Are you like me, and spent $5 on Thinking Space Pro (TSP), and now you see in the Android Market that it is no longer going to be supported or developed further because a company named Mindjet has bought out Thinking Space? If you are like me, then I bet you’re just as pissed off as I am about it too. We paid our $5 bucks to have all these features in Thinking Space Pro, only to find out that the company has been bought out, and their once paid app is now offered free under the name Mindjet for Android. If you want to hear the rest of my rant or leave a comment, read on past the break.
The newest version of Dropbox is now available in the Android Market including optimizations for ICS. The new version’s design has been revamped along with new features added as well. If you have never used Dropbox before, after installing the app on your PC, any file you save in your dropbox will also save to your Android device letting you access and share them from anywhere. Hit up the break to see what’s new and links to download.
Unfortunately there is only one Tegra 3 device available and most who want one, can’t put their hands on one. Those of you lucky enough to get a Transformer Prime, you need to head over to the Android Market right now and pick up Shawdowgun THD, which is the Tegra 3 version of the popular game. Check out our review here. It will cost you $4.99, but I am sure it will be worth every penny with the console quality graphics.
Download links and video after the break
Any Galaxy Nexus owners out there that have been waiting for Swype to work on ICS? Well, thanks to XDA member theb1rdm4n, Swype has been modified to work on the Galaxy Nexus. This is why we all love Android and give applause to all the devs like theb1rdm4n that help make our devices great. Hit up the break to see Swype running on the GN as well as a link to download the .apk. Just make sure you have Unknown Sources checked off under Security before installing.
It’s not getting the greatest reviews, but Electronic Arts just released Real Racing 2 in the Android Market. Some users are complaining about support for their phones and others say they can’t download the game data. It’s not even compatible with the Galaxy Nexus. All in all, this one might be worth watching as I am sure EA will provide some timely updates that will make this an exciting racer. It’s a freemium app which means it’s free to try, but you will have to spend some money to unlock the full game. The full game features:
- Test your racing prowess on a 16 car grid against highly skilled AI drivers.
- Select from 30 officially licensed cars including the 2010 Ford Shelby Mustang GT500, 2010 Nissan GT-R (R35), 2012 McLaren MP4-12C, and more!
- Work your way from rookie to pro in a robust Career Mode, offering 10 hours of racing enjoyment. Jump into a Quick Race for instant fun – or race against the clock in Time Trial Mode.
- Race in 15 beautiful locations, with 40 miles of highly detailed race tracks, speedways and city circuits – including twilight and night races.
- Touch or tilt to steer, as you experience state-of-the-art handling with customizable options that tailor to your personal driving style.
- Experience the intensity of head-to-head racing with 5 unique camera angles and breath-taking graphics powered by Firemint’s exclusive high performance Mint3D™ engine.
Download links and trailer video after the break.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is looking for users of rooted or jailbroken phones to help them in their pursuit of taking down Carrier IQ. If you remember, the EFF was enlisted by Trevor Eckhart after Carrier IQ slapped him with a Cease and Desist letter. The EFF is all about protecting the public’s digital rights, so it’s not surprising they are looking to uncover exactly what Carrier IQ was doing with the data.
What the EFF needs is the “profile” that is on your phone. What is a profile? It’s a file written by Carrier IQ that is based on the specifications of the phone company or client. It’s written to each phone, and it contains information about what data to collect and where to send it. You will most likely need to be rooted or jailbroken in order to get to the profile. There is even a thread over at XDA discussing possible methods in finding these profiles. If you’re able to obtain your profile, the EFF would like you to send it to them along with what phone and network it was from and where on the phone’s file system you found it. This can be emailed at email@example.com or in a git remote they can pull from. Hit the source links for more information.
[via eff and xda]
If you are looking for a new siege warefare game to play that is as addictive to play as it is gorgeous then look no further. Blowfish Studios has released their game Siegecraft THD optimized for Tegra devices. Don’t worry folks, those of you that don’t have a Tegra device can get a non-optimized version of it as well. This game features console like graphics and the ability to launch cows at enemies. You don’t actually have your own castle or land to defend, but rather, you’re a mercenary for hire that has the best siege army at your disposal. Various kingdoms will hire you to take out their enemies using various siege weapons.
If you have a Tegra 2 or Tegra 3 device you can see the following exclusive content:
Not to further add to Android fragmentation, but Samsung has just announced their “Get Best Games For Free” promotion available for most of their Galaxy branded Android devices. And we’re not talking about cheesy games either. Among the titles can be found Samurai II: Vengeance, Sprinkle, Riptide GP and Trial Xtreme. The promo started on the 13th of this month and is extended for the next two months for UK, US, India, France, Spain and anywhere else Samsung Apps are supported. Pretty cool huh? There’s a total of 16 titles available for download so get yours now.
“We are pleased to offer our users a promotion which enables them to download popular apps, optimized to their Galaxy smart device, for free,” Kang-Hyun Kwon, SVP of media solution center, Samsung Electronics, said.
In addition, Sammy is also promoting their “App Tournament Event” over on its Samsung Apps Facebook Page. If you head on over via the source link you can win prizes such as Smart TV’s, Samsung Slate PC’s and Tab 10.1′s for simply selecting your favorite app. Not too shabby eh? Feel free to let us know what you think in the comments below.
[via Samsung Apps & Facebook]
If you’re an Amazon Fire owner, you may have noticed you previously couldn’t access the web version of the Android Market via market.android.com. If you attempted to access that site from your Fire, you would be redirected to the Amazon Appstore. With the root breaking 6.2.1 update that recently hit, it looks like that redirect has been lifted. Though you cannot install apps from the web market on your Fire, you can at least browse what’s there and that’s a step in the right direction right? If you’re a Fire owner, hit up the web market and see what you think. If you’re not and still thinking about getting one, check out our hands on review right here.
Gotta love CyanogenMod! Based on the newest CM9, the good folks over at XDA have whipped up a pre-Alpha build to enjoy on the OG Droid. Remember, this build isn’t meant to be your daily ROM and should only be attempted by folks that are comfortable making backups and flashing ROMs. I’m one of the sad bunch that is dying for a Galaxy Nexus, but enjoying an ICS ROM on my Droid X for now. If you can’t get your hands on a new GN, a ROM is how we will have to fly for the time being. Don’t forget to checkout any details and updates right down there in the source link.
Download: [Pre-Pre-ALPHA] Droid A855 ICS Build Attempt