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- Platform News
- App News
- Twitter buys Tweetdeck, future of client questioned by users
- Google Earth updated, optimized for tablets
- Mapquest for Android incorporates Skyhook’s hybrid location system (Market Link)
- Viber, popular VoIP app for iOS coming to Android, currently for beta testers only. Can be set as default dialing app, so if one of your contacts has Viber, will prioritize that over minutes use.
- PowerAMP updated, adds cloud backup support for settings, .cue file support, silence removal, gapless playback, and crossfade. (Market Link)
- Google Maps updated to 5.4.0, brings map search history, option to report Destination Not Here to Navigation
- Book recommendation service Goodreads launches Android app. Official Press Release. (Market Link)
- Pandora adds 10,000 comedy clips
- PBS launches Super Why for Android (Amazon Appstore Link)
- The Internet Chess Club comes to Android with official app. (Market Link) Requires ICC membership(USD70/yr)
- Google Shopper updated with new UI (Market Link)
- PDANet now updated with function to hide tethering usage (Market Link)
- BusyMe for Android offers ringer mute during appointments on your Google Calendar (Market Link)
- News Reading
- Taptu updated, optimized for Honeycomb tablets (Market Link). Offers Google Reader import.
- Taptu vs Pulse(Market Link) – Taptu excerpts stories and forces users to open full stories in the browser.
- Newsroom Trial (Market Link) – Trial offers nice presentation and full article read, but no Reader integration.
- Feedly launches for version 2.0 Android (Market Link) – integrates Google Reader, Instapaper, and Read It Later.
- Presto Sound Library – adds support for variable speed/pitch playback in Doggcatcher, BeyondPod, PodTrapper. (Market Link, $3.99)
- Developer’s Corner
- Taptu Social News Feed Reader Tuned for Android Phones & Tablets (socialtimes.com)
- Taptu spins its “news DJ” app on Android tablets (venturebeat.com)
- Google Earth Tuned for Android Tablets (socialtimes.com)
- Make Free VoIP Calls On Android With The Soon To Be Launched Viber App (androidpolice.com)
- Tablet-Optimized Feedly 2.0 Arrives with Simplicity, Elegance (androidguys.com)