April Fools 2013: Round-Up from Android and the web

April 1, 2013
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Google kicked off their usual array of April Fools jokes early on Saturday just for kicks, and now everyone else has joined in. It has officially begun today and we have a round-up of some of the best ones we've seen yet. For the next two days we won't believe anything we see or read, all while enjoying the pranks, gags, and rick-rolls. Check out the many that are already floating around this afternoon in our spoiler round-up.

We'll start with Google. Well, because they've sort of become the king of April Fools jokes over the past few years. Google kicked off the weekend by announcing YouTube was closing, and they'll be picking a winner for the best video ever sometime today. Then they followed that with Google Blue, Google Maps Treasure mode, cool Street View options and much more. Check em out:

You can now find Treasures with Google Maps and all of the details can be found right on their official Treasure Maps page. Then they've confirmed the all-new Google Blue. It's Gmail, only blue!

Google also dropped an amazing few new things on us such as Google Nose beta letting you use your nose and scent for a better search experience. Then followed it with the option to add emoticons and true emotion to Google+.

Google also tossed in another awesome new service and announced the Google Wallet Mobile ATM. Attach it right to your Nexus 4 or Galaxy Nexus and instantly print cash with Google Wallet Mobile ATM. Genius!

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Update: Google will be announcing the nominees for the best video for the next 2 years, and YouTube closed this morning.

Obviously Google has tons of stuff going on today, and we'll leave the comment section open for you guys to share the rest. Now it's time to focus on all the other awesome things floating around this afternoon. Before we get into Android apps, check out the absolute latest and greatest hottest gadgets on sale right now at Newegg.com

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Android apps. Who wants some awesome Android apps they can use to tease and joke with their friends? If that is you, you'll want to read on. First up is the amazing "Shake & Charge" Android app. Simply shake your smartphone to charge the battery, it's that simple folks!
Shake & Charge link

Want your smartphone to automatically scroll down when you reach the bottom of a page, or pause when you take your eyes off the screen during a YouTube video? Well this same feature that is coming to the GALAXY S 4 is available now for all Androids. Get the all-new "eye" eye-tracking app today!
Eye-tracking link

Looking for a single app full of April Fools pranks, check this out right here. There's a neat little April Fools gifts game floating around, then don't forget to tease and prank friends and family by accidentally breaking their screen.

SwiftKey announced their all-new and revolutionary typing method called SwiftKey Tilt. You'll be able to enjoy typing on Android like never before. The video below will give you an idea of what to expect. Amazing right!

Then the last app for now, is the official and amazing Fingerprint Lock app that requires an actual fingerprint to unlock your device. It's all about having fun and enjoying the tricks and pranks folks. They have a paid version with tons of features, but try the free option from the link below.
Fingerprint Lock Free Link

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Microsoft has joined in on the fun today too, and are taking the moment to make fun of the plain jane boring Google search page. Simply go to Bing.com and search for "Google" to enjoy the awesomeness.

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Samsung has gone green with their new Samsung SMART Eco-tree, as well as scented S-buds and much much more. S-eeds for smart sharing, S-hits music, and tons of other random S things. Basically just like the GALAXY S 4 launch.

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Twttr decided to remove vowels from vry sngl twt - and that's all I have to say about that.

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Nokia also announced some Nokia-designed and Windows Phone 8 powered microwaves. And we have a feeling those livetiles will be burning up sometime soon. They'll even have a mini variant soon for those with smaller appetites and such.

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We'd sadly be here all day if we wanted to gather up and share all of the April Fools jokes, teasing, pranks, and otherwise awesome moments from today. Sadly we can't do that, so instead you'll have to just enjoy what we've shared above, then head to our sister site SlashGear for their round-up. We will leave you with one more thing. Toshiba once again wins it all and have just announced the Toshibasphere. I want a spandex suit!

Happy Easter and April Fools Day everyone!


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