GetJar to Release Top Paid Apps to Gold Members, for Free

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It wasn’t long ago that users were flocking to GetJar to download Angry Birds. However, the process wasn’t seamless and this author is reminded that it took days for GetJar’s site to become stable after the release.

GetJar is making all attempts to become viable once again, and are doing just that with GetJar Gold. With GetJar Gold, users are able to download the most popular paid apps for free (you pay for Gold, of course). These apps include Backbreaker, SwiftKey X, Age of Zombies, and more. This seems like a legit way to get your hands on some top paid apps, while still paying developers for their time. You can find GetJar at the link below; tell us how you like it!

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Quick Look at Today’s Free Amazon App: Spectrum Puzzles

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If you’re a “puzzle freak”, as the developer puts it, today’s free Amazon App is going to surely to tickle your fancy.  Spectrum Puzzles for Android allows you to unscramble images much like a real life puzzle.  It’s simple, slide the images around to assemble the photo at hand.  The developer has packed the app with a whopping 50 lively and energetic photos for your convenience.  As you increase in level the difficulty increases as well.  And if for some reason you rock’em all, the developer has added support for you to upload your own photos too.  How cool is that?  Among the photos pre-loaded you’ll find various landscapes, nature shots, city skylines and buildings as well as cool machinery.

The puzzles range from four different sizes allowing for 12 to 48 different pieces to be visible.  Level of difficulty ranges are simple as you’re offered Easy, Medium and Hard.  Your kids are sure to have a ball with this one while on long trips or lengthy commutes.  If you’re ready to give this a download, head on over to the Amazon App Store.  If you don’t have the App Store side loaded onto your device, you can grab it from here.  Just enter your mobile number or your email and a download link will be sent to you.  Just ensure that your device has the “unknown sources” box checked off under “Applications” and you’re all set.  Don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments below.  Hit the break to check out some more screen shots of the application.   » Read the rest

Grab any version of the Nexus S for FREE today only at Best Buy

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Best Buy Mobile is running an exclusive sale for one day only, and it is a dandy. You can grab the Nexus S for free, and to top it off, we are talking all three carriers that it is available on – AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile. It can be either as a new contract or an upgrade. Sure the Nexus Prime is around the corner, but for those that are budget minded and don’t need the latest device, the Nexus S will take care of your needs. It was released 9 months ago, and it is still one of the best Android phones out there simply because it is a Google experience device.

You have until 11:59 CST tonight to make you decision.

Press release after the break

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Contest: Win one of 40 free spotify invites from TalkAndroid

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We’ve all been hearing the hooplah around Spotify finally coming to the US, and everyone knows: getting an invite can be tough. So, we’re giving away 40 free invites to Spotify here in the states. That’s right – 40 invites! The rules to enter are simple:

  1. Follow TalkAndroid on Twitter
  2. Tweet this message: RT @TalkAndroid: RT this to win one of 40 free spotify invites from TalkAndroid http://ow.ly/5Qmlz #ta40spotify

And that’s it! We’ll be giving these invites away at random until 11:59 PM CST 8/5/11, so be sure to get your entries in!

T-Mobile offers the G2x for FREE today and tomorrow only

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Yesterday we published an article informing our readers that as of July 25 Gingerbread has started rolling out to customers OTA for those owning the G2x. Also available was the LG Updater via LG’s website. Which is great if you’re just can’t wait for the OTA update, and don’t mind updating by way of your USB.

Today we have a bit more news relating to the T-Mobile branded G2x. From now until July 28th (tomorrow) you can get the G2x, for free as a web only offer with a 2 year contract. So if you’re in the market, check out T-Mobile’s offer. All you G2x owners already out there, let us know how you like your device, and how that Gingerbread update is working for you in the comments below.

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App: Prox Lite lets you control your phone by waving your hand over it

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Ever wanted to do something to show off just how much cooler your Android phone is than their __(Insert non-Android device here)__? Yea… of course you have! Today’s app, while probably not all that useful, does just that.

Prox Lite allows you to control your phone, using only the proximity sensor (hence the name). According to the application thread over at XDA, forum member and developer extraordinaire SemperGumbee states:

Prox makes use of the phone’s proximity sensor and accelerometer to initiate an action. Prox Lite has 4 actions:

*Flat – Emulate home button
*Toward – Expand and contract notification panel
*Left – Launch phone dialer
*Right – Launch browser (google.com)

All you have to do is turn on the service through the app and then tilt the phone in the direction you are trying to activate the action for and then pass your hand over the proximity sensor and it will activate the action for that direction.

You can amaze your friends, and feel like a Jedi. Imagine the look on your friend’s faces when you do things without even touching the phone itself.

So what are you waiting for? Head over to the application thread here, and let us know your thoughts in the comments!

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Today’s Free Amazon App: Farkle Dice Deluxe

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Farkle is a very popular dice game that started at the table and has made its way around to Facebook and mobile devices. Different sets of dice are worth different amounts of points. You have ten sets of rolls to accumulate the best score, and you take turns against a computer opponent. As with every version of the game, the trick comes in balancing when to turn a die in for points, and when to roll it again to better your chances of getting a set in your next roll.

Farkle Dice Deluxe has been in the Android market for a while wearing a modest price tag of .99, but is available for free today at Amazon.  This is the ad-free version as well, and it’s worth a download for anyone who is even passingly interested in dice games.

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Contest: Caption these Androids and win a 16GB Micro SD card from Mushkin

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Who doesn’t want some more storage space in their Android device? More room for pics, movies, music… it all sounds wonderful. But who’s got the extra money to spend? That’s where we come in. We want, nay – need to give away a 16 GB class 4 micro SD card from Mushkin to someone. The tension is killing us! How do you enter? Simple – Head over to our contest thread in the forums, make sure you have a user account, and give us the most hilarious caption you can think of for the picture above.

Remember to keep it clean, but keep it awesome! We’ll PM the winner Sunday night to let everyone know who won! You can always enter more than once, so come up with as much hilariousness as you can!

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

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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

Quick Look at Today’s Free Amazon App: SuperBox

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Check out SuperBox in the Amazon App Store today. Right now for the next 14 hours give or take, you can download this feature packed application for free, discounted from its original price of $3.99.

The functions are broken down in to categories as follows:

  • Information: Memory/Cpu, Battery
  • Apps: Installer, Uninstaller, App2sd, Cache
  • Battery Saver: TaskKiller, Settings
  • Others: FileManager, SafeGuard

You currently may have a number of individual apps that do just about everything this suite of apps will do. The nice thing is that it’s all condensed into one application. Whether or not you feel this can replace your favorite system tweaking apps is up to you. Why not give it a try, and see what you think and how it compares to your current set up. Superbox may just convince you to lose the 5-6-7 other apps you’ve been using.