The popular VoIP application that swept iPhone users off of their feet has now landed on the Android operating system. Now, you can call friends and family for the low low cost of nothing over a 3G or WiFi network. In addition, the application sports built-in SMS capabilities with a pop-up feature for text notifications. You’ll also receive an in-app call log and a cool slick UI of a default dialer. The service is quickly gaining popularity as it’s currently touting a 12 million user base since its start seven months ago. Hit the break for the full press release and definitely don’t forget to check out the video demo of the app in action. » Read the rest
Do you spend a lot of time in a studio? Love putting together some dope beats? How would you like that capability on the go? Caustic for Android has got you covered. If you’re the type that’s always trying to hold on to a beat in your head until you get home and record it, boy do we have the app for you. Believe me when we say a lot has been put into this application. The options one has to create a masterpiece is all there. Plus, it’s just ridiculously fun to mess around with. With a total of eight different machines to use, you can create an electronic beat while on a bus, train, plain or even on a bathroom break.
CAUSTIC Music Rack lets you create electronic music on the go.
This app is packed with 8 machines including:
* 1x Virtual analog subsynth
* 2x PCM synths (23 demo samples included)
* 2x 303-like BassLine synths
* 1x Sampling drum machine (9 demo kits included)
* 1x Mixer desk with Delay/Reverb and 7 insert effects
* 1x Song sequencer
If you’ve got at least an 800 MHz ARMv7 CPU or better, an 800 x 480 res for your display and some rocking headphones, you’re in business. This is without a doubt one of the coolest apps you’ll play with. It’s an unlimited demo version and you can purchase the full unlock key, if you want, as an “in app purchase” on the Android Market. As the unlock key is tied to your Google account, the developer states that the app and all of your settings can be seamlessly moved across multiple devices. Ready for the download? Head on over to the Android Market and get your phat beat on. Hit the break for a full video demo of the app in action along with some more screen shots and don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments below. » Read the rest
If you want to keep better track of your battery life without squinting and straining your eyes peaking at the notification bar, we’ve got the solution for you. How about a simple yet accurate and reliable widget? Circle Battery Widget offers a great and easy way to glance at your device to see what your battery status is. There are a number of customizations you can make with this application. Choose from six different sizes to accommodate placement anywhere on your home screens, change the size of the widget along with its color to suit your mood. Hit the break for the download and to check out some more screen shots of the application. Don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments below.
The different sizes of the widget are:
1×1, 2×1, 1×2, 2×2, 3×3 and 4×4 (useful for tablets).
Want to know what’s new on Netflix? Now it’s easier than ever thanks to developer Shrapnel. Just whip out your awesome Android smartphone and download the Netflix New Releases Free application. The app is a comprehensive list of all the new releases Netflix pours out both on their DVD releases and their Instant Watch section. With a great UI and smooth navigation, never be out of the loop with what’s now available to stream on everyone’s favorite streaming service. Hit the break for a full list of features from the developer and to check out some screen shots. Don’t forget to let us know what you think of it in the comments below. » Read the rest
When writing reviews about anything on Talk Android I always try my best to sound somewhat intelligent and as knowledgeable as possible in what I’m covering. To do that I try to use technical and detailed terminology. However, when playing Lane Splitter for Android, all I could muster up was “fricking awesome”. I’m not sure if it was the dual core CPU on my T-Mobile G2X or what, but game play was smooth and steady during testing. This game is extremely fun and will have you reaching for it every free second you get.
As Jake Melton, a sport bike rider in a tux, you’ll have to do your best to avoid wrecking in an attempt to make it to your wedding on time and in one piece. Long press the screen or just quickly tap to snag a boost and wheelie forward in rapid speed bypassing crazy drivers just inching to plow you into the wall. The game is both fast paced and extremely addicting. I dare you to try it! Head on over to the Android Market for the download and hit the break for more info from the developer. You can also check out some more screen shots and a quick demo for your viewing enjoyment. Let us know what you think in the comments below. » Read the rest
The Android OS continues to perform, now touting just over 250,000 applications to make its way to the Android Market. In conjunction with Google’s recent announcement of the Android Market update, Susan Wojcicki, senior vice president of advertising stated the proud news during the company’s second-quarter earnings. In addition, Wojcicki stated that there were over 6 billion downloads. As a Google lover and Android fan-boy, I couldn’t be more prouder. Is that a word? Well, 6 billion downloads is great when comparing to other application platforms, such as RIM’s 1 billion, and considering the fact that it took no time at all for Google to reach this point only shows that the search giant means business. I’m highly looking forward to the day TA can announce that Android hit 10 billion downloads!
Like old and classic arcade games? Well this one is sure to take you back. Check out XDA member, pep_dj’s recreation of the game dubbed Baviux, a “water games” look-a-like that is sure to catch your addiction. Check out the video below of the game in action along with some screen shots for your convenience. If you have any feedback to offer the developer, by all means. You can also hit up the game thread here for more info. And as always, comments are welcome. » Read the rest
I’ve recently come across one of the most addicting games, in my opinion, hiding out on the Android Market. As I was playing, I was wondering why I haven’t heard of the game before? I’ve recently learned that the game is also available for the iPhone and was a great hit but I’m still not sure how long it’s been out. Nevertheless, since I’ve downloaded it I haven’t been able to put it down. A Monster Ate My Homework for Android is, without a doubt, a game to keep you busy for quite some time. How do you play? The idea of the game is to reclaim stolen homework from your perpetual homework stealing monsters by pelting them with balls, subsequently knocking them off the platform. But be aware, if you accidentally knock your homework off or anything labeled with a star indicating it belongs in the classroom, you’ll be repeating the board.
The game offers 85 different levels and for a small price in the Android Market you can use in app purchasing to get tokens that will allow you to skip difficult levels. Clear the platform of everything but your homework and you’re free to move on. The levels can get quite challenging as monsters and other objects along with your homework are arranged in challenging positions. Call it a monster Jenga, if you will. Ready to be addicted to this one? Head on over to the Android Market for the download and hit the break to check out some screenshots and a video of the game in action. In addition, feel free to let us know what you think in the comments below. » Read the rest
If you’re a Sense 3.0 user, like that found on the Evo 3D and Sensation 4G, you might find it worthwhile checking this little tidbit out. XDA member cypis has released a pretty cool theme offering improved performance in the UI aesthetics and scrolling department. The developer is looking for more users and feedback. So, if you’re ready to give it a go, check out the XDA thread link here and don’t forget to let us know what you think of the added functionality and looks in the comments below.
From The Developer:
Hello. I missed a little after cool slate theme from 2.1 Sense ROMs so I decided to make it myself.
This is not cheap and EMO theme with thousands of colors . Just pure elegance in 3D (screenshot’s in second post).
Its intended to work on ALL Sense 3.0 devices even on ports.
Like quizzes? Yeah, we do too. Check out Android Community Quiz and Quizmaster. The applications by XDA member Just Me combined offer a challenging Android based quiz for your pleasure and enjoyment. The neat thing about the application is that you can add your own questions, increasing the database and challenge of the game. All you have to do is upload your question with the correct answer along side two incorrect answers and upload it. These applications are free from the developer, but as of now, they’re only available to XDA members. Hit the break to check out some more information from the developer and to snag the source link along with some more screen shots. You can also jump directly to the application thread here if you want. Don’t forget to let us know what you think of it in the comments below. And feel free to provide feedback for the developer so he/she can improve the application. » Read the rest