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Fresh Android Apps for Aug. 30: Dell Mobile, CJ: Strike Back, TETRIS Free

by Ian Black

Go computer shopping anytime and anywhere using the new Dell Mobile. And, when it’s time to play, fight aliens with CJ: Strike Back and drop the blocks in the ever-enduring TETRIS Free.

Dell Mobile (Free)

Need a computer really fast? Don’t wait until you’re sitting back at a desktop or laptop, just pop open this new Dell Mobile app and buy it from your phone while on-the-go.

Dell delivers the key features of their website to this Android app, including product search, product comparisons, reviews and ratings, and, of course, the ability to purchase items you’ve placed in your cart. Once you’ve ordered, you can track the shipment over the app and contact tech support, if needed, once your new gear arrives.

CJ: Strike Back (Free)

Remember NinJump? In that game, a ninja climbs straight up and out of Chinatown, fighting for survival. Cut from the same cloth, here one of the last humans must haul buns straight up the side of two skyscrapers, jumping from one to the other, to defend earth against an alien attack.

Your only maneuver is to jump, by tapping the screen, but with that move you can avoid obstacles, leap away from enemy robots, and juke around gigantic robotic arms that are trying to snatch and crush you. Shield power-ups will help you bust through barriers but they won’t ensure you can beat the huge alien spacecraft at the end of the level.

TETRIS Free (Free)

About a year ago, The Tetris Company, owners of the rights to the classic game Tetris, asked Google to remove all Tetris clones from the Android Market. Google complied. Here is the likely reason for the request – the original was on its way.

Electronic Arts delivers this official, free release of the addictive and massively popular falling block game. The paid version has been out a while if you don't like the ads. Slide, rotate, and drop your Tetriminos – yes, that’s the real name for a block – with touch-screen controls.

Play until your fingers fall off, listening to the classic Tetris tune.

Download the free Appolicious Android app