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3 years ago

Guerrilla Bob shoots his way onto Android devices

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It is always great to see successful iOS games make their way onto the Android platform, but sadly this isn't something we see every day. Guerrilla Bob, an action shooting game, brings some stunning graphics to Android, and offers some rather entertaining game play. Unlike many other applications, this game offers cross platform game play, which allows Android owners to play vs PC or iOS users if they so wish. In addition to this the game offers a Story Campaign, a Classic Survival Mode as well as a War Attack Mode, which will allow each user to find a style that is fitting for them. Guerrilla Bob has OpenFeint support, along with tons of other great features. For only $2.99 this game is certainly one you will want to check out. Game trailer to be found after the break, along with download information.

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3 years ago

Fring updated to support the Motorola Atrix and the Dell Streak

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The developers at Fring have updated their video calling application to support the Motorola Atrix and the Dell Streak.  The application isn't yet available in the Market, but a quick trip over the the Fring blog (source link) will give you an email address to request the updated version before it gets uploaded to the Android Market.

This creates a sticky situation with the AT&T devices -- sideloading is blocked by default.  There's no need to fret though, you can use the Sideload Wonder Machine to get past that one.  You'll be chatting face-to-face with friends and family in no time.  [Fring] Thanks, Jeremy!

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3 years ago

Hungry MonstR brings minutes, or hours of fun to your Android device

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When looking for new games for my device I have not only myself in mind, but also games to keep the little man busy when we get stuck somewhere unexpectedly. Hungry MonstR is a great, easy to learn game that can be used to keep you extremely entertained, whether it be for the three minute quick game, or the unlimited time mode. The idea behind the game is simple, you have to fling the monsters to the appropriate corner, which is determined by the color of the monster, and if your fingers flick the wrong way, the corner does remain blocked for a period of time.

While the concept is very simple, and there is nothing too crazy about the game, it is certainly entertaining, and is sure to provide some great entertainment. For only 99 cents in the Android market, this game is definitely one you will want to try out for yourself. Download links, and video sample available after the break.

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3 years ago

SnaPanda - a great twist on a dictionary application

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Have you ever been somewhere, reading something, and got stuck on a word that you weren't quite sure what it meant? Don't be shy, you are not alone, it happens to me all the time, and to be honest it can be rather frustrating, having to attempt to figure it out, or having to open the Dictionary.com application and then typing the word to find the definition. Well, gone are those days, now simply launch SnaPanda, click on the word you are unsure of, and boom, definitions are found that easily. In addition to definitions, you are able to view some expressions of how the word is used, and also add it to a list for easy accessibility at a later time. Check out the video above, and then download and test for yourself, this is an application everyone will find use for in their daily life. Download links available after the break.

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3 years ago

Take March Madness on the go with PlayOn

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If you are a college basketball fan,  March is probably one of your favorite months, but while unfortunately you are unable to take the whole month off to keep up with the games. This year, the tournament is being broadcasted all over the place, potentially making it rather difficult to ensure you are able to watch your game of preference. PlayOn, which just finally came to Android last month, has announced they are offering one simple way to keep up with all the NCAA action, in just one place.

"Last year we were thrilled to offer PlayOn subscribers access to every game in the NCAA Championship," comments David Karlton, MediaMall Technologies' CTO. “This year we wanted to let hoops fans take March Madness with them. PlayOn still works with your television, but it also works on the most popular devices, including Android Phones, iPads and iPhones.”

The application itself runs with a subscription fee of only $4.99 a month, and they are also offering a 14 day free trial of the services, so be sure to check this out if you don't want to miss out on any of your favorite college hoops action. More information and download links after the break. [Playon]

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3 years ago

Motivation to keep yourself healthy comes in the form of a new application, Fatbooth

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Need a reason to keep in shape? Wondered what you would look like if you let yourself go? Well, no need to imagine it anymore as Fatbooth, a newly released Android application that did very well on iOS has no problem showing you exactly how you would look. While yes, the application may not assist you in your daily tasks, it certainly can help out that extra ounce of motivation in you to push yourself into the gym that day. So, let's have some fun with this free application, and if you aren't shy, show yourself off in the forums here. Download links after the break.

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3 years ago

Android Central ROM review: Serendipity 6.2 for the Samsung Captivate

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ROM review -- Serendipity for the Samsung Captivate

The Samsung Galaxy S line gets a lot of custom ROM love, and the Captivate is no exception.  The awesome hardware just begs to be put to task, and there's that whole Android 2.2 update issue for Galaxy S phones in the USA.  This time around Android Central forums adviser ls377 gives us a look at Serendipity 6.2 for the Captivate, and it's a stunner.  But don't take my word for it, head on past the break and have a read.  Thanks, Larry!

Want to write a ROM review for Android Central?  We'd love to hear from you!  Look here for details.

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3 years ago

Wunderlist for Android - Sync your tasks on the go!

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Wunderlist has finally made its way to the Android Market. Great timing as well, since they have just surpassed 1 Million downloads. If you're unfamiliar with Wunderlist, it's a personal task manager application that is available for Windows and Mac users that lets you synchronize all of your tasks from your home computer to your mobile device or vice versa. While the idea itself is rather simple, it's the simplicity of it all that makes it my preferred task manager application.

You just simply fill in what your task is, when you need it completed by and that's it! If you wish to go further with it, Wunderlist also allows you to sort your to-do's by date, mark completed and even "star" special events that you need reminding of-- and of course, once completed you can check them off as such as well. Toss in some added cool stuff like customizable backgrounds and a web accessible version and you have a pretty complete tool at your disposal.

If you need to maintain a to-do list or task manager give Wunderlist a look. Again, the simplicity of it when added with the extra functions makes it a great overall application. Wunderlist is available for free from the Android Market and the desktop versions can be downloaded from their website. Jump on past the break for the Android app link to get started.

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3 years ago

Google adds app download statistics to Android Market developer portal

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Google has flip the switch on app download statistics, giving developers a cool look at who is downloading their apps, where they're from and what devices they're using. You get a Google Finance-like chart showing the total number of downloads, and breakdowns for OS version, device, country and language.

The example you see above is for the old Android Central Widget (which we no longer support, but it still works). Here's the breakdown for the widget, which has 11,400 installations:

  • 80.6 percent of users are on Android 2.2. Android 2.1 has 13.8 percent, and Android 2.3.3 third at 1.8 percent.
  • 25.6 percent of those who use the widget are using an HTC EVO 4G. The Motorola Droid X is next at 16 percent, followed by the Droid Incredible at 10.6 percent.
  • 91.9 percent of the widget's users are in the United States. The UK is second at 1.6 percent, followed by Canada at 0.9 percent.

So it's a cool little look at who's using what. If you're a developer with an app or two in the Market, be sure to check it out.

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3 years ago

Official Formula 1 app coming to Android

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Forumula 1 AndroidIt's (unfortunately) pretty normal for Android to still play second fiddle when it comes to app development. We see iOS get 'em first, then Android. Not so in the case of Formula 1, which broke the news on its website.

The popular racing league is prepping an Android application with push notifications for the start of the upcoming season. It's being developed in conjunction with Vodafone and will feature "live timing data direct to your phone from every session of the Grand Prix weekend." You'll need to be registered with Formula1.com to take advantage of all the features.

There also will be track and weather info, track status indicator, text commentary, and results for every race of the season, a calendar and standings. Basically, everything an F1 fan could want.

No precise date was given for release, but we'd look for it soon, with the Quantas Australian Grand Prix scheduled for March 25-27 in Melbourne. F1 says iOS and other platforms will follow. [Formula 1 via @racelike]

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3 years ago

Hulu Plus coming to some Froyo phones 'soon'

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Hulu Plus for AndroidAfter its announcement back at CES, we have heard next to nothing about Hulu Plus coming to Android. Well, Hulu has now gone and thrown up an image of a Nexus S along with a "coming soon" for "Android OS 2.2 phones" on their list of Hulu Plus compatible devices. As the Nexus S is an Android 2.3 "Gingerbread" phone, we can presume that Froyo is the minimum OS requirement. Tablets are not specifically mentioned so it may well be that only phones will be supported at launch. Either way, hopefully this means that the app really is "coming soon" and we will have our questions answered (as well as satisfying our need to watch Fringe on the go) shortly. [Hulu] Thanks to everyone that sent this in!

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3 years ago

Android Central Editors' app picks for March 12, 2011

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Searching for Android applications that will enhance your daily life can be a bit of a difficult task, because sometimes if you don't know it exists, you won't know to search for it. Part of our goal here is to bring our favorite readers some of our favorite applications each week, so let's take a look at some of our favorites from this past week.

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3 years ago

Speed X goes freemium

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Speed X is a 3D accelerometer-controlled game where you fly through tunnels and a futuristic grid landscape, dodging obstacles and collecting points.  It has amazingly smooth graphics, great music, and is a fast-paced action game that is easy to play and loads of fun. By tilting your phone (or tablet -- Speed X works great on the Xoom or Galaxy Tab) you steer your ship past blocks and towers, dodging land traps and fighting against gravity wells and blackouts.  On the surface, it seems simple, but trust me it gets very addicting, and will keep you coming back for more.  Add in 3D glasses support (red/cyan worked great and the wife says I look hot in them) and you have a game that's a hell of a lot of fun. And after almost a year in the top 20 paid apps list, HyperBees has made it free.

It gets even better.  I spoke with Tom Mleko from HyperBees Ltd. (check out their developer forum here at Android Central) and he tells me that very soon we will be seeing in-app purchases for things like tougher shields, Godmode, and other power ups to make Speed X even more fun.  We've seen that free ad-supported model is great for both the publisher and the consumer, and as long as HyperBees keeps cranking out games like Speed X, they will see success with it I'm sure. 

To celebrate the launch of the new Speed X, HyperBees is giving away a Zeemote controller (which works great with Speed X!) to a lucky Android Central reader.  Hit the contest thread for the details right here, and we have some screenshots of gameplay and the download link after the break.  Thanks Tom!

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3 years ago

Adobe Flash Player 10.2 available for Android starting March 18

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Adobe this morning released more details regarding the upcoming release of Flash Player 10.2. First and foremost, it'll be available in the Android Market on March 18. A number of smartphones running Android 2.2 (Froyo) and Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) meet the hardware requirements. (See Adobe's official list here.) Android tablets running Honeycomb will technically be running Flash Player 10.2 as a beta.

The big points you need to know:

  • Deeper integration with the Android browser rendering engine
  • Enhanced performance for the latest smartphones and tablets
  • Automatic soft keyboard support

If you've got a Motorola Xoom (currently the only Honeycomb tablet available), you'll need the update to Android 3.0.1 that's currently pushing out. Hit up the source links for complete info. [Adobe, Motorola]

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3 years ago

Angry Birds Seasons update brings a touch o' the Irish

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Everyone's favorite FPS (fowl precision shooter) Angry Birds Seasons just got the update for St. Patrick's Day.  Rovio brings us some new golden eggs, and 15 new levels packed with shamrocks and pots of gold.  It's in the Market with an update available if you're already running it, and if not we have the download link after the break.  Thanks everyone who sent this in!

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