As we close out the year, it's time to take a look back at things. I've never been all that keen on "year's best" lists for applications, though that doesn't mean they don't necessarily serve a purpose. There are so many good apps, so many updates. Instead, I think it's a little more fun to take a look at how each one of us uses our phones and tablets.
Are they travel companions? I, for one,...
Google has put its "Best Apps of 2012" list up on Google Play today, with many familiar names. There are "best of" lists in each of the different categories on the Play Store, but the app listings always draw a lot of attention. It's always interesting to see what apps Google employees themselves are using and calling the "best" on the platform. The list is headlined by many apps that you...
We have featured Shape Services many times here at Android Central, but I would say they're best well known for their fantastic instant messaging client IM+ -- full review here.
Just in time for Christmas, Shape has decided to have a big sale on all its products, and there are some rather hefty discounts on offer. These special prices will be available until the end of the year.
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Google Search (AKA Google Now for folks with Jelly Bean) isn't the only app from Google to see an update today. While not as forwards facing and glamorous, Voice, Translate, and Authenticator were also bumped up a version.
Google Voice promises a couple much needed bug fixes, notably to fix the delay in SMS notifications and make inbox syncing actually work across devices. We sure would love a...
Chances are this will be fixed quickly enough, but look quick -- every app in Google Play appears to have been reviewed by "A Google User." And here you though you were special.
Our guess? Something's being changed in The Matrix. Only appears to be affecting the web portal at this point.
Black Friday is upon us, and the thrashing mobs are either stampeding the malls or pounding the F5 key on their favorite retail sites. We're keeping an eye on Google Play to see what prices have been slashed. Let us know in the comments if you find any more!
Once upon a time there was a leaked memo regarding Verizon beginning to load "a suite of Amazon apps preloaded on one dedicated home screen for all newly launched Android devices." Wit the launch of the HTC Droid DNA, we now now exactly what that entails. And the results are not nearly as scary as some had feared.
First off, the sentence in and of itself should have made things pretty clear....
Some of you weren't even alive when Jet Set Radio was released for the SEGA Dreamcast in June of 2000. That being said, if you've played Borderlands (or other cel-shaded graphics games) you can thank JSR for being one the pioneers of that style. Anyway, the game has been re-released in HD for Xbox Live, the Playstation Network, Windows, and like we reported earlier, is coming to Android. Granted...
Updates are now pushing out for two major Google apps on the Google Play Store. First up is Google Chrome, the de facto default browser for Android 4.0 and above. ARM-based devices are updated to Chrome 18.0.1025464, while Intel-based phones like the Motorola RAZR i get version 18.0.1026320. The official Chrome release blog notes important stability fixes for the newly-announced Nexus 4 and...
SwiftKey has announced a brand new version of its popular keyboard app for Android, dubbed SwiftKey Flow. Launching "soon," SwiftKey Flow will bring continuous input -- similar to what's found in Swype and others -- to SwiftKey, while retaining the personalized prediction tech for which it's is best known.
An evolution of the intelligent prediction software used in SwiftKey 3 powers the flow-...
Hey SlingBox users, good news! Your SlingPlayer app was recently updated. While the changes aren't breathtaking, they are very welcome, as are most updates.
If you're using SlingPlayer on your phone you'll be greeted with an updated look to the app and a new program guide. However the biggest update comes if your device is running ICS or Jelly Bean, as you'll be happy to see higher quality...
Google's legal team has recently blasted out e-mails to registered developers regarding a subpeona issued by the FBI. Apparently this has something to do with an investigation regarding apps showing up in places where developers haven't provided consent. Here's the full e-mail from Google.
Google has received a subpoena seeking information related to Android applications that may have...
If you're into flight simulators and you haven't tried X-Plane 9 now is the time to do so. The popular app is now free in Google Play instead of it's normal $2.99.
I've been a fan of the app since day one, and it gives us pretty much the best flight sim experience possible on Android. You initially get to choose from 10 different types of aircraft to fly but there are in-app purchases available...
Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 30 Sep 2012 4:19 pm
Google Play's 25-cent promotional sale has gone into its final day with a handful of new apps and games that are just about as good as free. Topping the list are:
Scramble With Friends
The Dark Knight Rises
Nova Launcher Prime
Kids Numbers and Math
Haunted House HD
Great Big War Game...
Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 29 Sep 2012 3:44 pm
Google Play's 25-cent promotional sale has gone into day four with a handful of new apps and games that are just about as good as free. Topping the list are:
Madden NFL 12
Endomondo Sports Tracker
Cut the Rope HD
Dr. Suess's Sleep Book
Broken Sword: Director's cut
Where's My Perry?
Order & Chaos Online
Farm Invasion USA
Google Play's 25-cent promotional sale has gone into day 3 with a handful of new apps and games that are just about as good as free. Topping the list are:
TuneIn Radio Pro
Temple Run: Brave
Monsters Ate my Condo
Kids ABC Letters
mSecure Password Manager
Yay - Rayman has arrived this week for Android. If you are looking for a fun, fast and colorful game then Rayman Jungle Run is well worth considering. It does come with a price tag I'm afraid of $2.99/£1.99 but in the last 24 hours since I have been playing it I would say its money well spent.
Rayman has been around for years on other platforms, and hugely successful. I see no reason why that...
Who likes might-as-well-be-free Android apps? You do, that's who. Today Google Play kicked off day two of their $0.25 sale with a whole slew of new titles. They are:
World of Goo
Cut the Rope: Experiments
doubleTwist Alarm Clock
The Going to Bed Book
Flick Nations Rugby
Mini Motor Racing...
Right on cue, mobile game developer Rovio has released Bad Piggies, the swine-centric Angry Birds spin-off, on Google Play and other platforms. The game is available now as a free download from Google's app store, and comes in regular and HD (tablet-optimized) flavors.
Bad Piggies sees players take on the role of the mischievous green pigs from Angry Birds, building all manner of precarious...
Google's service up 25-cent applications today to celebrate 25 billion downloads. Find a 25-cent app? Sing out in the comments and we'll list it here:
Angry Birds Space Premium
Asphalt 7: Heat
The Cat in the Hat
Clouds & Sheep Premium
Let's Create! Pottery
London Bus Checker
NFL Kicker 13
OfficeSuite Pro 6+...
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