Let’s hear a round of applause for the unsung heroes of mobile apps – the widgets. In today’s fresh Android list, SmartWidget reminds us just how brainy and useful these homescreen helpers can be.When it’s time for a mid-week break, check out the horribly misnamed but still fun Death Cop, or the formerly only-on-iPhone dance sensation Save Toshi.
It keeps learning as you use your phone and continues to update as needed. When you first install it, the widget posts a “still learning” message prior to adding the first shortcuts.
Death Cop (Free)
Choose among three different Mech machines with different skills. Weapons include Uzi, flamethrower, grenade launcher, shotgun, and other firearms. Missions take you from the desert, to snow-capped mountains, to deserted prisons, and even up into space.
Save Toshi HD (Free)
OK, this one is a little hard to describe but fans say you should really just download it and try it out for yourself. Basically it’s a puzzle game in 3D with a zany backstory.Anime character Toshi loves to dance.
Unfortunately, she’s been kidnapped and caged in a 3D puzzle. Somehow, perhaps due to trauma, she’s forgotten how to walk so it’s up to you to guide her through the puzzle to get her to her dance floor where she can regain her memory and bust a move. You’ll have to destroy obstacles with finger taps, rotate the board by dragging your finger, spin stuff, push things, and much more. When she starts her dance, you’ll know it was worth all the brainteaser effort.