Marvin Ferrell | Jun 20 2013 01:10 AM
You may remember the slight mishap encountered when Riptide GP2 was demoed at Google I/O, but I can assure you that the game is coming along just fine and multiplayer mode via Google's new Play Services APIs works great. Thanks to the very friendly guys over at Vector Unit who always answer my queries, I have been assured everything is working fine and Riptide GP2 is getting very close to release. Just in case you're from the "Show-Me State," that's exactly what Vector Unit is doing with its latest trailer for the game.
Augmented Reality Game DROID Combat/D:COM "Coming Soon" (UPDATE: officially released for select devices)
Marvin Ferrell | Jun 20 2013 12:35 AM
Augmented reality games are all the rage since Ingress took the Android gaming world by storm. Verizon of all companies has thrown its hat into the ring with Droid Combat/D:COM, which features the same aesthetics as Big Red's Droid phone advertisements. The game is still
not widely available but as usual the community has managed to get a hold of the apk and make it available for download (UPDATE: it is now available for select devices in the Play Store). I had a chance to go hands-on briefly with the game this afternoon and it’s … well ... very interesting.
Mike Lewis | Jun 20 2013 12:15 AM
Some of us will not admit to it, but we do like to occasionally touch up our camera phone pictures. For example, Adobe, Snapseed, and PicSay have enjoyed widespread popularity, as has Aviary. The latter was given a full version bump to 3.0 Wednesday, bringing a UI overhaul and new and improved photo editing features with it.
Mike Lewis | Jun 19 2013 11:45 PM
The rumors of Rockmelt's perpetual decline have been greatly exaggerated. The social-minded browser has had many revamps over the years on the desktop, but now find themselves following prevailing trends and joining the mobile space with their initial Android release.
Mike Lewis | Jun 19 2013 10:25 PM
Many may have given up on seeking out or using third party browsers on their Android phones since the release of Chrome. Still, you might be surprised to find out there is still a growing competition in the third-party mobile browsing market. Dolphin, one of the original third-party browsers, has refused to go away quietly, updating its browser to version 10.0 Wednesday with major improvements in tow.
Shane Rogers | Jun 18 2013 08:40 PM
The fine folks over at the Humble Bundle have announced the next version of everybody’s favorite package of indie-developed games and once again we of the Android persuasion get to partake in the bounty as well. The Humble Bundle with Android 6 has been released, and for the next two weeks - give or take - you can pick up some DRM free copies of some of the more unique games you may or may not have heard of.
Jeff McIntire | Jun 15 2013 06:05 PM
There was a time, if you remember, when Motorola dominated the Android landscape with the original Droid in late 2009. Motorola stayed competitive through the next 2-3 years in terms of hardware if not in sales. It seems that the company has taken the year off in 2013, at least until the launch of the highly-anticipated X-phone. If the specs leaked Saturday for the X-phone turn out to be true, it looks like the flagship hiatus will continue.