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Fresh Android Apps for Oct. 28: Talking Harry, MobileNavigator, and more

by Caitlin M. Foyt

In today's Fresh Android Apps, have fun with a talking hedgehog, find your way around using both GPS and augmented reality, listen to some classic aircraft sounds, and keep track of how your Chevy's running.

Talking Harry The Hedgehog (Android) $1.09

Harry is a sleepy little hedgehog. But if you give the guy an energy drink, he will snap awake, and turn into either a karate master or a bullet dodger. He also repeats the things that you say. In karate mode, your words are repeated rapidly, and in bullet dodge mode, he speaks with an echo. Users can record videos of Harry and share them with friends on Facebook, YouTube or via email.

NAVIGON MobileNavigator USA (Android) $39.99

This navigation app uses a fancy feature called reality scanner, which uses the Android's camera to identify points of interest. The app also includes Traffic Live at no extra cost, and a red light camera feature that gives drivers a warning when they are approaching most red light and speed cameras. MobileNavigator uses your phone's GPS receiver and pre-loaded Navteq maps to stay functional when there's no cell service. However, you do need service to get the traffic updates. This app is now available in the Android Market for $39.99, but in two weeks the price will go up to $59.99.

Classic Aircraft Sounds Demo (Android) FREE

This app features a soundboard of aircraft and engine noises from the Classic Aircraft Sound Recording Museum, a website filled with sounds that have been recorded at air shows across the UK. The recordings are arranged by manufacturer and type and vary from early aircraft to World War 2 planes and bombers, right through to modern-day jets.

myChevrolet App (Android) FREE

This app offers the practical and functional features Chevy owners need, and at the touch of a button. Locate a nearby dealer, schedule service or get roadside assistance when you need it. myChevrolet also gives you digital access to most Chevy owner's manuals and keeps you up to date on current offers. This app is available for most 2011 models.