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Angry Birds Rio Will Be Exclusive To The Amazon App Store

Angry Birds Rio Will Be Exclusive To The Amazon App Store

With the film Rio set for release shortly, Rovio has partnered exclusively with Amazon to bring the hotly anticipated Angry Birds Rio to the Android platform.

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Interestingly, Rovio has decided not to use their old partners GetJar for the launch of this eagerly awaited game; instead it will be available exclusively through the Amazon Appstore. It is unclear at this time exactly how long this exclusive agreement will last and when the game will debut in the Android Market.

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FullHDMI For EVO App Now In Market, No Longer Requires Custom Kernel

FullHDMI For EVO App Now In Market, No Longer Requires Custom Kernel

If you are an owner of an HTC EVO 4G, it's possible that one the contributing factors to your buying the popular smartphone may have been the HDMI output feature. After hearing that it can produce said capabilities, maybe your mind began dreaming up all kinds of situations where showing your phone's display on a TV in HD resolution could be very handy. If so, then chances are you were a little bit deflated as you saw the fine print that only Gallery and YouTube apps would work with this handy feature (is that a yawn I hear?).

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Dolphin HD v4.5 Update Adds Hardware Acceleration Support For Honeycomb Devices, Now Smooth As Butter (Kind Of)

Dolphin HD v4.5 Update Adds Hardware Acceleration Support For Honeycomb Devices, Now Smooth As Butter (Kind Of)

Dolphin HD, one of the most popular Android browsers, has been pretty unusable on large tablet screens due to choppiness and lag caused by the CPU having to work with a much bigger area. For example, when we got a demo unit of the Galaxy Tab, the problem was quite apparent to the point of Dolphin being downright frustrating on relatively complex sites.

Android 3.0 "Honeycomb" came to the rescue with hardware acceleration capabilities, which allowed shifting all the UI processing from the CPU to the GPU.

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[Review] Hextacy: Smash These Hexagons, Because You're Still Being Too Productive

[Review] Hextacy: Smash These Hexagons, Because You're Still Being Too Productive

If there's one thing I hate, it's getting too much work done. Sometimes I just need to slow down and utilize my brain power to find patterns and combinations in a series of colored, hexagon shaped tiles - that's why I was so stoked when I found Hextacy. If you, too, suffer from cripplingly high efficiency, I think I can help. Follow me, and I'll show you how you can feel like you have free time, even at the office.

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Adobe Flash 10.2.155.67 For Android Leaked, Includes Honeycomb Compatibility - Download It Now!

Adobe Flash 10.2.155.67 For Android Leaked, Includes Honeycomb Compatibility - Download It Now!

Remember that new version of Flash we reported on this morning? Yeah, well it's still scheduled to roll out on March 18th - one week from today - but thanks to BBCrackman from My Droid World, you can download a leaked copy of version 10.2 now.

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Just as promised, it (finally) includes support for Honeycomb, meaning you can now watch South Park, Conan, or any other Flash video on your XOOM.

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New Swype Beta Update Drops - Adds Atrix Support, Fixes Annoyances

New Swype Beta Update Drops - Adds Atrix Support, Fixes Annoyances

The Swype Beta for Android received an update (to version 2.29.71.20084) today and, in addition to tweaking some of the features that users found to be the most annoying, it brings support to some popular Android devices that previously had no official way of getting the popular trace keyboard.

Perhaps the biggest news from this new version is that the following display resolutions are now supported: QVGA, WQVGA, WSVGA, and qHD.

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Want An Invite Code For The Friday Personal Assistant App We Previewed? Come On In, Because We've Got 50 Of Them

Want An Invite Code For The Friday Personal Assistant App We Previewed? Come On In, Because We've Got 50 Of Them

A few days ago I previewed an interesting analytics app called Friday which catalogues all the events on your phone into an easily digestible format. Friday generated quite a bit of interest, but due to its alpha status, was invite-only, thus not letting any of you without an invite give it a proper try. After discussing the situation with Friday's developers, we managed to convince them to provide Android Police readers with 50 invites.

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The Dream Game Has Arrived: Full Version Of AirAttack HD With 8 Levels Now In The Market

The Dream Game Has Arrived: Full Version Of AirAttack HD With 8 Levels Now In The Market

A couple of weeks ago, I ran into a new game by Art in Games called AirAttack HD Lite, which was a free preview version of a top-down plane shooter, but with only 2 levels. The game was polished so well that I finished the 2 levels in a heartbeat and was left longing for more. In fact, if you remember, I called AirAttack HD "not your dream game, but the one after that."

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[Review] My Taptu: Social Media + News + Eye Candy = Success

[Review] My Taptu: Social Media + News + Eye Candy = Success

If you, like me, are constantly checking what's going on in the world of technology, science, world news, entertainment, gaming, music, and a million other things - on top of social networks like Facebook and Twitter, have I got an app for you. Picture, if you will, an Android app that will aggregate all of these news feeds and your social media streams into a cohesive and, quite frankly, sexy interface.

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Digitally Imported (DI.FM) Radio App Lands In The Android Market

Digitally Imported (DI.FM) Radio App Lands In The Android Market

DI.FM fans, in an announcement on Facebook, your favorite radio station just dropped its Android app (previously available as only an off-Market beta) in the Android Market. Being one of such fans - Digitally Imported Premium is one of the few services I pay for monthly - I can tell you that the app is superb - it's clean, well designed, functional, and not over-bloated with features nobody needs.

Besides the obvious music streaming from all of DI's 37 channels, the app offers an ability to set favorite stations, stream using different bitrates when on Wi-Fi or cellular networks, and an ability to log into Premium to experience higher quality music without commercials.

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