsson, Toshiba, and O2.

SPB Shell 3D provides the users with a rich engaging user experience that transforms the whole Home screen into a 3D space. Fast switching between screens with a single gesture, unique smart folders with easy access to all important apps directly from the home screen, and a rich set of animated 3D widgets, make the navigation simple, effective and intuitive. The underlying SPB UI Engine makes the UI fast, natural and highly responsive.

“The SPB Mobile Shell product line became very successful mainly because it matched up impeccably well with qualities that end users really like,” said Sebastian-Justus Schmidt, CEO of SPB Software. “SPB Shell 3D is a fine example of the UI that can be created using SPB UI Engine showcasing its capabilities, and it becomes a solid base for the custom UI solutions we create for device manufacturers and mobile operators.”

SPB Shell 3D currently supports Android 2.1 and higher. Available for Smartphones with an OpenGL ES 2.0 compatible graphic controller. SPB Shell 3D is available for 14.95 USD at Android Market.

3 COMMENTS

  1. This was very slick on WinMo but the UI was very 2002 ish compared to the UI in android. I’m looking forward to seeing the vendor and dev communities tweek this.

  2. I installed it and it has a nasty bugs I noietcd: 1. The phone sometimes stops working when making calls. Have to power cycle.2. The bluetooth is about the same quality as pre CL4. The CL4 update vastly improved bluetooth.Besides that, It is great. It is a shame that the update to 2.1 comes out just before the 2.2 update is to be released.

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