Up today for free on the Amazon Appstore is Treasures of Montezuma 2, the sequel to a hugely popular PC game. Normally, I don’t like the Bejewled types of puzzle games, but having not really played one I think I’m now converted. The catch here in Treasures is that, besides having to line up 3 alike colors, you’ll also need to get to certain ones with jewels in them to progress through the levels. This added a little bit more than just lining up the colors on their own. There are three levels of difficulty as well as a hint button if you need a hand during play. You’ll be awarded throughout the game to purchase upgrades and bonuses as well.
Heck, for a game that will normally cost you a whopping $3.07 to buy, you might as well give it a try for free and see if it’s your cup of tea from the Amazon Appstore. If not using the Appstore, you can grab the download here by entering your email address or phone number in the upper right hand corner for a download link. Be sure to have the “unknown sources” box checked off under Settings —>Applications on your Android device. Check out the video after the break and let us know what you think.
Photos of the upcoming Huawei Honor handset have been officially released by its Chinese manufacturer, Huawei Technologies. The specs remain unconfirmed, however it is said to run Android 2.3, have a 4-inch capacitive screen, 1.4GHz processor and front/rear cams, the latter of which is marked as being 8-megapixel in the photos if you look closely.
Although not entirely well known to those of us in the US, Huawei is the largest networking and telecommunications equipment supplier in China and the second largest supplier of infrastructure equipment in the world. From the looks of these snap shots, I’m looking forward to seeing more from these folks.
You can go ahead and drop the unofficial bootstrapper you’ve been using for your DROID 3 and Bionic. Official bootstraps from clockworkMod for both are now up in the market for $2.99. The unofficial version will still work just fine, but there may be more support for the official version as well as upgrades. Hit up the break for both links for the market or by QR code.
Up today in the Amazon Appstore is another fantastic app for free called Screebl. With this app you’ll never have to worry about your screen shutting off on you again while reading a long e-mail or showing off a picture on your phone. Based on your phones orientation, you’re phone’s screen will be kept on until it’s placed outside of the orientation range you’ve set. This is based on the fact that when you’re using your phone you not holding it perfectly parallel to the ground or perfectly perpendicular with it standing straight up. To test where you range is set, the icon in the notification bar will display green when activated and white when deactivated (you can also disable it from displaying in the notifications as well). There’s a huge handful of configuration options including allowing the app to work when inverted (laying down with your phone), stillness detection, disabling when docked, and much more. Be sure to check out the video after the break for a history and full details on the app. So far Screebl is working perfectly and is a great app to have in your arsenal.
This app will normally cost you $1.99, so grab it while it’s free from the Amazon Appstore. If not using the Appstore, you can grab the download here by entering your email address or phone number in the upper right hand corner for a download link. Be sure to have the “unknown sources” box checked off under Settings —>Applications on your Android device. Check out the video and some configuration screenshots after the break and let us know what you think.
Roboteck, from developers Hexage, is hands down the most addicting and fun game I’ve played yet on Android. Just like one of Hexage’s other games Evac, you’ll find a perfect chill soundtrack from kubatko as well as their signature neon graphics which are quite stunning to say the least. The game is based on a world campaign where you must win and take over nodes scattered across the world map. The difficulty is marked for each node and the “power” required to enter each. You’ll start off with 50 power points and gain more along with experience points, more is awarded for defeating a more challenging node than you might be ready for. You can go through this whole game without paying a dime, but if you choose to, you can purchase upgrade coins that will unlock a recharge node to gain power back. OK, enough of that let’s get to it after the break.
One of my favorite game developers, Hexage, creates not only awesome games, but they are also fantastic looking with great soundtracks. Evac is a throw back to Pac-Mac of sorrts, but there is also a mix of puzzles and stealth game play that will defiantly challenge you later on in the levels. What really makes this game stand out besides its awesome concept is the game’s looks and sound track. With a new but old school retro neon glowing effect it simply just looks fantastic. There is also a laid back technoish signature soundtrack by kubatko that really adds the the casual, but challenging gameplay. You’ll really have to play it for yourself to see what I mean. You’ll have 32 fantastically designed levels to run through with game dialog as you go through. Oh yeah, this one is optimized for the Xperia PLAY as well. This used to be a paid game, but it’s free right now in the market, so grab it while that lasts. Check out the trailer for the game below as well as two QR codes and market links, the second being the non-HD version if you have any performance issues. Have fun and let us know what you think.
Up today free from the Amazon Appstore is a fantastic widget app called CircleLauncher. The widget will let you add and access your contacts, apps, or bookmarks with one touch of a circle, horizontal line, or a vertical line. You’ll do this with some style though as you can roll over the group of quick access icons you’ve setup to get a Mac’ish launcher type of animation. You can also select your widget launcher icon for the stock pack or select your own from images or icon packs. Circle Launcher is ultra easy to setup and very fast. To get started, you’ll select CircleLauncher from your widgets, choose the type (contacts, apps, or bookmarks), choose what you want the widget to list, and select how it’s displayed (circle, horizontal, or vertical). No more searching for your favorite things to launch. Put it all in one place that doesn’t take up a lot of screen space with CircleLauncher.
This app will normally cost you $1.35, so grab it while it’s free from the Amazon Appstore. If not using the Appstore, you can grab the download here by entering your email address or phone number in the upper right hand corner for a download link. Be sure to have the “unknown sources” box checked off under Settings —>Applications on your Android device. Check out all the screenshots after the break and let us know what you think.
Earlier in May at the Google IO conference Google announced a steaming movie rental service for Android phones dubbed “Movies on Android Market.” Android users in the U.S. have been enjoying the luxury of watching HD movies on their mobile devices while Canadians could only wait patiently until the service would become available north of the border. The wait is finally over, yesterday Google announced that the HD rental option would now be available in Canada and will even include many Canadian titles.
To make a rental purchase just head to the Android Market and choose your title from under the movies section. Most range from #3.99 – $4.99. Once a purchase is made Google allows a 30-day a “Rental Grant Period” in which you have until the 30th day to watch your video. After you initially press play you will have only 48 hours to finish watching your movie. To enjoy HD movies on your Android phone or tablet your device must run on OS 2.2 or higher.
Rent HD movies from the Android Market.
With over 3 million downloads, there’s no doubt as to why root users are downloading ROM Manager by the butload. Its ease and simplicity have made it possible for those who know very little about ROM’ing to get their feet wet. Well, among those millions we can now add Droid X2 and Droid Bionic users. Thanks to the ClockworkMod team the list of supported devices continues to expand. Obviously you’ll need root access for this as well as to be bootstrapped. An official Bionic bootstrap is said to be coming soon but for now the current version will suffice.
If you’re a newbie, there’s no doubt about it. ROM Manager is the tool to get things done when it comes to the awesome world of swapping ROM’s hassle free. If you’re ready to give it a go you can head on over to our popular apps database for the download where you’ll also find a QR code available or you can simply grab it from the Android Market. If you’re a X2 or Bionic owner and have successfully used ROM Manager, definitely feel free to let us know what you think of it in the comments below. In addition, after the break, we’ve added the Android Market tutorial for the full walk through on how to install and use ROM Manager for your ROM’ing enjoyment. Have fun. Read more
As we wait for the hotness that is the HTC Vigor (DROID Incredible HD) supposedly with a 720p screen, the folks over at Android Police have whipped up something special. They’ve packed up a handful of goodies from the device to include the wallpapers, ringtones, notification tones, and the boot animation. The download links can be found right after the break, so grab em while they’re hot. Warning, the Wave Live Wallpaper has been reported to cause motion sickness, so proceed at your own risk.