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Last Updated: April 13th, 2011

Welcome to the weekly roundup of the best new Android applications, games, and live wallpapers that went live in the Market or were spotted by us in the previous week or so.

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Looking for the previous week's roundup? Find it here: 26 Best (And 7 WTF) New Android Apps, Games, And Live Wallpapers From Last Week (2/1/11 – 2/8/11)

Apps

Androidify

Android Police coverage: Google’s Newest Android App, Androidify, Lets You Create Your Own Android Avatar [Hands-On]

The picture on the left is what I quickly threw together for Android Police.

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Get ready to make Android your own.

Androidify yourself by customizing the little green Android as yourself, your family, your friends, anyone! Stretch it , shrink it, add a hoody, style its hair, throw on some shades, or even give it a parrot and a pirate hat. Arrrgh!

Once you’ve personalized your Android, share it with your friends, set it as a photo in your contact book, or use it in some inventive way we haven’t thought of yet. Have fun, and we can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Developed together by Google Creative Lab and Larva Labs.

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Redbox

The official redbox app lets you browse and reserve movies, plus find the nearest redbox kiosk from wherever you are.
• Find a redbox
• Find a movie
• Reserve a movie

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Cisco WebEx Meetings

Android Police coverage: Cisco Releases The Official WebEx Meetings App, Features Aplenty

Take mobile web conferencing to a whole new level with Cisco WebEx Meetings for Android. Attend WebEx meetings with full-screen view and simple audio connection options, including free VoIP, a direct call-in number, or a convenient call back on your phone. View content shared from any computer, including: documents, applications, or screen-sharing with live annotations. Zoom and scan the content by pinching the screen.

See who’s in your meeting, and how they joined, with mobile and computer user icons. Start a chat with an individual—or everyone in the meeting. And control your audio with mute/un-mute capabilities. With exclusive Android-specific features, you can view your upcoming meetings on the WebEx widget, giving you instant meeting access directly from your Android home screen.

Do even more with your host account! You get a streamlined sign-on process, plus the ability to easily start, schedule, cancel, and end meetings. Invite others to meetings directly from your contact list and easily pass presenter capabilities to another participant. You can even make another participant the host and expel participants, when necessary.

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Minimal RSS Widget

Display the latest news titles from your favourite websites/blogs right on your desktop with this simple and elegant RSS widget !

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Link2SD

Link2SD is an application that makes it easy for Android users with root privileges on their phone to move applications to the SD card.
The idea behind is same with apps2sd scripts, linking applications to SD card ext2 partition but differs in two ways.
One, instead of linking /data/app folder (that means moving all applications), you can select applications that you want to move.
Two, its an application which means has a user interface. You can manage your applications, create or remove links with just one click.

Features:
- Creates and removes link for application you select
- Lists applications, shows they are linked or not
- Sorts and filters applications
- Displays available space information of phone, SD card and SD card ext2 partition.
- Repairs missing Market applications

Here is a discussion of this app over at xda forums.

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3D Digital Weather Clock

A Digital Clock widget with size 4x2. It features:

  • 12/24 hour clock +Color choice on some info displayed
  • System Stats Information pop-up
  • Battery icon on clock
  • 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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Norton Mobile Utilities (Beta)

Norton Mobile Utilities Beta helps to:
1. manage applications
stop running apps, uninstall apps and copy apk file to SD card
2. monitor phone usage
warn user the phone, SMS and data usage basing on monthly data plan
3. monitor device current status
present Battery/CPU/Memory/Network status
4. install apps in SD card

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Make Your Clock Widget

Android Police coverage: [Hands-On] Make Your Clock Widget: Because Everyone Should Have A Totally Customized Clock

Make your very own clock widget design. Ultimate solution for all home screen modders.

You can create either minimalistic text-based or full features text based clock by yourself.

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FPse for android

FPse for android is the fastest and the most compatible PSone emulator for handled devices. (also known as Psx or Playstation 1)
Make image ISO from your games, and enjoy playing them on your Android phone.
FPse include those impressives strengths:
- Very fast
- High compatibility
- High sound quality.
- Realtime savestate
- Audio tracks emulation (using .cue file)
- Forcefeedback
- Overlay Pads dynamically loadable
- Guncon emulation
- Analog Sticks using sliding on touchscreen
- Playable from Gsensor, Touchscreen and hardware keys.
- Support .img .iso .bin .cue .nrg and .Z disc image format.

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Plixi/TweetPhoto for Android

Android Police coverage: Plixi (Formerly TweetPhoto) Releases Official Android App

Socially share photos with your friends on Plixi, Twitter and Facebook.

Sharing your photos socially is a snap. The Plixi app is designed to optimize the photo sharing experience on Plixi, Twitter and Facebook. Users can quickly upload photos to Plixi from their Android mobile devices. Plixi can also be selected from the native Share feature on Android to upload photos. Uploaded photos will be shared in real-time on Plixi, Twitter or Facebook. This application will also share the location of where the photo was taken.

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iHear Network

With this app, you'll be able to hear geo-tagged content from all over the world. Virtually “teleport” anywhere worldwide and listen to what people are saying as it happens! Utilizing text-to-speech and location-based technologies, you can hear geo-tagged content from the web read aloud as it’s posted online.

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Delta

Designed to make flying Delta Air Lines even more convenient and rewarding, this free travel app helps you take care of key travel tasks on the go:
• check in for upcoming flights.
• download mobile boarding passes (where available).
• check flight status and get terminal and gate info.
• search upcoming flight schedules.
• see your SkyMiles balance and status.
• check airport info and weather.
• save a photo and note your parking spot.

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Funny Notepad

It may not be the only notepad on the Market, but I really love the looks of this app.

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Funny Notepad is an easy-to-use tool to capture your ideas, to-do lists, reminders and notes. It has a stylish interface and an intuitive navigation. You can scroll through pages by flipping them with the tip of your finger. The built in calendar makes it possible to jump to the specific date in the future. Single tap on a note strikes it out, which could be useful while checking your shopping lists. Task management has never been that easy and fun.

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Headset Button Controller

Those of you with buttons in your headphones may find this app quite useful.

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Headset Button Controller is a small application that turns the headphone button to a remote control for your music player.
* single press: play / pause / answer call / hang up
* double press: next track
* triple press: previous track
* long press [configurable]: fast forward [*] / start voice command / start voice search
[*] probably not every player is supporting the fast forward mode - HTC player does
It was designed for the HTC music player (Sense) on my HTC Desire, but could work for others as well. It depends on if the player is implementing the standard android commands correctly. Please let me know on which devices / music players it's working.

There is no need to start the application. Just install it and enjoy ...

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Forever Alone SMS Widget

Reddit's favorite.

Android Police coverage: For fffffffuuuuuuuuuuuu Fans: Forever Alone SMS Widget For Stock Messaging App

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You're Forever Alone Until a TXT arrives..

But probably it's your mom or the mobile operator, because you are...

FOREVER ALONE.

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ESPNcricinfo by ESPN

ESPN's official cricket app (I suspect it won't be too popular in the U.S. but the rest of the world seems to love cricket).

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The official ESPNcricinfo App brings you the most comprehensive cricket coverage from around the world.

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Best Voices for Android

Alternative voices for Android TTS (text-to-speech), $2.99 each.

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"Best Voices for Android" languages include: Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Canadian French, Cantonese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, European Spanish, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Mexican Spanish, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Turkish, UK English, and U.S. English.

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Hak5

Android Police coverage: Revision3 Quietly Drops 6 New Apps In The Android Market

Put together by a band of IT ninjas, security professionals and hardcore gamers, Hak5 isn't your typical tech show. Hosts Darren Kitchen and Shannon Morse take on hacking in the old-school sense, covering everything from network security, open source and forensics, to DIY modding and the homebrew scene.
Born and raised on computers and tech, the Hak5 team have established themselves as experts in the world of network security, open source technologies, DIY moding and hacking.
Damn the warranties, it's time to Trust your Technolust!

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Dan 3.0

Android Police coverage: Revision3 Quietly Drops 6 New Apps In The Android Market

Dan Brown is putting his real life into the hands of his trusty online viewers. For the next year, the Dan 3.0 community (aka the pogotribe) is voting on what Dan Brown should do next. From what he wears, where he lives and travels, and who he collaborates with, Dan has given up control of his day-to-day life and is vlogging about the choices viewers are making for him.
Tune in every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday to see what viewers decide Dan should do next! And visit the website to vote or submit a task of your own.

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GeekBeat.TV

Android Police coverage: Revision3 Quietly Drops 6 New Apps In The Android Market

GeekBeat.TV is an Internet television show, hosted by Cali Lewis, featuring tech news, the latest gadgets, and breakthroughs in interesting research. Cali has a passion for technology and works hard to find the most compelling and exciting tech stories out there.
GeekBeat.TV offers the day's hottest stories, tips, trends, and news all in one place. It's the next can't-miss show for anyone looking to keep their finger on the pulse of the wired world.
Tune in every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for news and reviews of today’s must-have tech gadgets.

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Scientific Tuesdays

Android Police coverage: Revision3 Quietly Drops 6 New Apps In The Android Market

Scientific Tuesdays is a new segment from Household Hacker. Every week Dylan demonstrates explosive science experiments. Using common items and simple explanations, Scientific Tuesdays features all the smoke, fire, and periodic pranks that you'd never learn in high school chemistry class.
Bring the lab to your laptop with the coolest science experiments on the web!

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The Young Turks

Android Police coverage: Revision3 Quietly Drops 6 New Apps In The Android Market

The Young Turks is the largest online news show in the world. Hosted by Cenk Uygur, an MSNBC regular contributor and Huffington Post writer, The Young Turks has grown from a successful, groundbreaking webcast to one of the largest and most viewed YouTube channels.
Winner of Best Political Podcast & Best Political News Site of 2009, The Young Turks covers news, politics, pop culture and lifestyle content in a refreshingly down-to-earth manner. As an aggregator of the top news stories, The Young Turks offers real conversations about important topics, delivering timely and honest news.
Tune in every Monday through Friday to hear what Cenk, Anna, and their guests have to say about the latest issues that everyone’s talking about!

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The Totally Rad Show

Android Police coverage: Revision3 Quietly Drops 6 New Apps In The Android Market

The Totally Rad Show is the summer blockbuster of geek news shows. Each week, TRS hosts Alex Albrecht, Dan Trachtenberg, and Jeff Cannata rip into the world of movies, video games, tv, comics, and more and pull out what's rad.
Tune in every Monday through Friday to find out what’s on their RADar!

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Sports Illustrated – Phone

Experience SPORTS ILLUSTRATED on your Android smartphone.
This app gives you the ability to subscribe to Sports Illustrated magazine or to add the digital edition to your print subscription.

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Sports Illustrated – Tablet

Same as above but optimized for tablets (the link may not work on Appbrain).

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TwoNav Beta Trial

This map app actually looks very useful to the hikers, runners, bikers, etc. I don't think it necessarily competes with the Google Maps, because it offers features GMaps doesn't and has no built-in navigation. Click through to the app page, as the description of all the features is really long.

The downside is, of course, this is just a trial.

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Transform your Android into a professional Outdoor GPS. All the information (tutorials, videos, tips, etc.) at http://mobile.twonav.com

View maps (large collection), prepare/edit/follow your tracks, customize your data panels (current altitudes, speed, graphics, compass heading, etc.) and just enjoy your activities. Driving, running, hiking, biking or just walking around.

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Games

Words With Friends

Android Police coverage: Zynga Releases Words With Friends For Android

The #1 mobile word game Words With Friends Free is now available on Android.

Play Words With Friends Free with both your Android and iPhone/iPad-toting friends. Experience for yourself why millions of players are addicted to the word building, triple score seeking, chat bubble sending goodness of Words With Friends.

WORDS WITH FRIENDS ADDICTIVE FEATURES

• Simple and familiar crossword gameplay you know and love

• Turn-based design lets you play up to 20 games simultaneously

• Play with your friends or match-make instantly with a random opponent

• Stay in touch with friends and family with in-game chat messaging

• Push notifications tell you when it’s your turn

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Demon Hunter

What the hell is a Cancel System? And the Soul Equip System just sounds too awesome.

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Demon hunter is a stylish action rpg game taking place in Akoron which is a different dimension. Your character doesn’t have assigned jobs like other games. But by mixing skills and characteristics, the user can create a unique job for characters. By playing main quests and sub quests, the user can perform fancy skills, cancel system and variety of actions after playing this game.

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Last Stand

It’s you against the undead horde. Alone and hemmed in from all sides you stumble across the last gunshop on earth. It's time to tool up, face the mob and go out in a blaze of glory. Fight the zombie horde with a range of pistols, machine guns and explosives.

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Karoshi by YoYo Games

Android Police coverage: Feeling Suicidal? Karoshi By YoYo Games Now In The Android Market

I just LOVE the premise of this game. "Mr Karoshi is an overworked Japanese salaryman who’s had enough and his only goal is to end it all" - I'm sold.

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One of the most popular games on PC, iPhone and iPad now comes to Android! Karoshi has been played by millions on the PC to date to high acclaim.

Mr Karoshi is an overworked Japanese salaryman who’s had enough and his only goal is to end it all. You control him to work through the fast logic puzzles trying to find hilarious ways to his demise in this highly original, puzzle, platformer with a twist.
It’s not as easy as it sounds!! You need to think cleverly and sometimes ‘outside the box’ to find a solution. Forget everything you know so far!
Features:
* 50 levels
* Dark Humor
* Collect all the coins
* Karoshi Ware mini game
* From the maker of ‘They Need To Be Fed’
* Catchy soundtrack by Jake Almond

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They Need To Be Fed by YoYo Games

Run and jump through 7 crazy worlds to feed the monsters. It doesn't matter which way you go: You can't fall off because of the 360°gravity. Jump from rotating planes to moving ones, avoid dangers and collect diamonds.
Each world has 7 exciting levels and a special "x" one to unlock.
Do you have what it takes to perfect every level?
Features:
* 7 worlds to explore
* 360°gravity gameplay
* Special "x" levels
* Physics-based platforming
* 25 challenging achievements
* Slick visuals
* Fantastic soundtrack by Jake Almond

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Skydiver HD by YoYo Games

The survival of Skydiver is down to you. Duck, dodge and dive your way past deadly birds, dangerous jet planes and devastating helicopters. Keep it together by ripping off other skydiver’s limbs and saving yourself from TERMINAL VELOCITY by pinching parachutes.
Skydiver is a fun, fast, frantic, action game that will keep you coming back for more, More and MORE!
Features:
* Action Packed Free Fall Gameplay
* Robot Mode
* Planes, Birds, Helicopters
* Bonus Box Pick Ups
* 21 Exciting Achievements

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WTF Apps Of The Week

It’s About Time

This is a WTF app with a hint of awesomeness. Ever thought, "I wish I could turn my clock into dominos?" Well, now you can.

"Hey honey, can you look at my phone and tell me what time it is?" - "Sure, it's... WTF is this?"

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Don't just tell time. Make a statement.
Domino Clock is beautiful in its simplicity. It is a modern representation of the elements that make up time.
It presents the time on 3 clean Dominos.

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FireYourEx

"Avoid arguments and uncomfortable situations, say it with fire" - 'nuff said. Oh, and then the person you fired gets a message about it. Can you say WTF?

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Get rid of the numbers you no longer want! Has your relationship with someone ended? Maybe you've been burned by a former lover, friend, or boss? Now you can have the satisfaction of burning them back...or at least burning up their contact info in your Smart Phone!

Our phones are part of our lives, and you can't truly get someone out of your life completely until you remove them from your phone
Spite is priceless!!! Avoid arguments and uncomfortable situations, say it with fire.

The person you fired will get a message along with a link to our website. There they will find an explanation about how you fired them.

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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.

  • Coldman

    The Minimal RSS Widget looks pretty sweet.

  • John J

    I've been using those Rev3 apps to pass the time at work this week, especially GeekBeat.tv. Most well-made video apps I've come across.

  • Mat

    The Last Stand game seems to have been removed from Android market..

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

      Last Stand is back with a new link. Post updated.

  • Sebastian

    Yes last stand is not in the market...

    • Steve

      Awww :( I was going to get that to fill my need for zombie slaughtering (read: practice for the inevitable zombie apocalypse) when I'm not at home and can't play L4D2...

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

      Last Stand seems to be back under a new link. Post updated.

  • Paul Atreides

    last stand is on gameloft's crappy web-store

  • Andrew

    Its beyond me why you would consider 'Its About Time' and 'Fire Your Ex' Winning The Future apps...

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

      A master troll, brilliant sarcasm, or genuine surprise? I don't know, but just in case, I'm going to suggest that WTF does not mean "Winning The Future" here...

      • http://twitter.com/6GhosT9 6GhosT9

        I would definitely vote for brilliant sarcasm! ;)

    • Dan

      Unreal!

    • Cesar

      Bwahahahahaha!!!! You fail!!!!

  • Andrew

    Sarcasm indeed ;-)

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