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. This roundup covers the last 2 weeks instead of the usual 1 due to all the Gingerbread coverage that took up our time last week.

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Best New Android Apps

Mana Chronicles

Mana Chronicles is a classic Action-RPG!
The Inferno troops are invading the mortal plane. Only the human freedom fighter, Leon, can stop them now!

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Rocket Bunnies

Rocket Bunnies is an action-puzzle game of slingshotting from planet to planet. Time your exits in order to boost past enemy spiders, mines, electric portals and more! The best space rabbit sim you'll play this year!
NOTE: Requires Android 2.2 for Samsung devices to run. Google to find out how to update - it's worth it!

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Clarus Battery

Clarus Battery is a minimal, transparent battery charge and temperature widget. The line colors (below charge, temperature) changes based on battery charge and temperature
Options include disabling background, changing text color and temperature in F/C
The colors change as follows:
Blue (good),Green,Yellow,Orange,Red(bad)

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Clutch Beta

Purpose: improve navigation of Android Activities, adapt to each individuals flow.

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Google Reader

Follow all your favorite sites, blogs, and more, all in one place. See what your friends are sharing, and easily share any interesting articles you read. The Google Reader app syncs with the web version, so all your reading lists are always up to date.

Android Police coverage: Official Google Reader Android App Now In The Market


SketchBook Express (by Autodesk)

Autodesk SketchBook® Express is a professional-grade paint and drawing application offering a set of sketching tools and a streamlined and intuitive user interface.
*Requires a multi-touch device running Android 2.1 or above. Recommended devices include: 1GHz processor, 512mb RAM.

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Pocket God

What kind of god would you be? Benevolent or vengeful? Play Pocket God and discover the answer within yourself. Pocket God is an episodic microgame for you to explore, show your friends and have fun with. It contains multiple locations with many hilarious scenarios, exciting mini-games and hidden secrets for you to uncover.

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Can Knockdown

Yes we can! Or should we say: yes we can... knock the can! Check out the most addictive and 100% FREE game on Android Market and become a cold blood sniper while aiming at and knocking down piles and pyramids of cans! Start playing and you just won't put down this marvelous title till you drain your battery empty!

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Casino Crime

Crime pays once again!
Start your criminal career in the glamorous world of gambling! Help luck along a little in your own casino and take your guests to the cleaners! Whether it's easy pickpocketing or elaborate card tricks: the only good guest is a fleeced guest! Welcome to the family!

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Xmarks for Premium Customers

Application that will allow you to carry your Xmarks (formerly Foxmarks) data around with you.
- Sync bookmarks with Android Browser
- Add, update, and delete Bookmarks
- View Open Remote Tabs
- 14-day free trial, requires $12/year Xmarks Premium subscription afterwards

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Gingerbread Launcher

This is the STOCK launcher from Gingerbread, modified for Android 2.2 Froyo.
It is also modified so the 'Manage apps' link works correctly.
Yes, it's kinda obese, i'll slim it down and post an update. :-)



Get your favorite XFINITY features on-the-go. Check your email and voicemail in a single Unified Inbox. View TV listings and manage your DVR remotely*. Listen to your voicemail, view your home phone call history, forward a voicemail by email and manage call forwarding.

Android Police coverage: [Quick Hands-On] Comcast Xfinity App Now Live In The Android Market

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Google Books

Build your ebooks library in the cloud with Google Books: jump right into a bestseller or select from nearly 3 million free ebooks. Personalize the reader to your liking, pick up reading where you left off on your phone or computer, and settle down with a great book on your Android phone!

Android Police coverage: [Review] Google Books for Android: Reading Just Got Better

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Snow Reports by OnTheSnow.com

Get the app with the reports you can trust; provided by OnTheSnow, the worlds most visited snow sports site. Select from over 2,000 resorts worldwide to create a personalized report of your favorite ski resorts. Search by name, region, or proximity. View open status, surface conditions, new snow, base depth, and much more.

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GO SMS is an amazing SMS replacement app for Android, providing cool UI,fast,convenient SMS/MMS experience.
-Chat style
-Popup,quick reply
-Full MMS/SMS support
-Quick search
-Batch mode
-Faster and slimmer than handcent SMS or chompSMS

Android Police coverage: GO SMS – New Messaging App Hits Market, Brings Attractive UI And Extra Features

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Game Dev Story

Manage your own game company and try to create a million-selling game in this unique simulation.
Features the ability to develop your company's own game console, plus a system for changing your staff members' professions.
Your staff members can have a variety of game-related professions, from programmer to sound engineer.

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KBB.com (Kelley Blue Book)

This free, interactive app provides you with trusted Kelley Blue Book® Values and the information you need to simplify the car-buying process! You can view Kelley Blue Book editorial reviews and find a local dealer. With the kbb.com app, you will have the expert advice of Kelley Blue Book at your fingertips (literally)!

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Rage Faces

This app allows you to send rage faces to your friends, families and enemies.

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Epistle is a simple text editor that can sync all your notes with Dropbox.

Android Police coverage: Need A Dropbox-Based Note App, But Like To Keep It Simple? Check Out Epistle

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Mini Power Control

Is the energy widget too big?
Do you want to activate and deactivate any connection with an icon?
Use your fingers, make gestures and open any menu or initiate wireless connections.

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Free Running

This is a simple and addictive STICK MAN Free Running game.
Press ROLL or JUMP at the right time to get rid of the barriers, otherwise you will be pushed off the screen after some hits and LOSE the game.
Run as far as you can, and don't forget to submit your score!!

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Angry Birds Live Wallpaper

Celebrate your season with this popular game right in your homescreen!
You can try touch the gift and pigs!
I created this out of own fun and is not related to Rovio - the great original Angry Birds game creator.

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Shop smarter. RedLaser searches for low online and local prices from hundreds of thousands of retailers. Features product results from Google, eBay, Milo, Half.com, and TheFind!
Scan faster. Even without autofocus! RedLaser uses state-of-the-art barcode recognition that can read virtually any product barcode.

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Bubble Blast Holiday

Bubble Blast Holiday is a puzzle game in which you burst Christmas characters to trigger a chain reaction in order to eliminate them.
2 game modes are available
- Puzzle mode with 400 exclusives levels
- Arcade mode to play freely
Global scores provided by Scoreloop

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Pirate Vs Ninja Lite

Your fate awaits. Who will be the ultimate victor? Use your weapons wisely to collect items and defeat your opponent. Multiply your wealth by grabbing several items at once. Barricades are friend and foe: use them to your advantage while they last! Lite version is limited to 25 levels per challenger.

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ChromeMarks Lite

Get access to all your Google Chrome Bookmarks. Search from within and from the Android Search Widget.
NOTE: No current Android browser (including Dolphin 4) can accept the Chrome Bookmark structure - hence these bookmarks are in a separate app.
Buy the full app to enable create, edit, delete, auto sync and more.

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Modus Operandi

With Modus Operandi you can configure your Android by create Situation with Condition and Action.
You can enable wifi when you are at home or set brightness to minimum when your battery charge is down!
For free!
More Conditional and Action plugin will be released soon!

Android Police coverage: Modus Operandi: Like Tasker, But With Less Options And 100% More Free

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WTF Apps Of The Week

I think this section is pretty self-explanatory and long overdue - the Android Market contained these gems this week (read the descriptions):

Wet Cement

WetCement is an Android app that lets users find or share locations of newly poured wet cement.
+ GeoTag WetCement locations quickly and easily
+ Search for WetCement locations
+ Get notified when WetCement is found near you
Disclaimer - This app does not encourage people to write in wet cement

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Girl Fart

look! What a hot girl over there in the bus stop! A bald man is peeping at her!
The smart girl wants farting and she doesn't let others notice this, so she has to fart when any vehicles pass by.
The score is computed by the farting time.You could challenge any plauers all over the world by using ScoreLoop in the Game.

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Most Useless App Of The Week

This is another new section, which will cover the most useless apps for your Android mobile device (though, skipping the myriad of crapware - official or semi-official apps only).

ESRB Rating Search App

Access video game ratings and rating summaries, which provide brief, yet detailed descriptions of game content. This app allows you to search ratings by photo (visual search powered by IQ Engines) or text right from the store, where having more info about age suitability and content can help you make an informed purchase.

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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!