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When we think of computer gaming, phones aren’t usually the first things to come to mind – the disastrous Nokia NGage is an exception. It is only nowadays that we see a real flowering of... gaming on phones. This is mostly because of the arrival of powerful and small CPUs that currently back the latest generation of smart phones. 3D is also another thing we do not associate with mobile p...

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Long-time game developer Electronic Arts (EA) plans to launch an Android app for the multiplayer version of its popular Scrabble game. The multiplayer version of the game will allow players to play... against one another even if they are using different devices or platforms–at the same time.

This means that regardless of where or on what you are playing EA’s Scrabble game–w...

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Game app downloads are more popular among smartphone users, and nearly all of them are willing to pay for those game apps. This was one of the highlights of a recently conducted Nielsen survey regarding... smartphone use covering a 30-day period.

According to Nielsen, game apps are the most popular category of mobile apps downloaded by survey respondents within the last 30 days. About 64% of the resp...

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Time to go completely free of paper maps whenever you’re traveling. That is, if you have an Android device. Yesterday, Google enabled true offline navigation in the Google Maps app for Android.... “Download Map Area,” which is still experimental in version 5.7.0 of the app, makes offline navigation possible.

The experimental feature allows you to download any map with a 10-mile...

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Honeycomb is sweet–and is sweeter with apps that make the digital life easier for tablet users. Comcast’s XFINITY TV app for Android is such an app. U.S. home cable and home Internet service... rovider Comcast has just announced an updated, tablet-optimized version of its XFINITY TV app. The app now supports tablets running Android 3.x Honeycomb and higher.

According to Comcast, the tablet...

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Apps are what make Android great but sometimes they can get a bit expensive, especially when you’ve already spent quite a lot on your device. So what is an Android fan to do? Go for the free ones... of course!

Here are some tried and true ways to get free and cheap apps on your device.

 

 

1. Check out the free versions in the Android Market.

Sometimes y...

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A Google Videos app suddenly popped out of the Android Market on the night of July 3 and mysteriously disappeared after a while. Before this, only a bunch of Xoom owners had access to the app, but after... the incident, those who got hold of the app just received annoying server errors.

This Videos app might not be so mysterious after all. After Google’s acquisition of YouTube and various attem...

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With the recent news of the Zinio app being released, the magazine readers on the Android platform got a dependable app to feed their magazine addiction. Books have also seen a resurgence because of... several e-reader apps and the Kindle itself being based on Android. Well, how about newspapers? It may not sound economical but having newspapers on your tablet is a good way to keep abreast of the ne...

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Battery life is probably one of the most important concerns for any mobile device owner, and with devices growing increasingly powerful, more people are starting to get proactive in their attempt to... make their device(s) last as long as possible. As we all know, smart phones and tablets tend to work better when not attached to a socket. Having limited battery life can be a pain at times, though. N...

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Gameloft certainly seems to be holding its own these days, and continues to release game after game of mobile goodness. While some Android users claim not be very happy with Gameloft not releasing their... best titles on the Android Market, they Gameloft itself continues to court the best mobile game developers out there.

Still, we would like to see a world where the Android Market and Gamelo...