Creator of LauncherPro releases UberMusic player to the Android Market


It’s finally available on the Android Market!!! The mastermind behind the popular Homescreen replacement app, LauncherPro, has just released his UberMusic Player onto the Android Market. This player will bring a little WP7 flare to your Android music experience and it offers a more sophisticated look to your media. There also 6 different widgets and the entire app are skinnable. For only $349 you can purchase the best looking music player available for Android, click here to grab it from the Android Market.

Angry birds now Land on Windows 7 too.


After a long wait, Windows Phone 7 owners can now get their hands on Angry Birds.

The phenomenally popular game, which lets users slingshot angry birds through obstacles to attack pigs, is available for $2.99 to U.S. Windows Phone 7 owners. It’s also available internationally. To let users get a feel for the game before buying, developer Rovio is offering a free trial.

The Windows Phone 7 price on Angry Birds might surprise iPhone and Android handset owners. The game is currently available in Apple’s App Store for just 99 cents. In the Android Market, users can download a free, ad-supported version of Angry Birds.

Angry Birds has taken a long road to get to Windows Phone 7. Last fall, Microsoft posted a Web site for its Windows Phone 7 platform that included an Angry Birds icon, indicating the game was coming to handsets at launch. However, Rovio quickly responded on its Twitter feed, saying that it had “not committed to doing a Windows Phone 7 version” of Angry Birds. It went on to say that “Microsoft put the Angry Birds icon on their site without our permission.”

Microsoft responded, saying the Angry Birds icon was mistakenly added to the site, and took it down.

Following the spat, Microsoft announced in February that Angry Birds would arrive on its mobile platform in “late spring.” However, last month, WinRumors reported that the game was delayed from its original May 25 launch date to June 29.

Earlier this month, Rovio partnered with Roku in a deal that will see Angry Birds, Angry Birds Seasons, and Angry Birds Rio come to Roku’s Channel Store. The games will be available in new Roku hardware launching this summer.

Nokia just wrote an Ovi-tuary.


Nokia’s Ovi Store, Ovi Maps, and Ovi everything else will soon be getting a name change. The Finnish company has announced that it’s “evolving” its software brand identity by renaming its service offerings to Nokia services, starting with new devices in July and August. This transition is expected to last into 2012 and was pretty much inevitable in the wake of Nokia’s hookup with Microsoft earlier this year. Part of that agreement was for Nokia software, Maps in particular, to be made available in other Windows Phone devices and across Microsoft’s range of services, so it makes sense for Nokia to literally put its name on its wares. Nothing structural will be changing about software roadmaps or plans up in Finland, this will be just a new nameplate atop the same strategy as outlined previously.