Welcome to the 203rd edition of Android Apps Weekly! Here are the headlines from the last week:
- Angry Birds 2 got an update in honor of its birthday. The update adds clans to the mix. You’ll be able to team up with friends or strangers. You can communicate with an in-game chat. Clans have various challenges to complete. It’ll be stuff like destroying objects or crushing a specific number of pigs. It’s a pretty big update.
- A report surfaced this week about Google and Snapchat. The search giant reportedly wanted to buy the popular messaging app. It allegedly offered about $30 billion. That’s more than double what Snapchat is worth. Google didn’t respond to a request for comment. Snapchat denied the rumor outright. However, according to the report, the deal is still on the table.
- The world is talking about Sarahah this week. It’s a new anonymous messaging app. It works with you setting up a profile. People can then make comments about you anonymously. It originally hails from Saudi Arabia. There are worries about it causing cyberbullying because that’s what people do in North America. It’s free in the Play Store now.
- Google Play now ranks apps better depending on their quality. Google Play will look for specific quality signals in its ranking algorithm. That means apps that have the right stuff should rank better than they did before. This should give a big boost to the developers who do things right.
- The latest Humble Bundle is out! This one features a ton of high end puzzle games. Some of the titles include Deus Ex GO, Zenge, Slayaway Camp, and more. You can pay $1 and get three games, $5 to get six total games, or beat the average to get all of the games. Beating the average also gets you bonus content. These are some excellent games and it’s a great way to give to charity!
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