Surely by now you feel the need to test an application from Android Market up to buy it, but did not know what is the procedure for returning the application if it do not satisfy.
Google policy allows any Android user to buy an application, to download it and return it in maximum 15 minutes from the moment the download was started to receive all the money back. This procedure can be applied only once for an application. If you try to do it a second time for the same application you will not receive money back.
Now is the time to show you how to return an app to Android Market:
Open the Android Market app on your device
From Android Market app select Menu -> My Apps
Select the application you’d like to return (Note: if the 15 minute refund window has not yet passed, the app is eligible for return and will have two buttons saying “Open” or “Refund”).
Select the Refund option to uninstall the application from your device. (Note: after 15 minutes return period has expired, the Refund option will not be available)
These steps can be followed regardless of the application fee that you installed.
Great news for all Angry Birds fans, the most exciting of avian adventures continues. This new Angry Birds Rio version brings 60 new levels and hidden achievements, which means you will be stuck holding your smartphone for quite a long time.
For those of you who don’t know to much about this new version, in Angry Birds Rio, the original Angry Birds are kidnapped and taken to the famous city of Rio de Janeiro, where after fighting with their captors they will eventually escape and save their friends, Blu and Jewel, two rare macaws and the stars of the upcoming Fox motion picture, Rio.
Angry Birds Rio brings a lot of new features including:
– Two fantastic episodes with 60 exciting levels! – Completely new achievements! – Special Hidden fruits — discover them all! – Put your Angry Birds skills to the ultimate test in a spectacular boss fight! – Expect plenty more where this came from: Episodic updates throughout 2011!
Angry Birds Rio is available for free in Android Market. Rovio has announced that this new version will come in episodes, where additional level updates will arrive on a regular basis this year.
Google has just removed 21 Malware Apps from the Android Market, that have already reached an impressive number of +50.000 downloads.
These apps seemed to be a pirated version of other apps that were already available on the market, and all of them were released by the same developer called Myournet.
The problem was already solved but you might want to check in the list below to see if you have downloaded any of the following apps from Myournet:
– Falling Down
– Super Guitar Solo
– Super History Eraser
– Photo Editor
– Super Ringtone Maker
– Super Sex Positions
– Hot Sexy Videos
– Hilton Sex Sound
– Screaming Sexy Japanese Girls
– Falling Ball Dodge
– Scientific Calculator
– Dice Roller
– Advanced Currency Converter
– APP Uninstaller
– Funny Paint
– Spider Man
A new great app has been released in Android Market, the VEVO app for devices with firmware 2.1 and higher.
I’m sure you have heard before about VEVO on YouTube. It has a huge collection of music videos and exclusive content with 7,500 artists in more than 25,000 music videos collected on their services.
The VEVO app arrives in Android Market with a beautiful design and a few cool feature such as:
• Access VEVO’s entire music video catalog – 25,000 videos from more than 7,500 of your favorite artists • Features include: exclusive videos, premieres, top charts, top playlists, artists on tour & VEVO original music programming • Share any video easily with friends via Twitter & Email • Purchase your favorite music from Amazon • Use Voice Control to search your favorite artist and/or song • Have fun with music trivia before watching each video
VEVO for Android will work over 3G network connections, and if you want a higher quality music video experience, you can access it via Wi-Fi or 4G networks.
Google affirmed recently that it may not allow all tablet manufacturers to add the Android Market app store to their Android tablets.
The company is preparing to release the expected Android 3.0 Gingerbread that should be a tablet-optimized version of Android OS. The next optimized OS for tablets that has a place on the list will be the Android 3.5 Honeycomb, which could arrive in the second quarter of 2011.
One example of tablet that runs the Android OS is the Samsung Galaxy Tab, which will be upgraded to Android 3.0 Gingerbread later this year.
“But the way Android Market works is it’s not going to be available on devices that don’t allow applications to run correctly.Which devices do, and which don’t will be unit specific, but Froyo is not optimized for use on tablets,” Hugo Barra declared
To be sure the user experience on Android devices is the best, Google created a Compatibility Test Suite for handset manufacturers to ensure that devices will fit any criteria. Only if the device will pass this test, it will have access to Android Market.
“We’re concerned that users will get a good experience at the end of the day. You can have Android Market if it leads to a good implementation. We have to make sure that every device meets the criteria for a good experience for Android Market,” Hugo said.
Update: Are you curious what is the criteria Google requires for a tablet to install the Android Market? because we found out
The minimum requirements are an accelerometer, Wi-Fi, and phone capabilities. That’s why the Samsung Galaxy Tab and Dell Streak both have Android Market access and other tablets like Archos 101 and Augen GenTouch78 don’t.
Good news for all Tumblr fans with Android smartphones, the Tumblr application for your Android device is now available for free on Android Market.
With this application you can post fast text, photos, audio files, chats, quotes, links and more directly from your phone. Tumblr application for Android is simple to use, easy to send your posts and includes a dashboard.
This application works on all Android 2.1 devices or later. Is free and available for download on Android Market.
Tumblr has over 7 million active subscribers, and over 5 million blog posts everyday.
Today i will present to you seven games compatible to all Android devices. All of these games are available for free download on Android Market. So, the only thing you have to do is to read this post and then hit Android Market and choose your favourite game.
1. Abduction is a funny game about cows and aliens. Your fellow cows have been abducted by aliens, you must follow the ufo into space, pick up power-ups as you go, but you have to be careful and don’t fall. This game is available for multiple difficulty levels, including infinite modes. Your best score from Abduction can be shared to other worlwide players on the global leaderboards.
2. Bonsai Blast is an action game, like Zuma, with a very similar game play. In this game your objective is to shoot to match colored balls in groups of 3 or more. The game speed increases after every complete level.
3. Hangman is one of the most popular games in the world, simple but in the same time so complicated. This word game is about guessing or just trying to guess the word in as few as you can attempts because if you lose, you will be “hanged”.
4. Zebra Paint is a painting game. Paint with your fingers your favorite image on your Android’s touchscreen. Use the menu button to pick one of the dozen built-in templates. When you’re ready, save your images and share it with your friends! This game is tested with 4 to 5 year old kids.
5. Keepy Uppy is a very simple sport game. The strategy of this game is keeping the ball in the air as long as possible by tapping the ball with your finger. When you drop the ball, you’re score will be reset. The best scores will be saved into the leaderboard.
6. Backgammon Lite for Android is a game that requires strategy and luck. This game can be played against your phone or other players all over the world.
7. Moviz’ Hangman is another hang game. Is actually the same with Hangman word game, but this time the words are movie names. Moviz’Hangman features a Challenge Mode. Starting with 30 tries, you have to guess as many movies as you can. You can send your score online and check your rank. There is also a 2 players mode where one writes a word and the other one has to guess it.
Cellular South announced today the release of Android 2.1 for HTC Hero. This is one of the most expected events, maybe because HTC Hero has become company’s most popular phone.
So, besides Android 2.1 features let’s see what this software update brings:
Download books and save them into your device with Kindle for Android application
Pinch to zoom gesture support for the Gallery and Google™ Maps
New graphical Android Market with access to over 66,000 applications
Real-time weather animation
Google™ Maps with Navigation and a turn-by-turn navigation application
Simultaneous log on to multiple Google e-mail accounts
Bluetooth contact transfer support
Integrated Yahoo! Mail™ account support
Improved battery life
Improved search across entire phone contents
Voice dialing and voice commands
Leap thumbnail views with pinch gesture support
New preloaded Android and HTC widgets
Active call screen with speakerphone and mute buttons
Intelligent desk clock screen dimmer and current time display while charging device
Digital camera enhancements and ability to touch area for auto white balance and auto focus
Enhanced secure connectivity options for Wi-Fi and VPN
Updated graphical icons throughout the phone
Improved YouTube™ video playback
So, if you have an HTC Hero on Cellular South i’m sure all of this convinced you to upgrade. And it’s not just a simple update, it’s like buying a new phone. Cellular South are sending e-mails with download instructions for HTC Hero update to all of its customers, but if somehow you don’t receive this mail you can go to Android 2.1 software update.
Vodafone announced that during next week it will incorporate Android 2.2 Froyo into Nexus One. Even though Google oficially released Android 2.2 a long time ago, the Nexus One bought from Vodafone still runs Android 2.1.
This Android 2.2 Froyo will hit all handsets in a few days. Although it doesn’t come with the Amazon MP3 store and Google Goggles in the ROM, both of them are available for download in the Android Market.
An important feature of Froyo is Wi-Fi tethering hotspot which is set to open but you’ll have to secure it.