Friday has come around again with all the predictability that only a strict adherence to the linear nature of the passage of time can deliver, meaning that – yes you lucky blighters – it’s time once more for your round-up of all that was hot and not over the last five days of the Life of Android!
From cars to Camelot, grub to gigs and light projectors to lightsabers, it’s been a week richer than that bloke who invented MyFace when it comes to Android goodness; and it’s all laid out before you now in easy to swallow, foreshortened, bite-sized bits.
So, stop listening to me, head on down to the digital delights below and report back to me on Monday. I’m off now to prepare for a splendid evening of sporting excellence. Oh, sorry, it’s England playing. I’m off to prepare for an evening of sporting…
Mini Motor Racing
We love a good race app here at the epicentre of Android, something to test our razor-sharp reactions, our ability to stay right on the racing line, and our skills at mastering a steering system sillier than something out of the Wacky Races. Strap in for the ride here and discover whether Mini Motor Racing drives our passion.
A full-on Camelot ‘come-again?’ as Gameloft unleashes the awesome power of the Unreal Engine to reimagine the story of serial Grail go-getter, questionable Queen chaser and bad best friend, Sir Lancelot, as the noble knight battles the hordes of Hell to save Arthur and Guinevere from meeting the evil ends of the malevolent Morgana Le Fey. Is it magic? Find out here.
Food, glorious food; and lots of it – if you want to find the finest fayre in your fair city, cooked by chefs with all the talent, but fortunately not the temperament or facial features, of Gordon ‘Bleu’ Ramsey, then Zagat with its 100+ search filters and user reviews may be just the app to sate your appetite. We tucked in here.
The Big Picture
Presenting: a palm-sized portable projector from Phonesuit, all hail the Lightplay! Packing its own processor, Android OS and wireless keyboard controller, now you can surf the net, browse Google Play, and download and enjoy apps on a display as big as your wall!
Angry Birds Star Wars Not Far, Far Away…
With a launch date of November 8th, the lovechild of Rovio and George ‘Loose with his Legacy’ Lucas is all set to rocket up the app charts, delighting both fans of angry avians and light-weapon wielders alike. We’ll let you know what we think when the Sith hits the fan.
Thrillcall Sources Sounds for the Spontaneous
Fulfilling our trans-Atlantic contractual quota for the week, we turned to possibly the most comprehensive gig guide app available to the last-minute live music lover. With one-screen concert browsing and ticket buying for users in the US of A, we look forward to welcoming Thrillcall to the UK one day… where bands are far better. Oooooh!
Safety App Adds Extra Flare
Need some protection? Got no memory? Fear your phone has become the focus of thieves? Got no memory? Then download Lookout Security & Antivirus and relax safe in the knowledge that, should your smartphone vanish, your data is more than merely safe and sound…
All’s Fare in On-coming App
Tearing up the tarmac on its way to answer Android’s call, Sega’s classic Dreamcast cab cruiser, Crazy Taxi, is on its way to us, bringing with it all the insanity of the original as you race against the clock to drop your petrified passengers at their destination. Mirror, signal… madness!
AND FINALLY: MICHAEL’S WINNERS…
It’s extra good news this week for five followers of Life of Android, as we announce the lucky winners of our CoPilot competition. After the comp closed, LOA’s Chief Overseer, Michael ‘Babbling’ Brook, picked a quintet of correct answers, awarding the following a copy of superior satnav app CoPilot Live UK +IRE (worth £29.99) each.
Congratulations, chaps, we’ve passed on your details to the good people of CoPilot who will, ahem, be ‘directing’ prizes your way soon! Pun-ends.