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34 Best (And 3 WTF) New Android Apps And Live Wallpapers From The Last 2 Weeks (12/9/11 - 12/22/11)

34 Best (And 3 WTF) New Android Apps And Live Wallpapers From The Last 2 Weeks (12/9/11 - 12/22/11)

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 edition focuses only on new apps. The game roundup is coming up soon.

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

Looking for the previous roundup editions?

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[Updated: Here Is The Winner!] Mega-Holiday Giveaway #8: Win A Galaxy Nexus (GSM or CDMA) Courtesy Of BitHack For Doing Next To Nothing

[Updated: Here Is The Winner!] Mega-Holiday Giveaway #8: Win A Galaxy Nexus (GSM or CDMA) Courtesy Of BitHack For Doing Next To Nothing

Who wants a free Galaxy Nexus? You do? We thought so, and we've one to give away - CDMA or GSM, it's winner's choice this time.

Before we get into the giveaway details, though, we want to give some love to the guys at BitHack, without whom this giveaway wouldn't be possible. BitHack is the dev team behind the game Apparatus, a title that you've probably heard quite a few times 'round here at Android Police.

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[Update: Now Available In The Market] NVIDIA Posts Gameplay Video For Tegra 3 Edition Of Shadowgun, We Gape In Admiration

[Update: Now Available In The Market] NVIDIA Posts Gameplay Video For Tegra 3 Edition Of Shadowgun, We Gape In Admiration

Update: The Tegra-3 optimized version just landed in the Android Market. If you're one of the lucky ones who has a Transformer Prime (or has one on the way), then get ready for some amazing graphics.

SHADOWGUN THD
SHADOWGUN THD
Developer: MADFINGER Games
Price: $5.49

The very first quad-core Tegra 3 tablet will be launching soon, and with it comes the promise of a whole new class of Android games.

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[Update: Now With ICS Source] Gold For Android Developers: Add AOSP Source Code To Eclipse With The "Android Sources" Plugin

[Update: Now With ICS Source] Gold For Android Developers: Add AOSP Source Code To Eclipse With The "Android Sources" Plugin

As an Android developer, the first thing I do when I set up Eclipse with ADT on a new machine is hunt down the Android source for the API level I'm working on.

Earlier this month, I added a request for Android 4.0 source to be added to the plugin, and I'm pleased to report that the plugin maintainer just added it to the latest version.

Honeycomb sources are being worked on.

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[Update x3: It's Back!] Deal Alert: Hurry, HTC EVO View 4G 32GB Is $240 With No Contract And Free Shipping From eBay Daily Deals

[Update x3: It's Back!] Deal Alert: Hurry, HTC EVO View 4G 32GB Is $240 With No Contract And Free Shipping From eBay Daily Deals

Update 12/22: Guess what? Yeah, It's back again. Just in time for Honeycomb.
Update 12/12: If you missed this opportunity the first time around, the gods have shined upon you. It's back.
Update: Hope you grabbed this deal while it was live, because it's gone now! 

For anyone holding out on buying the HTC EVO View 4G on Sprint, the opportune moment just arrived. Over at eBay's Daily Deals site, the View 4G is going for a mere $240 with no contract - a solid $160 off the current Sprint price (it doesn't even look like you can get it without a 2-year contract from Sprint).

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[Update: On Sale For $3 Until 12/29] Time To Beat People Up And Steal Cars, Right On Your Mobile - Grand Theft Auto (GTA) III Is Now In The Android Market

[Update: On Sale For $3 Until 12/29] Time To Beat People Up And Steal Cars, Right On Your Mobile - Grand Theft Auto (GTA) III Is Now In The Android Market

Update 12/22: The game is now on sale for $2.99 (40% off) until 12/29. If you're not sure whether it's worth three bucks, check out our review, then hit the link below to buy.

Grand Theft Auto III
Grand Theft Auto III
Developer: Rockstar Games
Price: $4.99

Rockstar Games' infamous GTA franchise has reached the Android Market, right on the dot and as promised - the game is available in the Android Market right now.

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[Video] This Is What Happens When You Mess With An African Bullfrog While It's Playing A Game Of Ant Crusher

[Video] This Is What Happens When You Mess With An African Bullfrog While It's Playing A Game Of Ant Crusher

Sure, we've already seen a Bearded Dragon playing Ant Crusher, but if that wasn't good enough for you, how about an African Bullfrog trying its tongue at it?

This frog is dead-set on getting the high score, and nothing is going to get in its way. Not even its owner's thumb...

I can't help but laugh every time I see it.

P.S. - Yes, they have teeth.

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[Update: Rolling Out Now] Verizon Support Docs Updated, Droid RAZR Build 6.11.747 Should Be Rolling Out Soon With Bug Fixes A-Plenty

[Update: Rolling Out Now] Verizon Support Docs Updated, Droid RAZR Build 6.11.747 Should Be Rolling Out Soon With Bug Fixes A-Plenty

Update: According to Motorola, this update should be rolling out now. Let us know when it hits your device!

Looks like Big Red is preparing to push the first update out to the Droid RAZR that fixes a few bugs, improves data connectivity, and improves readability in the lapdock interface. Here is the full list of fixes:

Device Features

  • SIM Error notification has been fixed.
  • Improved camera features and quality.
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[New Game] Blowfish Studios Catapults Siegecraft Into The Android Market And Tegra Zone

[New Game] Blowfish Studios Catapults Siegecraft Into The Android Market And Tegra Zone

Blowfish Studios has just unleashed two versions of Siegecraft into the Android world, one of which is optimized for Tegra devices. Not only does this game look beautiful, it appears to have some pretty dynamic gameplay as well. Immerse yourself into a world torn by war, in which you'll be in charge of protecting the land and castle of the race you choose to play as, eliminating enemies with a wide range of awesome weapons.

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[New Game] EA's Real Racing 2 Brings Immersive, Dynamic Racing Action To The Palm Of Your Hand

[New Game] EA's Real Racing 2 Brings Immersive, Dynamic Racing Action To The Palm Of Your Hand

EA Mobile recently released "the most hotly anticipated racing game ever made for Android" to the Market, unleashing Real Racing 2 – an intense racing game that will keep you on the edge of your seat as you navigate through over 40 miles of track in 15 gorgeous environments.

Real Racing 2 features a dynamic Career mode, allowing players to work their way up from rookie to pro, and also offers touch or tilt controls, which means players can – to some extent – customize the gameplay experience to their liking.

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