The Countdown Begins: 8 Days Left Until TSF Pro Shell Launcher Is Released

Yes, folks. If you can believe the date posted on the YouTube trailer, there are only 8 days left until TSF Pro Shell launcher is finally released into the Android Market. A launcher that can be described as nothing short of breathtaking (and maybe even overly complicated?), TSF Shell Pro is a launcher that takes inspiration from all those TAT UI videos we used to drool over back in the G1 days. Big beautiful widgets, gorgeous fluid animations, intuitive UI — I have to admit, TSF Pro Shell will take some getting used to, but it should be jolly good time every step of the way.

If you need a little refresher, their original walkthrough trailer can be viewed, in all of its glory, or you can visit the official site via the link below for more info (Chinese). Next Wednesday couldn’t come soon enough but I still, with no updates on the TSF blog, I worry it may miss the release date. Will anyone else have their hearts crushed if this doesn’t release on schedule?


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  • Eric Salcido

    No link to your source for the lazy onlooker who’s curious of the source of the info? i has the sad.

    • ScottColbert

      It’s a youtube trailer, hat more do you want? 

      • Eric Salcido

         He posted info about the app saying it would be released in 8 days, not to say that I don’t believe or not trust Phandroid, but the original source is always nice to have. The YouTube video says nothing about the release date and therefore is not directly related to this article.

        • Chris Chavez

          Don’t mind Scott. But yeah, the release date is in the description for their video that I posted and not actually on their site =p

    • Chris Chavez

      Updated the post. Actually went back and added it before I saw your comment =p

  • JulianZHuang

    what about exiting the brower? the other shell launcher take a while to load after exiting the browser or app.

  • collin ferreira

    Im very excited to give it a shot, i love my Gnex and ICS but some of the unique UI implementation their showing off like the lasso are way to fun to pass up 

  • Ednilson Aureliano

    This consume a lot of battery… or not?

    • ingua2

      widgets, yes.  icons no.   launcher, somewhat.

  • Ben Baranovsky

    Amazing functionality, but I don’t like the childish design.  I like something more sleek and formal.  

  • Zenstrive

    Nice. I wonder if it’ll be memory hog…

  • Zach White

    reminds me alot of little big planet

    • Larizard

      Totally. With those clouds with strings on them floating to the right. lol. 

  • chuckles87

    looks like it will slow down any phone. bring on the octal-core processors.  

    • Chris Chavez

      It was running on a single-core 2nd gen Snapdragon. Seems the developer did wonders optimizing this launcher… 

  • abc

    The countdown begins? Am I suppose to  be excited? I haven’t even ever heard of TSF Pro Shell launcher until now.

    I don’t think I like it from the pics and video.

  • Cipher Zero

    Awesome launcher! I’ve been waiting for something like this since I saw TAT Launcher, then found out that it was never coming to Android. This looks like a more polished version of TAT, but with more features and options. I’ll buy it as soon as it hits the market.
    Any word on pricing?

  • pie-eater

    Wow, that’s pretty impressive. Too bad they didn’t include Quentin’s multiple wallpapers.

    • Jason Farrell

      LauncherPro has this option, iirc, but a unique wallpaper for every homescreen eats an extra ~1MB per screen (800×480), which isn’t that much RAM anymore

  • Nemesys06

    Looks amazing. I wonder if it’ll support custom themes

  • opticblu

    Watch Apple sue them anyway

  • Daniel Tiberius

    Ok that is really neat.  I’ll have to try this.  

  • Aeires

    If it integrates with MIUI themes, I’ll check it out.  Happy with Go Launcher but this has a lot more potential.

  • Justin Griswold

    I would bet my house that this does not launch on the market next Wednesday. Why get people all pumped up for chinese vaporware?

    • Jason Farrell

       You would bet your house? Must be underwater…

  • TimTheK

    no doubt its quite impressive, but in reality I would never use 99% of the features and I rarely ever change the layout of my screens. I can’t imagine it wouldn’t be a memory and battery hog to boot. That said, it seems like a pretty neat way to show off….

  • Kyle

    Personally I’m tried of everything trying to look like an iPhone in terms of the icons.  This is the same crap that Samsung, LG and others have been doing with their launchers.  Why do we need a square behind them?  Just make it the icon as the app developer intended – don’t make everything a perfect square with a little color background.  Just my morning rant on this unfortunate current trend :)

    • ingua2

      square icons were out before iphone.  misplaced anger.

    • John Wentworth

      I don’t like the square icons of launchers like this and touchwiz, simply because of the unified look they give all the icons, I find it much easier to pick out and launch the developers icon as it was designed, because you can identify it on the shape and color as well as the icon and text. 

      If theirs an option to use developers icon’s I’d consider this launcher, though I wonder how bad this launcher will drain the battery, looks like a lot of stuff there.

      • AGx

        As long as I can theme it then this is cool because those icons are ugly. I plan to get to work on themes right away. If anyone has any suggestions, post them in the comments for this thing when it drops.

    • Derrick Ilgner

      @droiddev:disqus and @facebook-1072914782:disqus it really should be obvious that the phone he’s on is running MIUI. those are MIUI based icons, and MIUI’s notification bar.

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  • androidica

    If Android has all of these features built-in why doesn’t google implement them to make android fluid like this launcher.Anyway I will be buying this launcher when it launches :)

    • Ram

      Is that these beautiful programs are written by Google employees. So that they can earn money instead of releasing them freely with android?


  • ingua2

    wonder how this interacts with sense.

  • Jordan Pfingsten

    Does anyone actually believe this will be released? Looks just like TAT home to me.

  • REVS

    wow thats impressive love folder boxes and lil map bar lol

  • Alan Reyes

    Wow, Im impressed……¿Wich launchers are the best?

  • Jose Moretta

     I can’t wait  for its release. Looks use full  and more than just eye candy.  

  • Chris R.

    Shut up and take my money!

  • James G

    Seems like there are too many features. I cant imagine that this wouldn’t use a crap load of the processor.

  • Giles Peach

    Should this run without lag on my device, I shalt find myself sorely tempted.

  • Keith Nash

    I’m starting to also believe this is vaporware =( emails to the developers are being kicked back

  • gold price

    After watching the promo i can confidentlly say that it will make it’s way.

  • tomaSconnie

    …..its been 9 days….:-(