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Google's 15-Minute App Return Window Unlawful In Taiwan, Google Pulls Paid Apps In Response

Well, this is an interesting turn of events for the Android Market's universally-despised 15-minute app return window. According to the Taipei Times, the Taipei City Government was recently alerted to Google's Android Market return policies - policies that violate Taiwanese consumer protection laws requiring any product bought over the internet to have at least a 7-day "trial period."

Earlier this month, the Taiwanese government gave Google a 15-day ultimatum to revise its app return policies to include the mandatory 7-day trial period, but Google refused to comply.

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Just In: Android Web Market Now Shows A Handy App Rating Breakdown Chart

Friday seems to be the Android web Market team's favorite day to release new features, no matter how incrementally small they may be. Today is no exception, as the web Market now includes a neat little breakdown chart of application ratings on each app page, together with a prominent average score. Have a look at the ratings for the Facebook app, which got an update today:

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Every little bit counts, so thanks for this pre-weekend present, Google!

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Facebook For Android Updated To v1.6, Brings Pages, Video Uploads, And News Feed Improvements

Following a lengthy period of beta testing (about 1 month), version 1.6 of the Facebook Android app is now in the Market. As expected, the update brings with it:

  • video uploads
  • access to pages
  • improvements to the news feed (though the expected comment liking did not seem to make it for some reason)

Not much to say here - the amount of new features is really not that extensive. Go grab the update from the Market or use our widget below and let us know what else you find (what are these "improvements" to the news feed for example?).

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[Update: Now Available For Non-Tegra Devices!] The Amazingly Brutal, Yet Excellent Samurai II: Vengeance Hits The Android Market [Blood Warning]

With today's Motorola XOOM release, we are finding ourselves searching for apps and games optimized specifically for larger screens and raw Tegra 2 power. It doesn't look like we'll have too much trouble, as quality games have already started pouring into the Market.

The good news: 2 hours ago, Samurai II: Vengeance appeared in the Android Market.

The not so good news: the game is carrying the tag THD (Tegra HD), meaning it is optimized for Tegra-based Android devices only, according to its description.

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[Review] Cut The Rope On Android Shows Us What A Great Port Looks Like

Cut The Rope, which arrived to Android yesterday, is one of those "top shelf" iOS titles that has done so well for itself that it's become synonymous with mobile gaming. Of course, it isn't at an "Angry Birds" level yet, but it's permeated the public consciousness to a point where I've heard non-gamer friends talk about it with enthusiasm.

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Cut The Rope is a puzzle game where you aim to feed a piece of candy to a green monster named Omnom.

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Zinio And NVIDIA Team Up To Bring Hardware-Accelerated Magazine Reading To Tegra Tablets

One of the best things about having a tablet is that it can take the place of many other, usually not-so-techy, things in our lives. Paper products like newspapers and magazines, for example, are easily replaceable with a simple application. Zinio is a popular newsstand app that aims to take the place of the latter, and while it has only been in the Android Market for a short amount of time, it just received an update that makes it even more desirable.

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Mozy Mobile App Gets Updated, Now Supports MozyPro And International Customers

Online backup service Mozy pushed an update to its official Android app earlier today that brings features a lot of users have been waiting on. Namely, the addition of support for MozyPro customers and international availability. This update also bring support for six new languages, as well as the always important performance improvements.

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That's right - if you're outside of North America and use Mozy, you can now access the service from your mobile...

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[New App] [Update: It's In The Market] Fresco: A Mobile Canvas For All Of Your Artistic Needs

Update: This app has finally landed in the Android Market, so head over there and grab it!

Have you ever been out somewhere when you were suddenly hit with a stroke of artistic genius? You haven't? Oh... well, have you ever been bored and just wanted to doodle on your phone a bit? If you fall into either of those categories, you need to check out a new app called Fresco.

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N.O.V.A. 2 HD From Gameloft, One Of The Best Android FPS Games To Date With Multiplayer Support, Available Now In The Market

First-person shooter lovers, if you've been waiting for a good game in the FPS genre with multiplayer capabilities and awesome 3D graphics to hit the Android Market, you're going to want to check out Gameloft's latest offering - N.O.V.A. 2 HD that was just released into the Market.

Gameloft, which caught a lot of flak for avoiding the official Android Market for years, recently reversed its stance and vowed to start taking the Market more seriously.

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Hulu Plus Finally Available In The Android Market For Select Few Models, Download Away If You Can

Hulu, one of the top TV and movie streaming sites on the web, has long been an elusive target for Android users. At first, we didn't have Flash. Once we got Flash, Hulu started blocking Flash-enabled Android devices. Many hacks followed, but required modifications to the Flash apk and resulted in less than optimal viewing experience in the browser. In January, we finally saw the light at the end of the tunnel, when the upcoming official application was finally revealed, though without any promises on delivery timelines.

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