If you’ve got a semi-new HTC phone, you might have noticed that HTC has started adding key Sense 6 apps to the Play Store so that it can roll out updates to users much easier than the usual OTA update process.
Today, HTC’s clock app for Sense 6 has appeared in the Play Store. This means that in the future, any software improvements to the clock app will be handled through the Play Store.
Admit it. You’ve looked at a buddy’s Android phone and thought, “Damn, that wallpaper is nice.”
You weren’t sure how to get the wallpaper for your own phone — it’s not like wallpapers have highly accessible names that you can just “search.”
Or can you? A new arrival in the Play Store allows you to do just that.
DroidPack, app app created by XDA Forum Member donniemceduns, allows you to select between the stock wallpapers from various OEMs, Android versions, ROMs and even other operating systems (yes, this means iOS). The collection is completely categorized and lets you download the wallpapers straight from the app.
It’s a nice addition to the Play Store — go check it out for yourself! Hit the break for the link to the app in the Play Store as well as a gallery of screen shots.
The folks over at Halfbrick Studios (the creators of hits like Fruit Ninja and Jetpack Joyride) have released a new game to the Play Store called “Band Stars.”
In this game, users are tasked with forming a band, creating music and beating high scores to reach the top of the charts.
Netflix has a hit on their hands to accompany House of Cards — it’s called Orange Is The New Black, and it just returned for its second season earlier this month.
As with all great modern shows, a presence on social media and other online areas is absolutely necessary, so the creators are doing all they can to promote the show via a brand new app titled “Orange Is The New App.”
It is just as bold as it seems. FireChat is a brand new messaging application available today in the Play Store and it takes a very different approach to connect users. Don’t have an WiFi connection? Fine. Don’t have a data connection? That’s fine, too. FireChat relies upon what developer Open Garden calls “mesh networking technology.” This technology uses nearby devices to communicate with one another. For optimal communication, the developer suggests withing 30 feet, but I have seen reports of a 100 foot boundary being capable.
What FireChat does is bring people in a particular area together. So at a sports bar, for example, everyone can be chatting away in a loud room. The developer is composed of a team of just 10 people and the app is already available on iOS. The release of FireChat in the Play Store is just another step toward bringing everyone together in one place.
Hit the break for download links.
The folks over at Fireproof Games are back with another edition of the “The Room” game.
Like it’s prequel, The Room 2 is a “physical puzzler, wrapped in a mystery game, inside a beautifully tactile 3D world.”
I’ve never played the prequel, but I have definitely thought about buying it before, especially because it has great reviews. The new game shouldn’t fall short of expectations either.
Hit the break for a series of screenshots and the link to the game in the Play Store.
Remember when Google and HP recalled the Chromebook 11 because of overheating charger issues? Well the device is back and better than ever with a (hopefully) perfectly working charger— you can get one now for $279, the same price it was being offered for before.
If you need a refresher on the specs, it packs an Exynos 5250 processor, 2GB RAM, a 1366 x 768 display.
Some extra information just came in as well— Best Buy has the Chromebook 11 with Verizon LTE connectivity listed online as well. This variant costs $379 with a potential $50 mail-in rebate. You can add it to a shared data plan for only $10 if you’re up for it.
Source: Play Store / Best Buy
If you had a PlayStation 2 back in 2004, you probably owned a copy of Rockstar Games’ Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. Now, with mobile gaming becoming very popular, one of the best-selling games of all-time is now available in the Play Store for Android devices. Even if you have never played a GTA game, you know what they are about. In this one, you play as CJ Johnson travelling across the California-like state of San Andreas in the early 1990s. All of the usual features of the series are present and Rockstar Games has remastered the graphics to suit the power of today’s smartphones.
Hit the break for a gallery and download links.
Major League Baseball has released a new app into the Play Store that puts you behind the plate to become the best player in the league. MLB Franchise MVP allows you to choose from more than 120 teams from Class A, Double-A, Triple A, and Major League baseball. Every position on the field is yours to take, ranking up along the way to enhance your skills. This is a free-to-play game; therefore, you don’t have to spend anything, but you’ll move along quicker once you spend a few bucks.
Hit the break for the gallery and download links.
After being available on iOS for quite some time, Sega has released Sonic Dash into the Play Store. In true Sonic fashion, he’s running; however, unlike other editions of the popular franchise, this one doesn’t have the hedgehog traveling from left to right. Sonic Dash is like Temple Run in that you are running forward, dodging enemies and obstacles that enter your path. It is free-to-play, so you can give this a whirl without having to pay anything.
Hit the break for the trailer, gallery, and download links.