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Today, Flipboard for Android received an update on Google Play. The new update brings the app to version 1.9.6 with easier navigation through the use of drop-down menus that appear when you tap on the section you're viewing.
You will also find an improvement in the method used to display feeds from Google Reader. You can Install/Update Flipboard for Android via Google Play HERE.
If you do not know yet, There is a new name for the Android Market now, its Google Play Store. For those of you who want to see what the name change and new logo looks like on your phone. You can do it directly from within your phone in about 30 seconds flat.
How to Upgrade to Google Play Store:
- Go to "Settings" and then "Manage Apps".
- Look for "Market" under the "All" tab, open it and press "clear data".
- Now open the newly updated "Play Music" app (Google Music).
- Hit that little "Market" icon in the bottom tray (If you can't find it, open the Market icon from All Apps Menu, it both cases it will work)
- Confirm Google Play upgrade.
NOTE: If the Method Above didn't work for you, You still able to Download the Google Play Store 3.4.7 APK from the link below to install it on your phone and Enjoy the New Play Store!
A New Update to the Google Play Store App is currently rolling-out to all android users, The latest update is version 3.7.15 and pack some minor-changes, improve the security or purchasing apps, improve the overall performance and faster updating of your store apps. Download the APK below and install on your phone to get the latest lay store version.
Glu Mobile have just released the Legendary Game "Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies" for Android, This Game is New Flagship of the Zombies-shooting games on Google Play.
The new member of the Call of Duty franchise will be exclusive to Sony Xperia smartphones for its first month of availability. The list of handset includes the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, Xperia S, as well as the Xperia ion. It will be available for $6.99 to all android devices Next Month.
Google released the Google Play gift cards and these cards were going to be made available to certain stores for use in purchasing games, music, video and premium apps.
It looks like distribution of the cards has started as a Target shopper was able to reach into a bin near the cash registers and pull out a $25 Google Play gift card before they were supposed to go on sale.
The card was successfully redeemed on Google Play App, You must have the latest Google Play version 3.8.15 to be able to use this feature, so it shouldn't be too long before the cards are officially on the rack and ready to go.
In Google I/O keynote where Google announced Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, Google mention a New feature on the play Store called "Smart App Updates" which is available for all Android devices with the latest Google play App.
According to Google, Smart App Updates are only a third in size, the Play Store will only download whatever is New/Changed within the APK instead of downloading the entire app all over again. which means you save a lot of time and data in updating apps. This feature has now been activated on the Google Play Store and some apps are already making use of it.
For Example: If you have an App that you Need to Update and the update weight 12MB, with Smart App Updates you'll only download a 3-5MB of the 12MB you Need to download in order to Update the App. Check the Video below!
Google released updates for two of their major apps on the same day. The first is the Google+ app, which gets some cool new features. The first one is that the Google+ app now allows teenagers to create and join Hangouts from their mobile, which wasn't possible before due to age restrictions.
Another cool feature is that the mobile app now allows you to do Hangouts on Air using your smartphone, something that could only be done on desktop before. In case you are not aware, Hangouts on Air lets you create webcasts over Google+.
About the New Google Maps 6.10, the first thing you'll notice after you install the update is that it has a new icon, which for some reason does not show up on the Play Store page on either the phone or the web site.
This update also brings changes to the Transit feature and now you can choose a particular type of transportation system and only show transit lines for that system. There is also an updated layout for station pages.
After bringing Google Play Movies in France, Google has now started offering the service in Australia as well.
Android users on Australia will be able to watch, rent and buy movies in both HD and standard quality from the Google Play Store. Unfortunately, Google Music is still not available on Australia.
The Google Play Store hasn't really been around too long, but Google has given it premium visibility on its black navigation bar on each Google product page and obviously, the Play Store is an integral part of the Android experience. But, apparently, the Store isn't getting enough visibility, or at least Google thinks maybe people don't fully knows the benefits of the Play Store.
So Google decided to make a series of cool.. funny.. Geeky Commercials Videos about the Google PLAY and the benefits of the Cloud sync between all your Android devices Smartphone, TV, Laptop, Tablet & PC. Watch the Videos below and Enjoy!
Google I/O 2012 is Google's most important developers annual event which will starts on June 27th, Today, Google has just released the official companion app has now arrived on Android's Google Play.
The app runs on all phones and tablets featuring Android froyo 2.2 and later and it's FREE, If you plan on attending Google I/O 2012 this app is a must have.
Bought an Paid Android App for your Smartphone from Google Play, You didn't like it ? Google Play offers you a full refund in the first 48 Hours from the time you Installed the App on your smartphone.
Here is the Android Development Terms of Service that obliges developers to refund you within 48h of purchase:
- 3.4 Special Refund Requirements. The Payment Processor's standard terms and conditions regarding refunds will apply except the following terms apply to your distribution of Products on the Market.
- Products that can be previewed by the buyer (such as ringtones and wallpapers): No refund is required or allowed.
- Products that cannot be previewed by the buyer (such as applications): You authorize Google to give the buyer a full refund of the Product price if the buyer requests the refund within 48 hours after purchase.
How to Get a Refund STEP-By-STEP:
- Login to Google Play, and head to your account page.
- Click on ‘Report a problem' next to the app in question.
- From the dropdown menu, select ‘I'd like to request a refund'.
- Explain why you want a refund, then Click "Send Reprot" Button.
Google launched the New Google Currents v4.1 on Google Play store. But Google Current has something that Flipboard doesn't which is a developer-parent that produces the leading smartphone OS in the world. Google is taking advantage of this, according to an email sent to its partners, by adding Google Currents as a pre-installed application on all versions of Google 4.1. Here is a screenshot of YouMobile on the New Currents.
Google expects its action to result in a multitude of new Currents users, although by taking away your choice, it also takes away some of your storage space. Originally released late last year for Android and iOS, Google Currents takes your news feeds and converts them into a magazine style read. It also includes some default selections for your perusal. And now, with this news, Google Currents joins the Google family of apps found on the vast majority of Android devices.
Google Analytics on the desktop gives mobile app developers a chance to look at metrics involving your apps. Now, Google is making the information mobile by offering a version of Google Analytics for the Google Play Store that is optimized for a smartphone. You can get a real-time report showing how many visitors you have and your most popular web pages or app screens.
The Dashboard lets you customize the information so you can see the metrics that are most important to you. You will default to the number of daily unique visitors and goal conversion rate, but you can make changes to the screen.
Finally, Google has just Officially announced the Google Play Gift Cards. Available in $10, $25 and $50 denominations, the cards can now be purchased at "Target, Radio Shack and GameStop". Later this month, online buyers will find the cards for sale at Walmart.com.
Google Play gift cards can be used to buy premium apps, movies, music, books, virtual currency, extra gaming levels and special add-on packs. For now, the gift cards will be available inside the U.S. only.
Google has just Updated its Cloud-Music App, Google Play Music to Version 4.3.609 with some minor changes and mostly it would benefit the Android .1 Jelly Bean users and Google TV users too.
The Updates Enable the Expandable Notifications option on the Jelly Bean Notifications Bar so you take full control of the App from your Notifications without the Need to open the App. Here is the Full Change-log:
- Bug fixes and support for Google TV devices.
- Expandable notifications in Jellybean.
Google has quietly rolled-out a new feature for the Google Play Store that personalized app recommendations. Google has had featured lists, and editor's picks for a while now, but this is the first truly personalized recommendations that the Google Play Store has offered on mobile. The recommendations have been available on the web for about a month, but this is the first time it's gone mobile.
The recommendations are found in the Apps tab of the Google Play Store, and feature a mix of apps and games that you may like. The recommendations are based on what apps your friends have +1ed on Google+, what apps are popular in your area, and apps that are "popular with similar users". Although that last one isn't explained, we would assume it is something pulled from the "user who installed this app also installed..." listings that you find on app pages.
Google has released an updated version of the Google Play Books application for Android. The Application Now has a built-in dictionary now, so you can quickly look up a word.
The Updates also include Place info cards, translation, sepia mode and New sliding page-turn animation and some bug fixes too.
The Google Play Store has had in-app subscriptions available since May, and the feature really came into fruition in June when the Nexus 7 was released and magazines were added to the store. Now, in-app subscriptions are getting even better with the option to offer free trials.
As of today, developers can now add in the option to offer free trials for its in-app subscriptions. The free trial must be at least 7 days, but over that, it can be as long as the developer wants. The purchase will go through as a transaction for $0.00, and users will get an e-mail detailing the deal. When the trial ends, the full amount of the subscription will automatically be charged, unless the user cancels.
Free Trial Period
For any subscription, you can set up a free trial period that lets users try your subscription content before buying it. The trial period runs for the period of time that you set and then automatically converts to a full subscription managed according to the subscription's billing interval and price.
To take advantage of a free trial, a user must "purchase" the full subscription through the standard In-app Billing flow, providing a valid form of payment to use for billing and completing the normal purchase transaction. However, the user is not charged any money, since the initial period corresponds to the free trial. Instead, Google Play records a transaction of $0.00 and the subscription is marked as purchased for the duration of the trial period or until cancellation. When the transaction is complete, Google Play notifies users by email that they have purchased a subscription that includes a free trial period and that the initial charge was $0.00.
Google Maps has officially launched for iOS. The app is available now in the iTunes App Store, and while it is a universal app, it is designed for the iPhone 5, meaning if you decide to install it on an iPad, it will not be optimized. Google Maps for iOS has most of the features you'd expect, and even more interesting it has launched with an SDK.
The app is everything that you'd expect from a Google Maps app. It includes the full range of places, and Street View imagery. It includes voice guided turn-by-turn navigation, vector drawn maps for faster loading and 3D modeling, live traffic info, and public transit directions. It's a full featured Google Maps app.
The only downsides we can see in initial testing is that it doesn't include walking or biking directions, and isn't optimized for the iPad yet. There also is no Google Latitude or offline maps, but we really didn't expect that. Overall, the app is slick and smooth. It even has some features we'd like to see come over to Android like having the top search result show at the bottom, and swiping up on it brings up the entire search results list. Google promised an amazing Maps experience, and it came through with this app.
Google has just updated its Google+ Android App with Huge improvements and New features, Google+ network is growing everyday and Google want all its Social Network users to stay connected with the best way possible through their Smartphones.
The Update adds Google Now Integration to the Google+ App, also Google added a lockscreen widget do you can check your circles and communities update without unlock your Smartphone, Here is the Full List of Changes:
- New photo capabilities: now with Instant Upload you can back up as much as 5GB of your images. Photo Sphere panoramas are also now viewable on devices running Android 2.2.
- Events and communities: the mobile Google+ application now supports communities. You can also send out messages to individual guests for events.
- Hangouts: Now you only need a 150KB connection to start a hangout! Great news as you might be able to start a hangout even after you run out of your data allowance, on throttled speeds.
- General tweaks: you can now quickly edit your profile, get a gentle notice for new posts and animated emoticons.
After the release of the last part of the Most popular Movie series of all time Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, The Company that is responsible of developing harry potter video games, which is EA (Electronic Arts), is thinking about making an Android version of the game.
EA wants to get the popular Harry Potter game into the Android world, After many HD games has already hit the platform... EA want to target all harry potter fans through Google Play, It's also likely that an iOS version is Coming too.
Gameloft teased its upcoming first Unreal Engine game with an impressive video and amazing Graphics, The Game will be called "Wild Blood".
The whole game is all drowned in the gorgeous graphical background provided by the Unreal Engine. The Wild Blood game will be released for iPhone, iPad and Android Smartphones Soon, but no confirmed Release date yet.
NASA Confirmed that its Curiosity rover survived the 7 minutes of horror and successfully landing on planet Mars, we can finally brag about having a car-sized rover on the Red Planet.
Head to Google Play and get NASA Official App and get the latest News about Curiosity right on your Android smartphone.
The Alien vs. Predator movies and game have been such an integral part of the entertainment industry in the last few years that we can't really say we're surprised to see developers from Angry Mob Games take up the idea and announce an Alien vs Predator game for Android coming in November to Google Play Store. The Price not determined yet.
In a classic Unity-powered third-person action-adventure game you can take the role of either the flesh-hungry alien or predator looking for its human prey. The game takes you through 21 different levels, switching the perspective between that of an alien and predator, and it comes with a bonus of new abilities for those who play best.
A New version of the Google Play store has just been released v3.8.15, This Update brings you the latest Google Play App with some New features like "Wishlists" that you can bookmark Apps you want to download or purchase later.
You can use the New Google Play Redeem to buy friends and family gift cards to use it in the Play Store and this is something the Play Store has been desperately lacking this feature for ages.
ReaPlayer for Android is finally out-of-Beta stages and Available for FREE on Google Play, Also there is a Premium version with some addition features if you are interesting with a price of $4.99 also on Google Play store.
The New RealPlayer is offering quite a lot of features, nice-looking, easy to use interface allowing you to browse not only videos, but also music and photos on your Android device.
RealPlayer Features of Free version:
- Music, videos and photos all in one place
- Available in nine languages
- Optimized graphics for high-res devices
- lastFM scrobbling
- Voice commands for search
- Control playback when phone is locked
- Sharing on popular social media sites
- Move application to SD card
- Set your favorite song as a ringtone
- Headphones controls
- Auto bookmarking of videos
- Home screen widgets to control media
- Access any file format your device supports
RealPlayer Premium version features:
- Graphic equalizer with ability to save custom settings
- Metadata discovery using the Gracenote database
- Manual metadata editing
- Cross fading for a seamless music experience
- RealAudio and RealVideo (rmvb) support
- No advertisements
Donuts, tarts, sweets of all sorts you can buy them with your iPhone or Android device now. The Official Dunkin' Donuts App has arrived on Android Google Play Store.
And if that sweet abstinence hits at its worst, you can use the store locator to find the closest Dunkin Donuts. The app comes with the sweets restaurant full menu and Dunkin Donuts updates from Facebook and Twitter.
Cut the Rope is one of those great games that is graced the iPhone and Android for quite a while. Now Cut the Rope has been ported to your modern browser through HTML5. Works on all Browsers.
Microsoft debuted it at its CES keynote on Monday night to help promote its Internet Explorer 9 browser. Our quick testing shows that the game works in other HTML5-capable browsers, but Microsoft has a special deal where seven of the 25 levels are new and exclusive to IE9 users.
Players who want to unlock the IE9 Exclusive levels must pin the game to their Windows 7 taskbar.
Google Play is probably the fastest growing app market in the world, trailing close behind Apple's App Store. Last, we heard it has 600,000 apps, just 50,000 short of the App Store, but it was notorious for its more open policy towards apps that would often allow suspicious or plain raw apps. Now, this changes as Google has tightened up its app policy in terms of payment policy, advertizing, privacy and the looks of an app on Google Play.
Google Play App catalog policies Changes:
1. Payment Policy. Now, all transactions for Google Play apps should go through Google's very own payment platform. The exception is for material goods or content outside the app store. There is also an interesting paragraph where Google warns that app makers shouldn't mislead users. That's a pretty vague wording, but might help you if you accidentally purchase an app that doesn't do what it claims it should.
2. Naming/Icons. Google is now enforcing stricter rules for the looks and names of an app on Google Play. That's good news for users and bad news for copycats - there is a ton of games and applications that just slightly tweak the name of a popular game and use that to mislead users into downloading their stuff.
"Don't pretend to be someone else, and don't represent that your app is authorized by or produced by another company or organization if that is not the case," Google says.
3. Privacy. Strangely, Google hasn't clearly stated that viruses and trojans are forbidden. Now, it's all in the terms: "Don't transmit viruses, worms, defects, Trojan horses, malware, or any other items that may introduce security vulnerabilities to or harm user devices, applications, or personal data."
4. Spam. The Google Play store now clearly defines what's spam and this would include repetitive content, misleading product descriptions, manipulated ratings, apps that forward users to websites that are not affiliated with the app itself, and of course apps that send unauthorized messages from a phone.
5. Advertizing. Finally, Android's app catalog now has very clear rules on advertizing, so now developers carry all the responsibility for how ads behave.
Did you just got a Google Nexus 7 tablet? Sadly, not all apps are optimized perfectly for the 7-inch screen. Now, Gmail App latest update makes it fully compatible and optimized for 7-inch devices like the Nexus 7 tablet. All other 7-inches will benefit from the update as well.
The other improvements coming with the update include some bug fixes and under the hood fine tunings by Google.
Google release "Chrome for Android BETA" about a Month ago and promised Upcoming Major updates. Today, Chrome blog announced another major update today, which includes widespread international availability. Chrome for Android has added support for 31 more languages, and the app is now available everywhere the Google Play Store can be reached.
Here is the Change-log:
- You can now request the desktop version of a website, in case you would rather not view the mobile version.
- You can now add bookmarks as shortcuts on your home screen, so you can get to your favorite sites faster.
- Choose your favorite apps to handle links opened in Chrome.
- Have a proxy setup for Wi-Fi access? You can now use Chrome with the system proxy configured in Android settings.
After the success of the PC version, Mass Effect: Infiltrator by EA, one of the best looking third-person shooters on mobile, is now available on Android. It's closely related to Mass Effect 3, and actually it'd be better if you play this first as this will affect the storyline in ME3. Here you play the Infiltrator, with all your achievements recorded to Galaxy at War, and you'd accordingly get new skills and you'd arrive at a totally different ending at Mass Effect 3.
Mass Effect Infiltrator for Android works on both smartphones and tablets, but it's a hefty download at 450MB, so you'd better make sure you're connected to a Wi-Fi network, or you can see a big chunk of your monthly data disappear quickly.
Today, Spotify is finally launching its Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich application with Holo theme which makes the subscription-based music service app interface looks very elegant, Not just the UI has changed but there's also heaps of new functionality and features.
Some of the features are so far only on Android and even the iOS app version doesn't have them and one such example is support for play queue. You also get a home screen widget and Last.fm scrobbling, along with an overall snappier experience.
Finally, Rockstar Games released the award-winning game Max Payne for Android mobile devices. If you're fan of Single Person shooter game than Max Payne is for you. Rockstar did excellent job with the excellent graphics and it support huge number of devices including the Galaxy S III with a HD Graphics of this classic game.
The Max Payne Mobile for Android has fully optimized for the NVIDIA Tegra 3 Quad-core mobile processor (Transfomer prime & HTC One X) and brings additional antistrophic texture filtering and enhanced lighting effects.
- Slow motion gunplay and Bullet time effect
- HD quality resolution and textures
- Highly customizable controls
- Multiple aiming modes
- Gameplay tailored for touch screen devices
- Compatible with the GameStop Wireless Game Controller and select USB gamepads
- Integrated with Immersion Haptic Vibration Feedback
- Unlock cheats, track your stats and more with full Rockstar Games Social Club integration
The Dark Knight Rises will be the epic finish of this beloved series. However, for those of us with huge imaginations, a new game based on the movie seems to be readying itself in time for the summer to Mobile phones.
Tagged as nothing more as the upcoming The Dark Knight Rises Mobile Game, it's looking to make an appearance on iOS and Android devices during this summer. Tieing in with the movie's upcoming release, the short teaser trailer shows a somewhat similar game play found with Batman: Arkham City for consoles. Make sure to check out the Trailer of the Upcoming Mobile Game Below!
Angry Birds is a game that needs no introduction. It is by far the most well-known title on any smartphone platform it is available on, and the latest iteration in the series, Angry Birds Space, has long surpassed the 100 million downloads mark.
The fun continues with Angry Birds Seasons, which is one of the game's several variations. Birds can now be launched underwater, which changes the way they behave. At the same time, pigs can be annihilated by sinking them in the deep blue.
Anyone who has used a ".zip" file manager before has heard of WinZip and has used it before... It's BACK! Today, WinZip has launched on Google PLAY and Available for Free to all Android devices.
WinZip for Android Features:
• View supported file formats directly within the WinZip app. Easily open other popular formats with 3rd-party app integration.
• Open encrypted Zip files (including AES128 and AES256) to review sensitive material safely while on the go.
• Copy unzipped content to the clipboard to paste into an email or another application.
• Save the last extracted zip file to access at later time.
VideoLAN (the developer behind VLC Player) today announced via its Twitter account that it will officially launch the VLC Media Player on Android.
We don't have any more details about it, There's no release date, no requirements or even a feature list we might be looking forward to. But it seems like its coming very soon to the Google Play store.
Dolphin Browser HD, one of the most popular browser in Android and iOS, Dolphin is working on a major upgrade to the underlying webkit rendering engine BETA of their Android browser. They claim to be both the fastest and the most accurate HTML5 mobile browser out there, even Faster than the current versions of Opera and Chrome BETA in the market. with an HTML5 score of 450+.
Whether the UI is as clean and nice as Chrome for Android is more an issue of preference, but the new Dolphin Browser HD beta does have two clear advantages for users Dolphin will run on any remotely modern Android phone, and it renders Flash content way faster than before.
Asphalt 7: Heat, one of the most anticipated racing games for the year, has just been released for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. The seventh edition of the Asphalt series takes you to streets in cities across the globe where you drive cars like Ferrari, Lambroghini and Aston Martin.
Of course, it comes with even better graphics and more detailed car models. You have both single and multi-player modes, and you'd enjoy the racing even more if you have a large screen TV you can stream to via AirPlay.
If you already have a Samsung Galaxy S III with its pre-installed Flipboard app, maybe this story won't excite you too much, but for the rest of the Android using world... Flipboard, the styled RSS reader is Now Officially Available for Android and is in the Google Play Store awaiting your download, So Hit the link Below!
Flipboard was originally launched in 2010 for the Apple iPad and then released last year for the Apple iPhone, the app lets you view your Twitter feeds and RSS news feeds in a magazine-style format. With the Android update comes a widget that updates with new stories and updates. Flipboard CEO Mike McCue said that Android demand for the app was "astonishing".
Amazing Alex has just arrived on both Android's Google Play and Apple's App Store. As we said, it's a physics game with graphics and feel very similar to that of Cut the Rope, so you'll feel in a familiar environment right away.
Amazing Alex is FREE but will costs only $0.99 for the full version on both iOS and Android, and on Android there's also a free trial and an HD version for tablets. The title comes with 100 levels, where you'd need to place benches, fly balloons and others to move a ball into a bucket.
Hulu+ (Hulu Plus) for Android has just received another update. This latest release adds support for 7" tablets (Google Nexus 7), support for high-resolution screens, additional device support including Ice Cream Sandwich compatibility, the ability to sign up for a trial from within the app, and, of course, "various bug fixes and optimizations".
For $7.99 a month you have access to TV shows and movies on your mobile device that can be accessed via Wi-Fi, 3G, or 4G.
Pinterest used to be available only for iOS users, but that appears ready to change next week at Google I/O. There is a Sandbox section of the Google I/O app, Pinterest is listed as an Android related exhibitor for Google's 2-day expo next week and the listing says that Pinterest is now available for Android-which it isn't, for Now! But it certainly all seems that Google will announce the virtual pinboard launch in the Google Play Store next week.
Stay Tuned for Our Converge for the Google I/O event this weekend!
About 2 Years ago, Nike release its Nike + Running app for iOS, throwing out the requirement to link your phone with one of the company's wireless fobs and relying on your smartphone's own sensors to measure position and track your progress.
We have some Good News, Nike has finally ported its Nike+ app over to Android and its Now Available on Google Play, "better late than never" Right ?
Carry your phone along with you on a run, and Nike+ will get set recording data straight away. The phone's GPS tracks your location, while the accelerometer acts as a pedometer. Together, the sensors provide info that the app uses to give you real-time audio feedback, encouraging you on, as well as lets you review your workout after the fact, analyzing run summaries and measuring your progress over time.
Google has just announced that Chrome for Android left beta stage, and now the Google Earth Android App has been updated to version 7.0, bringing with it the full 3D Cities we saw at Google's maps event earlier in the month.
Only a dozen or so cities are available in 3D, so it could be a while until you are able to fly over your own home town. Also, the app is clearly a memory hog in 3D Mode several reviews have indicated crashes occurring, and on a Verizon Galaxy Nexus the app did often slow down as it continued to render higher quality tiles onto the 3D map.
Developer of the obscenely popular Angry Birds series of games Rovio is now set to launch a brand new game for iOS and Android devices. The game is called "Amazing Alex" and is set to launch this month, probably Mid-July.
If you are familiar with Rube Goldberg contraptions you already know how to play this game. The game will require you to setup objects into creating a complication contraption in order to achieve a simple goal. Of course, there is no one way to achieve the goal and you can come up with various ways to achieve the same effect.
Along with letting you solve puzzles, Amazing Alex will also let you design new levels using 35 objects and then upload them online for everyone else to play.
VLC media player is the omnivorous cross-platform creation that you probably use on your good old computer it chews virtually all formats, local and on the web, and has a relatively simple interface.
And now, it's finally arrived in its beta form on the Android platform.
You probably Updated your Facebook App today on your Android Smartphone, Wondering What's New with the Update ? (If you didn't Update yet head to Google play app on your smartphone). The New Update to Facebook brings the front-facing Camera support to be able to take self-photos using it, as it wasn't supported to switch to it before using the FB camera App.
The New Update will bring Facebook App to Version 1.9.7 with New Messaging features and Huge security enhancements to be safe while browsing facebook App on any public Network.
Facebook for Android 1.9.7 Full Change-log:
• A front-facing camera makes it easier to take photos
• New messaging features let you switch between conversations, include friends of friends, share bigger photos, and see who's available
• Various bug fixes
• Made a security improvement
• Faster app login and navigation
GameLoft has released The Dark Knight Rises on Google Play for $6.99 today in conjunction with the release of the film here in the United States. If your ready to fight crime and race the streets of Gotham City in Batman's Batcycle and his Aircraft, "The Bat" If you haven't heard of Gameloft before, they actually make some decent substantial games for Android and iOS devices.
The Dark Knight Rises ties in with the film's story and also adds some fun gameplay into the mix. For $6.99 it's really not a bad game and you'll get your monies worth. Obviously the writing won't be as good as the film, so if you were expecting that, you may be disappointed.
You have to keep in mind that this also just released today, so it may be buggy on some phones and also may not be fully compatible with Jelly Bean yet.
"Dead Trigger", the first person zombie shooter was just updated in the iOS version to add a plethora of additional weapon choices for the discerning zombie slayer such as the chain saw, lewis machine gun, marine engine with blades, and the American west rifle.
BEST News for Today that MADFINGER the Game's developer has now made Dead Trigger Available for Android and FREE on Google Play. The game does feature in-app purchases, so you might still be tempted to spend a couple of bucks to up your survival chances.
Viber is the a neat little VoIP program that became very popular on Android smartphones and iOS devices too. Viber has just got updated to version 2.2 adding the option for group messaging on the background of an improved user interface and improved HD quality for your free voice calls. So head to Google Play link below and Get/Update your Viber.
Viber 2.2 Change-log :
- Group Messaging: you can now send free messages to groups of friends. Share photos, links and invite
- more friends to join.
- Assign a custom background to conversation.
- Photos were added to the Contacts list
- Added time stamp for each message.
- Added localization support for Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), Portuguese, German, Spanish, French and Russian.
Gameloft's Asphalt 7: Heat has finally made it to the Android Google's Play Store. The best Car-Racing game among all the mobile games.
The New Asphalt 7: Heat offers 60 different cars, 15 challenging tracks, 6 game modes and even more eye-candy HD graphics. The Game is Available for purchase in Google Play Store for only $0.99 and runs on all android devices 2.2 and up.
"Dead Trigger", the first person zombie shooter was just updated in the iOS version to add a plethora of additional weapon choices for the discerning zombie slayer such as the chain saw, lewis machine gun, marine engine with blades, and the American west rifle.
BEST News for Today that MADFINGER the Game's developer has now made Dead Trigger Available for Android and FREE on Google Play. The game does feature in-app purchases, so you might still be tempted to spend a couple of bucks to up your survival chances.
Google's popular Translate app has been updated in the Play Store, bringing with it improvements to text and handwriting translation, instant results as you type, and more.
The Most impressive new feature is the ability to use translate with your phones camera, highlight text in an image by swiping your finger across it to highlight it (see photo Above), and Translate applies Google's image-recognition algorithm to figure out what the printed words are, and then translates them to your designated language.
What's New in Google Translate for Android:
- Use camera to take a picture and brush text to translate (available on Android 2.3 and above).
- Get instant translation results as you type.
- Choose dialect preference for speech input.
- Japanese handwriting now recognizes multiple characters at once.
- Added access network state permission to check network availability when sending requests.
Angry Space Game was a Huge success for Rovio on all platforms, especially in Android which almost reached 100 Million Downloads in Google play. Rovio currently working ot Update the Game... The update is simply called "Red Planet" referring to planet mars, the Update coming this Fall.
Rovio also released a teaser video for the update which doesn't reveal much but you should watch it below.
Dolphin Browser HD, popular android browser in the Google Play Store that had a great success for the past 2 years in Android platform. Dolphin latest update brings the browser up to version 8.7.0 and drops the "HD" title from its Name.
Not just the Name, the Update brings many new features & improvements. The bookmark deletion processes has been made easier, dolphin connect is now faster and more stable, there is an easy access shortcut to dolphin sonar from the homescreen.
The address bar now has a cleaner design, the landscape keyboard view has been optimized for some devices, and, of course, there are various stability and performance improvements.
uTorrent Beta was released into the Google Play Store today, and it has already become the best option for Android users. You have all of the features you'd expect, including searching for torrents, downloading only specific files from a torrent, and even support for subscriptions.
The built in subscription is for BitTorrent Featured Content, but the UI layout is a bit strange there. It's a horizontally scrolling row of small tabs with a ton of grey space below.
The Call of Duty Black Ops Zombies game finally broke free from the Xperia PLAY chains and is available in the Play Store to all compatible devices.
The game costs $7, but it is huge, comes with all possible extras and you won't have to pay for anything within the game ever.
Need for Speed: Most Wanted for Mobile is probably the most anticipated racing game this fall, and after it first appeared at June's E3 show, EA has now released a full trailer for the game.
NFS: Most Wanted is a game developed by Firemonkeys with stunning graphics and online multiplayer. It also features new touch-steering controls which basically are a virtual steering wheel you hold your finger onto and then rotate left or right to steer. Game Coming to iOS App store sand Google Play Store by End of this month (October).
Angry Birds Star Wars is the fifth game in the Angry Birds series by Rovio and is based on, no prices for guessing, Star Wars. Rovio already released some teaser videos, but this is the first gameplay trailer that shows the actual game itself.
The game will launch next week on November,8th and will be available on Android, iOS, Windows Phone, PC, Mac and Windows 8.
What's New in Apps ? Here is the Top 10 Android Apps on Google Play for this Month November,2012.
10. Keymonk Keyboard
There’s been a couple of things in the keyboard space lately, just a few days ago we got to see SwiftKey’s new project Flow, a swype type keyboard from the folks that have delivered arguably the best keyboard on Android for some time now. Here, however, in Keymonk we have something a little different even still. This isn’t your typical keyboard but, that isn’t to say that it’s not a good choice or something that you can used to. You never know, after giving Keymonk a try you might have found your new keyboard?
This is a real unique app in that it shares images with people but, the images show up for only a few seconds and then they disappear. This sounds pretty stupid on the face of things but when you think about it, having to work with only a few seconds can help you be creative with your pictures in a different way, you can send whatever you want for example and have a lot of fun with it. With NixPic you can send some riskier photos or just those down right hilarious moments that can only be shared in a few seconds.
With all the talk of filters and HDR in mobile photography these days it’s perhaps hard to forget that focus is something that can dramatically alter how our your photos look. Being able to focus properly and akin to that of a dSLR on your smartphone gives you a whole lot more flexibility when it comes to framing your shots, what subject matter you can get in and how things will look on the other side. It’s a great app if you’re more interested in taking a good photo as oppose to editing one into a good photo.
If you’re someone like me, you appreciate typography quite a lot. I’ve never been the typical arty type but I absolutely love the effect a good font can have on something. It’s no longer just in written word either, with publications moving to the web more and more and institutions like ourselves becoming coming place, typography is a key thing of modern design. With Fontly, you can take photos of examples out in the wild, share it with others and discover other examples mapped by others. This is great if you’re looking for inspiration for an upcoming project or some form of art for a new move. It’s a great little app and something I’ll be experimenting with for some time to come.
6. News Fragments
A lot of us rely on Google News, sometimes we don’t know that we do as a lot of widgets us it as their main source. If you’re somebody that conciously navigates to Google News daily then this app is going to make you very ‘appy indeed. The app draws from Google News in your area and neatly presents you with up-to-the-minute news as soon as it hits Google News. The app is a simple, holo themed app that doesn’t try to do too much and keeps a wonderfully minimal look that we certainly wish other apps would follow.
This is one of those apps that might take some getting used to but once you’ve gotten used to the app you’ll wonder how you did without it. Essentially, GoToMyPC on Android is the same as it is on the PC, it handles the same functions and lets you access your PC from anywhere however, with Android now it really is ANYWHERE. The app works on a variety of devices and thankfully, Citrix have had larger screened devices in mind. There’s little more to it than that but, being able to hook into your PC from anywhere in the world is really pretty cool, makes you feel like James Bond almost!
It’s no great secret that the West is a big drinker and there’s nothing with that at all, quite frankly, without such a social lubricant I think they’d be even more crime. Enough of that though, here’s to beers! We all love to drink but in the last few years it’s become more common to appreciate what form our alochol comes in and not just take it in whatever form and how much we can. There’s nothing better than finding somewhere with a brilliant beer on offer, or maybe, with this new app there is. With Untappd you can share locations of great beer – craft or otherwise – and you can also find new places to enjoy the golden nectar. Have at it folks, and drink safely, yeah?
3. Orbitz Hotels
Finding somewhere to stay can be really stressful, especially when you’re on a budget or completely new to the area. With the arrival of Orbitz on Android though, things should become a lot easier from now on. You can do everything you expect to do on the website and you can take it everywhere you go, making that perfect deal even easier to find! It’s well worth checking out and is a quality app to accompany a quality service!
2. Wacom Bamboo Paper
This is a begrudging choice for me. I absolutely love styli now, this isn’t to say I have a Galaxy Note no, I just have a really fancy, quality Stylus and when I saw that the folks over at Wacom had FINALLY brought their Paper app to Android I was really quite excited but, I was cripplingly disappointed to realise that Wacom took a payoff from Samsung for exclusivity on the Note and S III line of phones. I reached out to Wacom to see what the deal was and apparently they’re “working hard” to get it working on other devices, I’m sure they are. It’s a very good app however and on the Galaxy Note line of phones it’s yet another string to the phone’s bow. It’s performance on the GSIII meanwhile also suggests good performance for regular phones but, realistically, Wacom should have released this on Android outright.
1. Dragon Mobile Assistant
This app hit the scene quite recently and it’s another in a long line of Siri like apps for Android. That isn’t to say that the app isn’t great in its own right because it is, it’s brilliant. Dragon Mobile Assistant takes on more a roll of actually assisting you rather than just another glorified voice search app, it’s tied in to a whole lot of online services and will respond to commands as well, making this a good choice for those looking to use their hands a little less. The app will only run on Android devices running Ice Cream Sandwich and above but, by now, we hope that isn’t a problem for a lot of you. Go ahead and give the app a try, you might just save yourself some time!
Skype has just Updated its Android App on Google Play store to version 3.0, which brings huge improvements to both Smartphones & tablets.
The app comes with a redesigned user interface for tablets, which enhances the overall user experience. However, the interface is locked to landscape mode, which might come as a disappointment to some.
Check out the promo video Skype has thrown in to celebrate its updated Android app. The company has even put a separate before-after type of video to demonstrate what SILK adds to the table.
CyanogenMod ROMs is known to pack an excellent music player, Now you don't have to be on CM to enjoy it anymore. The Apollo Music player is Now avialble on Google Play store.
The Player available on Holo.Dark theme, Holo.Light theme and Google Play Music theme, all are Free, but If you want to remove the Ads and get faster updates you can go to the Apollo+ for $0.99 also on Google Play.
Apollo Player Features:
• Pinning album, artist, genre, and playlist shortcuts to your Home screen
• Customizable themes and layouts
• Lyric support
• Mark songs as favorites
• Notification playback controls (Honeycomb+)
• Text and voice search
• Swipe between screens
• Automatic album and artist image fetching
• Headset controls
• Set songs as ringtones
• Lockscreen widgets (Jellybean 4.2+)
• Share currently playing music on Twitter, Facebook, and others
• 4 widgets
• Gapless playback
• Plays most music formats (MP3, AAC, FLAC, etc.)
• Drag & drop playlists and queue
• Lockscreen controls (Ice Cream Sandwich+)
• Local music management (edit, delete, etc.)
AfterFocus Pro is the leading App in Making Proffessional Effects on your Photos, with Afterfocus Pro you can create DSLR-style background blurred photo by simply selecting focus area. Also, various filter effects offer you to create the most natural and realistic photo.
Selecting a focus area more precisely, you can achieve more natural and professional image. Just mark the areas you want, AfterFocus automatically recognizes the focus area precisely even for an object with complex shapes. You can Download the App from the link below as Our [App Of The Week].
AfterFocus PRO Features:
1. Smart focus area selection - Simply draw some lines inside a focus area and the background, then AfterFocus will automatically recognize the focus area. You can also select the area with traditional finger painting.
2. Background Blur effect - You can create the most realistic blur effect with various aperture styles just like DSLR camera.
To emphasize that certain things move, Motion blur effect is also available.
3. Filter effect - AfterFocus offers from basic effects to professional effects like Cross Process without looking artificial. Also, you can emphasize the spot light on the background using Bokeh effect.
4. Double photo - Take a picture of one object and move slightly to the right to take another picture of the same object, and it will analyze the images and recognize the nearest object, so there is no need to draw the focus area.
5. Easy share - You can share through e-mails and SNS easily and simply.
SoundBest Music Player gives you a Whole New Way to Enjoy Music on your Android Smartphone. SoundBest boost-up your smartphone sound Quality through the headphones to gives you the Maximum sound Quality that can be reached.
This Music Player perform a 90 seconds test based on the environment around you and your Ears Responses. This test will perform a Noise-cancellation experience while listening to Music with you Headphones using SoundBest Player. Download it as the App Of The Week from the link below.
Features of SoundBest Player :
- AF Mode (Sound Personalization System).
- Provide sound in a way to best express the original song.
- Automatically set up sound optimized to individual customers.
- Provide 11 EQ-Presets including rock and vocal music.
- Play by playlist available, too.
- Sort by album or singer.
- Lyrics provided, random or repetitive play available.
Amazing Alex is set up in the same style as Angry Birds. Comic panels narrate the story between the various larger world sets.
The story is that Alex keeps making a mess and his Mom keeps sending him to different areas. It's pretty flimsy, but the game has fewer characters to work with. The puzzles themselves have a ton of detail; even that smallest flourishes were given a lot of attention. You can get the Premium version of the game from the link below. Enjoy!
This App of The Week is all about Music & Style. Today, We have a Media player called Zplayer for Android. A windows phone 8 Metro-UI (its called Modern UI Now) style player with built-in internet radio and easy to manage your music with in an HD Metro Style User Interface that is easy and sexy to use and show to your friends, Get the Best thing on the Windows phone 8 on your Android device with No Effort!
If you are a Music fanatic or just a person who like to have a sleek and clean look AWESOME Music player on your Android phone instead of the Stock music player, Zplayer is the right App for you!
Zplayer full features:
- Full screen mode with Custom status bar (WP8 style)
- Video playback Support
- Full Bluetooth Support
- Downloads missing Album Artwork Automatically
- Downloads Artist Background picture Automatically
- Downloads Artist Bio Automatically
- Show Online reviews of albums
- Bass booster & Equalizer option
- Virtualizer option
- Includes an optional custom lockscreen with controls (WP7 style)
- Includes shoutcast internet radio with 100+ live stations
If you are looking for a Video Player for Android Smartphone or Tablet that can Play any Video format with subtitles. MX Player is your best choice out there, the App supports all video formats and work on all Android versions 2.1 or later.
MX Player make a use of your Multi-core Smartphone/Tablet with Multi-Core Decoding for smooth playback of your videos or any streaming feed online. Also, MX Player has some FREE separated codecs for ARMv5, ARMv6 and ARMv7 phones, MX Player will test your device and show you the best matching codec automatically if it is necessary. You do not need to install codecs unless MX Player asks. MX Player App and Codecs links are below.
• HARDWARE DECODING - With new h/w decoder, more videos can take benefit from hardware acceleration.
• MULTI-CORE DECODING - MX Player is the first Android video player that performs multi-core decoding. According to the test results on dual-core devices, it shows up to 70% performance improvement than single-core devices.
• PINCH TO ZOOM - Easily zoom in and out by pinching and swiping across screen.
Apparently, alongside Jelly Bean, Google has also introduced the Google Ears app at I/O 2012. You can get this Amazing App Right Now on you Android Smartphone running 4.0/4.0.1/4.0.3/4.1.1 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Google Ears is listening to the Song
Google Ears is a Shazam or SoundHound-like service, which analyzes the music coming from your surroundings and tells you the artist and name of the song, as well as some other info about it. Among other things, it also let's you buy the song quickly, if it's available on the Google Play Store.
Google Ears Found the Song
We've tested the App ourselves on our ICS device (Galaxy S3) and its working good and the searching for songs is SUPER FAST and Accurate!
How to Install Google Ears ?
- Download Google Ears (APK) from link below.
- Once you've downloaded the Google Ears apk, you need to copy it over to your device's internal storage, in case you didn't download it with your phone.
- Check that you have the allowed the installation of apps from "unknown sources". This option is usually in Settings -> Applications, or Settings -> Security.
- Install the application by navigating to its location using the file explorer and launching the .apk file.
- Put the "Google Sound Search widget" on your homescreen, play a song, and let Google Ear hear it (internet connection required).
Are you a Big Fan of the Google Play Music App ? Even if it's not available on your Country! Now you can Enjoy the latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean version of Google Play Music App (v4.3.605) on your Android device.
We have the .APK and it can be installed on any ICS 4.0 device or Gingerbread 2.3 device. The New 4.3.605 version has a much smoother UI smoother, New Jelly Bean look widget and some bug fixes too. Download Below and Enjoy!
Google Has just Updated its Play Music App with many New Features, Now you can Enjoy the latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean version of Google Play Music App (v4.3.606) on your Android device. The App works on Android JellyBean 4.1, Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 and Gingerbread 2.3 devices.
Change-log for v4.3.606 :
- Now Playing queue that allows for queuing and reordering of currently playing music.
- New UI for navigation with transport controls on the action bar.
- New large album art view on Recent.
- Playlist art is now constructed from album art of songs in the playlist.
- Now Playing widget has album art and support for thumbs up.
- Harder, better, faster, stronger.
Google has released the stock Jelly Bean Calendar application on the Play Store that can now be installed by anyone with a device running Android ICS 4.0.3 or later.
This is great for someone who has an Android device with a custom calendar application, such as the ones Samsung and HTC like to install on their devices, but want to use the stock Calendar app that you find on Nexus devices.
Sadly, The 16GB model of the Google Nexus 7 is sold out from the Google Play Store and for the time being cannot be ordered from the online store. The tablet's page on Google Play Store now shows that it is "coming soon" and offers a place for you to leave your email address so that you can be notified when the 16GB ASUS made tablet is available once again.
The Google Nexus 7 8GB version still can be purchased from the Google Play Store for $199. The 16GB model is priced at $249 when available.
Last week, There were some news saying that many of you who had ordered the Google Nexus 4 might have to wait up to three weeks for your handset to arrive.
That news came at almost the exact time that some were receiving email confirmation that their Google Nexus 4 was on the way. Based on some new emailed shipping confirmations that have been received, it looks like many of you won't have to wait three weeks at all for your stock Android phone.
Google Released big updates to the Google Play Store. Google Update the Play Movies and added the option to rent or buy as well as add TV shows.
The update is Now available for the Google Play Movies app. It appears as though TV shows aren't quite available for purchase or rent yet, but I'm sure that will change very soon.
Also Google Update the Play Books with New features and some Bug fixes.
Google Play Books Update Change-log:
- Add bookmarks to a page by tapping the top right corner or using the menu.
- Stream video and audio embedded in books.
- Support fixed-layout EPUBs (on Honeycomb or higher), SVG images(on Honeycomb or higher), and original fonts.
- Enable or disable auto text-to-speech in "Settings" menu.
- Enable or disable downloading via WiFi only in "Settings" menu.
- Links in books now works.
- Bug fixes.
Rockstar will release the GTA: Vice City on mobile in its 10th Anniversary Edition, just like the port of GTA III. Vice City will bring native high-resolution graphics, updated character models and lighting effects, new and more precise firing and targeting options, a fully customizable control layout, and native support for Retina display devices.
The game will launch on Google Play Store on December,6th and a lot of Android devices supported, the full list of Phones & Tablets is at the source link. The game will cost $4.99.