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Brother in Arms 2 Fights its Way into the Android Market

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!

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Check out this ICS/Sense hybrid live wallpaper: Mood ICS

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. Read more

Paper Zombie be-Heads its Way to the Android Market

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

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 more

Box.net Offers SE Xperia Owners 50GB Of Free Storage

Sheesh Sony Ericsson Xperia owners are some lucky individuals. Why are they so lucky you ask? Well– SE Xperia owners suddenly have an extra 50GB of free storage space from Box.net. All owners have to do is download and install the Box.net app on your Xperia phone and register for a free account. It seems that Xperia users will have plenty of time to take advantage of this great find too– you have until December 31, 2012 to take advantage of the great opportunity. Go on SE Xperia owners– time’s wasting!

 

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Quick Look At Amazon’s Free App of the Day: SketchBook Mobile

Admit it, every one of you draws and sketches even if you’re not an artist. Today’s free Amazon App– SketchBook Mobile, allows you to draw, doodle, and create endless possibilities. SBM is a full-featured drawing application and image studio that’s based off the popular desktop version, but allows you to create your art on the go using your smartphone or tablet.

Like other drawing applications and image studios, SBM is not short on features. You can create images using 40+ set of brushes, pens and airbrushes. When you find your particular one, you can select the opacity of the brush and choose from a wide range of colors and palettes to start drawing with. In addition, you have the ability to add layers to your particular project. In fact, you have the ability to add up to 6 layers to any one project. Pretty neat for a mobile drawing app. Oh and if you feel like fiddling with an existing image or picture on your phone’s memory or SD card, you can do just that and add unique touches to your personal photos.

The app is normally available for $1.99, but of course you will find it today for the price of nothing. If you have the Amazon App Store, be sure to check it out and give it a shot. If you don’t have the Amazon App Store, you can load it up on your Android device by using our handy Quick Tips page. It’s a little bit on the hefty side at 9.1MB, but hey, as long as I can share art like my masterpiece found after the break, it’s worth it. Read more

PayPal Updates Android App, Brings NFC Capabilities

A new update for the PayPal app hit the Android Market earlier today and with it brings some pretty cool improvements. The whole in-app experience received a bit of a face lift, improving the UI and making navigation easier on both tablets and smartphones. A new widget has been added  that not only allows easy access, but allows you to make payments through NFC as long as your device has the required chip. This NFC integration makes transferring money a cinch, simply type in the amount you want to transfer and then tap the two NFC enabled devices together. Easy as that. Kinda makes the Galaxy Nexus sound even MORE tempting, huh?

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Quick Look at Big Animated Origami Tutorial App in the Android Market

Here’s something you don’t see every day – An Android app that teaches you how to fold origami via flash videos! Big Animated Origami Tutorial Lite is not only a long name, but it is also a free Android app found in the Android Market that allows you to quickly learn how to make dozens of origami.

This free version of the app will provide you a visual aid for mastering the art of paper folding. By watching videos you can learn a whole bunch of cool designs, from basic paper airplanes to complex flowers and animals. Jump past the break to learn more.

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Wind-up Knight – The latest must-have game for Android [FREE]

A new platformer recently hit the market and it sure is a beauty. The amount of polish on this game is fantastic. Though the graphics may be a tinge on the cutesy side, be warned, this game can become a real challenge. The aim of the game is to guide your knight to the end of each level, all the while avoiding enemies  and treacherous traps. Plus, you have to pick up winding keys along the way, or your knight will completely cease to sprint through the level.

Wind-up Knight is free and offers 50 levels of some of the best graphics I’ve seen in Android games, all the while bringing some great gameplay mechanics. A lot of times I find that games on the phone are either too easy or too hard due to poor control. Wind-up knight hits the sweet spot by offering a difficult game with fluid and simple control. You won’t be able to blame your death on anyone but yourself, noob.

You’ll probably want to run this on a higher spec phone or tablet. (Looks great on my Xoom)

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Zinio adds ‘Explore’ option for Android tablet users,

Today Zinio announced that their “Explore” option is now available to Android tablet users that have Android 3.x Honeycomb. The Zinio Explore gives you free access to the latest premium stories from every major magazine genre, including sports, entertainment, business, and lifestyle. It’s updated daily, and you will find it alongside the “Shop” and “Read” sections.

“With Zinio, just like browsing a newsstand, readers can pick a magazine and read a quick article,” said Zinio President and CEO Rich Maggiotto. “But unlike a real-world newsstand, or any other digital newsstand, Zinio offers 5,000 magazines, covering every subject. Our readers can enjoy domestic titles, as well as hard-to-find content from around the world — we’re providing the first truly global newsstand.”

If you are not already familiar with Zinio, it’s the world’s largest newsstand of magazines. You can download digital subscritions or single issues and sync them across multiple devices. You also get 4 free issues upon downloading the app for the first time. Just head over to the Android Market or for the QR code hit our Apps Database.

Full press release after the break:

Android Tablet Owners Now Get Top Magazine Articles for Free Through Zinio

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