Things change quickly don’t they? We gave you the news yesterday that Duke Nukem 3D was available in the Android Market for 99¢ which by all accounts is a great bargain– with a catch. Those who purchased the game quickly realized the developer curiously included ads in the game menu, despite it being a paid app. Perhaps the developer heard our bellyaching and used that to prompt immediate changes for the game. Owners will no longer see ads running, which is always welcome. Now let’s hope we never see another paid app that includes ads again. If you didn’t grab the game yet, feel free to head on over to Android Market now for the download. » Read the rest
Google has given Android users a special treat tonight. The latest Google+ update is now available in the Android Market. The update includes a new look to the UI that closely resembles that of Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), some bug fixes, and new translations. This looks and sounds like it will fix various issues users may have had previously using the app. Hit the break to see specific changes in the update as well as the QR code and link to download the app.
Users of the Google Docs app for Android will notice a new update that brings some nice improvements and increased functionality to their favorite place to read, create and share documents on the go. The update includes:
- New Web Clipboard Feature. Users can take photos from their Android phone and insert them right into a Google Document.
- Open and send options. Open your documents with any compatible viewer application or send a doc as an attachment through email or another app on your phone.
- Now available with 45 additional language options.
Hit the break for the Google Docs app market link or check out our popular apps database for a QR code.
The Motorola Photon is one of the best phones on Sprint right now, but there were some minor bugs such as users experiencing random voice calls defaulting to mute. Today Photon owners should start receiving the latest update which is version 4.5.1A-1_SUN-154_5. The update will be released in stages so you will get notified when it is available to you. Alternatively, you can hit Menu/Settings/About Phone/System Updates to see if you can manually pull it.
- Improvements to voice calling to eliminate inadvertent voice calls defaulting to mute
- Improve stability, resulting in fewer occurrences of unresponsiveness
- Bluetooth support for mono headsets with the Sprint Visual Voicemail application
With the taste of Gingerbread 2.3 continuously making appearances on the seemingly abandoned Samsung Epic 4G from Sprint, we can’t help but feel we’ll be graced by it soon enough. The latest build to surface, EH06, has just been leaked and is available for download. The news comes courtesy of our friends over at Android Central and we’re highly looking forward to seeing just how stable the build really is. If you’re feeling gutsy, and want to be an early adopter, hit the source link for more info on how to download the build onto your device. And as always, if you’re up and running, don’t forget to let us know how well it’s working.
XDA Developer Ben74 has brought us a nice update to the “Unlock With Wifi” app that he originally released several months ago. With this app, one has the ability to disable the lockscreen on their phone by simply being connected to a safe, or “trusted”, network, such as at home or work.
The biggest update from the original version of this app is the Device Admin mode, that allows one to put some security back onto the device, while simultaneously saving more battery life. If you’d like to give it a try, you find find the link to the thread below. Let us know what you think.
In what seems to be another disappointment for HTC Thunderbolt owners, HTC and Verizon have been telling customers that they intend to push the Gingerbread update to as late as the end of Q3. Of course, we all love uncertain dates, and the June 30th date was already missed before, so we hope that Thunderbolt users aren’t shafted once again.
To those of you who can’t wait (I would be right there with you), maybe you could give our how-to rooting guide a try, and install CyanogenMOD7 on your device? Remember, every official update thus far has been buggy and slow – maybe it’s time to take matters into your own hands?
Time to break out the ol’ updates, guys. As of this morning, Google has released an update to to Gmail, which hasn’t seen any love since the middle of February! The update brings a number of new features and bug-fixes including:
- Save bandwidth and battery by only syncing priority mail
- Use label notifications to mash up filters, labels, and ringtones
- Remember “Show Pictures” for senders
- Turn off sticky message actions in landscape or all orientations
- Better TalkBack support for accessibility
- Performance improvements
Check it out and let us know if you see a noticeable difference.
Rovio’s Angry Birds is the most popular game in the Android Market and for good reason. Not only is it a good game, but they continue to update it regularly.
For those of you that have 3 stars at every level, and desperately need something new, you will be happy to know that Rovio just released 15 new levels. The theme is Mine and Dine and you will be battling the pigs in underground tunnels
If you are one of the very few people that don’t already have it installed on your phone or tablet, head over to the source link to download or hit our apps data base for the QR code.
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You’re thinking, “I know what the Market is. I’m not THAT silly.” I’m glad you know that, but this is about what you can do with the Market. Think about this more of a mildly advanced tip guide. Free apps, Computer Market, the cool little things that take most people a few weeks to figure out you’ll be able to learn in about a minute!