Welcome to the weekly roundup of the best new Android applications and games that went live in the Market or were spotted by us in the previous week or so. Happy New Year, everyone! 2011 will be the year of Android apps and games - you can take this to the bank.

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Featured App


This week's featured app is a game called Yumsters, sponsored by HeroCraft. If you've been waiting to pick up a HeroCraft game or 2, now would be the perfect time to do so, as they are running a 65% off all games holiday promotion.


These are Yumsters! Just settle them in your mobile phone and you’ll forget the boredom forever! These adorable hole-dwelling creatures will please everyone. They are mad about fruit and even participate in a world fruit-eating cup.

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Best New Android Apps

Tank Hero

Fast paced 3D tank action on your Android phone. Take out your enemies with cannons, heat seekers, and howitzers. Battle against cunning enemies and become the Tank Hero!
* OpenGL 3D graphics
* Campaign and Survival game modes with 40 levels each
* 4 weapons to choose from
* 5 types of AI tanks to fight against
* Multitouch and trackball control schemes

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DU Meter

Monitor your daily and monthly network traffic with DU Meter. Make sure you stay within your data plan limits and avoid costly surprises.
This network traffic counter is simple, reliable, intuitive to use and consumes very little system resources.
DU Meter can show current network transfer rates in the notification area, it includes a home screen widget which displays daily or monthly data usage, and more.
DU Meter for PC is used and loved worldwide for over 10 years, and now it is available for Android too!

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3G Watchdog Pro

Pro version of 3G Watchdog mobile data counter / monitoring app, featuring:
* Advanced data usage prediction
* Billing rules (counts in blocks, ignores uploads)
* Usage history with graph & CSV export
* Usage by application (Android 2.2+)
* 5 widget styles
* Backup/restore
* Redesigned UI
* Account/SIM with auto switch
* Import settings & data from 3GW free (don't uninstall 3GW free before importing!)

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Network Speed Monitor Widget

Real-time network traffic speed Widget 1x1 size. Shows current bandwidth & traffic graph. Helps to monitor network statistics online.

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SiMi Folder Widget

SiMi Folder is a customizable Folder Widget with a horizontal scrollable Launcher.
(based on the Launcher from SiMi Clock)
* Size 1x1, 1x2, 1x3, 2x1, 2x2 and 3x1
* 9 different Widget Layouts
* User defined Folder Icons
* User defined Text Color and Size
* Unlimited number of Apps can be linked to a Folder
* User defined Background color.

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MyBackup Root

If you do not have root, or do not know what root is, this application will not work for you.
Email us for support [BEFORE] rating.
- 0-Click Batch backup of applications APK+Data and Market links. Including protected apps.
- 0-Click Batch RESTORE! of applications APK+Data and Market links
- Unlimited amount of backups
- Scheduled backups
- Backup to SD card (Online option for Pro users)
- Data backup supported BETWEEN DIFFERENT ROMS! of Contacts, Call log, Browser Bookmarks, SMS (text messages), MMS, Calendar, System Settings, Home Screens (including shortcut positions), Alarms, Dictionary, Music Playlists, and more...

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Android Police coverage: Android + PacMan + Google Maps = PacMap

PacMap is a location-based game for Android phones.
To play the game you need a GPS signal and a working internet connection. There also have to be some streets nearby.
Your goal is to eat all the dots. For each dot you will get a point. But beware! Ghosts will try to catch you. Try to avoid them as long as possible.


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DEER HUNTER - African Safari

The most realistic hunting franchise returns to Android with an all new adventure: Deer Hunter: African Safari!

Travel to South Africa, Cameroon and Tanzania to bag exotic big game animals such as Zebra, Buffalo, Kudu, Elephants, Lions and more!

Experience breathtaking African scenery as you progress from rookie to master hunter, unlocking new hunts and purchasing new gear, weapons and skills. Participate in multi-day hunting excursions or opt for quickplay mode where you can choose from lightning and bonus rounds.

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Perfect Task Switcher

Beautiful and intuitive task switcher application which improves the way you use your Android phone. Quickly switch between last used tasks with previews graphics, smooth animations and an easy yet intuitive user interface.
Simply perfect...
* Quick and easy task switcher
* Elegant design with Froyo and Gingerbread style
* Integrates very well with common home screen replacements like LauncherPro and ADW
* Preview of running tasks
* Quickly stop (kill) foreground tasks to free up phone resources
* no root required on your phone

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MIUI Digital Weather Clock

Android Police coverage: MIUI Digital Clock Widget Hits Android Market – Give Your Handset The MIUI Feel Tonight

For MIUI lovers, here is the digital clock/weather widget (4x2 size). It features:

  • 12/24 hour clock +Color choice on all info displayed
  • System Stats Information + pop-up
  • Weather & Forecast
  • 2 Forecast layouts
  • tap bottom right->preferences
  • tap bottom left->System information dialog
  • tap on weather icon->forecast
  • tap Hour->launch anything!(more coming)

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Keep up with your favorite tech shows, reviews, and daily content with the CNET TV app! Now available for free on Android devices, the CNET TV app has all your favorite shows, from Loaded to Apple Byte, and the best videos of the day all rolled into Today on CNET. Featuring the full lineup of CNET Tech Shows, Product Videos, Buying Guides, and How-To videos, the CNET TV app delivers all the shows you want!

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wp clock light

wp clock is a beautiful design live wallpaper that shows you the current time, date, battery status (%) & the wifi SSID (if available).
*12/24h support;
*incl. free 2 backgrounds (hollywood & tree);
*choose own background from gallery on your SD card;
*displayed on locked & unlocked screen;
*black or white font color;
*adjustable transparency;
*very energy efficient!;

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Beautiful Widgets Animation Package

This is an *ADDON* package for Beautiful Widgets, which contains the weather animations.
Download only if you have purchased Beautiful Widgets from the Android Market.

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Vector Ace

This is the electronic version of the old paper and pencil game where two vectors run on a circuit competing against each other.
Race against Indroid, Ganstroid or Piratroid, the androids trained to beat you on all the circuits.

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Math Scramble

Math Scramble is a scrabble-like math game. You need to choose an equation from given number balls to match the target answer. It's a brain challenge for math lovers.
A longer equation gives higher score and bonus time.

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Solar Wind Live Wallpaper

Android Police coverage: Solar Wind: An Amazing, Trippy Live Wallpaper

This is the most stunning live wallpaper you have ever seen, I promise. Key features:
1.The most stunning effect within a package which size < 64K
2.Well implemented with OpenGL and highly optimized
3.Five default effects are bundled
4.Fully customized setting options
5.Totally Free

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Luna Stream Live Wallpaper

Luna Stream is an impressionism live wallpaper A.O.I originated.
It's just as a work of Monet or Van Gogh, makes your phone shining and artistic. Key features:
1.The most stunning effect within a package which size < 64K
2.Well implemented with OpenGL and highly optimized
3.Four artistic effects are bundled
4.Fully customized setting options
5.Totally Free

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Flux Live Wallpaper

Flux Live Wallpaper is stunning live wallpaper which is full of futuristic and cosmic feeling. It makes your phone shining and artistic. Key features:
1.The most stunning effect within a package which size < 64K
2.Well implemented with OpenGL and highly optimized
3.Three stunning effects are bundled
4.Totally Free

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X Construction Lite

Build a bridge with the given amount of girders to let the train safely cross the valley.

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Baby Monitor & Alarm

You know the story - your baby is sleeping, and you want to rest after a whole day of babysitting - to take a break with your friends - but what if your baby wakes up, starts crying, and needs you? Now you do not have to check on your baby every 5 minutes to find out if everything is still fine. Now our latest 'Baby Monitor & Alarm' informs you whether your baby is awake - and a whole lot more!

● Phone Alert – when there is a noise in your baby's room, the 'Baby Monitor & Alarm' will call you on any pre-selected phone number (and it does not have to be an Android phone!)
● Mum's Voice – the 'Baby Monitor & Alarm' is able to play any song from the Music library or you can even record your own voice, which is then replayed to your baby whenever it wakes up and becomes noisy. Normally this puts your baby back to sleep again (this is an optional feature)
● Sweet Dreams – every baby loves to hear a song or a fairytale when it goes to bed. Our latest application can manage this! Just select any media from the Music library or record your own voice, and the 'Baby Monitor & Alarm' plays it first and then starts with automatic monitoring (this is an optional feature).
● Activity Log – you will know exactly what happens during night. The 'Baby Monitor' records every noise, so that you can later replay it or forward it to an email.
● Ample Application Settings – every baby is unique - especially yours. As parents ourselves, we are well aware of this, and we have prepared the settings screen so that you can personalize everything about your 'Baby Monitor & Alarm'.

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Keypurr Free Keyboard

Keypurr is the onscreen keyboard that brings a new level of confidence, speed, and ease to communicating using Android devices.

Some of the features that make Keypurr the only soft keyboard that is a pleasure to use and a powerful productivity boosting tool include:
- An all-in-one QWERTY layout that allows letters, numbers, and symbols to be accessed in one QUICK gesture
-BIG keys: almost twice as big as the average onscreen qwerty keyboard. This significantly improves accuracy and makes on-handed typing with a software keyboard effortless.
- A comprehensive dictionary that includes myriad words not recognized by other keyboard apps, such as abbreviations, acronyms, and words borrowed from other languages.
- A row of six customizable function keys that can be programmed to insert often typed words, email addresses, a date/time stamp, or even directional keys!

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TurboFly 3D

TurboFly 3D is a fast paced futuristic racing game.
Your goal is to win races to unlock new tracks and ships, and become the best.
Innovative game modes, various tracks, ships and weapons make it unique:
– Career mode with 22 events
– 8 very different tracks on beautiful 3D landscapes
– 5 ships with weapons, boosts, …
– 3 game modes (Normal race, Pursuit and Endurance)
- Online best scores : compete with players all around the world!

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tTorrent Lite

tTorrent is a BitTorrent client for Android based devices. It runs as a background service.
- multiple torrent downloading, queuing
- search for torrents
- Wifi only mode
- able to limit Upload/Download speed
- web browser integration
- trackerless torrent (DHT) support

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Bakery Story

Welcome to Bakery Story™ where you and your friends can design bakeries with stunning variety and creativity!

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From Artem: Oh, boy, do I need this app or what (this article was supposed to be done by 11am Confused smile)?

Struggling with keeping focus, procrastination and a lack of Getting Things Done? Trying to find a good clock for the Pomodoro Technique?
Try this. A fairly simple Pomodoro timer. Pomodoro and break duration and adjustable, as well als the duration of the 4th break, which should be longer than default.
It does not have a todo or tasking system (yet), but I have added a few game mechanics, starting with a leveling system. Attain higher ranks by getting your work done. And brag about it!

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This widget will help you to start your prefered apps or call your best friends - but with style!
You can add some frequently used apps or contacts to this launcher and start those apps or contacts with one click from a circle, a horizontal or a vertical line. If you slide over the icons, they are animated a little bit mac-like ... just try it!

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Robo 3: Gears of Love

A robot's reproduction is a very interesting but rather laborious process. You have to wrestle the problem of creation of a new cybernetic organism; it takes longer than the human average of two minutes!

So our good friends Robo and Eny have decided to make a baby. Unfortunately they haven't the suitable components handy: microchips cost a lot in shops and modern processors are lacking even on the black market. But Robo would do anything for a happy future for his cyber-child. That's why he has to penetrate a frozen military laboratory.

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Galaxy NGC3D

Exciting space shooter for Android. Engaging plot, beautiful graphics and impressive visual effects.

Complete your training and outsmart your enemies in 20 challenging combat missions. You will be taking part in patrols, disrupting your enemy’s operations, destroying satellites and facilities, fighting enemy convoys, transporters, tugboats and other spacecrafts of various types and sizes.

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Blackjack 2011

We've got a table waiting for you in this Blackjack 2011 game. Also know as 21, the card game found in casinos all over Las Vegas can now be found on your Android phone.

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Maxthon browser for Android

From Android Police: Maxthon, which is a relatively popular desktop browser, released an Android version of its software in November, but we only just ran into it this week.


Maxthon Mobile is the product of a long-running dialogue with a wide range of mobile users. Seize your web with Maxthon for Android! The first Android browser with RSS feeds widget.
Focus on browser technology. User experience comes first.
Read RSS feeds on your desktop. Add and edit your RSS feeds. Scroll the feeds on desktop and get the latest news.
Place the most visited sites on your new tab. Easy to use. View last closed tabs and the most visited sites. Seize your surfing.
Use gesture to create, close and switch tabs without click. You can create your own gestures in Advanced settings.

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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].

1 sponsored placement per week is available (your app would be featured at the top and marked as sponsored) - please contact us for details.