This week's book giveaway is in the Mac OS forum. We're giving away four copies of a choice of "Take Control of Upgrading to Yosemite" or "Take Control of Automating Your Mac" and have Joe Kissell on-line! See this thread for details.
make an Activity which displays your splash-screen the DEFAULT one. startActivity() from your splash-screen Activity when needed (upon animation end, timeout etc).
I've implemented it by this way and it works and looks fine.