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Last Updated: April 13th, 2011

Welcome to the weekly roundup of the best new Android applications and games that went live in the Market in the previous week or so.

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Best New Android Apps

Angry Aviary Lite

PLEASE READ: This app requires ★ROOT★ access to function & Angry Birds *already* installed on your device, this is not the game itself!
This is a companion app which allows multiple users to maintain personal game state on a single device.

Android Police coverage: New In The Market: Angry Aviary Lets You Share Multiple Angry Birds Profiles On The Same Device [Root]

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EVAC HD

Optimised for hi-res devices! (Galaxy Tab,Droid,Desire,Nexus,EVO)
Run for your life through colorful neon mazes chased by ever-vigilant security forces.
Play stealthily to avoid encounters, prepare traps for your enemies, or just rush as fast as you can.
The only way out is the way through!
- APP2SD

Also available: EVAC non-HD and EVAC Lite.

Android Police coverage: EVAC From Hexage Arrives – You Want This Game. Now [First Look]

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Fancy Widget

This widget is back after being gone for months! See our coverage below for more info.

Clock and Weather Widget
- Clock with 12/24 hour format
- Weather forecast
- Celsius/fahrenheit
- Geolocation for weather or search city by name/zipcode
- Configurable refresh interval
- Landscape mode support

* EXCLUDE APP FROM TASK MANAGER KILL LIST *

Android Police coverage: Fancy Widget For Android Finally Returns After Cease & Desist From HTC And Months Of Disappearance

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FrostWire

Note: the app is FREE from FrostWire's website.

Search, Browse and Share files locally and over the Internet via WiFi using P2P
You can
- Search & download files on millions of devices
- Browse & download from the closest peers
- Share files on Social Networks
- Explore your own files
- Chat
- Send files
- Control what's shared
No 3G support b/c of carrier rules

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Tanks!

Rendered in beautiful vector graphics Tanks! is a reworking of the 80's arcade classic Battlezone.
Seek out and destroy as many enemy tanks as you can. How long will you survive?

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Squibble Lite

Help Squibble swing, bounce, and slingshot his way home in an epic, fast-paced 2D platformer that's easy to learn but hard to master. Get ready for the full version of Squibble with Squibble Lite, a special sneak peek of the first six levels of this Android-exclusive game!

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iPhone Ringtones

iPhone Ringtones! All the popular iPhone sounds like Marimba or Tri tone now available on your Android Phone.
Play the sounds directly as soundboard or set them as your default ringtones or notifications.
You can also add the sounds to your alarm sounds list of your phone.

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Star Traders RPG

Command your spacecraft and journey across the galaxy in this epic Space Simulation / Space Opera Role Playing Game (RPG.) Pick sides in a galactic conflict and play as bounty hunter, merchant, pirate or smuggler. Buy, sell, fight and capture over 50 ship types. Captains land, explore and trade on more than 40 planets.

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ROM Gripper

Features:
* Download thousands of ROMs directly on your phone from the Internet.
* The ROMs can be directly played with emulators such as Nesoid, SNesoid, GameBoid, Gensoid and GBCoid.
* Support for name filtering.
* No need to unzip when SNES
* Change directory

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NAVIGON MobileNavigator USA

NAVIGON MobileNavigator transforms your mobile phone
into a complete navigation system.
Included are on-board maps for the U.S.
Please make sure you have a WIFI connection when downloading the maps.
Highlights:
+ Text-to-speech
+ Traffic Live
+ Reality Scanner
+ NAVIGON MyRoutes
+ Reality View Pro

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Light Grid Pro Live Wallpaper

A live wallpaper which displays a grid of lights fading in and out. Completely customize the shapes, colors, and speeds!
+ Squares, circles, hexagons, and more!
+ Save and load color presets!
+ Ripple and wave effects!
Press Home > Menu > Wallpapers > Live Wallpapers to use.

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Music WithMe (Free Trial)

Wirelessly and automatically sync your iTunes library and your smartphone to have your music played anywhere, anytime.
Get the Music WithMe app for Android and the desktop software on your Windows computer (coming soon to Mac), select the playlists to sync and Music WithMe will automatically get your playlists and tracks.

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Pocket Informant Pub Beta

Pocket Informant PUBLIC BETA is a fully redesigned from the ground up calendaring and GTD®-based tasks solution for Android Devices. Our purpose is to integrate best-of-class calendaring with best-of-class tasks together into one great solution. Beta Expires January 24th, 2011
Read more here: http://tinyurl.com/piabeta

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FourTracks – Recording Studio

Turn your phone into a mobile Multi track recroding studio.
Great for musicians, singers and composers.
* 4 audio tracks, with volume knob and mute button.
* Marvelous viewer. Pinch to zoom, easy scrolling.
* Mix down WAV and OGG, share with friends.
Tip: use headphones.

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Business Calendar Beta

Complete calendar app that sync with Google Calendar
* smooth scroll- and zoomable multi-day view (2-14 days)
* graphical and textual presentation
* month-, day-, list- and eventview
* quickly fade in/out calendars using the favorite bar
* search function

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pvz

pvz is a Plants vs Zombies clone.

Add plant to defend your house from the zombie.There are three modes-day, night and challenge. Three mini games-smash pot,beat zombie and slot machine. You can upload your score and get some achievements when you finish some mini game. 2.5 version solved the problem of receive call.[contact me for other langue version]

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OnStar MyLink

OnStar MyLink offers an amazing level of control and connection with your vehicle. Cadillac, Chevrolet, Buick and GMC owners with 2011 model year eligible vehicles can use their mobile phone to access real-time data such as fuel level and oil-life, and perform remote commands like unlocking their doors.

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Talking Harry the Hedgehog

Harry is a very tired and bored hedgehog but if you give him an energy drink he becomes either a karate master or a sci-fi bullet dodger.
He repeats everything you say. In karate mode he speaks very quickly and in bullet dodge mode he speaks with an echo.
Record videos of him and share them on YouTube/Facebook or e-mail.

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Tube-Mate for YouTube

Enjoy "http://m.youtube.com" fully - search, related videos, Favorites and store them to SD card in various qualities (up to Full-HD). it helps you enjoy YouTube videos off-line.
480x270 for general devices
1280x720(HD) for high-end devices
1920x1080(Full-HD) for PC

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Armored Defense Lite – Beta

Strategic Tower Defense, a surprise from start to end. Far away of others in quality, realism and game play.
Unique Features: BIG scenarios (3 levels of zoom) railways and minefields!
Special equipment of tanks: Speed boost, Stealth, Anti-missile, Auto-Repair, and The Tortoise.
Decide your strategy and save your homeland!

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Droidget Camera

What is Droidget Camera?
An application to take picture with Widgets on the screen.
How to Extend Function of Camera?
Extension of camera function can be downloaded from the "Widget Gallery". Each widget downloaded are shown when it is "launched".
OS:Android 2.2 or later.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=og1bOUry9wk

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Adobe Connect Mobile

Attend Adobe® Connect™ meetings anytime, anywhere with Adobe® Connect™ Mobile. Watch and listen to live presentations and collaborate with others using live chat.
Want to host meetings for others to join? Use your Adobe Connect account or sign up for a FREE 30 DAY TRIAL of Adobe Connect: http://adobe.com/go/try_adobeconnect

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Clockr

Clockr is a minimalist clock widget, similar to Tajm. The author took the app out of the Market for now to fix some bugs, but promises it will be back soon. In the meantime, you can download and read about it in the xda thread.

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Android Police coverage: Meet Clockr: Replace Your Clock With Pure Text

Know A Worthy New App? Let Us Know!

If you have an application in mind for the next issue of the roundup, feel free to send us an email and let us know.

Important: there are 2 requirements in order for the app to be considered, listed below.

  • the app's launch date has to be between Monday and Sunday this week
  • it has to be original, ground-breaking, well-reviewed, interesting, fun, etc - the cream of the crop

Now, if and only if the above requirements have been satisfied, fire up an email to this address: [email protected].

P.S. What do you think of this roundup's format? Please let us know in the comments!

Artem Russakovskii
Artem is a die-hard Android fan, passionate tech blogger, obsessive-compulsive editor, bug hunting programmer, and the founder of Android Police.
Most of the time, you will find Artem either hacking away at code or thinking of the next 15 blog posts.

  • Mark

    Super nice that you review so many new apps.. It gives a great overview :)

    thanx

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Glad you are enjoying the format.

  • portnoyd

    PvZ is not from PopCap, but a pirated clone that doesn't work very well.

    Tanks! is not free and costs $1.48 USD.

    • James Fishfingers

      Also Evac HD is not free...

      • James Fishfingers

        But there is a lite version now! WooHoo ;)

        Very nice game!

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      You guys are right but the problem lies in the Appbrain widget, which is displaying the wrong price. I've alerted them of the issue.

    • Chris

      Ditto, just tried it now. Crappy cloned version.

    • Chris

      There's now a free version of Tanks!, Tanks! Free.

  • OFI

    Nice list this week.

    Tried the Frostwire Beta but at $4.99 it needs to run a limited period discount or something to get more people on board..

    a few things in there I will try this week :-)

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      It's free from their site - did you see that little note?

      • OFI

        Well I guess I missed that.. oops

  • OFI

    Frostwire is now free on Market too anyway :-P

  • dd

    where did the pvz go? had to do a hard reset on phone and now scanner cannot find it on the market! :( my kids love it.

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      pvz disappeared from the Market. Speculations around this disappearance are revolving around PopCap having Google pull them, but that's unconfirmed. The real Plants vs Zombies is planned for H1'11 - now THAT would be an awesome game.

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