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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 3 weeks or so.

This is PART 2 of the app roundup (it was too big for one post). PART 1 is here.

The game roundup from this week can be found here. The tablet roundup is here.

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Looking for the previous roundup editions? Find them here.

Apps

If you haven't seen PART 1 of this app roundup yet, check it out here first, then proceed below.

Call Actions

Create a reminder, send an SMS or share a contact in 1 click. Call Actions helps you be organized. Create reminders that will be shown during your calls. Never forget to say what matters. Decide if someone really needed to contact you. Call Actions can also notify you about the missed calls ring time length. Instantly start using it with your contacts!

Call Actions integrates seamlessly with the stock Android Contacts application. Advanced actions like sharing the contact’s VCard, making a Google search about an unknown phone number or creating an alarm associated to a contact are also possible.

 

Avira Free Android Security

Android Police coverage: [New App] Avira Jumps Into The Android Security Game, Combines Tried-And-True Functionality With A Polished Interface

Install Avira Free Android Security to protect your data and increase your chances of being reunited with your device.

  • Make It Scream!
    Can’t find your phone? Maybe it isn’t far away or people nearby aren’t aware of the unattended phone. By logging on to the Web Console from any browser, you can trigger a loud noise from the device, even if it was in silent mode.
  • Lock the Phone Remotely
    Shield your personal information as soon as you think your device is missing. The Remote Lock feature locks the device from the web and can even display a message to the person who finds the device.
  • Pinpoint a Missing Phone’s Location
    Search for your smartphone the smart way! Avira Free Android Security can locate your device’s signal and display its location on a Google map.
  • Call the Owner
    Being a hero was never so convenient! The person who finds your locked phone can call and report the discovery by tapping a button on the touchscreen. All you have to do is set an alternate number in the Web Console.
  • Manage Multiple Devices
    Perfect for families and power users, Avira Free Android Security accommodates up to five devices on a single account. Easily add and remove devices, or adjust preferences for individual devices, right from any web browser.
  • Monitor Battery Life and More
    The Web Console provides a handy overview of your devices. In one place, you can see remaining battery life and installed Android version as well as device specifics such as model and carrier information.
  • View a Device’s Security History
    The Web Console stores the history of all Avira Free Android Security functions performed on your device(s). Places a phone has been located, dates and times of remote screams, locks and unlocks are conveniently available online.

Domino's Pizza USA

Android Police coverage: Domino's Pizza Introduces App For US Customers – Create, Order, And Track Pizzas From Anywhere

Did Domino’s just launch an Android app? Oh Yes We Did! You can now order Domino’s from your Android phone. It’s convenient, easy and fun! Use your phone to select from our Legend, Feast, and Artisan Pizzas. Can’t decide? Use our “Build your Own” feature to make the pizza just the way you like it. Got a taste for something other than pizza? You’ll love any of our chicken, pasta, sandwich, bread, or dessert options. Only with the Dominos app can you track your order from the moment you place it, into the oven, and know right when it’s ready for pick up or delivery. 

MLB.com At Bat 12

Android Police coverage: Get Your Baseball Fix With MLB.com At Bat '12, Now Available In The Android Market

The #1 sports app of all-time, MLB.com At Bat, returns with live Spring Training baseball from the Grapefruit and Cactus Leagues. Now available as a single app for both Android phones and select tablets. MLB.TV Premium subscribers: To Access At Bat 12 features for free, download At Bat Lite, and Log in with your MLB.com Account. This will unlock At Bat 12 features. 

Among the features available for Spring Training are:

  • Customize At Bat's home screen to feature your designated favorite team.
  • Favorite team icon home screen widget for one-click access to your favorite team’s At Bat 12 homepage (only available for Android phones)
  • MLB icon home screen widget for in-progress scores around the league
  • Listen to available radio broadcasts of Spring Training games
  • Follow batter-by-batter action for every Spring Training game
  • Enhanced video library archive, searchable by player, team or keyword (only available for Android phones)
  • Breaking news, schedules and interactive rosters and players stats for every team

ESPN Fantasy Baseball 2012

Download the 2012 ESPN Fantasy Baseball app now for FREE and get all the information you need before your draft and to manage your teams throughout the season. Manage multiple teams and leagues, follow your matchups in real time, add/drop/trade players, and make last second lineup changes from wherever you are. The ESPN Fantasy Baseball App will keep you connected so you never miss a step in your league.

The ESPN Fantasy Baseball 2012 app features:

-Team Management: Start/bench players, add, drop, and claim players off waivers, propose, accept or reject trades with other managers
-FantasyCast Live Scoring and Stats: Real-time scoring and detailed information for all your matchups.
-Fantasy News, Videos and Tweets from ESPN’s fantasy analysts.
-View and post messages to your league’s message board

Become an ESPN Insider for access to the following exclusive features:

-Personalized Push Notifications will alert you when you have a player headed to the DL or an eligible player on the bench.
-Exclusive video and breaking news from ESPN experts including Matthew Berry, Eric Karabell and Christopher Harris.
-Spring Training Notes, Rookie Reports, Breakout Candidates and advice from the best fantasy experts in the industry.

Onavo Extend

Onavo Extend lets you get more out of your data plan, so you can do more web browsing and apps, consume more music, video and photos on 3G without breaking your data cap. After you install Onavo Extend you can go back to using your phone or tablet as before. In the background, data usage from all apps and web browsing is compressed so that you do more with your Android’s mobile data month after month. And, if you travel abroad with your phone, the money you save could be substantial.

OS note: Onavo Extend is only supported for specific ICS devices.

Longevity Battery Saver by Trend Micro

With easy settings and advanced warnings, Trend Micro™ Longevity - beta is a simple app that lets you extend your smartphone’s battery life.

Features:
- Turn your smartphone into Just-a-Phone to ensure you can be reached for as long as possible
- Be warned when you download an app that uses too much power
- Be alerted when the battery level drops suddenly
- One click to optimize your phone and extend battery life
- Simple interface identifies what’s using the battery so you can take action

 

Power Tune-Up by Bitdefender

Bitdefender Power Tune-Up BETA puts control back in your hands. Optimize your Android device for maximum performance, battery economy, and controlled data traffic.

  • Device Clean-up
    Gain extra storage by removing unnecessary cache and temporary files from your device’s internal storage, as well as from external memory cards.
  • 3G Traffic Monitoring
    Make sure you don’t get overcharged by carefully monitoring 3G data usage, setting up thresholds, and receiving notifications when limits are reached.
  • Battery Saving Modes
    Save precious battery life by switching to the predefined “Battery Saver”, or create your own custom profile for even more flexibility.
  • Battery Consumption
    Be constantly informed of your available talkor standby time. You’ll also be able to quickly view and stop the processes that are eating your CPU and RAM.
  • Battery Widget
    Install the Power Tune-Up widget to keep an eye on your remaining battery time .

Regal Cinemas

Android Police coverage: [New App] Regal Cinemas Gets An Official Android App – Find Theaters And Show Times, Order Tickets, And Much More

Find movies and showtimes near you and purchase tickets on-the-go with the official Regal Cinemas app. Regal operates the largest and most geographically diverse theatre circuit in the United States.

Cloud 9 Comix

Cloud 9 Comix, Australia’s first digital comic book publisher, delivers the best of independent comics from all six continents, and some of the favorite titles from USA, Australia, India, Italy, France, Croatia, Argentina, and many other countries, with a number of titles fully translated and adapted into English language for the very first time.

Small publishers and independent studios such as Red Handed Studios, Level 10 Comics, Spinner Rack Comics, Action Lab Comics, Azure Press, Heroic Publishing, Cinemacomics, GI Studios, Vimanika Comics, Holy Cow! Entertainment, and a vast number of others, have joined the ever-growing Cloud 9 Comix family, which now features hundreds of unique titles from all six continents, making Cloud 9 Comix the only truly global digital comic book publisher. Additionally, comics will be available in a variety of languages including Hindi, Italian, Spanish, German, Croatian, and others.

wt360 Pro

Brought to you by Weather Trends International, the global leader of actionable year-ahead business weather guidance for the past 10 years, wt360 Pro projects temperature, precipitation and snowfall trends up to a year ahead for 6.4 million locations in 195 countries with industry-leading 80%+ accuracy, according to an independent auditor. Short range 1-15 day forecasts and hourly forecasts out 7 days are also available globally. The company has received 12 business and technology awards and was listed #5 on Forbes’ list of America’s Most Promising Companies. The company has clients such as Wal-Mart, Target, AutoZone, Anheuser-Busch, Johnson & Johnson, Coca-Cola and over a 100 more Fortune 1,000 companies.

Alarm Weather

Interesting idea, but I am not sure I'd trust something like this as opposed to a proven alarm app, like Gentle Alarm.

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The first alarm in the world based on the weather condition. With Alarm Weather you can set different alarms according to the possible weather conditions and only the alarm corresponding to the current weather will ring. For instance, on sunny mornings you go to your job or school by scooter or bicycle and you know you have to wake up at a given time. But if it’s a rainy day you will probably go to your job by car or bus and you have to wake up earlier because you will have to face the traffic.

NYTimes Election 2012

Android Police coverage: New York Times Releases 'Election 2012' App To The Market, Lets You Easily Keep Up With The Latest Political News (Subscription Required)

The Election 2012 smartphone app from The New York Times is a one-stop destination for political news as it unfolds throughout the day. Get free access to the top six news stories or full access to all features with the NYTimes.com + Smartphone Apps or All Digital Access subscription options.

Half.com

Android Police coverage: eBay Releases Half.com App, Allows You To Browse, Buy, Search, And Scan Barcodes From The Comfort Of Your Android Device

With the Half.com Android application you can buy media titles in books, textbooks, movies, music, games and game systems - anytime, anywhere. You can use your Wish List to keep track of items that you are interested in, but are not currently in stock. You can set the price and quality rating you desire for each item on your Wish List. Half.com will notify you via email as soon as it becomes available.

LoonaPix Effects

All you need is to choose a template and we embed your photo into the scene. Billboards, graffiti, books' illustrations, sketches and many other templates where your photo will look cool and funny, definitely. New templates will automatically appear in your phone every week. You can also easy share your creations with friends via favorite widgets.

Score Alarm

ScoreAlarm is the best and totally unique application for monitoring sports results in the world. All you need is to choose the events you want to track, and on the screen of your Android will occur any change in the results by notification.

 

ChargeBar - MIUI Battery Bar

ChargeBar is a highly-customizable, completely-free MIUI battery bar application for ANY Android device on ANY ROM, with or without root! Just pick a color, position, height and go.

Settings include:

- The ability to start when the device has finished booting.
- Automatic hiding in full screen applications.
- Hiding in the lock screen.
- Displaying a status bar notification/ reminder.
- Charging animations.
- Changing the background color.
- Changing the height.
- Configurable position (top, bottom, bottom of status bar).

Karma

Karma lets you send a thoughtful gift from anywhere, at anytime. It’s as easy as sending a text.

« They’ll always love it »
Favorite color, style, or flavor? It’s their choice.

« No address needed. »
They enter the shipping info. Karma sends it with care.

« Never miss an important moment. »
Karma connects with Facebook to spotlight the meaningful events in your friends’ lives.

theCHIVE

Good things come to those who wait. theCHIVE is proud to announce the release of their spanking brand new Android app. theCHIVE app is guaranteed to bring happiness, joy, laughter and a tingling sensation to your nether regions.

Here's what you can expect:
-All the latest posts from theCHIVE
-Most popular galleries
-Hourly updates
-Streaming video
-Comment system
-Photo sharing

H&R Block At Home 1040EZ

H&R Block At Home™ 1040EZ app helps you quickly complete your U.S. federal and state returns with easy, step-by-step Q&A. It's Free to prepare, Free to print, and Free to file your federal and state 1040EZ return.

Try it and:
• Prepare for FREE, e-file* for FREE, print for FREE
• Beta - Take a picture of your W-2 with your phone and import it into your return.
• Rest easy with automatic reviews for errors and omissions.
• Get FREE audit support and representation from an enrolled agent**.
• Transfer your data seamlessly into your state return.
• Manage your account and access your PDF return online.
• Keep track of your filed return with status alerts.

Givit

Givit - the easiest way to share video privately. As easy as using email, Givit lets you share personal video directly with select friends and family on their computers, Smartphones and other devices, with nothing for them to install.

Features:

★ Record and share videos with just a few taps
★ Share large videos that can’t be sent by email
★ Control who can watch and forward your videos every time you share
★ No waiting--fast, behind-the-scenes upload
★ Store and manage all your videos in one place--content backed up automatically in your private Givit account
★ Watch and share all the videos in your Givit account on your iPhone or desktop computer
★ Let viewers respond with text and video comments
★ Not just for your Android--share videos from other cameras using the Givit website and Givit Desktop App

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Babylon Translator

Babylon, the world’s leading provider of dictionary and translation software, brings you Babylon Translator. Babylon Translator provides comprehensive dictionary results and full text translations between dozens of languages - absolutely free of charge.

- Pasteboard Integration – just copy a word from an email, browser or any application and get immediate translations
- Translate words to multiple languages – simultaneously
- Select dictionary & full text translations
- Huge selection of 1,600 glossaries and dictionaries in dozens of languages

 

Live Wallpapers

Zombie Virus Free

Observe the walking dead on a microscopic level with RadiantWalls HD - Zombie Virus Free. Have you ever wondered why some zombies are able to run and others are mindless meat bags that lumber? Well scientists have figured it out. After decades of research at Central Core Labs the evidence has finally surfaced. Use your device to view the microscopic viral and bacterial life that has been recorded in their studies. The research includes the following video feeds:

  • Stage 1 - Mortuuscocci Iterumvita (B23-12) - Basic walkers are infected with a bacteria strain that modifies their cell structures and reanimates their dead bodies.

In the FULL VERSION, there are two more zombie virus video feeds to choose from, each with their own unique look and feel - you get three live wallpapers for the price of one! Also included in the full version is the option to add and adjust the camera fx overlay.

  • Stage 2 - Milesmortusviridae (M3-13) - A synthetic virus developed as an antidote to the B23-12 bacterial infection. It mutated as it fed on the undead bacteria further mutating the animated corpse allowing it run at high speeds.
  • Stage 3 - Loquinervifectios (FC202) - Fully infected synapses. A fully formed zombie will display 100 percent infected nerve cells which still pulse in their infected state.

Ripple World Lite by Samsung

Samsung's experimenting with live wallpapers and putting them on the Play Store. This one is actually pretty cool - it uses your camera and adds live ripple effects upon tapping. Of course, there is going to be a battery hit due to the use of the camera and 3D effects, so make sure you're OK with that. I got in touch with the team that made it, and they acknowledged that it would definitely have an effect on battery, but assured me that it's only active when the screen is on and the homescreen is showing, and the effects are using 3D acceleration to minimize battery usage.

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A playful live wallpaper letting you multi-touch to add water ripples on live video from your front or back facing cameras. Toggling water sounds and vibration haptics in the settings menu. Double tap your home screen to capture an image to your sdcard. Get the full version for more effects...quantize ( cartoon mode ), lens vignette, cross hatch, posterize, colorize, sepia tone ( old western look ), brighten, blurs, Sobel edge detection, Laplacian edge detection, erosion, dilation, sharpen, black and white, color channel removal, negative, thermal imaging, etc. We hope you enjoy this free live wallpaper from Samsung's Dallas Technology Lab.

 

Super Bokeh Wallpaper Free by Mariux

Definitely not the first Bokeh live wallpaper around, but considering it comes from Mariux, you can bet it's one of the best, if not the best.

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Super Bokeh Wallpaper Free is the ultimate abstract Live Wallpaper. Amazing floating bokeh particles will cross your screen with an always-changing animation. You can change the look of the colors choosing between amazing presets. The wallpaper is completely customizable: you can edit particles speed, size, brightness, movement and amount.

Features:

-Amazing Bokeh Animation
-Particles Speed
-3 Particles Levels
-Show/Hide the Particles
-Particles Pulse speed
-Multiple Gradient Color Presets
-Gradient Shape and Direction
-Wallpaper Scroll
-ICS ready
-Tablet ready
-Hardware Acceleration (almost 0% impact on battery life!)

WTF App Of The Week

Solar Charger

I'm so getting the Pro version.

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Go green! Charge your phone with the power of the sun! Start this application, put your phone in a well lit place and watch your battery charge using the solar panel.

Features:

  • Detects the amount of light
  • 3 different solar panels
  • Vibrates when charging starts
  • You can prevent the device from going to sleep mode
  • Nice charging animation

Future updates:

  • More efficient solar panels up to +50%
  • Tablet support
  • Samsung support

In the pro version:

  • Fart sound while charging
  • Samsung tablet support

Note: Of course this application is not charging your phone. You didn't think so, did you?! The only reason for this app is to collect the mentally challenged trolls - who never read the description this far - complaining about every app. Or you can fool your friends with this nice 'charging feature' if you like.

Do not let your device overheat! Be careful when you put your device under the direct sunlight!

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.

  • Josh C

    Tell me you noticed the horrid Windows phone style on the Call Actions app. Why!?!?

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

      Of course, and they even mention it in the description. I wouldn't say it's horrid, it's just the style they went with. Any.Do used a Windows Phone style as well, yet it was highly regarded for its design. Metro is not the end of the world.

  • http://www.thepixelpuse.com aj

    How does that solar charger app have five starts?

  • A

    Of course this application is not charging your phone

    Sentence sounds very wrong.

  • http://blog.ravrahn.net Ravrahn

    Thank you for letting me know about ChargeBar, it's brilliant!

    • Tee

      Try also T.E.A.M Battery Bar.

  • L boogie

    Solar charger, actually an interesting concept until most don't realize that April fools day is still a few weeks away and some might install the app before learning the awful truth. Nice set of apps especially onavo extend, charge bar, power tune up & battery saver & gonna give it a spin on my gnex.

  • https://profiles.google.com/AbhisshekDas Abhisshek

    seems like Dev of Solar Charger already collect the 450+ mentally challenged trolls - who never read the description this far - complaining about every app. LOL well done

  • Brian

    wt360 Pro has been out for a while. Why is it on this list?

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

      It came out Jan 26, 2012 but was largely undiscovered.

      "that went live in the Market or were spotted by us in the previous 3 weeks or so."

  • Ronnie

    I love the comments on the Solar Charger app, especially the 1 star ratings. Some people can't take a joke.

  • jeff donuts

    the chive fuck yea!!!

    i see u guys took my request

  • Matt

    I'm the one that made the comment that solar charger should be the wtf app...I feel so special now...even if you didn't see it. It's fun to show people and watch the looks of disbelief.

  • rashmi shah

    just dial is my favorite, and must say great list...
    further adding to this list Mintm is an app which is worth for using...
    it is a shopping app which increases your shopping experience by adding values to it...
    must try it...Mintm try n enjoy your shopping.

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