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Samsung Galaxy S4 Root pops up for the Exynos Octa 5 version of the S4

Samsung Galaxy S4 Root pops up for the  Exynos Octa 5 version of the S4 While the world awaits the release of the Samsung Galaxy S4, it looks like the folks over at XDA forums have already achieved Root on the super phone. Before you get too excited there is a catch as the Galaxy S4 root is only for the Exynos 5 Octa-Core model. While the Galaxy S4 is already up for pre-orders on some carriers, it’s going to be a bit before we see it hit the shelves in the US. Release dates mean squat to the minds at XDA and as us...

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Translate Text on the Go with the WorldPenScan BT from PenPower

Translate Text on the Go with the WorldPenScan BT from PenPower If you’re the globetrotting sort going to a foreign country is always made easier if you know the language. Unfortunately, most of us don’t have time to learn a new language on the fly. That’s where a new piece of tech called the WorldPenScan BT can come in handy, as it allows you to carry a mini translator in your pocket and it even works with your favorite Android device. The WorldPenScan BT is a mobile translator that’s small enough t...

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Flinging to Adventure in Fling Clowny by RV AppStudios

Flinging to Adventure in Fling Clowny by RV AppStudios If you're like me you've always wanted to be a daredevil clown being shot through flaming and electrified rings. Well wait no longer my friends because now you can do just that with Fling Clowny by developer RV AppStudios. But wait there's more; while entertaining the crowd you can also pick up some nice coin along the way. The concept of Fling Clowny is pretty simple and easy to pick up but difficult to master. Which is the reason why this gamer...

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Battery Issues Beware! Google and Kickstarter Are On The Way

Battery Issues Beware! Google and Kickstarter Are On The Way We have all been there. That critical moment when your mobile device is supposed to be your best friend but decides that your earth shattering issues are not as important as its need to rest and recharge. Battery problems are the bane of any mobile device and can cripple you at the most inconvenient time. Help is on the horizon in the form of a new patent for Google and new technology funded by Kickstarter. Google has obtained a patent for “Ad...

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Android 5.0 Key Lime Rumored Release in May 2013

Android 5.0 Key Lime Rumored Release in May 2013 Google began testing its new mobile Android OS code named ‘Key Lime’ in fall of 2012. Now it seems that the Google rumor mill is suggesting that Key Lime will be released sometime in late May of 2013. Key Lime was initially called Android 4.2, with only some minor upgrades to the current Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, but now Key Lime is being called Android 5.0 which leads you to think that it might be more than just a few minor changes. It’s not...

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PlayJam and Android Try to Take the Console Out of Gaming

PlayJam and Android Try to Take the Console Out of Gaming PlayJam has introduced its new Android based game system that boasts a great deal of what we take for granted in console gaming without the bulk of an actual console. This lightweight gaming system runs an Android OS, is the size of a large cell phone, and can plug into any TV with a HDMI port. The package includes a wireless game controller and the system itself is the size of a flash drive. This device flexed its muscle at the 2012 GDC and got ...

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Wreak Havoc with a Giant Catapult in Catapult King for Android

Wreak Havoc with a Giant Catapult in Catapult King for Android There are many iterations of Crush the Castle and the latest comes from the fine folks at Chillingo and Wicked Witch Games. Catapult King is the name of the game, and it’s all about taking out Nasty Knights and dozens of castles. Catapult King is a physics flinger where your sole purpose is out the Nasty Knights that are lurking in and around castles. Why are they Nasty? It’s never fully explained, but they appear to be in cahoots with a D...

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Duck Retro Hunt blasts its way onto Google Play

Duck Retro Hunt blasts its way onto Google Play Duck Hunt was one of the first video games a lot of us played, and games have definitely come a long way since then. Sometimes it’s fun to revisit the past, and Duck Retro Hunt from InfinityK gives us a blast from the past by putting a cool modern twist on an old 8-bit classic. Duck Retro Hunt is a modern take on the retro NES game Duck Hunt game we all know and love. The gameplay is basically the same, but the graphics have been updated and t...

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Laser Dog Games releases PUK for Android

Laser Dog Games releases PUK for Android Air Hockey is a blast to play on your Android device, and Laser Dog Games PUK proves that there’s more than one use for those pucks. There are no goals to be made or opponents to play against in PUK, but it’s just as infuriating as Air Hockey and twice as fun. PUK is a game about portals and pucks. Each level requires you to blast one into the other, and that’s basically all you need to do to reach the next stage. Sound pretty simple doe...

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Run for your Life in PikPok’s Into the Dead for Android

Run for your Life in PikPok’s Into the Dead for Android PikPok is well known for their flick kick sporting games, but they switched things up last week with their release of Into the Dead. It’s about as different as you can get from the developers previous titles, and it’s one of the coolest Zombie games you’re likely to find on Google Play. Into the Dead is an endless runner set in a world where the dead have taken over. It’s a dark world, full of sorrow (and zombies) and it’s also a wor...

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Facebook is Makes a Move Towards Deeper Android Integration

Facebook is Makes a Move Towards Deeper Android Integration Facebook is a brand name that we all know and in some ways has become part of our lives whether we use the service or not. The social networking entity is making a move to become an even bigger part of our lives by pressing to integrate itself directly into our Android OS. This is a huge move by Facebook because it essentially will embed itself within the operating mechanics of your Android based mobile device. This will make the concept of “F...

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Help Jinx Fly Home in Jetpack Jinx by BubbleGum Interactive

Help Jinx Fly Home in Jetpack Jinx by BubbleGum Interactive If you need to find a really fun Android game that will keeping you rooting for the good guy, then Jetpack Jinx by BubbleGum Interactive is the one to check out. You will be flying high with the loveable Jinx for hours; always trying to get that better score, or higher height, or trying to unlock all of the achievements and awards. Jetpack Jinx is a wonderful game that will keep any type of gamer glued to their Android device, provided the batter...

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Developers Don't Like Programming Android Games

Developers Don't Like Programming Android Games It might sound hard to believe, but at currently most programmers don’t like developing games for Android or its devices. Why? Two main reasons: Firstly, many developers just find it difficult to program games on Android, but that is attributed to the fact that Android is still a fairly young mobile OS. Developers had said the same about the Apple mobile OS when it was young, between Apple and developers working at it the Apple OS became a grea...

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Developers Don’t Like Programming Android Games

Developers Don’t Like Programming Android Games It might sound hard to believe, but at currently most programmers don’t like developing games for Android or its devices. Why? Two main reasons: Firstly, many developers just find it difficult to program games on Android, but that is attributed to the fact that Android is still a fairly young mobile OS. Developers had said the same about the Apple mobile OS when it was young, between Apple and developers working at it the Apple OS became a grea...

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Glu Mobile releases Frontline Commando D-Day for Android

Glu Mobile releases Frontline Commando D-Day for Android Shooters are hit or miss on a Mobile device, so it’s always nice to see a solid new one come along like Glu Mobiles Frontline Commando D-Day. The original Frontline Commando pitted you against the troops of a ruthless dictator, but the follow-up takes a different approach as it drops you on the beach right smack dab in the middle of D-Day. Frontline Commando D-Day lets you lead the charge against the Axis powers as you step into the role of ...

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Google and Android Take a Step Toward Realizing the Universal Translator

Google and Android Take a Step Toward Realizing the Universal Translator Imagine being anywhere on the planet and having access and the ability to communicate in any language. The concept of a universal translator was made popular by the original Star Trek television series. Google and Android have taken the first steps to bring this next generation technology into reality by introducing offline translation access to the Google Translate App for Android. For the moment Google will allow access to fifty different lang...

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An Official Chuck E. Cheese App hits Google Play

An Official Chuck E. Cheese App hits Google Play If you were a red blooded American child, you probably made a trip to Chuck E. Cheese growing up. If you were unlucky enough to never get a pizza party there, today’s your lucky day as an official Chuck E. Cheese App has just hit Google Play. The Chuck E. Cheese App is officially called "Chuck E.’s Say Cheese!", but for simplicity sake we’re going with  the Chuck E. Cheese App. While the app won’t magically transport you back to your ch...

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The Humble Mobile Bundle for Android is Live

The Humble Mobile Bundle for Android is Live I always enjoy seeing a new Humble Bundle for Android arrive, and the last one brought some great games into the Play Store. The Humble Mobile Bundle has just been released, and things are just a little bit different this time around... The previous Android Humble Bundles offered up killer Android games, but threw in PC & Mac copies of the game as well along with soundtracks whenever they were available. The new Humble Mobile Bundle still ...

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Verizon Is Preloading the Playphone Games Portal Store to New Android Devices

Verizon Is Preloading the Playphone Games Portal Store to New Android Devices Verizon intends to pre-load all new mobile Android devices with Playphone’s new social gaming network and game store application called The Playphone Games Portal. It appears that Verizon has found a means through Playphone to circumvent Google’s Play Store by offering developers a means of direct carrier billing for games and in game purchases. This concept is bringing the past issues with family plans and text message billing to the foref...

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Herocraft goes Tactical with Strategy & Tactics World War II for Android

Herocraft goes Tactical with Strategy & Tactics World War II for Android From Farm Frenzy to KiKORiKi, you never know what Herocraft is going to release next, and this week it’s a cool new strategy game by the name of Strategy & Tactics: World War II. Strategy & Tactics: World War II lets you replay some of the greatest battles of yesteryear as you’ll take control of the Axis Powers in order to conquer Europe, before taking over as the Allies to take it back. Definitely a different approach to things, and...

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Gameloft looks to be gearing up for an Iron Man 3 Android Game Tomorrow

Gameloft looks to be gearing up for an Iron Man 3 Android Game Tomorrow Yesterday Gameloft dropped an interesting tweet, followed by an even more interesting picture. Recognize those glowing eyes in the picture? If you don’t, you’re obviously not a fan of old Shellhead and are in the dark about the upcoming Iron Man 3 movie. Gameloft has released several movie tie-in games over the past few years, and if the twit-pic and message of “Warming up the main core…” is to be believed we’ll be seeing an Iron M...

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Evernote for Android gets an Update and New Features

Evernote for Android gets an Update and New Features Evernote is one of the most popular Android apps around and today it just got a nice update to Evernote 5.0. The Android app is getting a new look, and some cool new features to boot. Evernote 5 is a big update that gives the app a slick new look, and adds several cool new camera features including Multi-Shot and Page Camera. Multi-shot lets you take multiple pictures and save them to a single note while the Page Camera mode allows you to take p...

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The MiiPC brings a kid friendly Android PC to the table for $99

The MiiPC brings a kid friendly Android PC to the table for $99 There are a lot of Kid Friendly PC’s out there, but the MiiPC is looking to change the game with its tiny footprint and choice of operating system. It’s going to run Android 4.2, and it’s got some great features that will make sure your kid stays on track and doesn’t end up in the darker parts of the internet. The MiiPC gives kids easy access to the internet where they’ll be able to do all the usual things like play games, watch vide...

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The Top New Android Games of the Week – March 25, 2013

The Top New Android Games of the Week – March 25, 2013 This week's list of the Top New Android Games offers up a new game from Disney, battles on rafts, and new games that are slick enough to impress even the most hardcore console gamer. There were some great releases last week, and we picked out 8 that we though were the best of the bunch... 1. Raft Pirates 6waves released an interesting MMO or sorts last week called Raft Pirates. It’s a pirate game that allows you to put together your own fle...

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Android in Space

Android in Space Calling a smartphone OS ‘Android’ has always had a bit of a futuristic, outer-space type of tone to it; but in reality Android smartphones have actually been in space for a few years now. The Human Exploration and Tele-robotics Project or HET being lead by NASA's Ames Research Center that uses SPHERES, which stands for ‘Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites’ has been using Nexus S smartphones running on And...

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Google Announces Android Based Smartwatch

Google Announces Android Based Smartwatch Within days of Samsung’s announcement that they are working on a smartwatch, Google made a similar announcement. The same super-secret lab that brought you the Google Glass; the Android based glasses, is now working on an Android smartwatch. This new Android based smartwatch will have many of the same features of a smartphone such as: Wi-Fi capabilities, a camera, a flip-up display, GPS abilities, health monitoring, alarms, email, notifications...

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Unigine brings a Different Kind of Naval Warfare to Andriod with Oil Rush

Unigine brings a Different Kind of Naval Warfare to Andriod with Oil Rush Oil Rush 3D Naval Strategy is a killer new Android game from the folks at Unigine. It’s a game about a worldwide flood and mankind’s rush for oil in the wake of disaster; it’s also eerily similar to Waterworld which isn’t necessarily a bad thing… Oil Rush is a real-time strategy game that puts you to work taking over oil platforms in a world savaged by an environmental apocalypse. You’ll take control of a fleet (jetski’s included...

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The Top New Android Apps of the Week – March 24, 2013

The Top New Android Apps of the Week – March 24, 2013 1. Google Keep Google finally put out their note taking app this past week, and it quickly became a lock for the top spot in our list of the  Top Android Apps of the Week. Google Keep lets you keep track of your thoughts through notes, lists, and pictures; you can even have voice notes transcribed for you automatically. It’s simple to use, streamlined for Android (it is Google after all), and it's an Android app you’ll definitely want t...

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