Music added to Android Market (for some)

An overnight update has added the Music category to Android market for some users. The version number still remains the same at 3.3.11, though the new option is there.

To use the music feature you also have to download the new Google Music app from Android Market.  This should give Android devices a little bit of an edge over the iPhone with all it’s new features that iTunes lack.

Stay tuned for a more in depth look.

Ice Cream Sandwich Launcher

Excited about Ice Cream Sandwich but can’t wait for launch?  Well try out this.  A bunch of amazing developers over at XDA have ported the Launcher from Android 4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) into an APK file that can be installed on most phones.

Simply download the APK file and install it on your phone.  Once installed click the icon and it will install it as a launcher.  Works fast and looks great, with a ton of new cool features.

Download it right now from XDA by clicking here.

Samsung Epic Gingerbread Update

A tipster sent me a message to let me know that Sprint has rolled out an update for the Samsung Epic that should be rolling out over the air over the next couple of days. If you are an owner and want the update a little quicker it is available for download directly from Google.  This download is the exact same update that would be downloaded to your phone and is safe to install.  (Just don’t pull the battery in the middle of the update, and make sure your battery is charged up.)

Here’s the directions, (from Android Central):

  1. Download the update from Google.
  2. Rename the file to (Make sure you don’t do if you’re on Windows.)
  3. Move the file to your SD card.
  4. Turn off your phone.
  5. Hold the Volume Down and Camera buttons, then press the power button.
  6. The update should automatically launch itself. Sit back and relax.
  7. Reboot the phone.

Old Android App Updates

Just finished some updates and improvements to the Old Android App, and it should be live on the SlideMe app and site soon.

You may also see the Monticello app there too, which is part of a newer project that I am working on to put together community information apps for local towns and cities. If your town or city could use something like that leave a comment or contact me directly at

I also wanted to say thanks for all of the downloads too.  At the time of writing this there are 681 downloads. I find this number to be amazing after the site only being up for such a short amount of time.

Another Cool Android Market Update

Alright folks. It appears that Google has been at it again and released another update for Android Market.

A few features that are noteworthy are that you can use Googles new + feature to rate apps and games, and it now has the capability to set a pin number to be able to purchase an app (anyone with kids with appreciate this!)


Remember that you will need to go into “Settings” – “Applications” and check the box for non-market installations.  The plus to this is that you don’t need to have a rooted phone to make this work!

New Android Market

I stumbled across a way to update your Android Market to the new version.  (See awesome screenshot below)

Name: Updated Android Market
To get the update all you have to do is download the correct .APK file. I have linked to it below,or through the QR code to the left. The file is hosted through Mediafire. I have heard reports of it working with both rooted and nonrooted phones. Simply download and install the APK file and when you open the Android market it will look like the new menu.
You will now see that it is broken down a little more and has the “Books” and “Movies” categories. This has been a common complaint as I have searched by keyword and had all of the ebooks lumped in with all the games, so hopefully this will correct things. So load it up and see what you think if you don’t want to wait for the update to come into your phone on it’s own…
Download Link:

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