Hey everyone! So today I have been charged with the strenuous task of finding the best games for kids and adults on the Android market. I know, I know, it’s tough but someone has to do it! I looked at a bunch of games now available on the android market and just for kicks I decided to only look at the free games, because lets face it, free automatically raises the fun level to a ten! So lets start shall we!
This game is a really cool find. One because it’s fairly simple and two it is a multi player game, which means your phone has to be connected to the Internet in order to play but it does find other players automatically.
One of the best parts of this game is that it takes almost no thought to play. You kind of just mindlessly point your “marbles” in a direction and hope it pushes your opponents marbles into the pit without yours going in as well.
The object is to be the last person with marbles on the screen. Did i mention that there are mines all over too! Whenever your marble moves it leaves a mine in its place. So not only are you watching out for your opponent but also for the mines that can push you over the edge!
Another infuriatingly awesome addition is the abbility to communicate with the other player via message. A fact that is only fun when your the person winning, believe me.
Just on the heels of the details we revealed last week about Motorola’s secret Android phone project, Android and Me blog has gotten some seriously juicy gossip. Of course, none of this is confirmed by Motorola or Sanjay Jha yet but read on to get an idea of what to expect in a couple of months. Read more
Downloadable through the T-Mobile AppPack in the Android Market, Visual Voicemail is one of those things that can save you a few minutes each day and can really add up at the end of the week. For those of you that don’t know what Visual Voicemail is, it’s basically an easier way to go through your messages and help you delete and select the ones most important to you. All in all a great time management tool.
I sure don’t like the traditional way to check voicemail… dial in and listen to all the voicemail options or pressing a lot of buttons to go through your voicemail system. Once you download and get Visual Voicemail on your Android device it will show you a special icon at the top your screen when you get messages. When you have messages in your inbox you can view the caller ID or number of who left a message. Just tap the screen and select the message you want to select or delete or reply. You also will be able to add to your contacts from here as well as copy messages on your SD card.
Even before the excitement surrounding the G1 device seem to have settled down Google is at work churning out the next OS Android 2.0 code named ‘Donut’. First cupcake…and now donut. I thought everyone over at Google was into healthy, vegan eats but I guess someone over there has cravings for sugar + flour. (Sorry, just had to comment on that!)
The new version of the Android platform quickly follows Android 1.5 Cupcake and if all goes well will be available this year end. Maybe it is Google’s Christmas gift to all of us.
With many new phones projected to come out on Google’s mobile platform later this year, via manufacturers like Motorola, this news Android 2.0, can only help to boost sales. Plus existing G1 users can also look for updates to their devices. Read more