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Firefox 4.0 Beta available now

Last week we heard word of the official rebranding of Fennec 2.0 to Firefox 4.0 to stay current with it’s desktop counterpart. Well now it’s officially in beta for Android. Firefox is built on the same technology platform as the desktop browser and is optimized in many ways for mobile browsing.

Google Maps 4.5 – Now with Walking Navigation (Beta)

Google has just rolled out an update to their Maps application with a much requested feature, walking navigation. It comes meshed with the previously available walking directions and navigation features into one beta product - Walking Navigation (Beta v4.5).

Angry Birds Beta Available Friday In The Marketplace, Update

Yesterday, we informed you that if you went and signed up to the Angry Birds mailing list that they would send it to you, and you would have the option to download the beta to test it out. Well with overwhelming response, they have said that they are going to go ahead and make the beta available in the Marketplace for every one to test out.

TweetDeck Beta for Android Now Available for Download

Just as we had reported yesterday, after the initial leak of the older version of TweetDeck for Android, the company has officially opened their doors to the public Beta for the Twitter client. You'll have to go through some steps to get your fingers moseying through the brand new client, but that's not a problem, right? For as long as you've probably waited for TweetDeck to make an appearance on Android, what's another few more clicks to gain access to the Beta?

Swype Beta Now Open to All (Limited Time)

For the next few days Swype will be opening up its beta app for anyone with an Android phone that registers. Swype offers a new way to enter text by swiping your finger from letter to letter to input text. This keyboard has been responsible for some amazing text entry speeds.

Swype Beta Has Been Updated

A new version of Swype is now available to all of you lucky people that managed to get in on the beta testing. This keyboard has been preinstalled on a few phones and has yet to make its way onto the Android Market. This update includes a few bugs fixes and performance tweaks.

Tagwhat Unveils Augmented Reality Network

TagWhat has just announced the release of their new augmented reality app. This app is social conscious, it allows you to tag certain locations and leave notes about it for your friends. It also allows you to have followers kind of like Twitter does. Once you Tag a location you can include direct action links to email, phone, SMS, photos, URL’s, cross-posting to Twitter, Facebook. This app will also give you directions to your friends aged location so you can go meet up with them. This app has a lot of potential, its currently in beta, qr code is located after the jump with a few videos.

Beta Test The Skyfire Browser Now

The browser options for Android just are growing all the time. If you don’t like the stock browser or just want a change of pace, hit the market and replace the browser (unlike other unnamed OSX’s). Now you can beta test the upcoming Skyfire browser. The XDA has gotten a hold of this app and has shared it with the rest of us.

PodKast Audio & Video for Android

This is arguably the best podcast app for Android. It has the ability to display video as well as traditional audio podcasts. New podcasts are being added all the time and you can save them to your SD card. Most of the popular podcasts are already available in this app. This app is still in beta but you wouldn’t be able to tell from the quality of it. It’s a free app available in the Android Market.

Rhapsody launches Android streaming app

Today, Rhapsody has removed this app out of beta. This app brings with it the ability to stream over 9.5 millions songs to your Android device.  So if you have a paid Rhapsody subscription, this is the app you have been waiting for. If you don’t have a subscription you can sign up for a seven day trial and see how it goes, you might love it and decide to keep it.
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