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Sonic The Hedgehog 4, Episode 2 Coming To The Android Market And Tegra Zone Next Year

Sonic The Hedgehog 4, Episode 2 Coming To The Android Market And Tegra Zone Next Year

Who's ready for some old-school gaming action? If not, you better get ready - Sonic the Hedgehog and his homie Tails are making their way to Tegra-powered devices in 2012 for a sequel to the 2010 hit Sonic the Hedgehog 4, Episode 1 (which, unfortunately, is not available on Android).

Episode 2 will bring some enhanced features over its predecessor, including a completely redesigned physics engine, new character animations, and, most importantly (to us, that is), the arrival on the Android platform.

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Words With Friends Updated To Include A Store Where You Can Buy Commonly Requested Features (And Have An Advantage Over Non-Paying Users)

Words With Friends Updated To Include A Store Where You Can Buy Commonly Requested Features (And Have An Advantage Over Non-Paying Users)

Ah, Words With Friends. What was once one of the most anticipated games on Android quickly becme one of the most hated due to its bug-laden nature and lack of good support. The app has now received another update that NOT only brings "loads of bug fixes" - call me skeptical, but I'll believe that when I see it - but a new Words with Friends store. Yeah, a store.

So, what kind of things can you buy from this store?

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Mobile Analytics Firm Mobilewalla Shows Us Top Android Apps Of 2011 - The Results May Surprise You

Mobile Analytics Firm Mobilewalla Shows Us Top Android Apps Of 2011 - The Results May Surprise You

As 2011 comes to a close, the internet is abuzz with best of, top, and most popular posts covering the past year. Mobile analytics firm Mobilewalla has gotten in on the action and released a list of the highest rated apps of 2011, as chosen using their own ranking system. The list itself covers all four major mobile platforms (Android, iOS, Blackberry, and Windows Phone 7), but, naturally, we're just going to discuss the Android entries.

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[New Game] Become The King Of All Malls In Kairosoft's 'Mega Mall Story'

[New Game] Become The King Of All Malls In Kairosoft's 'Mega Mall Story'

In the ever-expanding world of Kairosoft's Story games, another entry just made its way into the Android Market. This go around it's all about designing your own mall, complete with food court and storefronts. There are several options in place to make your mall the top-dog of them all - you can even add a helipad on top!

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Once your facility hits a certain level of popularity, a "fever" will strike the patrons and your mall will be swamped with new business.

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Want Some Android Apps? Check Out All Android Police App Roundups From 2011 + Bonus: Tablet Apps

Want Some Android Apps? Check Out All Android Police App Roundups From 2011 + Bonus: Tablet Apps

As a follow-up to the mother of all game roundups I posted the other day, today let's take a look at all the app roundups posted throughout this past year.

As before, everyone should find something of interest in the lists below (if you don't, I don't believe you). Use one of the two strategies:

  1. Browse the top of each post for the cream of the crop selection (I think I started sorting by quality towards the end of the first half of the year).
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[New App] Airtight Brings Apple Airplay Compatibility To Your Google TV

[New App] Airtight Brings Apple Airplay Compatibility To Your Google TV

A new app just hit the Android Market that helps bridge the gap between Google TV and iDevices that use Apple's Airplay technology. The app is called Airtight, and it allows you to stream non-DRM movies and images directly to your GTV. In its current state the app cannot stream DRM content or music, but the developers note that they are working on support for the latter.

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The app will only set you back $0.99, so if you have both an iDevice and Google TV, it's definitely worth grabbing.

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[The First Annual Android Police Andy Awards] And The Winner Of The "Best New Android Game Of 2011" Award Is...

[The First Annual Android Police Andy Awards] And The Winner Of The "Best New Android Game Of 2011" Award Is...

You made your nominations, and we've selected four of the most popular titles named as "Best New Android Game of 2011" for you to vote on. You voted. Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner.

Best New Android Game Of 2011: Reader's Choice

And the Andy goes to.... Shadowgun - by a razor thin 14 votes.

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Developer: MADFINGER Games
Price: To be announced

While it was by the narrowest of margins that Shadowgun won a plurality of the votes (32% - see below), it's not hard to see why - truly amazing graphics, great over the shoulder gameplay, and console-level polish made it clear from the day we first saw screenshots of this game that it was going to do big things.

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[Updated: It's Back] Deal Alert: Quickoffice Pro Only $2.99 In The Amazon Appstore

[Updated: It's Back] Deal Alert: Quickoffice Pro Only $2.99 In The Amazon Appstore

The deal is back - Quickoffice Pro is $2.99 yet again in the Appstore.

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For mobile document editing, there has always been one clear choice: Quickoffice Pro. But, for those who only need it occasionally, justifying the $10 price tag may just not be possible. With that in mind, the Amazon Appstore comes to the rescue, as you can get this mobile Microsoft Office compatible suite for only $2.99!

If you're not familiar with the Quickoffice Pro, it allows you to  view, edit, and save Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files all on the go from your mobile device.

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Looking For Some Android Games? Check Out All Android Police Game Roundups From 2011

Looking For Some Android Games? Check Out All Android Police Game Roundups From 2011

2011 was most definitely the year during which Android gaming was transformed from relatively mediocre to absolutely stunning. As an introduction for all the newcomers and a refresher for those who have been with Android for a while, here are all of the game roundups we've posted in 2011.

Every single one of you should find something in there that you will want to install. I can suggest two strategies:

  1. Browse the top of each post for the cream of the crop selection (I think I started sorting by quality towards the end of the first half of the year).
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[Part 2] 44 Best New Android Games From The Last 2 Weeks (12/7/11 - 12/23/11)

[Part 2] 44 Best New Android Games From The Last 2 Weeks (12/7/11 - 12/23/11)

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 part 2 of the game roundup. Part 1 is here. The app roundup is here.

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