Aviary has announced the latest photo editing tool for Android, and it looks good. What started as a plugin on Android has now become a standalone app that looks to be a strong competitor to Adobe’s Photoshop Express. As phones replace point-and-shoots as the camera of choice for most people, having apps that allow editing photos on the device becomes more important. Aviary Photo Editor features one-touch enhancements, instagram-like filter effects, color balancing, crop and rotate, red-eye removal and a lot more. The free app is available now on the Play Store, stay tuned for a full review but for now, hit the break to head on over and try it out yourself.
If you’re one of the 93.3% of Android users who aren’t yet rockin’ version 4.0 or up but still want to experience some of the look and feel of the stock ICS launcher now, you’re in luck. Holo Launcher is a real-deal ICS launcher, with various bits and bytes modified to make it run on any version of android 2.2 and above.
- ICS style icons, folders and drawer tabs
- Portrait and Landscape modes
- 7 icons per dock, 3 pages and infinitely scrollable
- Desktop previews via Home button
- Backup and restoring of settings
- and more…
This is a great option for those stuck on Froyo or Gingerbread but still hungry for a taste of Ice Cream Sandwich. The best part? Holo launcher is completely free, and available now in the Play store. There is also a beta version available as an in-app apk as well. To get in on the beta testing fun, head into the app, go to Launcher Settings > About Holo Launcher > Auto Check For Updates > Beta Version. You can get started by visiting either link below.
Play Store Link
Amazon will give you a $1 credit towards an MP3 purchase if you “buy” a free app through their website between now and June 13th. Not a bad deal, here are the details:
- Purchase at least one qualifying free app offered in the Amazon.com Appstore for Android in the webstore or on an Android device. The apps that qualify are apps for Android offered in the Amazon.com Appstore for Android that display the offer message on their webstore product information pages. Qualifying apps will not display promotional messaging on their Android on-device product information pages.
- After completing your purchase, you will receive an e-mail indicating that a $1 credit for Amazon MP3 music downloads has been applied to your account automatically. The e-mail will also provide instructions on how to redeem your credit.
- Promotional offer limited to one promotional credit per customer.
- Promotional offer is valid from June 6, 2012, through June 13, 2012, and subject to change. You must redeem the credit by July 31, 2012.
If you’re already using Amazon’s Appstore this is a no-brainer. If you’re not, there’s no better time than now to check it out. Hit the link below to see which apps qualify and claim your free MP3!
The folks at XDA developers were able to extract the Dropbox APK from the HTC One X and modify it to work on any Android device. As we already know, the HTC One X comes with 25 GB of free space for two years, which equates to 23 GB more than everyone else (standard is 2GB for free). By installing this modified APK on your device, you will instantly have access to the same additional 23GB for two years.
Hit the break for the download link and intructions
If any of you are avid Android gamers I am sure you are familiar with the game developer Gamevil. In case you aren’t familiar, Gamevil is responsible for bringing us uber popular game titles such as Cartoon Wars, Air Penguin and both the Soccer and Baseball Superstars series’. Just yesterday, Gamevil released their latest title in the Baseball Superstars series and this time it’s in HD. With a series that has already received over 30 million downloads you can expect the newest release to be better than the rest.
I think stepping up to the plate and releasing the game in HD was a wise move on Gamevil’s part. With the quality of displays we are seeing on devices these days, its a bummer when you download a new app or game and it can’t even utilize your device to its fullest potential. Good call Gamevil!
Other than improved gameplay and HD graphics, Baseball Superstars 2012 brings other additional features such as:
There is always going to be a place for a mid-level Android device, especially ones that are free. U.S. Celluar is now offering the Huawei Ascend II for free after a $100 mail-in rebate. With Android 2.3, a 3.5″ screen, and a 600MHz processor it’s not the strongest phone on the block, but hey it’s free. You can check the deal out and all the phone’s details from the source link below.
[via U.S. Celluar]
The hugely successful Game maker, Gameloft, has finally brought one of their more well-know hits to the Android Market. Brothers in Arms 2 just landed in the market and is available as a fermium game – free to download, but includes in-app purchases.
BIA2 is a first person shooter and is a WWII based game offering both single player story mode and online multiplayer for going to battle with friends. Throughout the game you build up and customize your weapons as well as unlock new era-similar ones, all the while gaining experience as you play. Speaking of gaining experience, you can use the in-app purchases to aid your progression, giving you the upper hand in battle.
Unfortunately BIA2 is not compatible with the DROID RAZR so I was unable to give it a test run. To check it out for yourself, hit up one of the links below and be sure to let us know what you think!
Jump past the cut for some sweet looking screenshots!
Here is another great live wallpaper for you that is subtle yet attractive. Mood ICS live wallpaper is a hybrid of both the ICS phase beam LW and the HTC Sense LW. Once installed, it transforms your home screen into continuous movement of glowing light orbs and you can change the wallpaper’s color within the app’s settings.
The app is available for free and includes 2 colors, or you can spend $1.19 for the pro version that includes 8. I guess if you are not a fan of blue or pinkish-purple, then you may want to spend the $1.19 for the pro version so you will have the option to chose almost any color. Also within the pro version is the ability to tweak the appearance to your liking, with features such as:
- Beautiful abstract mood colors
- Setting widget
- Custom Particle color
- Custom foreground color
- Custom background color
- 8 mood themes
- Particle settings
- Use 3D hardware to render images, save battery
- Support most resolutions including Android 3.0 tablet
The graphics are rendered with 3D hardware so this LW should be fairly easy on your battery, since I installed it on my device I have yet to notice any increased drain. The developer hasn’t done much testing on many devices so some may not be compatible. I suggest you give the free version a spin first and if it works properly then go for the paid.
I am usually one to switch up his wallpaper quite frequently but I have been rockin’ Mood ICS since I downloaded it, it’s a keeper. To see a few more screenshots and for download links jump past the break.
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!
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.