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Fresh Android Apps for Apr. 25: Kindle update, Lightsaber Advanced

by Ian Black

Download the latest from Amazon (Kindle) or trust in The Force (Lightsaber Advanced) in today’s fresh apps.

Kindle update (Free)

Can the already-great Kindle app for Android get any better? Download the free 3.0 version to find out.

This update focuses on the latest Honeycomb-based Android tablets. You’ll find a brand new layout for magazines and newspapers to take advantage of the bigger real estate, a new user experience for book shopping, and enhanced word lookup capability.

Lastly, the app now supports the German language in both the app and the store.

Lightsaber Advanced (Free)

It’s a dangerous world out there. Maybe you should carry a weapon with you, just in case.

This app gives the mobile version of the ol’ lightsaber a re-swizzle – it’s “advanced” after all. Tap the hilt to extend or retract your light blade, choose the color of light, move slowly for the whir of the sword, or fast for the sounds of a full-on duel. You can even changes the hilts if you like by dragging your finger across it.

Settings let you adjust vibrations, sounds, and sensitivity.