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[Deal Alert] Check out these cheap and temporarily free apps, games, and icon packs from the last few days

We're back once again with some more free and cheap apps for you all. There are a few in here that you may have seen before in previous roundups, but now you have a second chance to grab them if you missed out the first time they were free.

You might notice a trend in today's selection. Most of them have a focus on customization and personalization, so there are quite a few icon packs to choose from today.

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[Update: Gone] Game of Thrones season 5 is free on Google Play, but only in SD

Free stuff is free stuff, no matter what it is. All the better, then, when you like what's being offered. In this case, Google Play is offering HBO's Game of Thrones season 5 in standard definition, which should please a large proportion of people.

Game of Thrones, the TV adaptation of the popular novel series, A Song of Ice and Fire, by George R. R. Martin, will surely go down a treat with Google Play shoppers in the US (sorry, everyone else - it looks like you're out of luck here).

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[Deal Alert] Start learning Android development from scratch with Android Programming for Beginners ebook for free today only

For a lot of Android fans, intense interest in the platform can lead to more questions about the technical underpinnings. And when you're so attuned to Android and its ecosystem, you might even have some original ideas for apps that haven't been made—yet. With this one-day offer from Packt, you can get a free ebook to take you from zero to...well, not hero, but well on your way to making Android apps.

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[Update: winner selected] Giveaway: win a set of V-Moda Crossfade Wireless headphones with custom shields and more (US only)

This contest is now over.

The final results are listed below. If you've won, you will be contacted in the near future. Congratulations!

Everyone else - keep participating and stay tuned to Android Police so that you don't miss our upcoming giveaway announcements. You can follow AP on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and RSS.

Brendon Alexander Kendrick

I reviewed the V-Moda Crossfade wireless headphones last week and found them to be one of the best looking and sounding set of cans I've tested to date. They are built with top-shelf materials that justify their premium price tag of $300.

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[Deal Alert] Ghost Team, a new comedy starring Jon Heder, is free on Google Play (countries where it's free only)

Hey guys, apparently there is a new movie called 'Ghost Team' starring Jon Heder (AKA Napoleon Dynamite), David Krumholtz, Justin Long and some other people. It's about some losers with dead-end jobs that fill their free time by searching for evidence that ghosts exist. The opportunity presents itself to our lowly heroes to hunt ghosts at an abandoned farm, and so they do. Predictably, the ghosts then turn the tables and hunt them. During the course of all this, laughter inducing events occur (maybe).

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[Update: Winners] Friday night giveaway: we've got 100 codes for ADW Launcher 2.0 Premium

After five years, ADW Launcher has returned with a version 2.0. It looks pretty sweet, and there's an in-app unlock for the premium version that disables ads and tosses you a few new features, and by a few, I mean a ton. Including no ads. Here are all of said features.

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Reminder: Your New Chromecast Came With A Free Play Movies Rental, Use It!

Did you buy the new-and-improved 2015 Chromecast? If so, you may have forgotten that your purchase includes a free movie rental on Google Play Movies, even if you'd already purchased a Chromecast previously (offers are per device, not account - so you get one for each CC you purchased up to a maximum of five). The movie rental offer doesn't apply to Chromecast Audio purchases, in case you were wondering.


The current offer runs until the end of the year (12/31/15), so there's no rush to redeem it. As always, in order to redeem the offer, you'll need to open the Chromecast app on your device or head to while on the same network as or nearby your Chromecast device.

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[Deal Alert] Pink Floyd's 'Wish You Were Here' Free On Google Play Music (Probably, Most Likely, Definitely, Maybe, Possibly US Only)

Right now, I wish you were here with me. You and I could share a cigar (or maybe a Sprite instead, I think smoking is blech) and then I could welcome you to the machine sitting in my living room that I am typing on right now.

Together, we could reminisce about old bands and old times when music was pure and innovative while songs played on my computer's speakers. When sufficiently inspired, we might play and sing some of our favorite hits together with the Sprite coursing through our veins lending courage to our voices. If you were here I could watch you shine on, you crazy diamond, you.

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[Deal Alert] Jason Derulo: 'Everything Is 4' Available For Free On Google Play Music (US Only Until Proven Otherwise)

Jason Derulo is an artist who makes music and today his latest album, 'Everything Is 4', is free on Google Play. Here's the playlist.


As you can see it's the full album, however, it has been edited for the radio. So, if you enjoy your music without odd pauses and missing words you will have to shell out $8 for the explicit version of the album. On the plus side, you can listen to the free version of the album with your mom and grandma without being embarrassed. Yup, you can sit around the table for dinner with the matriarchs of your family and listen to tracks like, 'Get Ugly', 'Love Me Down', and 'Want To Want Me' with no fear of a naughty word making things awkward.

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Get A Free Google Cardboard VR Viewer... From This Porn Site (US Only)

If you haven't been able to grab a free Google Cardboard VR headset from various trade shows, under-supplied OnePlus promotions, Conan O'Brien, or anyone else, there's one more option. does what it says on the box, so to speak: if you're a United States resident over the age of 18, just enter an address and an email and they'll send you a free Google Cardboard unit. (You can probably use a fake email address... and you might want to.) Slip your phone inside and you get access to all the compatible apps on the Play Store. Why? That's an interesting question.

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