Yes, it’s time to cross another week off the calendar and rejoice in the knowledge that, rolling around with all the inevitability of another series of The Only Way is Essex, but in a good way, the weekend is here.
We at the home of all things Android have great plans for it too, heading off for a return to nature, spending two days orienteering deep in the great outdoors, smartphones turned off, no technology to disturb us, just us, nature and our own innate man-skills. No, not really! That’d be worse than waterboarding! No, seriously, we’ll be sat in all weekend working hard on our non-tans and scouring the web for every Android event occurring and remorselessly reviewing any apps that catch our Sauron-like collective eye to bring to you fresh on Monday morning. We tried going outside once; it didn’t end well.
So before we immerse ourselves in the interweb and you lot wade into your own weekends, let’s take a moment to hark back over another incredible week in the Life of Android… come on, hark with us!
Aptly named, orchard-owning, app-dweller, Granny Smith, loves her apples. Unfortunately, however, so does the skate-assisted serial scrumper stealing all her fallen fruit. Can you help the aged and pip him to the punch in this side scrolling platformer? Head here to see the fruits of our attempted labour…
Blood & Glory: Legend
More ‘bloody gory’ than Blood & Glory, this sequel to the huge hack ’em up is a slick and savage slaughter-fest of fun for all the family – get trained up, get tooled up and then step into the arena of pain to do battle with some seriously ugly opponents. Check out our scars here.
Carrying a few extra pounds? Scaring children in the street with your sheer bulk? Accidentally dragging people along with you due to your own gravitational pull? American? Then it may be time to consider pounding the pavements back to perfection with the app answer to obesity: GrooveRunner. Here’s our rundown now…
Shore Thing for Pebble Smartwatch
Excellent, arm-centric news for app-obsessives broke on Monday as it was announced that the Android driven Pebble smartwatch project had not only aced its Kickstarter funding campaign but was also getting better with each design update…
Android App Puts the ‘Fun’ in Funeral
The last word in app-assisted interment is arriving in October as the most moribund use of your mobile allows you to plan every aspect of your own funeral. Firmly putting the ‘I’ in ‘funeral’, iFuneral makes dying easy and takes the journey to your eternal rest out of the hapless hands of those you leave behind.
Android Army: 500 Million and Growing
All in the title, really, Wednesday saw Google’s Director of Product Management, Hugo Barra, take to the lawn outside the Big G’s Mountain View HQ to announce that Android activations had eclipsed half a billion. Can’t picture it? Imagine 10 people, now add another 10, and another… and keep going until we tell you to stop.
5 Follows Where Android Led
Never one’s to take sides, we took an unbiased view of Apple’s latest, imaginatively titled, offering, the iPhone 5 on Thursday and found, well, all the upgrades from 4 and Apple-innovations seemed a bit, you know, familiar…
PC In Your Pocket
To end the week on an technological high, today we unveiled this before your eager Android eyes: the UG802 – a USB stick-sized petite PC with a dual core processor, ample storage, a whopping 1GB of RAM and, of course, Ice Cream Sandwich to keep it sweet.
Right, that’s enough harking for now, off you pop for a couple of days and we’ll catch up with you bright and early on Monday at 09.00 for what could well be the biggest, most important, eye-opening Android announcement ever made. That’s 9am, right, for world-changing news? Yeah, am I a showman or what?