The week in Android Apps

July 25, 2010
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    The past week or so has produced some worthy mentions in the Android application department.  Notable new or updated apps that can be easily downloaded from Google’s Android Market are:

    • Barnes & Noble’s NOOK e-reader – read more than a million e-books right from your Android device
    • Time Mobile – stay connected to the latest news from Time Magazine
    • Groupon.com – find the best deals in over 65 cities with Groupon
    • Vlingo Super Dialer – a voice dialing app that connects users to businesses on the Web
    • Shazam Encore and Shazam Freemium – popular music ID service that now offers unlimited tagging and recommendations
    • Opera Mini 5.1 web browser
    • AOL News, Apps, & Sites and AOL Daily Finance – Stocks & News
    • Graffiti – Palm’s old school text input comes to Android devices

    Improved

    • Google Voice – improved voice dialing speed

    Coming soon

    • BBC News

    Do you have any to add or that we missed?  Please let us know.

    Comments

    • HerbMCarter

      How about “Edwin” ? It seems an ABSOLUTELY GREAT app.

      Android Market description
      Edwin is a speech-to-speech voice assistant and accessibility utility. Uses speech recognition and text-to-speech together!
      0.4 / 0.4.1
      * Intro tutorial
      * App launching
      * Location for Maps, weather & time
      + More
      Edwin is still evolving. Please email feedback, suggestions and issues.
      Twitter @neureau
      Package: com.neureau.edwin

      I thought it was absolutely GREAT.

    • HerbMCarter

      How about the fact that you can use the standard voice search on the Droid to do math

      e.g.: What is 3.2 times 5
      What is the square root of 65

      Try it – IT WORKS right from the standard “voice search”

    • HerbMCarter

      Note that on the above – the 1st is a free app, and the 2nd is already on the phone.

      Give them a whirl.

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