It’s been a big week in the world of Android apps. The Google Play Store got an update and it brings some Material Design goodness. Samsung seems to have single-handedly revitalized the momentum of the Gamepop Android gaming console. Amazon Prime Music is adding hundreds of thousands of songs from big name artists. The Google Play Store summer sale is in full swing and includes a lot of awesome apps and games. A new trailer was released for the upcoming Walking Dead game that’s due out in early 2015. Now for five Android apps you shouldn’t miss this week!
First up this week is Bamboo Paper. This app by Wacom is a doodle note taking application that has a crisp, clean layout and some fun tools for doodling and note taking that focus on precision. Some people have been disappointed with it but the overall vibe is that the app isn’t terrible and if you’re looking for a simpler note taking or doodling app, this could be the way to go.
SWIP3 is the first official game designed for Android Wear. It’s a little time waster game where you must swipe around your watch face to match blocks. Matched blocks disappear and you get points added to your score. It features online multiplayer and has a phone version too. It’s $1.69 in the Google Play Store right now.
Firefox browser got a huge update this last week. Included is a few UI tweaks, the removal of CAPS infrastructure, WebVTT implementation, CSS3 implementation, and a lot more. This should result in a cleaner, better experience with less incompatibilities than before. If you’re getting tired of your old browser, why not Firefox?
Skype version 5.0 for Android came out this last week. Included are the boilerplate fixes and performance improvements but Skype can now manage your contact list and your contacts will start showing up in your Skype contacts automatically. For many this may not be a big deal but if Skype starts being more like Google Hangouts as an all-in-one chat solution then things could get interesting because you can actually make voice calls already on Skype.
Last and certainly not least this week is the release of Modern Combat 5. The game costs $6.99 in the Play Store and has no IAPs. The graphics are phenomenal and the game comes with online multiplayer, more campaign, and more action than the original. Modern Combat 4 remains on a lot of lists for the best first person shooter. We don’t expect any less out of Modern Combat 5. If you want to see more, stay tuned because our review will be out soon.