It’s almost Christmas and things in the Google Play Store have been a little hectic. Things are being updated, things are being released, and things are going away. To start, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas was finally released to the Play Store but sadly, there were some errors with it. Humble Bundle 8 is out now and, right now anyway, you can get six Android games for $4-$5. Opera is looking to build a browser called Opera Max that uses way less data. Google has announced their top apps of the year as voted by you, the people. Finally, App Ops is gone as of Android 4.4.2 because, according to Google, it’s too dangerous for the average user. Now, without further delay, here are five more Android apps you can’t miss this week!
Skype was recently updated to include a few fun new features. In the update was a new organizational feature that lets you zoom out of letters and zoom back in if you have a lot of contacts. The big new feature, though, is the ability to multitask while video chatting. So if you want to watch videos or something while video chatting, you now can.
First up this week is Ingress. If you haven’t heard, Ingress is a real time augmented reality massively multiplayer online game and it has finally left beta. If you like walking around town and the thought of hacking portals sounds good to you, you can now find it in the Google Play Store. If you get into it, there’s a very healthy community of players on Google+ that you should check out.
Yes, even though the game had a rough release, it still made the trending apps list. Thus far, it’s had a lot of downloads and we’re sure the negative reviews will clear out once people get the patch downloaded and actually get into the game. It’s a little disappointing but it’s release day and these things happen. Kudos to Rockstar for fixing it so quickly.
Zedge released an update to version 4.0 a couple of weeks ago but actually didn’t make it official until earlier this week. We did a review and here at the end of the video we’ll link you to that. Essentially, Zedge has taken their extensive collection of media and put a brand new interface over top of it. If you need wallpapers or ringtones, this is the app we recommend.
Amazon’s Kindle app has been slowly improving over the last year or so. Among other things, the UI has improved as has performance. With a recent update, there are now some organizational features that allow you to sort your books for easier access. If you haven’t given the Kindle app a chance in a while, now is a good time to check it out again.
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San Andreas is not free.
Or was it before?
I don’t believe so.
It was a typo guys. Fixed now.
When will San Andreas actually become playable on devices other than the ones with exynos processors?
It’s never been restricted to Exynos devices. Works on Tegra, Qualcomm, Exynos and others.
San Andreas for 6 dollars on your phone when you can get a PS2, a PS2 controller so you don’t have shitty touch controls, and the game for $50 or less. Shouldn’t be more than .99 but people buy it so they keep testing how much they can get out of us. Stop buying crap touch screen remakes for more than 3 dollars!
Your standards way too high my good man. This is a game on Android that can offer 30-40+ hours of game play for most people. Console level games that provide that much content are well worth $7. It’s not a conspiracy, it’s called “paying for quality work.” San Andreas is, in fact, quality work.
Kindle and Skype are on this list at least once a month.
Kindle is making its debut on this list and Skype was on last month for finally adding a tablet interface.
Hi dear friends,here is a good android game(Super Arcade),if you are the classic arcade game fans,you will like it.King Of Fighters, Street Fighter, Metal Slug and More Games!
Asphault is the best……… really its amazing
I’d never heard of Ingress until seeing it listed here when it first left Beta. Thank you AA for my new addiction. I even got a new Nexus 7 tablet to improve my experience (and further my addiction). Not that I really needed an excuse to get one before but that’s what I’m going with for now. I blame AA for it all.
It’s blame we have no problem taking :) glad you’re enjoying Ingress, it’s a fantastic game!