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1 month ago

Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath makes its odd way to Android

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Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath, the acclaimed action-adventure game from developer Oddworld Inhabitants, is now available for Android device owners, via the Google Play Store, for $5.99. The game was released for iOS devices in late November.

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1 month ago

Plague Inc. Mutation 10 will have you spreading holiday cheer

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Infection strategy game Plague Inc. will soon gets its Mutation 10 update, which adds a couple of new scenarios. The Mutation 10 update will also bring changes to core disease types, progress tracking, and more.

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1 month ago

AC editors' apps of the week: Narrate, Godfire: Rise of Prometheus, Wire and more

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Apps of the week

You need to check out these apps

Ready for some great apps you that you need to try? We've got the new stuff, the fun stuff, the stuff to make your Android look like your Android — and more. Apps are a big part of what we do, both for our job and because we're Android fans, too.

Be sure to check out the apps we're using, and then jump into the comments to share the ones you're using. Stuff like this is why we say the people making our phones need to start offering 64GB (and bigger) storage options!

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1 month ago

New trailer goes behind the scenes of the upcoming SimCity BuildIt for Android

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A new trailer takes us behind the scenes at the making of SimCity BuildIt, the upcoming urban planning simulation game that's due for release before the end of 2014 for Android devices, among other platforms.

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1 month ago

Mojang will launch Scrolls for Android December 11 for $4.99

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Over three years after it was first announced and after a ton of alpha and beta tests, Mojang, the development team behind the hit game Minecraft, will finally launch their second internally developed game Scrolls. The team, which is now owned by Microsoft, will launch the fantasy-themed collectible card-strategy game on Thursday, December 11 for Android tablets, among other platforms, for $4.99.

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1 month ago

Microsoft updates Next Lock Screen with local weather info and more

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Microsoft has updated its Android-exclusive app Next Lock Screen in the Play Store with a few new features this week, including a way to check the weather from a smartphone user's local location.

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1 month ago

LG G3 update brings Advanced Calling to Verizon customers

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Verizon is rolling out an update to the LG G3 with Advanced Calling included. The new software, version VS98512B, also squashes a few bugs and updates My Verizon Mobile, Software Wallet, GMS R5, and LG apps.

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1 month ago

Angry Birds Star Wars II introduces Revenge of the Pork chapter

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Charge up 'dem lightsabers, Angry Birds Star Wars II has a free content update with 32 new levels on Mustafar and Geonosis. Those are all in the new Revenge of the Pork chapter, but you'll also find 16 new Master Your Destiny stages for those of you rocking the Telepod toys.

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1 month ago

Latest OneDrive update introduces shared content push notifications and more

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Microsoft has released another update for its OneDrive app on Android smartphones. Version 2.9.3 introduces push notifications for shared files and folders – perfect for those who frequently collaborate with others – as well as usual fixes, optimizations and some other minor improvements.

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1 month ago

BBC releases official Sarah & Duck game for children to build their own park

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The BBC has today released a new CBeebies pre-school app on iOS and Android featuring Sarah & Duck. Children will be able to fire up Sarah & Duck: Day at the Park on supported devices to immerse themselves with characters from the same world as the BAFTA award-winning TV show.

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1 month ago

Shadowrun: Dragonfall - Director's Cut brings the cyberpunk RPG to Android tablets

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Developer Harebrained Schemes has just released the Android tablet version of its acclaimed PC cyberpunk RPG Shadowrun: Dragonfall - Director's Cut. The game is available to download from the Google Play Store for $6.99. The game is the latest entry in the long-running Shadowrun franchise, which takes place in a near-future Earth where high technology has merged with magic.

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1 month ago

Facebook's Slingshot gets a revamp for version 2.0

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It appears that Facebook isn't ready to give up on its Snapchat competitor yet. The company announced version 2.0 of its Slingshot app today, which heralds a complete redesign of the way it works. The app essentially now works like Snapchat's 'stories' feature, with photos sticking around for 24 hours. The twist is that users can choose to respond to individuals photos from the story.

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1 month ago

Where did the Gallery go after the Lollipop update?

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Google+ Photos

The Gallery is gone, but that's probably a good thing

To put it lightly, Google has had a tough time communicating its photo handling strategy on Android. Depending on the Nexus or Google Play edition device you have and its OS version, you have the Gallery app, the Photos app, or sometimes both. Now with the Lollipop update hitting phones, Nexus 5 and Nexus 4 owners are noticing that their options have been trimmed down to one — Photos is now the default (and only) choice for photo handling.

So what does that mean? Well, mostly it just reduces confusion by giving you one default option rather than two.

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1 month ago

80 Days coming to Android devices December 16

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Literary adventure game 80 Days will soon be making its way to Android devices. The game takes the form of an interactive novel following the 80-day attempt of Phileas Fogg to go around the world. The game uses an art deco style and steampunk trappings in order to immerse the play in its world. The game will be available on the Google Play Store, as well as the Amazon Appstore on December 16.

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1 month ago

'Brothers In Arms 3: Sons of War' will finally be released in December

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You may remember that back at CES 2014 in January, we got a live demo of Brothers In Arms 3: Sons of War from the folks at Gameloft. At the time, the World War II-themed game was supposed to be released later that quarter. That date came and went with no such launch but this week Gameloft has confirmed that Brothers In Arms 3 will finally be released later in December for Android and other platforms.

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