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Fresh Android Apps for Aug. 26: Google+ & Thumb Keyboard updates, Sprinkle

by Ian Black

There’s still time to get onboard Google’s social phenomenon with the latest Google+ update.

For improved typing on your Android, try Thumb Keyboard’s new update and for fun and games get wet with Sprinkle.

Google+ update (Free)

Google is working hard in the social space. Here is another update to their still-fresh social service with enhancements and fixes based on user feedback.

This update delivers support for 37 languages in addition to English, adds the ability to reshare a post, provides clearer setup for Instant Uploads during your first launch of the app, and brings bug fixes and performance improvements.

Don’t underestimate Google’s challenge to Facebook and Twitter and check it out if you haven’t tried it.

Thumb Keyboard update ($2.52)

Looking for alternatives to the standard virtual keyboard? This highly rated app might be one to consider.

Many find the layout provided by Thumb Keyboard to be more comfortable and natural, which ends up making typing go faster with fewer errors. This update delivers customizable keyboard backgrounds, adjustable typing volume, support for H/QVGA screens, and some bug fixes.

Sprinkle ($1.99)

Wet work can be fun. This puzzle game challenges you to use your brain to fight fires.

You control a large extendable crane that hosts a water cannon. Drag the crane around with your finger to position the water blast into a maze where several small fires burn out of control. The clever puzzle forces you to push boulders, rock swings, and fill holes with water to put all the flames out before you move to the next level.

You’ll never look at a hose the same way again.

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