New Android apps worth downloading: Carbon - App Sync and Backup, Google Play Music update, Zombie Road Trip | Android Apps

New Android apps worth downloading: Carbon – App Sync and Backup, Google Play Music update, Zombie Road Trip

Jan 31, 2013

Today’s first fresh Android app is Carbon – App Sync and Backup, which backs up your apps and data to other locations, and protects everything on your Android device you hold dear. Next, a big update adds new functionality and features to the cloud-based Google Play Music. Rounding out today’s picks is Zombie Road Trip, a side-scrolling driving game developed by Noodlecake Studios.

Carbon – App Sync and Backup (Free)

What’s it about? The recently released Carbon – App Sync and Backup is for backing up your other mobile applications and data, either to a hardware location or on their cloud server.

What’s cool? It’s a pain in the you-know-what to switch app data from one device to another. Carbon – App Sync and Backup lets you transfer data among Android devices, and provides extra security in case you store private information or are particularly fond of your game high scores. The premium edition, which costs $4.99, enables backing up to cloud locations such as Dropbox.

Who’s it for? Simply put, Carbon – App Sync and Backup is for smartphone owners who want to back up their apps and data. Since Android devices are considered by most to be mini-computers, and we use them every day, it’s essential to save and secure important data.

What’s it like? Try App Backup and Restore and MyBackup for more data-saving options.

Google Play Music update (Free)

What’s it about? Google improves its cloud-based music player and storage service with new features by enhancing the listening experience.

What’s cool? For the uninitiated, Google Play Music is the portal between buying music from Google’s media store and accessing it on your Android devices. The app allows you to stream music from your cloud-based storage area, and Google Play Music even makes instant playlists based off your tracks. The new update includes improvements, such as: longer instant mixes, better shuffling for artists, albums and playlists, and lots more.

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Who’s it for? This app is a no-brainer for anyone who downloads music from the Google Play store.

What’s it like? Amazon MP3 is the retail giant’s answer to Google Play Music, and offers a lot of the same services.

Zombie Road Trip (Free)

What’s it about? In Zombie Road Trip, a side-scrolling game, you must avoid undead hordes while driving and pulling off tricks in a customized deathmobile.

What’s cool? It’s a 2-D world full of obstacles and zombies. What’s not to love about that? The goal is to avoid crashing during your escape and rack up high scores. Zombie Road Trip randomizes its terrain, so every level is ostensibly brand new, and you can unlock up to 11 cars.

Who’s it for? If you like arcade running (or in this case, driving) titles, or just love zombie-themed games, push the pedal to the metal in Zombie Road Trip.

What’s it like? Tilt-based driving titles Snuggle Truck and Top Truck offer similar side-scrolling setups.

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