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Fresh Android Apps for Oct. 5: Hotmail, Adobe Flash Player 11, Great Little War Game

by Ian Black

Today’s fresh Android apps brings new email with Hotmail, new video and gaming with the Adobe Flash Player 11 update, and a new twist on war with Great Little War Game.

Hotmail (Free)

Android’s market share is so huge, even Microsoft can’t ignore it – hence the first official Hotmail Android app has arrived fresh on the scene.

It’s push email so new messages will arrive on your Android as soon as they do on the web. Expect calendar and contact sync as well. The app supports folder and sub-folder views, sending photos from your phone, and sending, receiving and viewing attachments.

Supports multiple Hotmail accounts over one Hotmail app.

Adobe Flash Player 11 (Free)

The Adobe Flash Player is amazing, not so much for what it does on it’s own, but what it empowers other content to do.

This latest version adds additional support for 3D gaming and HD video playback. Expect better and faster graphics rendering and smoother video watching.

Remember, Flash is the technology that Apple hates but the Internet loves. It still drives a ton of video and game content on the web today ‘causing non-Flash viewers to see only empty boxes.

Great Little War Game ($2.99)

Need a break from zombies and birds? This app, as the title suggests, is a war game with a sense of humor. It works like a turn-based strategy game where you set up your next “play” and then execute it to see what happens.

The humor comes mostly in audio where wounded soldiers yell, “Rats!” or “That hurts!” when shot. Mobilize advanced weapons systems like tanks, helicopters, and surface-to-air missiles to invade and conquer enemy territory so you can have some tea.