Android Market hits 10 BILLION Downloads, Offers Many $0.10 Apps Over the Next 10 Days

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It looks like the Android Market has achieved 10 billion downloads and wants to celebrate with us by offering a slew of popular apps for only $0.10! By the looks of the banner ad, these will change every day for the next 10 days and that’s a smokin’ deal so I recommend you snatch a few of these up! Today’s offerings include one of my all-time favorites, Swiftkey X, if you don’t have it already I would start there, otherwise there is bound to be something in this list that strikes your fancy! Keep checking back with us daily and we will let you know what deals can be had over the next 9 days. Thanks Android Market and congrats!!

Here is the full list:

  • Sound Hound
  • Swifkey X
  • SketchBook Mobile
  • Paper Camera
  • Asphalt 6: Adrenaline HD
  • Endomondo Sports Tracker Pro
  • Field Runners HD
  • Minecraft – Pocket Edition
  • Great Little War Game
  • Color & Draw for kids: phone ed

To get any or all of these $0.10 downloads, head on over to the Android Market.




Paper Zombie be-Heads its Way to the Android Market

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Yes, Halloween is already over but that doesn’t mean that zombie fun needs to end with it. The popular iOS game, Paper Zombie, has been just been added to the Android Market and it’s a perfect way to get your quick zombie fix.

Similar to Fruit Ninja, the goal is to swipe your screen to slash-up the zombie apocalypse before they infect all the humans. You start out with a box knife but get to graduate to some more deadly (and comical) methods of decapitation. The game is free right now and you can find it through the market link below. Check out the trailer we have provided to help make your decision, I am sure once you see the video you wont be able to resist getting in on the fun!

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Shine Runner Hits Onto Android Market

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Vector Unit is at it again trying to give gamers an alternative experience to racing games. Fresh off their Riptide GP, Vector Unit has created Shine Runner. Shine Runner is a water-based racing game similar to Riptide GP– with a few (humorous) differences. Visually, the game is gorgeous as it has the same fluid gameplay and clean graphics found here as it was seen in Riptide GP. However, users will be able to race through the muddy waters of the backwoods bayou using a fanboat. You’ll be able to smash and crash through a destructible world filled with rickety swamp shacks, fishin’ boats, chicken coops, gators, and more. You essentially will race against other fanboats and literally hit anything that impedes your way– docks, chickens, etc. Oh there’s more for those of you who want to act on your secret inner criminal. You can buy and sell contraband goods like Moonshine and Tobacky, smuggling them from one colorful locale to the next in a race for maximum profit. Moonshine? Hitting chickens? Smuggling? Sounds like a tootin’ good time I reckon. You can find Shine Runner in the Android Market now for $1.99. Hit the break to see some screenshots, a nice clip, the Android Market link and QR code. » Read the rest

Rovio Addresses New Permissions In Angry Birds Seasons

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Tis the season to be… concerned? That’s how many people feel when a new update to Angry Bird Seasons arrived to the Market. Apparently included were new levels, a “Big Pig” and wait for it… wait for it– new permission requests! We’re not talking about the ‘prevent phone from sleeping’ permissions either. We’re talking about the game accessing phone states and SMS permissions. Now before everyone becomes skeptical and causes an uproar, Rovio has come out addressed users’ concerns: » Read the rest

Xperia Play Exclusive (For Now): FIFA 12 Free For a Limited Time

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EA SPORTS and Sony Ericsson announced today that FIFA 12 is avaliable exclusively to the Xperia Play. Even better than that, for a limited time, Xperia Play owners can grab this game for free from the game widget. This game has pulled many of the enhancements from the console versions and come with a wide variety of teams. It also allows you to play in real-world stadiums with “authentic commentaries.”

FIFA 12 is an exclusive to Sony Ericsson devices until February of next year. After this point we should see it in the Android Market, so that other people can experience this game. For the time being, those of you with Xperia Play phones, you can access your free, exclusive game via the games widget. Hit the break below if you are interested in reading the presser.  » Read the rest

Free Version Of UNO Now Available In the Android Market

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The folks over at Gameloft want you to enjoy a nice version of the popular hit game UNO, on the house of course.  Gameloft is now offering a free version of UNO so long as you’re ok with the embedded ads.  If not, and you’d rather bypass the ads, there’s always the $2.99 ad-free version which can be found on the Android Market.  UNO is a popular card game in which all players need to match colors and numbers until a player is left with one card.  You can play in multiplayer match up mode via online pairing or with local players over Wifi and Bluetooth.  The app will run both on standard Android smartphones as well as Honeycomb tablets.  Hit the break for a few more screen shots and to snag the download links.  And don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments below.    » Read the rest

2 Years Later and Korea Finally Gets Games Added to the Android Market

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It has only been 24 months since the Android operating system was introduced in Korea and within that time the Korean market has grown to be the second-largest app consumer in the world. No matter how app hungry the market may be, you might be surprised to know that they have never even had access to games through the Android Market. Until now.

Beginning right now, Android users in Korea can access the many thousands of popular games that are available for download through the Android Market. Purchases are going to be made a bit different than what we are used to hear in the states, they will make purchases that will directly be billed through their network provider as opposed to having their market account attached to a credit card. Sounds like trouble to me!

Google wants to reach out to game developers to let them know that “now is the time to localize game resources, app descriptions, and marketing assets to take advantage of this new opportunity”. With the increased availability of apps, it is expected that a large jump in game purchases and downloads will be seen in the weeks ahead. If you are a developer who likes the thought of making a little extra dough, I strongly suggest hitting up the source code below.

[via Android Developers Blog]


Game Of The Year World Of Goo Officially Available For Android

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Android gamers have another reason to celebrate. The highly popular Wii game World of Goo is now available for Android devices. How popular is the game? It’s popular enough to garner numerous “Game of the Year” awards. What took so long for the game to be ported to Android is anyone’s guess. But hey, better late than never right?

In case you’re not familiar– the game is built on the premise of using “Goo” to create things. You have to use the “Goo” to create bridges, cannonballs and other tomfoolery in order to complete objectives. Believe me– there are lots of objectives, so the gameplay doesn’t get stale. Hit the break for some screenshots of the game as well as the Market links and QR codes for both the full and demo versions. » Read the rest

Gameloft Black Friday Promotion Includes Free Android Games, Stuffing & Pie Not Included

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Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in the States and Canada! We all have our various reasons of being grateful, thankful and in a generous spirit for this time of year. Gameloft is feeling thankful and generous by offering Android gamers several of their best games for gratis from Black Friday through Cyber Monday. Yes you read that right— several games will be available for free this holiday weekend. All you do is simply follow @GameloftAndroid on Twitter and be on the lookout for an announcement of the free game. You’ll have to check frequently and stay on top of @GameloftAndroid’s Twitter feed as each announced game will only be available for 2 hours only. Oh and what’s more is Gameloft has their entire Android library of games will be on sale for 99 cents through the special promotion link found on @GameloftAndroid.

[via Gameloft Blog]

Madden NFL ’12 Now on Sale, Optimized for Xperia PLAY

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Thanksgiving is tomorrow and besides eating a big delicious meal I am sure many of you will get in on some football action too. Too add to the days theme, EA has discounted and optimized the popular football video game, Madden NFL ’12, for the Sony Ericsson Experia Play, and can be found in the Android Market for $2.99 instead of the original $6.99. This new pricing is available for all tablets and smartphones but is only for a limited time.

I have played this game several times as it is included on various Verizon devices and I must say it’s done very well. I am usually not a big fan of sports games but the new Madden for Android is very fun and is super in depth as well. I can only imagine the experience to be that much better using the Xperia Play’s physical controls and probably somewhat resembles game play found on home consoles. I am not saying to expect a PS3 experience, but I think it would be almost as fun. Hit the link or QR code below to head to the Android Market.

Another thing to note is that many more EA games are up to 40% off during its Game Feast Sale, you may want to check those out too.

UPDATE:  Some users are reporting incompatibility issues with the Xperia Play and other devices. EA may have had issues updating the Android Market and might take a little bit to get things squared away. Keep checking back because we heard about the optimization for the Xperia PLAY directly from EA.

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