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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 2 weeks or so.

This is the app roundup. The game roundup from this week can be found here and the tablet app roundup here.

Please wait for this page to load in full in order to see the AppBrain widgets, which include ratings and pricing info.

Looking for the previous roundup editions? Find them here.

Featured App

Today's app roundup is sponsored by QuickOffice Pro for Android, one of the most popular and capable suites of Office applications on Android.

QuickOffice goes beyond viewing, editing, and creating Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents - it also integrates with Google Docs, Dropbox, Evernote, Catch Notes, Egnyte, Huddle, Box.net, Sugarsync, and MobileMe for easy file management in the cloud. Not bad, right? Multi-touch support, file sharing, and PDF viewing are also included.

QuickOffice Pro was recently updated to version 5, which included the following changes and additions:

  • Support for Microsoft Office 2010 files
  • Access and save to Evernote, Catch, and Egnyte
  • Share files using Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, SlideShare, Docstoc, Scribd, and Yammer
  • Updated user interface for easier navigation and control
  • Split/merge cells, and wrap cell text in spreadsheets
  • Create and indent numbered lists, bulleted lists in documents
  • More fonts in documents and presentations
  • Improved slide rendering and layout in PowerPoint files

If you want to take QuickOffice out for a spin, you can grab QuickOffice Pro for $14.99 ($5 off) or QuickOffice Pro HD for tablets for $19.99 (also $5 off) directly from QuickOffice.com. The benefit of buying directly is a 30-day money-back guarantee as opposed to the measly 15 minutes in the Android Market.

We thank QuickOffice for their support.

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Apps

Chrome Beta

Android Police coverage: Google Chrome Beta Now Available In The Market For Ice Cream Sandwich Devices

Android Police review: [Review] Google Chrome Beta For Android: It's Fast, Convenient, And Powerful - With One Big Oversight

Chrome is finally on Android. Awww yeah! Omnibox, unlimited tabs, bookmark and tab sync, Incognito - they're all included. Unfortunately, Chrome requires Ice Cream Sandwich to run at the moment and isn't available in every country (you can grab the apk here), so most of you won't be able to take it out for a spin at the moment.

The future looks bright though, and I'm excited to have such a seamless browsing experience between my desktop and mobile devices.

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The speed and simplicity of Chrome, now on your Android phone and tablet. Browse fast on your Android smartphone or tablet, and bring your personalized Chrome experience with you anywhere you go. Chrome for Android is available, initially in Beta, on Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich.

Features:
- Browse fast with accelerated page loading, scrolling, and zooming
- Search and navigate directly from the omnibox
- Open and switch between unlimited tabs in an easy-to-view stack
- Sign in to Chrome to sync your bookmarks and view tabs you have open on your computer
- Send pages from desktop Chrome to your smartphone or tablet with one click and read them on the go, even if you’re offline
- Browse privately in Incognito mode

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PaperKarma

Android Police coverage: [New App Hands-On] Snap Photos Of Your Junk Mail With PaperKarma - Watch It Automatically ID Them And Unsubscribe You, Saving Earth One Letter At A Time

Yeah, you could say I was excited about PaperKarma when I found it. And looks like you were too.

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PaperKarma is the easy way to take control of your paper junk mail, cut your paper waste, and help save the Earth — by taking photos! Simply pull out your phone and snap photos of the offending mail. PaperKarma will figure out what it is and how to stop it.

Features:
- If a company is sending you junk mail, we'll find them and remove your name/address from their mailing list.
- It's dead simple to use — just take a photo, tap "Unsubscribe," and you're set!
- Track the mail you've submitted, and watch as PaperKarma identifies and eliminates it.
- Learn what information PaperKarma finds about the senders.
- Watch as your paper waste goes down month by month.
- Share your environmental good karma via Facebook and Twitter.

Graph 89

Android Police coverage: Nostalgia++: TI-89 Calculator Emulator Finally Comes To Android, Download It While You Still Can

See our coverage for full info and instructions (including grabbing and installing the calculator ROM).

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Graph 89 - Emulator for the TI-89 graphing calculator.

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Transparent Screen

Android Police coverage: [New App] Transparent Screen Lets You See Where You're Walking While Using Your Phone, Enables Your Internet Addiction

You want to use your phone while you're walking? Make your screen transparent. This app gives you the opportunity to use your phone as usual, while being able to see the image of your camera transparently on the entire screen.

Reddionic

After a private beta period, Reddionic for Reddit (duh) is finally out.

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Reddionic is a brand new Reddit app.

Reddionic features:
* Swipe through subreddits
* Open reddit links in app
* Comment Saving
* Comment Link Previews
* Partially ICS styled

OneNote Mobile

Android Police coverage: Microsoft OneNote Arrives On The Android Market, Uses Your SkyDrive To Sync Notes, Is Gorgeous

OneNote is here, but it can't even open local .one files. Come on, Microsoft, not everyone wants to use your SkyDrive.

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On your PC, phone, or the web, OneNote goes everywhere. Microsoft OneNote Mobile for Android is a note-taking app for capturing all of your ideas and to-dos on the go, brought to you by Microsoft Office. Create notes with text, pictures, and bullets. Make and manage to-do lists with checkboxes. Then keep your notes in sync using free Microsoft SkyDrive® online storage to access, edit and manage them from virtually anywhere, from your PC or almost any web browser. Access your notes online at www.skydrive.com.

File Browser Widget

Dead simple, yet useful and stylish. Android 3.0+ required.

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A very simple widget for viewing your files straight from the Home Screen.

Features:
* Browse through your SD card
* ListView or GridView
* Open files using your default app
* Rename, Copy, Move, Delete and Share files

Norton Safety Minder

Now you can use Norton Online Family to keep an eye on what your kids do on their Android smartphones, too. The new, FREE Norton Safety Minder: Mobile Edition app for Android expands the power of Norton Online Family by letting you see all the websites your kids visit or attempt to visit using their smartphones. It even lets you block specific sites or types of sites. Plus, if you use Norton Online Family Premier, you can see whom your kids text with and what they say, choose whom they can exchange messages with, view all the apps installed on their smartphone, and more. With the mobile monitoring and security it provides, Norton Safety Minder: Mobile Edition helps advance Norton Online Family’s position as the best parental control software on the web.

 

Sky Go

Android Police coverage: Sky Go Coming To Android Devices "Next Month", Allows Users To Watch Live TV And Anytime Content On The Move

TV from Sky on the go available at no extra cost to Sky TV customers. Enjoy live TV from Sky on your selected Android smartphones wherever you are in the UK or Ireland with a 3G or Wi-Fi connection. Watch up to 22 live channels in line with your subscription including:

  • All 4 Sky Sports channels plus Sky Sports News and ESPN
  • All 11 Sky Movies channels
  • Sky Atlantic
  • Sky 1
  • Sky Living
  • Sky Arts 1
  • Sky News

Dictionary - M-W Premium

America's most useful and respected dictionary - with premium content and no ads. The premium content in this ad-free app includes over 1000 graphical illustrations, and over 20,000 additional entries covering people, places, and foreign terms. No internet connection is required to view any of the definitions (although you do need a connection to view illustrations).

In addition to all the definitions from Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, the app offers voice search – to let you look up a word without having to spell it – along with an integrated thesaurus, example sentences, Word of the Day, Favorites, and more. A great tool for reference, education, and vocabulary building.

App Timer Mini

App Timer Mini is a simple tool to track your time on selected apps. You can estimate your time much easier. For example, you might want to spend at most 30 minutes for reading ebooks. The app timer will count the time and show the timer on your screen while you are reading. You do not need to analyze chart or graph to understand your usage patterns, instead you just read the time your spend.

 

Micro CPU Monitor

An ultra-tiny CPU monitor for Android. Only one pixel high. Shows your CPU usage stats on a small bar graph in the corner of the screen. The bar is 100 pixels wide, 1 pixel high, and shows CPU use as a percentage. Screen position and color settings are completely configurable.

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Air Display

Android Police review: [Review] Air Display Turns Your Android Tablet Into A Second Monitor For Your PC Or Mac Via WiFi For $9.99, But You Might Want To Hold Off For Now

Turn your Android tablet into a second (or third) monitor for your Mac or PC. Ever wish you had an extra display for your Mac or Windows computer? There's an app for that. With Air Display, you can use your Android screen as a wireless display, to extend your computer desktop. In order for Air Display to work, your computer and Android device must be connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

Air Display's performance is extremely responsive, employing a unique dynamic compression algorithm. On a typical Wi-Fi network, mouse cursor refreshes are indistinguishable from a wired mouse. Air Display works in both landscape and portrait configurations. Just rotate your screen, and it automatically reconfigures. Air Display makes a laptop much more useful by increasing its usable screen size.

Air Display not only gives you a wireless computer screen extender, but also works as a tablet input device. You can use your finger to draw directly on the screen's surface. Try it with a calculator, painting tool, or music control surface. Simple gestures allow you to operate the right mouse button and scroll wheel. When you rotate the screen, or disconnect and reconnect, your windows are automatically repositioned appropriately, so you don't have to drag them back to the Android screen.

redditastic – reddit widget

Android Police coverage: [New App] Redditastic Is A Fantastic Way To Add Reddit To Your 3.0+ Homescreen

redditastic is a stand-alone widget for Honeycomb and Ice Cream Sandwich phones and tablets.

Features:
* Scrollable and resizable
* Choose any subreddit or the reddit front page
* Multiple subreddits in a single widget
* Override the default name with your own custom name
* Sort posts by What's Hot, New, Controversial, and Top (plus each time span)
* Open links directly - it will use your browser, YouTube, or whatever is most appropriate for the link
* Comments can be loaded in several popular reddit apps including reddit is fun, Reddit News, Reddionic, and Reddita. Of course, comments can also be loaded in your browser.
* Edit any widget after you've created it by launching redditastic from your app drawer

 

FTL Launcher Lite

The Faster Than Light Launcher. Make no mistake, this is the fastest launcher you'll ever run. Small, light, configurable. The Gingerbread launcher as it should have been. No useless stuff, no compromises. Performance and usability are the driving forces here.

- Based on Gingerbread Launcher2 source code
- Tweaked for extreme speed
- Fully accelerated 3D Waterfall app drawer
- Option to use "normal" 2D app drawer
- 4 configurable quick launch apps on Dock
- Configurable Support for launcher auto-rotation
- Configurable Infinite looping of homescreens
- Wallpaper scrolling disabled (configurable in the full version)
- Configurable support for scrollable widgets
- 3 to 5 homescreens (Configurable from 1 to 9 in the full version)
- Fixed default homescreen (configurable on the Full version)
- Fixed transition speed of homescreens (set to "Fast", in full version there are two faster options, and one slower)
- No bounce effect on homescreen transitions (configurable on the full version)
- Configurable "swipe up" to open app drawer
- "Swipe down" to pull notification bar is only available on Full version

Vonage Mobile®

Vonage Mobile® is a free downloadable app that lets you talk and text worldwide for FREE with anyone else who has the app. App-to-App calls are made using high-definition audio which provides dramatically better voice quality than traditional cell phone calls. The app works over Wi-Fi, 3G and 4G data networks worldwide. In addition, when calling those who don't have the app, you get ultra low-cost international calling with per-minute rates that are on average 70% less than major mobile carriers and 30% less than Skype. Add calling credit directly from your Android Market account. Use your existing phone number and address book to show who already has the Vonage Mobile app and invite those who don’t. The more people you get to download the app, the more you can call and text for free.

You do NOT need to be a Vonage phone service customer to use the app. However, as an added benefit to all app users, calls to any Vonage number are also free.

Powow: Text Messaging

Android Police coverage: [Review] Despite Lacking A Few Features, Powow By HandMark Delivers A Sleek Messaging Experience To Android

Powow: Text Messaging takes texting to a level never seen on an Android device! Want instant home screen access to your texts? How about a quick scroll through your recent messages from only your favorite contacts? Tired of someone endlessly texting and want to ignore them completely? Do it ALL (and more) with Powow: Text Messaging.

Some of the top features Powow provides are:

• Widget: On your home screen, scroll through your 20 most recently received messages
• PopUp Notifications: Instead of exiting an app or browser to see your new message, have it pop up right on your screen and you can decide whether to respond, ignore, delete, or call
• ZipIt:
o Blacklist unwanted texters so you don’t see notifications or messages from them
o Mute Notifications: turn off notifications for select contacts but still have their messages visible
• Favorites: Easily set your favorite contacts and filter messages without having to scroll through all your messages
• Emoticons: Native emoticons (non-text) available for your Android device
• Contact Pics: Powow imports Facebook, Twitter, Google Contacts, and/or LinkedIn pics for use in your Powow conversations
• Long Date/Short Date: Customize Powow to show date/time in the fashion you prefer
• Voice Text input capability: Utilize Google’s voice input technology to speak your texts rather than typing
• Easy Delete: Single press delete of individual messages within a thread or complete conversations.
• Call shortcuts: Access your phone capabilities and make calls through a single click within Powow

Currently available for US and Canada Android users only. Sorry world

 

yasp! Class Schedule

yasp! is an easy to use class schedule and planner for students that helps you to manage your classes and homework.

 

Lumberjack

Log export and viewer designed specifically for Honeycomb and Ice Cream Sandwich. Lumberjack is a useful application for application developers, Android custom rom developers and users alike. This will allow you to see the live logs on your device, but also gives you the option to export the files to your favourite application such as Gmail or Dropbox. Unlike similar applications, this was designed with Honeycomb and Ice Cream Sandwich tablets and phones in mind.

Logs this application displays & exports:

  • Logcat (main & system)
  • Events Logcat
  • Radio Logcat
  • Dmesg
  • Last_kmsg
  • /system contents
  • Loaded modules
  • Mounted filesystems

SunPhos

SunPhos graphically predicts sun path from dusk to dawn, on any given day, in any given place. SunPhos is designed as an aid to Cinematographers and Stills Photographers who needs to plan a day around the constantly changing character of sunlight. It provides you with valuable information like day length,sun rise & sun set, golden hour, twilight and more.

Mathway

Mathway provides students with the tools they need to solve their math problems. Simply enter in your problems and let Mathway do the rest, providing instant solutions with an optional upgrade available for step-by-step assistance. With tens of millions of problems already solved, Mathway is the #1 problem solving resource available for students, parents, and teachers. Math subjects covered include Basic Math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Trigonometry, Precalculus, Calculus, and Statistics.

My Battery Drain Analyser

Android Police coverage: [New App] My Battery Drain Analyser Tracks Battery Usage By The Hour, Lets You Obsess Over Lost Juice Just A Little Bit More

When tracking my battery usage, I was always missing something... That information was the Battery drain in percent per hour. I just made this app for my personal use and it's now time to share it. This app will always sleep and wake up every time your battery drop one percent to save the current battery state and the time. On the next battery drop, I will compute the battery drain.

Fitness Buddy : 1700 Exercises

Nice job on those screenshots, Fitness Buddy people. I've never seen them stitched together in an app description like that before.

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Find out why gym goers are switching over to Fitness Buddy! With 1700+ unique exercises at your disposal, Fitness Buddy will revolutionize your training regimen. With this app, you will find the workout tracking process simple and easy in order to sustain your motivation and enforce your commitment to your fitness goals.

Design Review mobile

Android Police coverage: [New App] Design Review Mobile From Autodesk Hits The Market, Enables On The Go Design Editing

Expedite the design review process by viewing and redlining design files while in the field or out of the office. Autodesk Design Review mobile app enables you to review Autodesk 2D and 3D design files directly on your Android Phone or Tablet. View and mark up drawings on the spot, reduce the need to carry around over-sized paper drawings, and enjoy an all-digital design review workflow on your mobile device.

View
• Open and view 2D and 3D DWF files from your Autodesk Cloud documents account
• Use multi-touch gestures to zoom, pan, and rotate drawings
• View meta data and other details about elements within your technical drawings

Markup
• Use simple redlining and intuitive mark up tools to communicate changes
• Add text or comments using familiar callouts

 

SignNow -Sign & Fill Documents

Sign documents anywhere or get anyone’s signature for free. Need to sign a document? Need to get someone’s signature on a document? SignNow makes it easy to do both for free, and forget about printing, scanning, or faxing. Simply:

1) Upload any PDF or Word document from your Email, Dropbox, Camera, and more.
2) Sign realistically with your finger. People won’t even know your signature was electronic.
3) Email the signed document to anyone, or save the document to your device.

People use SignNow to sign and fill documents including NDA’s, sales agreements, celebrity endorsements, real estate contracts, financing agreements, permission slips, marriage documents, and more...

 

ASCIInator Free - ASCII Art

Have you every wanted to turn photos you take with your camera into ASCII art? If the answer is Yes, than do we have the product for you! With ASCIInator you can finally turn all your photos into text based ASCII art.

Riversip Technology News

Android Police coverage: [New App] Riversip Technology News Comes To Market, Provides Quick, Easy News Updates On The Go

Riversip is the only news reader that guarantees you'll be up-to-date in less than 5 minutes. Featured in TechCrunch and SiliconFilter, Riversip is a different kind of news reader: It focuses on the major items - the items people are talking about. This app's main goal is simple: Help you catch up on technology news in minimal time and on your own schedule. Whenever you open Riversip, it shows you what are the biggest news items that you should know about – in the time frame of your choice. The idea is to adapt the endless flow of technology news to your own pace, making it easy for you to stay on top of the news items that really make a difference for you.

Clik

Clik is the amazing, super-fast app that allows you to control any web-enabled screen from your smartphone. With Clik, you use your smartphone to find and stream YouTube videos to ANY web-enabled screen. Your smartphone controls every aspect of your YouTube experience. You can start, stop, search, browse, add favorites, turn the volume up or down – instantly. No other software or special hardware is needed to turn any screen into YOUR screen. And best of all, your friends can join the fun too. Once they have the Clik app on their phone, you can all scan in so the two (or three, or five, or ten) of you can control YouTube together. YouTube parties will never be the same.

 

 

Revel Importer

Easily bring your Android phone photos into your Adobe® Revel photo library. If you have a Revel subscription and an Android phone, get this app to ensure that your photo library includes every single photo you take.

•Import some or all of the photos on your Android phone into any of the five photo carousels in your Revel account.
•View photos all the photos stored on your Android phone and see which photos have been imported and which haven’t.
•Automatically import all new photos you take with your Android phone.
•Enable friends and family to contribute photos on their Android phone to your Revel library. Invite them to access one of your photo carousels using Revel on your Mac, iPad, or iPhone. Then they can import photos directly into your photo library from their Android phones.

 

Mortgage Calculator and Rates by Zillow

Shop for real-time mortgage rates on the spot and access easy-to-use calculators in this elegantly designed Zillow Mortgage Marketplace Android App, brought to you by the makers of the most popular platform of mobile real estate applications. Calculate how much home you can afford, what your mortgage payment will be and whether it makes sense to refinance. Plus, receive personalized loan quotes from rated and reviewed lenders. You contact them when you’re ready.

Check your Twitter Stats

TwiStats is a lightweight widget for your Android to help you keep track of your Twitter statistics.

It shows your personal Twitter account statistics such as:
- Your amount of total Twitter followers.
- Your total amount of Tweets.
- How many Tweets have you Tweeted today.
- How many followers you had gotten in different time periods (Daily, Weekly, Monthly)

TeamSnap

Everything you need to manage your sports team or group on the go. TeamSnap is the award-winning web service for managing your sports team or group. The official TeamSnap mobile app makes it easy to keep track of rosters, player availability, schedules, game and practice attendance and much more -- all on the go. Comprehensive messaging and maps lets you keep everyone in touch about last minute changes. A strong focus on usability and simplicity means that TeamSnap is software that people actually find fun to use. With enthusiastic customers in 135 countries, and teams representing over 100 different sports and (non-sport groups), TeamSnap has quickly become one of the fastest-growing team and group management solutions on the planet. Great for soccer, baseball, football, hockey, softball, basketball and so much more.

Swarmbit

Swarmbit is the new social proximity network in beta for iPhone and now for ANDROID too, downloadable for free. It is an application unique in its kind which is based on the sharing of location-aware, temporary files and folders. The idea of Swarmbit comes from the concept of "swarming", developed by the sociologist Zygmunt Bauman, which can be summarized as follows: "swarms disperse and assemble and gather again from one occasion to another, guided by shifting relevancies, attracted by changing and moving targets." The function of Swarmbit is to connect people who may not know each other but who, by participating in an event, share the same interest at the same time, and who need to interact and share/distribute photos, videos, music, presentations, documents and other files quickly and easily and without limits!

WordWeb Dictionary

The free offline English dictionary with synonyms, related words and great search - and no adverts. Download the 26MB database file when you run the app the first time. The comprehensive WordWeb dictionary database includes:

- 285,000 words, phrases and derived forms
- 225,000 word sense definitions
- 70,000 usage examples
- 85,000 text pronunciations
- Synonyms, similar and related words
- N. American, British, Australian and international English

No Internet connection is required to use WordWeb, and it's free.

Handymate LITE

An amazing app for DIY-ers, HOME RENOVATORS , BUILDERS, INTERIOR DESIGNERS, ARCHITECTS, ESTIMATORS and all HOME-OWNERS - it’s just handy… mate. 20+ Estimators, useful builder tools, geometry calculators, unit convertor, scale/paper convertors ALL IN ONE APP

 

My Top Apps

My Top Apps was created by the developer of AutomateIt, and while it's not the first app to present you with commonly used apps (the data is completely different from what you get when you hold the Home button), it does present it in ways no other app has before. Check out the screenshots to see what I'm talking about.

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My Top Apps helps you find your most used apps. Tired of having so many apps that you rarely use and are just "in the way" when you try to find your favorite apps ? Are you constantly changing apps shortcuts on your home page? This app is all about making your life easier by adapting your apps use habits and organize your apps by its usage. My Top Apps monitors the apps that you use and provides quick access to the apps you used recently (Last-Recently-Used) or most used apps (Most-Recently-Used). My Top Apps offers a launcher-style view, details view or a timeline view of the apps you use. You can also take advantage of My Top Apps widgets so you will never have to customize your home page with your favorite apps.

Barclays Pingit

Barclays Pingit is an easy way to send and receive money using your UK mobile phone. The app is free to download and use, payments are secure and it takes seconds for money to arrive. If you have a Barclays current account, you can use the Barclays Pingit app to send and receive money. If you bank elsewhere, you can register online at www.barclays.co.uk/pingit to receive payments. Soon anyone with a UK current account will be able to use the app to send money too, subject to meeting the criteria below.

Barclaycard for Android

Unlike the previous Barclays app, this one is actually for U.S. customers (see the list of supported cards lower down).

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Now you can manage your account at home, at work, or on-the-go with the official Barclaycard App for Android. Pay your bill, check your balance, see account activity, and much more.

FEATURES
* Secure login using the same User ID and Password you use on BarclaycardUS.com
* Pay your current bill
* Check your account balance
* View recent or past transactions
* Keep track of rewards
* Manage multiple accounts
* Configure account alert settings

ELIGIBLE CARDS
The Barclaycard App for Android is currently available for most card accounts that can be serviced at www.BarclaycardUS.com, including but not limited to: Aer Lingus Rewards MasterCard, AirTran Airways A+ Visa Signature, BankAtlantic MasterCard, Barclaycard Financing Visa, Barclaycard Rewards MasterCard, Barclaycard with iTunes Rewards Visa, Barnes & Noble MasterCard, Best Western Rewards MasterCard, BJ's Visa Card, Bluegreen Encore Rewards MasterCard, Carnival MasterCard, China Airlines MasterCard, Choice Privileges Visa, Coast to Coast Visa, DirectTV Rewards Visa, Extra Points Rewards MasterCard (all teams), Frontier Airlines MasterCard, Good Sam Visa, Gulf Platinum MasterCard, Harvard Alumni Association MasterCard, Holland America Line Rewards Visa, Icelandair MasterCard, Juniper MasterCard, Juniper Visa, L.L. Bean Visa, Lufthansa Miles & More MasterCard, Market America Platinum MasterCard, NFL Extra Points Rewards Visa (all teams), Oregon Community Credit Union MasterCard, Priceline Rewards Visa, Princess Cruises Rewards Visa, REC REWARDS Visa, RecycleBank Gconomy Visa, Travelocity Rewards American Express, US Airways Dividend Miles MasterCard, Virgin America Visa, Visa Black Card, Williams-Sonoma Visa, Wyndham Rewards Visa

Gameloft LIVE!

Android Police coverage: [Updated: Now In The Market] Gameloft LIVE! App For Android Now Available, Lets You Connect With Players, Create Avatars, Score Special Discounts

Log in. Meet up. Play. Get ready for a playful and immersive 3D social gaming network right on your smartphone. Download the new Gameloft LIVE! application and stay connected to a large community of over 7 million players.

Simply Hired

SimplyHired.com is the world's largest job search engine. Our app gives you instant access to over five million job listings, right from your mobile device. Searching, saving, sharing and applying to jobs is only a few taps away.

Live Wallpapers

Radiant Particles Free

Android Police coverage: [Quick Hands-On] Radiant Particles Is My Favorite Live Wallpaper To Date - Simple, Beautiful, And Easy On The Resources

An amazing Live Wallpaper made from thousands of moving particles that follow your finger. Create unique swirls and watch as the swarm dissipates. Customise particle count, blending and touch.

Pixel Suite Live Wallpapers

Pixel-styled raindrops, snowflakes, and leaves fall on your home screen and make splash effects as they collide with the ground. This application includes 3 pixel-styled live wallpapers: Pixel Rain, Pixel Snow, and Pixel Leaves.

NBA 2012 Live Wallpaper

For the first time ever, download the official NBA Live Wallpaper app for your Android device! NBA Live Wallpaper lets you tap, bounce and add multiple basketballs to your home screen. Upgrade to your favorite NBA team for only $1.99. Equipped with official logos, vibrant team colors, cool interactive basketballs and various court display options… This dazzling collection of live wallpapers allows you to stay connected to your NBA team of choice regardless of whether you’re at home on the couch or on the court shooting nothing but net.

WTF App(s) Of The Week

Dope War: Real Deal

The trailer, the subject, the execution - they all made Dope War: Real Deal a prime candidate for one of the top WTF apps of the week. See Drugwars if you need some context.

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Live the life of a low-level drug dealer in this fresh new take on the critically acclaimed classic game, Dope Wars. Walk your strip, buy your product, keep a stash, serve or rob your customers, avoid cops or thieves, and much more. Interact with buildings, customers, cops, and robbers for an immersive gaming experience like no other. Exclusive to the Android Market.

Xperm Race

Now that I've seen sperm racing, I think my sports program for the year is finally complete. And whatever you do when you meet Joe, don't shake his hand. Or eat his popcorn. Just don't.

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You are Joe, a crazy and stupid spermatozoon trying to save the world... in his own way. Race against other spermatozoons and show them who it's the strongest. Complete your training in the XpermMatrix and face your evil dark side.

 

Whack Your Teacher

This could have gone two ways based on the title, and I'm honestly glad it went in this direction.

Warning: Download this game at your own risk.

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Dont Whack your Teacher is A hit Game we have now decided to bring to Android, Its a Similar game to Whack your boss and Whack your Ex. Whack your Teacher is a game and should not be copied in real life.

Whack Your Boyfriend

See above, except now add crap. Literally. And really bad streetglish - all spelling below left intact.

Warning: Download this game at your own risk.

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Boyfriends who would have one? Well theres not many good ones around thats for sure. The chances are if yo have stumbled across this page that you hate your ex boyfriend or maybe you can't stand your current boyfriend!

Well don't get flustered over some jerk off who can't treat you right, instead find some of the items above to whack the hell out of that annoying ex and solve your tention problems for good! After all in real life would you really get the opportunity to bazooka your ex boyfriend in the face taking his head directly off!

Lets take a look at some of the other ways to whack your ex boyfriend.

  • Boxing Gloves: Unwrap a present and beat the hell out of your boyfriend with a pair of boxing gloves. Don't just do a couple of rounds on him and make his death easy, beat him to the ground and to a bloody pulp like Rocky Balboa does Apollo Creed!
  • Run Away With His Dad!: Go out with a real man, your boyfriends dad (ok this could sound sick if your boyfriends dad his too old but some guys dads can be quite hot and this is just a silly cartoon!). Get in his dads fancy car and drive off with him. Oh yeah and don't forget to shoot him in the head as he looks on in surprise.
  • Shark Bait: Drop a huge shark on his head and watch it bite the hell out of your ex boyfriend as he screams in agony! Yes this is the most painful way of disposing of your boyfriend, painful to him of course, not to you.
  • Punch and Crap: Upper cut your ex boyfriend in the chin so he falls to the ground. Then deliver a telling blow around his head. Finally release a huge log onto his head, one that king kong himself would be proud of!

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 no longer than 2 weeks ago
  • 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.

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.

  • http://www.funiaste.net Terrible Monster

    "The speed and simplicity of Chrome"

    Yeah. Try to open this page in Chrome Beta on Android. :)))

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

      Heh, yeah, they definitely have a long way to go before it's ready. On my Transformer Prime, it chokes on even light pages and freezes up the UI way more than the stock browser. Their quote, not mine :)

    • Gary

      Try opening this page on ANY web browser, mobile or on a PC.

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

        No doubt - this page is heavy on content, especially pictures and videos. However, once it loads, it's not so bad on desktop. Mobile still struggles though. I had a choice between splitting the roundups into multiple pages of 5-10 apps each, but I hate reading articles like that myself, so I didn't.

        • Tim

          Thank you. That'd drive me nuts too (if it were on several pages)

        • DCMAKER

          thanks for not doing that it runs great on my laptop.

  • http://www.funiaste.net Terrible Monster

    Artem. First of all thank you for these articles! I really wait for them :D

    You may watch this page on your mobile using Dolphin HD browser. It's possible and quite quick.

    On my desktop this page loads itself very fast.

    One piece of advice. Such loooooong pages are usually bad news for your server. :)

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

      Oh, I know, believe me. There is a 2-layer cache in place though, so it's not so bad. When we finally get JS comments, the cache clearing when new comments are published issue should also go away, and the pages should be even speedier to load.

  • dward2828

    Someone's been eating Skittles. Taste the rainbow, second time around :-D

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

      Say what?

    • Tim

      I ummmmmm ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

  • Ferdy

    These round-ups are the best around. I wish it was daily :P I love seeing new apps I've never seen before. Thank you for your hard work!

  • Pedro Gutierrez

    Dope War Real Deal is one of the best games of all time FTW

  • ne0ge0

    awesome post, some quality apps you've found...especially "Dope Ware: Real Deal" lol

  • Prakash

    Look at all the permissions in whack your boyfriend..

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

      Definitely, that's why there is a warning in the notes about downloading it.

  • tt

    It is disgusting that you would feature the app "Whack your boyfriend." It is a misandrist app that promotes violence against men. As a victim of domestic violence by a girlfriend, this is awful to make light of. Might as well have a "whack your girlfriend app"; oh wait, there was one, but it got pulled, because Google is sexist, apparently.

    Oh, and the app has awful permissions, and makes you rate it before you play it. On top of that, the dev's English is awful.

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

      Can't tell if trolling, but on the off-chance that you're not, maybe you missed the part where it's listed in the WTF Apps list? With a note that says "Warning: Download this game at your own risk."

      Anyway, don't shoot the messenger - that's what this section is for, to point out WTF apps. And that's exactly what it is.

  • Nikhil

    Artem, Avast anti-virus gave a Malware warning for Metrolock (Windows 7 theme lock) on my Nexus S... you might want to check it once, and probably remove from the post.

    And thanks again for these posts, have been following AP since I bought my first Android, and I guess all my apps are courtesy you! :)

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

      Not sure whether avast is marking it as malware because of Airpush or not, but I've removed the app from the recommended list. Can't recommend it if it runs Airpush either way. Thanks for the note, Nikhil and others who pointed this out.

      • Nikhil

        Thanks for removing, and also for not supporting Airpush; I guess that's the worst thing that could happen with any App...

  • Dave

    Just a quick note in case people don't see this in the description of the Barclays pingit app. If you are rooted you cannot use the app which is quite annoying as I have been waiting for Barclays to bring out an app such as this for ages.

  • Sam

    Wow.. Great list. I always look forward to these articles.

  • DCMAKER

    how many times do I have to tell you guy's to check out officesuite pro...it is way better than quick office. I got both but man is officesuite pro better.

  • http://none Siko Jojo

    SunPhos is amazing app.
    I really liked it!

  • http://www.statsprofessor.org/ StatsProfessor

    Nice list. Going to check out the transparent screen. Forgot about that one.

    micro cpu looks cool, love more stuff in my status bar. :)

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