ThrottleLauncher was a rather popular custom UI in 2009, especially earlier in the year, but it’s been on hiatus for quite a while. APBilbo, the creator, popped up on XDA-developers today to announce a new, better version and posted a demo of it running on the HTC HD2, Touch2, Diamond and Samsung Omnia. Running on the HD2, it’s convincingly smooth and appears to support animated Sense UI-like (Android) widgets.
Not much is said of the upcoming release, however, APBilbo states, “between many other improvements, ThrottleLauncher 1.0 uses 3D hardware acceleration with OpenGL (for devices supporting it of course) and includes a lot of new features like MNG and APNG animations support. The new version includes a new theme designed for VGA/WVGA resolutions (QVGA/WQVGA also supported).”