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    Default ***Everyone needs to see this video about a new launcher***

    So I'm bored today because there are no new themes to try, I'm done for now with all the different testing I was doing, and Adrynalyne hasn't worked his magic and given us his usual new version of Superfrankenclean every three days or so. I swear he has the whole thing done through Honeycomb and is just releasing it in bits and pieces to torture and tease us and watch us come running like ducks in a public park when a person shows up with bread for them

    So I decide I'll see what's new over at xda, and I stumble upon this gem just posted about three hours ago. (Thanks Daswolven for finding this) It is a new launcher in beta testing right now and it is UNBELIEVABLE!!!! It is called SPB Mobile Shell - Android 3D UI, and it looks like maybe it was debuted at Mobile World Congress. Best news is according to the developers it has been tested and works on the Samsung Galaxy S. You have to check out this YouTube video:



    Anyone who wants to try it out and play with it can get it here: (Thanks cpark_12)
    http://search.4shared.com/search.htm...ll+apk&start=0
    or here: (thanks pizzadude)
    http://www.megaupload.com/?d=0DENOCR5

    EDIT - And just so everyone knows, by starting this thread I was not trying to say we should all go out and load this up and make it our default launcher. It is still in Beta testing so there are going to be bugs. It definitely needs some things changed to make it more functional. Primary among the changes should be the level of customizing the end user can do with it. Everyone has different preferences as to how they want their launcher set up. That's why I'm such a big fan of Launcher Pro. I just wanted to share the video with everyone as I saw it as hopefully a glimpse of what the future may possibly hold for our Fascinate and Android phones in general. I think it is exciting.
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    checking now....
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    It's pretty and looks fun to play with but what else does it have to offer? Is there any real functionality that's cool?
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    wow it looks beautiful
    maybe it's just me but it doesn't seem all that practical though
    still gotta give it a whirl
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    I'm not too worried about functionality right now considering it is still in beta testing. I just think everyone would like to see what is being worked on right now and the future possibilities for our Fascinate.
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    That is pretty sweet...is there a leak w can play around with?

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    All I can think about when I was watching the video is how much quicker my battery is going to die.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cpark_12 View Post
    That is pretty sweet...is there a leak w can play around with?

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    It is apparently easy to find the beta apk on the net. I haven't looked for it yet because I'm still mesmerized by the video.
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    Nevermind...i got it and installed it...it works great! I'm working in arranging my icons now

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpark_12 View Post
    Nevermind...i got it and installed it...it works great! I'm working in arranging my icons now

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    please post a link
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    Quote Originally Posted by Landshark View Post
    It is apparently easy to find the beta apk on the net. I haven't looked for it yet because I'm still mesmerized by the video.
    lol. "i dont care about the launcher, i just wanna watch the video".

    i had spb on my winmo phone. its neto and all, i will have to see how it runs on android.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cpark_12 View Post
    Nevermind...i got it and installed it...it works great! I'm working in arranging my icons now

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    Well now that I told everyone about it I guess I should try it out. Where did you find it?
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    4shared.com has the beta version. heres the link

    http://search.4shared.com/search.htm...ll+apk&start=0

    Install it, click activate, and you're gtg...i don't like the fact that you can't arrange icons where you want, but the graphics are great!

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    Next thing ya know - All the theme developers will be bundling this with their themes... That will get things rolling!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JaeKar99 View Post
    Next thing ya know - All the theme developers will be bundling this with their themes... That will get things rolling!
    I like that way of thinking. If this launcher does have any functionality at all I may actually be willing to let it cover up my Chicago Blackhawks wallpaper
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    No worries , you can use custom wallpapers with it, just not custom icons

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    Quote Originally Posted by Landshark View Post
    I like that way of thinking. If this launcher does have any functionality at all I may actually be willing to let it cover up my Chicago Blackhawks wallpaper
    Well that should be done anyway...

    /Flyers Fan

    Lots to like there, lots to go but it is sweet. You can move the icons from one screen to the next as you would normally do...not a whole lot of things to do as far as settings
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    Quote Originally Posted by piizzadude View Post
    Well that should be done anyway...

    /Flyers Fan

    Lots to like there, lots to go but it is sweet. You can move the icons from one screen to the next as you would normally do...not a whole lot of things to do as far as settings
    Oh, in that case I'll send you the wallpaper. It's the pic from when they were on the ice at the Wells Fargo Center surrounding the Cup.

    That would be a big drawback for me because I love the customizing ability of LP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Landshark View Post
    Oh, in that case I'll send you the wallpaper. It's the pic from when they were on the ice at the Wells Fargo Center surrounding the Cup.

    That would be a big drawback for me because I love the customizing ability of LP.
    I saw it in another thread..died just a bit imside til I realized we can get back this year and Chicago ripped thier team apart.

    I imagine that more options will come since this is just a beta. Anyone try using bettercut on the icons?


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    ahhh SPB...

    I remember when I used the Mobile Shell on my Omnia i920 to make my phone look like Android...

    I wonder how this one will perform ON Android.

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    Just saw the video. That would be a bxtch to operate whilst driving! I'm good with Go Launcher EX.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gunnermike53 View Post
    lol. "i dont care about the launcher, i just wanna watch the video".
    It's even more fun getting to mess with it than watching the video.

    This works great for being in beta. Can't wait to see what's to come in the future with it. Just needs some more customization and settings to make it better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by magnumv3 View Post
    It's even more fun getting to mess with it than watching the video.

    This works great for being in beta. Can't wait to see what's to come in the future with it. Just needs some more customization and settings to make it better.
    I agree. Its great fun to mess with, bit I uninstalled till a few more customizations and settings are added.

    It would be good for example to custom name each panel ie "games" "etc....


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    I'm thinking that I am already looking at a 4" screen, and the carousel in this launcher makes that even smaller. There is a line between art and functionality. Sadly, this looks to fall on the art side. JMHO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cordoni View Post
    I'm thinking that I am already looking at a 4" screen, and the carousel in this launcher makes that even smaller. There is a line between art and functionality. Sadly, this looks to fall on the art side. JMHO.
    I completely agree. I played with it for a while. Fun to play with, but I'm a fan of my wallpapers so I've done everything I can in Launcher Pro to minimize the number of icons I have on my homescreens. And this launcher is the total opposite of that. I just thought it was too cool looking not to share with everyone as a sneak peek at some of the things being developed that will work with our SF.

    And I agree with everyone who is saying it would be much better if it allowed for more customizing. Who knows how different it may be when it is officially released.
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