Facebook for Android was updated late last night but we’ve yet to see a new changelog so we have no idea what’s new. The changelog they have up in the market right now is an old one so don’t pay attention to it. Either way, you’re going to want to grab the update as something is new. If you notice any changes, come back and let us know.
Any Sims fans out there? The Sims Free Play hit the Android Market today and brings a complete Sims experience for… you guessed it, free! The Sims Free Play allows you to create up to 16 customized Sims as well as:
Google continues to improve its social endeavor Google+. They’re constantly adding features to both the web app as well as their Android app. Yesterday, the Android app not only received a slew of features already present in the web app, but also saw “massive performance improvements.” I’ve never experienced any performance issues with the Google+ app, but if they want to add “massive improvements,” I’ll take ‘em. The full list of changes in yesterday’s update includes:
It was starting to look like the once popular social media management tool Seesmic had been abandoned. It’s been over six months since it’s seen any kind of support, leaving many of its users to abandon ship. Well, it’s still very much alive, and if you’re still a devout Seesmic user, you’ll be happy to hear it’s finally received an update. While it still lacks Honeycomb support, this update does bring some bug fixes along with:
The moment many of you have been waiting for has arrived. Google Chrome is now available for Android. Before you get too excited, it’s in beta and only available for Android 4.0. Since only 1% of Android devices are currently running Ice Cream Sandwich, it’s not likely you’ll be enjoying this just yet. For you elite 1%, read on past the break for the details.
The fine folks over a Droid-Life received a tip on how to install Google Wallet onto a Verizon Galaxy Nexus, and the best part — there’s no need to root, flash or anything else, it comes straight from the Android Market! I tried it myself on my own Verizon Galaxy Nexus and while it took me numerous attempts, it finally worked! Don’t let Big Red keep you from experiencing all the features your device was meant to have, follow the instructions after the break and stick it to the man!
There are plenty of anti-malware companies trying to scare the bejebus out of Android users, but Google wants to remind us that they have plenty of tools to keep malware at bay. Today Google revealed their automated scanning service, aptly named Bouncer, that constantly scans the Android Market for potentially malicious software. The Bouncer performs a set of analyses on all applications, new or old, as well as developer’s accounts. Hiroshi Lockheimer, VP of Engineering, explains the process over on the Google Mobile Blog:
Late last week, Valve released an official app for iOS and Android devices that allows gamers to stay connected to its Steam community wherever they may be. It was instantly popular with the Steam users who were able to gain access to it, but the only problem was, it was in beta testing and not many had that privilege.
But today the service is out of beta and available to all.
Google seemed to be on an update kick today as they updated a number of their apps. These apps included: Google Maps, Google Listen, Google Goggles, and the Youtube Remote. I’m sure you guys use the majority of those so I’ll outline what’s new in each app for you after the break.
Sega promised to bring its Sonic 4 franchise to Android and even showed off Episode 2 which is set to hit Tegra devices sometime this year. While that news was exciting, we were still missing the episode that started it all — Episode 1. Well guess what? That iconic blue hedgehog has spun his way into the Android Market and is ready to pick up where he and Knuckles left off.