Would you Adam and believe it? Although it feels like mere moment since I formerly introduced you to last weekend, here we are again, solemnly standing by the death bed of the working week as its life inevitably ebbs away. But, wait, what’s this in the next bed? Why it’s the new born baby of a Bank Holiday weekend (it’s an NHS metaphorical hospital, clearly) – a fresh three day life free from the tyranny of work-time! Ah, like a phoenix from the flame, things just got 137% better (the Louis Walsh scale)
But, before you all run off to revel in the wonders of the long weekend, I still need a hand shifting this corpse. Think I should say a few words out of respect? Okay, I’ll have a go: Monday to Friday, Life of Android will miss you. You brought us new things each day; things that will live on in the memory and on the internet long after the Bank Holiday has been forgotten. So much Android news, so many app reviews and even a smattering of user views… where do I start? Well my contract says with the Apps…
Traffic Panic London
Ever fancied taking control of the traffic lights and, by extension, the lives of all motorists in a European Capital city? A bit like they did in the Italian Job? Of course you have, because you’re as power-crazed as we are! Well, you’re luck is in as this awesome car-megeddon causing app allow you to do just that on the streets of London, judging timing to channel the traffic safely or, as is more likely, creating chaos with crashes and, unusually, your supply of bombs. Intrigued, then motor over this way for my full Ford Focused review.
Metal Gun – Blood War
It’s the start of the 22nd century and, sad to report, the future is not bright. Mankind being mankind has been picking interstellar scraps with argumentative outerspacers and the upshot is, of course, invasion of the Earth. So, pick up the biggest guns you can find, hijack tanks whenever possible and keep that trigger depressed in a bid to wipe out the always on-coming aliens in this all-action platform plasma-fest. Get your ET annihilating brief here.
Eternity Warriors 2
It’s quest time again as we sharpen our double-hard dual battle axes, slip into our battle best and get ready to hack and slash our way through glorious level after level of gory beast bloodshed, tackling ghouls, goblins and demons of all dimensions in an app that’s more fun than a foam party with a Fell Beast. Or something. Fight, flee, swear a bit when you see some of the horrors awaiting you and then join me here to swap tales of derring do…
Dead Trigger Update Dead on Target
Excellent news to start the week as Monday revealed updates to the already excellent zombie-be-gone app, Dead Trigger, has added extra arenas, more weapons and even extra missions all for the our favourite price of free!
The Appliance of Android
Expanding our database of the seemingly endless use of the Android OS, we discovered on Tuesday that Japanese electronics giant, Panasonic, is poised to launch a range of handy Andy app controlled home appliances at next week’s IFA tech expo in Berlin – yet more evidence of the open source one’s superiority.
Nikon+Android: Changing the Convergence Game?
Hot on the heels of the Panny news, Nikon wheeled out the latest addition to their picture perfect compact snapper range, the S800c. Running on Android, the feature-rich camera not only produces fantastic photos, it also download apps from Google Play to let you edit and share via social networking over Wi-Fi directly via the OLED display.
App Brings Vision of Android Assistance
Helping to ensure nearly all can enjoy Android, Thursday saw the BIG Launcher Team roll out its app for the visually impaired – a home screen option changer than ups the fonts, simplifies and adds size to the icons and even employs Talkback to allow the short of sight full smartphone functionality.
Funky Photo Frame Forthcoming for Insta-Fans?
Finally for Friday, going out in a breath-taking blaze of alliteration, we heard about Instacube – an Instagram app specific digital photo frame currently doing the Kickstarter fundraising rounds but destined to be rocking your pretend pics from the past soon!
Well, that’s it from the team here for the next couple of days – yes, it may be a Bank Holiday on Monday but like crime, really sexy crime, Android never sleeps. To that end, enjoy and take time out from your longer lounging on Monday to check in with us. It could get lonely otherwise…