The long awaited Halfbrick endless runner, Jetpack Joyride, has finally found its’ way onto the Google Play Store. Endless runners have spewed out constantly over the years and some say the genre has been pretty much beat to death. Halfbrick is known for producing quality and completely addictive games; their most famous being Fruit Ninja. Has Halfbrick actually brought something new to the table or is this the same endless runner we’ve seen over the years again and again with a different background.
The 2012 – 2013 National Football League season is upon us and here at DroidNerds we’re going to assemble a list of some of the best sports apps on the Play Store. Some of these apps are widely known and others haven’t received the spotlight yet. Either way, these are some of the must have apps if you want to stay on top of your favorite teams and your fantasy teams for this football seasons. The best part is they are all free!
Here at the office, we’ve been searching for the perfect texting client to allow us to text from our cell phone number from any device we own; whether that device is a tablet, desktop, or other device. Renown developer ClockworkMod has released his newest application, TabletSMS, which is created for the sole purpose of filling that role. [Read more...]
As technology has progressed we have separated ourselves further and further away from emotion in communication; navigating from phone calls to instant messaging has accelerated that separation and continues on with the adaptation of text messaging. Developer TheChaseDog has created an application, Emotisounds, that assists in bringing back emotion into texting. [Read more...]
If you listen to music on the internet then you have more than likely used Pandora once or twice. A staple to internet radio, Pandora has been an extremely popular website and also smart phone application. Unfortunately, until today, the app had been sub par to say the least and in my personal experience, extremely buggy at times. After the huge update today Pandora now has a completely new look. Now following the Android UI guidelines, Pandora looks much sleeker and runs much better as well. You will now get to enjoy almost the exact some functionality that you have on the official website. Review, rate and bookmark previously played tracks as well as use the new “I’m tired of this track” feature. Another thing they have added is the ability to look at the lyrics of all the songs you are listening to. Users of the internet radio station should be pleased with the update. Give it a try with the link below and check out our screenshots.
Get your recipes and kitten pictures ready because Pinterest is finally out for Android! Fans of the picture sharing service have been eagerly awaiting its’ arrival on the Play Store and they will be happy to know that Pinterest is now available. The Play Store has been filled with 3rd party variants of a Pinterest app for quite some time as the young social service grew. Unfortunately, these are pretty terrible and failed to deliver an enjoyable experience. So, that left Pinterest itself to fill the gap.
While there’s not a whole lot to say about this little app, there’s enough. Rotation locker is a simple little application which provides a method of locking the rotation on your phone. Users with a custom ROM can usually use the built in rotation toggle to have similar effects; with many not being so lucky, this application makes locking it a simple task. [Read more...]
Are you a big fan of DOOM? Who isn’t. Enjoy that arcade shooter feeling wherever you go. Thanks to the wonderful community at Reddit I’ve discovered an older live wallpaper that still deserves some publicity. It’s one of the few that is highly interactive and quite fun to play with. Whenever you turn on your phone a space marine spawns and will walk around the screen. Monsters will randomly start to spawn with increased difficulty. Don’t worry though, you can help out your little space marine by simply tapping the screen to spawn him weapons and health that he’ll go and retrieve. Is that mini marine starting to get smug? Well, you can knock him back down a few pegs by simply dragging and dropping your icons around the screen. Every time an icon is moved a new monster will spawn in that location. Live wallpapers can be pretty hit or miss, so it’s nice to see some top quality ones floating around out there. It’s completely free, completely fun and completely addicting. Give it a shot. [Read more...]
With Google expanding the Play Store, it is only a matter of time before every form of media that Google can get their hands on will be digitized and added to their library. While Amazon and Barnes and Nobles have been taking advantage of this for some time with their newer line of E-book readers, Google recently entered the game when they released their newest version of Android along with the upgraded Play Store. With the low price point and media-oriented design of the new Nexus 7, Google stepped up their game by adding a few new forms of media for users to choose from including Play Magazines and TV Shows. While these are not new to the digital world, they are new to Google and we’re here to tell you if they’re worth it. [Read more...]
With the market for tablets increasing dramatically both recently and over the next few months, many of you may already own or plan on owning a tablet soon. Tablets obviously make gaming and browsing the web far easier thanks to the larger screen and powerhouse running behind them, but many users become frustrated when having to lay the tablet down to pick up their phone and reply to a text. The frustration only becomes worse when you put your phone away to only have it vibrate or ring again the second you do. Application Tablet Talk remedies the situation by allowing you to text on your tablet through your phone: meaning that you send and receive texts messages as usual without ever setting the tablet down. [Read more...]