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Google Play Books Arrives In France Following The Settlement Of All Outstanding Legal Disputes

Google Play Books Arrives In France Following The Settlement Of All Outstanding Legal Disputes

Last month, Google announced that it would be ending all legal disputes with French authors and publishers in an effort to bring books to a wider audience. The announcement came following the French Publishers and Author's Associations withdrawal of their suits against Google, and marked a "win-win solution" which opened "the possibility for out-of-print books to reach a wide audience," while maintaining commercial rights for authors.

Following up on that announcement, Google added a post to its European Public Policy Blog today indicating that Google Play Books has officially arrived in France.

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[New Game] Race Through City Ruins And Annihilate Mutants In Glu Mobile's Mutant Roadkill

[New Game] Race Through City Ruins And Annihilate Mutants In Glu Mobile's Mutant Roadkill

Challenging players to "race through an apocalyptic wasteland overrun with mutants and other hazards," Glu Mobile recently released Mutant Roadkill to the Play Store.

As its name would suggest, Mutant Roadkill is a driving game (of sorts). The primary objective is to navigate the streets of an utterly destroyed, abandoned city, running over as many hapless mutant zombie creatures as possible while avoiding collisions with debris including other cars.

Building on this simple premise, the game offers powerups, combo bonuses, and upgrade-able cars.

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Great Big War Game Hits The Play Store With More Missions, Online Play – Rubicon: "See What We Did There?"

Great Big War Game Hits The Play Store With More Missions, Online Play – Rubicon: "See What We Did There?"

Following up on the huge success of Great Little War Game, Rubicon Development has officially released the game's sequel: Great Big War Game.

Like its predecessor, GBWG is a 3D turn-based strategy game with a "unique comical style." Indeed, the series' art style is unique and fun, adding a lighthearted vibe to a game that encourages players to "spread mayhem and destruction." The game also has an easy-to-grasp control scheme, relying primarily on tap and swipe actions.

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The Verge Launches Its Very Own Android App, For The Rest Of Your Tech News Needs

The Verge Launches Its Very Own Android App, For The Rest Of Your Tech News Needs

Since you're reading Android Police, we know you've already got all your Android news covered. But hey, we know there are other gadgets out there! For that, the Verge is a pretty great source of information. For the (very few) uninitiated, the Verge is a gadget blog founded by former Editor-in-Chief of Engadget Joshua Topolsky. For broad gadget news of the industry at large, there are few publications that are better.

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Evernote For Android Updated To Version 4.1, Brings All New Tablet UI And Enhanced Functionality

Evernote For Android Updated To Version 4.1, Brings All New Tablet UI And Enhanced Functionality

I love Evernote. In fact, I don't go a single day without using it. And today, I love it even more. The Evernote Team just pushed an update to the Android app that makes it even more useful on tablets by introducing an all-new user interface.

Here's what I love about it: the old interface was good. It was functional and intuitive, I had no complaints. But the new interface is better and more intuitive.

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AutoRap From Smule Will Turn Things You Say Into A Rap Song - Yes, Even Shakespeare

AutoRap From Smule Will Turn Things You Say Into A Rap Song - Yes, Even Shakespeare

Smule is a developer best known for creating some really amazing novelty music apps. The company's latest is AutoRap which does exactly what it says on the tin: it takes your speech and automagically turns it into a rap. To test this feature, I fed it the only logical thing to run through an auto-rapping app: Shakespeare. Specifically, Puck's closing monologue from A Midsummer Night's Dream.

[audio:http://khu.music.s3.amazonaws.com/autorap_5005a0c1b0df8.mp3]

If your head's not bopping and your butt's not shaking, you have no appreciation for music or literature.

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[New Game] Com2uS Releases Inotia 4: Assassin of Berkel To The Play Store

[New Game] Com2uS Releases Inotia 4: Assassin of Berkel To The Play Store

The latest installment of Com2uS' Inotia series - sub-titled Assassin of Berkel - is now available for download in the Play Store. I'm not going to pretend to have any idea how this version compares to previous versions (since I haven't played them), but I will say this: it looks cool and the Store description sells the game quite well:

- 6 Classes, 90 Skills
Choose from 6 classes; Black Knight, Assassin, Warlock, Priest, and Ranger.

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[Hands On] 'Battery Widget? Reborn!' Is An Elegant, Holo-Themed Battery Widget That Packs A Ton Of Info

[Hands On] 'Battery Widget? Reborn!' Is An Elegant, Holo-Themed Battery Widget That Packs A Ton Of Info

I've seen hundreds of battery widgets. Maybe more. Still, I've been using Circle Battery Widget for what seems like eons. It's installed on every device I own/have owned, and it ends up on every device that I test, too. Why? Because it's simple, customizable, and tells me what I want to know at a glance. Not only that, but I think the circular graph is an excellent way to output the remaining battery percent.

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PSA: Latest Version Of Solid Explorer Requires Full Reinstall From New Play Store Listing, Brings Google Drive And SkyDrive Integration

PSA: Latest Version Of Solid Explorer Requires Full Reinstall From New Play Store Listing, Brings Google Drive And SkyDrive Integration

Solid Explorer Beta was released a few months ago, and was instantly a fabulous file management app. It's clever use of swipable columns and fragments makes it easy to move things around. If you've noticed a distinct lack of updates as of late, there's a reason for that. The developer is unable to update the original app anymore, so it's been unpublished.

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The old beta version of the app is now expired, and directs users to update in order to continue using Solid Explorer.

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Pre-Built XBMC Apk Is Available, Here's What It Looks Like Running On A Nexus Q

Pre-Built XBMC Apk Is Available, Here's What It Looks Like Running On A Nexus Q

Earlier this week, we mentioned that the amazing folks behind the XBMC project are bringing the app to Android. Well, it's still very early, but would you like to see what it's gonna be like? Of course you do. If you've got a Nexus Q or an Android-compatible set top box, you can download the apk from our mirrors below. For the rest of you, here's what it looks like running on a lovingly hacked Nexus Q, courtesy of Cyanogenmod developer Jason Parker:

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The interface is still very much centered around arrow keys/a d-pad.

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