Recent Engadget reviewed the new SPB Shell 3D app for Android, in our article we will summarize what they had to say about this impressive app, however for their full hands-on review check out this link.
This app costs $14.95 therefore a lot of people are instantly put off, however after reading this article you may decide that it will be well-worth purchasing, especially as it will give your Android smartphone a touch of uniqueness.
We have embedded a video at the end of this post which introduces you to the app, as you can see it gives your UI a 3D look. Once installed simply press your home button and you will see a new 3D carousel effect, this is fully customizable and allows you to view 3D widgets etc. Engadget loved the 3D globe effect used on the world time widget, however also suggested that there were slight issues when using the Flickr pic of the day app.
SPB say that the app should run fine on most modern Android smartphones, they do suggest that the Motorola Droid and Motorola Milestone’s 3D controllers are too slow and also confirm that Android tablets are not supported. In Engadget’s tests they have ran the app on the Dell Venue, Nexus S and Xperia Play, apparently it ran smoothly on all 3 smartphones and didn’t noticeably drain battery life.
If you head over to the Android Marketplace you can find out more about this app and perhaps buy it, we think that $14.95 is a little steep, but it will definitely give you some bragging rights! Remember the hands on video has been embedded below.
Have you bought this app? Are you happy with it? Let us know in the comments section below.
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