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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 or were spotted by us in the previous week or so. This week is relatively boring - don't shoot the messenger!

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Looking for the previous week's roundup? Find it here: 30 Best New Android Apps And Games From Last Week (12/28/10 – 01/03/11).

Best New Android Apps

Rope Cut – Cut The Rope clone

Cut the rope by simply swiping your finger across them to deliver the candy to that little python.
Collect as many stars as you can by touch them with that candy.
Keep it, we will keep working on it, more levels will coming very soon.
Provides:
* Bubble, lift the candy up.
* Spikes, keep away from them
* Air cushion, blow the candy
* Auto connect rope area

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min.us for Android

minus for Android allows you to upload images to min.us from your android device, directly from the app or from the share menu. Keeps a history of uploaded images and albums.

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Radio.com

The Radio.com app for Android phones is everything you wanted from radio and more. You can listen to 1010WINS, KROQ, WFAN and all your favorite CBS Radio stations in addition to AOL Radio & Yahoo! Music. With 19 genres and 600 stations at your fingertips, you have access to Pop, Rock, Jazz, Classical, Hip-Hop, Oldies, Country, World, Latino, News, or Sports, no matter where you are.

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Joystiq

Joystiq is the definitive source for video game news and information. Here's what you'll be pointing your eyeballs at: up to the second daily coverage; reviews, screenshots, and videos of the latest games; access to the latest episodes of the Joystiq Podcast; and much more.

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News Republic

  • ONE APP – ALL THE NEWS! 1'500 breaking news per day: Sports, Business, Tech, Celebrity & Entertainment
  • MAKE IT PERSONAL: follow your topics of interest. The app will organize relevant stories for you on a dedicated interface.
  • NEVER MISS A NEWS: parameter your News channels as widgets. You can follow as many topics as you wish.
  • DISCOVER MORE: 30'000+ topics covered. Use NEWS REPUBLIC as your News Encyclopedia!
  • NO RSS Feeds: Just full stories from top quality news sources: Associated Press, Reuters, AFP, ITN, WENN, eWeek, Adfero, New Media Age, BNO News etc ...
  • SHARE stories by mail, Twitter, Facebook

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Fireflies Live Wallpaper Free

Watch fireflies dancing around swinging light bulbs in a darkly lit room. This live wallpaper is designed for the best outlook and minimum CPU usage; the commercial version (OUT NOW) uses about 10% while idling on a previous generation Motorola Milestone after reducing the screen refresh rate to roughly 10 frames per second, whereas this free edition uses around 19% at the locked 20fps.

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GUN BROS Beta

The Freakishly Rugged Advanced Genetics Galactic Enforcement Division (AKA F.R.A.G.G.E.D) specializes in the development and deployment of superhuman special agents. Headed since its formation by the brilliant soldier-turned-scientist Mother Gun, its current roster consists of only two active field operatives, code-named Percy and Francis Gun. Their lifelong mission: to protect the cosmos from the Tyrannical Oppressors of Life known as T.O.O.L

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Sanity

Sanity makes your phone calls better, easier and healthy. Take care of your health during phone calls: Sanity is the innovative application for reducing electromagnetic waves!
Sanity automatically turn off wifi, bluetooth and mobile data when you speak at your phone. It also uses proximity sensor for turning on/off automatically the antennas when the phone is close to your ear.
Sanity can automatically turn on handsfree when the phone isn't close to your ear (using proximity sensor)!
Later on, you can choose preferred volume level to set during calls: one for normal calling, loud handsfree and different volume when you use headsets!
Sanity is light, small and very fast.

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Profile Valet

Profile Valet lets you automate your device profile settings based on your location, schedule or manual invocation. Do you want WiFi on at home but off when you’re at the office? Or maybe you want to make sure your ringer is silent when you’re at church or in an important meeting? Profile Valet can handle those tasks and many more (settings available for profiles: WiFi, Bluetooth, display brightness & timeout, ringtone, all volume controls, & vibration).

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Jet Car Stunts Lite

Jet Car Stunts Lite is the free version of Jet Car Stunts.

Jet Car Stunts is an award winning, over the top, adrenaline rush, 3D driving game, with massive jumps, mid-air hoops, floating platforms, spiral roadways and outlandish maneuvers in impossible environments. The orginonal levels, tight controls and fast, smooth, addictive game play has landed Jet Car Stunts on many "Best of 2009" lists for iOS and now it is available on Android.

**** Features ****
- Smoothest, fast game play
- Tight, responsive accelerometer driving controls.
- Smash Physics.
- 8 insane tracks. Get The full version of for 36 more tracks.
- Multiple play modes.
- Jet assisted drift handling.
- Half car, half jet with in-air control surfaces.
- Online leaderboards and achievements.
- Upload replays with your best times.

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FlexT9 Speak-Trace-Write-Tap

FlexT9 powered by Dragon is a four-in-one keyboard experience that puts you in the driver’s seat for communicating how you want – when you want. And only FlexT9 gives you the power to seamlessly switch between the Speak. Trace. Write. Tap. input modes as easily as it is to flip on a light switch!

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Humans vs. Aliens

Embark on an epic journey to save the Earth from the wrath of invading aliens! When aliens begin their attack, you must use your skills to fend them off with 17 unique and brilliantly animated humans ranging from flamethrowers to attack helicopters! Immerse yourself in 5 beautifully rendered locations as you unlock characters and fight off 9 different types of encroaching aliens. Fight your way through day and night against aliens that do everything from cloak themselves to fly above your defenders.

With Open Feint, you can unlock achievements and compare your scores with friends as well as the rest of the world. Featuring 18 achievements and more on the way, Humans vs. Aliens will keep you busy for a long time to come.

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Smarter Alarm

Smarter Alarm is a talking alarm clock. Instead of hearing an annoying alarm, you’ll wake up to the soothing voice of a robotic British woman who will read personalized information to you, like "Jarvis" in Iron Man.

Feeds that Smarter Alarm can read to you:
- Current and forecast weather
- Stock prices of major indexes and your personal portfolio
- The day's headline news. Customize using your favorite topics like business, tech, entertainment, and your own custom search terms
- Custom RSS feeds
- Sports scores of your favorite teams (currently NBA only)
- Your Facebook friends who have birthdays today
- Your Facebook events in the next 24 hours

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1to50

1to50 is an easy and fun game of touching from 1 to 50 as fast as you can. It's incredibly simple but insanely addictive.

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MiniSquadron Special Edition

MiniSquadron Special Edition is the sequel to the award winning MiniSquadron - a frantic shooter involving lots of little planes all vying for supremacy of the skies! Following on from the success of MiniSquadron, this version provides.

- 8 brand new levels, beautifully drawn and each accompanied with a track by more Dead Composers,
- Helicopters which hover - providing new gameplay opportunities,
- Over 50 more planes to unlock,
- A new weapon - Fireballs!
- More animals to shoot down - including Jellyfish, Vampires and Hamsters!
- Openfeint Achievements!

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Vevo

Discover, watch & share your favorite music videos wherever you want, whenever you want. Use voice-activated search to find your favorite artist or song, be the first to see exclusive new video premieres and watch live streaming concerts.
Features:
• Access VEVO’s entire music video catalog – 25,000 videos from more than 7,500 of your favorite artists
• Features include: exclusive videos, premieres, top charts, top playlists, artists on tour & VEVO original music programming
• Share any video easily with friends via Twitter & Email
• Purchase your favorite music from Amazon
• Use Voice Control to search your favorite artist and/or song
• Have fun with music trivia before watching each video

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Tagged

If you're a member of Tagged.com, you may find this app useful. Otherwise, move on. Surprisingly, they are pretty big - #236 according to Alexa

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ZENONIA® 2 Free

Free version of ZENONIA® 2: The Lost Memories.

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Air Hockey

Air hockey is a game for two competing players trying to score points in the opposing player's goal.

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System Status Live Wallpaper

Live wallpaper showing various system information such battery status, battery time, internal/external available memory, and CPU/RAM performance graph.

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WTF App Of The Week

WTF App of the Week – Colonoscopy Prep Assistant:

You know, for when you've got one scheduled.

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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: oh.no.its@androidpolice.com.

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

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.

  • Uphor8

    System Status looks pretty cool actually. Says it's easy on battery. Definitely trying it out.

  • http://mindmirror007.blogspot.com alchemist007

    Profile Valet messes with screen lock!

  • extremely well

    Would be nice to hyperlink ANYWHERE to the previous week's apps so I wouldn't have to google it hehehehe

    http://www.androidpolice.com/2011/01/03/30-best-new-android-apps-and-games-from-last-week-122810-010311/

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

      Not a bad idea. You'd think the Similar Posts section would do its job, but it clearly isn't. I'll look into doing this so they can b e followed backwards.

  • auggy

    hey i'm usin htc wildfire... none of the apps listed above r found in market, wen searched from my phone.. pls do help... thanks..

  • http://yoshinatsu.tumblr.com yoshinatsu

    I can't see Joystiq's app on the Market yet.
    Too bad, I really want to use that :(

  • Gary

    Wow that colonoscopy app is a must have for me. Need to make sure I'm all preped for it. Lmao deff a wtf app but thats the joy of android I guess now we can say "there's an app for that," in full confidence that if apps like this are being made then people are covering all aspects of life.

  • abeee

    Gun Bros requires to download 80MB after installation... I'm like "whoa - where did that come from?!"

  • Inderpreet Singh

    I would like to see more clear pics in google earth for India.

    • Kev

      I think that's the strangest possible thing you could say in this particular case.

  • https://market.android.com/details?id=com.oziapp.FlightControlLite Android App

    Android apps competition is increasing day by day. With this increasing competition its becoming harder for users to find out quality apps in short time. This type of quality posts are really helpful to know about cool android apps. Gaming apps are completely over taking the apps industry and news apps like Air Flight Control and Joystiq are being admired globally.

  • Ryan O

    I think Voodoo Your Buddy is one of the funniest apps for android. You get to make anyone you know into your own voodoo doll and stick them with pins to hear them scream LOL. Great for ex girlfriends/boyfriends.

  • http://www.sparserss.com sparserss

    Nice list, you guys should also check the free full text rss reader sparse rss in the market for a review: https://market.android.com/details?id=de.shandschuh.sparserss.free&feature=search_result , it's probably worth a look

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  • http://www.facebook.com/omroshan Om Prakash Verma
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