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Captain America Live Wallpaper Available In The Android Market

In addition to Marvel’s release of Captain America “Sentinel of Liberty”, which we covered yesterday, the comic legends have also released some cool Captain America Live Wallpaper for your Android device.  If you didn’t catch yesterday’s post, definitely give the link above a click and check out the game trailer.

As for the Live Wallpaper, it’s simple.  Just tap anywhere to have shots fired at Cap’s shield and watch them be instantly deflected from all angles.  Head on over to the Android Market to download the live wallpaper and don’t forget to let us know what you think.

Captain America “Sentinel Of Liberty” Now On Sale In The Android Market For 99¢

Everyone’s favorite first Avenger is coming to the big screen, however, it’s also coming to the little screen.  Your Android device that is.  The folks over Marvel have managed to bring us Caps’ adventures on our mobile devices and I must say, not too bad.  I’ve only managed to play the first six or seven levels but game play is very smooth and the animation was great.  Some 3D effects would have been great, but it wasn’t entirely disappointing to play in 2D.  The graphics were of HD quality and I especially loved how there were no controls on the screen other than to throw Cap’s shield.  You get to play and operate Cap on the full screen using only gestures.  The game play was very responsive to my rapid multi-touches and comes packed with tutorials on how to jump, punch, slide and more, along with great up close and personal combo attacks.  The pop-ups can sort of become annoying, however, I found them very informative while quick to return me to game play.  But if you really wanted, you could easily turn the function off in the settings menu.

Head into HYDRA territory with your sights on Red Skull and reclaim your stolen comrades in this action packed game, all on your Android smartphone.  I tested the game out on my T-Mobile G2X and as expected, having a dual-core Tegra 2 on board, the game ran smooth, like butter rolling off the pancake.  Ready to download this bad boy?  Head on over to the Android Market and give it a test run for yourself.  Don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments below.  Unfortunately, I don’t think it’s ready for tablets just yet.  I was unable to see the game in the market with my original Galaxy Tab, which is running Froyo 2.2 (basically just bigger Android)  So, there’s nothing that would convince me that the game is ready for Honeycomb devices.  Hit the break for more screen shots and a video demo of Captain America taking names and kicking assets.   Read more

Keep Better Track Of Your Credit Card Spending With My Credit Cards For Android

No more excuses!  The days of not knowing your credit card balance until it’s too late or it’s maxed out are over.  Never be out of the loop again with the My Credit Cards for Android app.  Keep extreme tabs on spending and receive notifications before you go over the limit, all for the low low price of free.  With this application you get a nice overview of every single transaction performed on any given credit card.  View balances, credit limits, bill due dates and available credit anytime or anywhere while on the go.  The best feature of all?  Late fee security options. Never ever miss another bill again with real time alerts conveniently being sent to you.  If there’s any change on the account whatsoever, you’ll know about it.  Consider this an accountant in your pocket.  Hit the break for the full line of specs from the developer and to check out the screen shots of the app as well.  Don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments  below.   Read more

Viber’s VoIP App Now Available For Android, Free Download In The Market

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 more

Drop Some Phat Beats On Your Android Device Using Caustic (Video)

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 more

Use Circle Battery Widget To Accurately Track Your Battery Life

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).

Android Market Download Link

See What’s New On Netflix With The Netflix New Releases Free App

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 more

“Weave Your Way Through Traffic At Insane Speeds” With Lane Splitter For Android (Video)

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 more

Android Market Tops Just Over 250,000 Apps!

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!

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Baviux For Android, Retroness Courtesy Of XDA (Video)

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 more