Even though the release of Android 4.4 has come and gone, there were still a bunch of news pertaining to Google. For instance, Hangouts with SMS is finally rolling out to the Google Play Store. Also, a video demo of the Android 4.4 photo editor started circulating around the internet. In other news, SwiftKey 4.3 is out of beta and in the Play Store, Samsung released an app to show off features of the Note 3, and Nova Launcher is getting a makeover. To see more, click the links or view the video above. Now on to our 5 apps you can’t miss this week!
First up this week is the Helpouts app. Google has finally launched helpouts so people who need help can find it by people who can help. The app has launched so far with great reviews and if you haven’t checked out the service yet, now is a great time to do so.
[Price: Free / $6.58]
Root users who have the Galaxy Note 3 have been pining for Titanium Backup to fix a problem with restoring backups. With the latest update, that issue is now fixed and you can now restore apps freely without using the restorecon command in the terminal emulator. Also, it’s just a nice root app to have.
Asphalt 8: Airborne, Gameloft’s latest racing game, is now free in the Google Play Store. The game has transitioned to an in-app purchase model, which will probably condemn it to some people but if you want a fairly decent racing game for free, then this is a good pickup.
Google Keyboard has been updated so now you can get the Kitkat version. The biggest and most noticeable feature is the blue being replaced by white. You’ll also have better access to emojis and improved, space-aware gesture typing.
Last on our trending apps list is the popular MMORTS game Clash of Clans. The game has been consistently updated since it was released on Android a short time ago and the most recent one has added some new stuff. These include re-arming bombs instead of replacing them and being able to upgrade explosive traps.
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Hey I updated my hangouts but for some reason there’s absolutely no sms support… anybody could help please??
Am also facing the same issue
you should have a look at this link to get the hangout app with sms support http://galaxynote3tips.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/download-google-hangouts-20-with-sms.html
The SMS update is still rolling out ;) just gotta be patient people have gotten it but not everyone. I work here and even I’m still rocking the leaked APK.
you should take a look at this link to get the hangout app with sms support http://galaxynote3tips.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/download-google-hangouts-20-with-sms.html
Hi am using nexus 4 after the hangout update .. I do not see the option to turn on the SMS in hangouts.. Pls help in fixing the issue..
Go to settings and select SMS, check the “turn on” box
Do not update the asphalt ,if u have purchased the full game then it’s wise to skip the update. After updating your data is wiped out,you will have to start purchasing from inside the app.
nay! Google Keyboard doesn’t support my country yet!
i can wait no longer to see this update. :’O
just download the apk noob
first set of apps posted here that aren’t utterly useless…
Love the keyboard app but you say it has emoticons but NO go… They don’t exist
Helpouts not available in your country (India). Why Google? You don’t think anyone in India needs help, or do you think there’s no one in India that could offer help?
G Cloud is much easier to use since my device isn’t rooted there is no need to use titanium too complicated and aren’t they thinking of a new UI?
Hey I have the Google keybord and I don’t have emojis… I have even uninstaled it then reinstalled it but I still don’t have the emoji update. Please help, I have the samsung galaxy s4 and tmobile