It has been a couple of weeks but we are still seeing a lot of new stuff coming from Google I/O. This week we talk about a dedicated Android Wear section that opened up in the Google Play Store. While they were at it, Google also bought Songza for about $15 million. Update Wednesday also happened and Google brought new UI to Google Docs and Google Slides while YouTube can now stream content from Google Play TV and Movies. Finally, Microsoft Office is asking for beta testers to try out the tablet version of Microsoft Office on Android which means eventually that will be a thing that exists. Here are five Android apps you shouldn’t miss this week!
The official Android Wear application was released this last week and if you have a smartwatch that runs the OS then you should probably have this app too. It doesn’t do much but it does help the integration of your Android device and your Android Wear device and that includes voice preferences, notification settings, and configuration.
Eliss Infinity was released this last week and it won an award for being the most innovative game. We’re not sure who gave out the award but so far the game has rave reviews and people seem to enjoy playing it. The concept is simple, you use your fingers to control various planets and you can do what you want as long as other colors don’t touch. It’s a little too minimal for my tastes but I know a lot of people like that.
Next up is the Android L Keyboard that was released to the Google Play Store by an XDA member earlier this week. The ratings are pretty good and it seems to be usable by people who aren’t on the developer preview. It’s also free so if you want to have Android’s latest keyboard, this is what you’re looking for.
Heads Up is an application that allows you to have the Android L style pop-up notifications without actually having Android L. There are a few bugs that are still being worked out but the in general the app seems to be well received. It’s a buck in the Google Play Store and if you’ve been wanting the Android L style notifications, this is a good way to go until Android L comes out.
Eat24 is an awesome application that lets you order food for pickup or delivery. It’s also been updated with the ability to order things using your Android Wear smartwatch and that was demo’d at Google I/O. Even if you don’t have Android Wear it’s a really fun application to see what’s in your area and the folks at Eat24 are generally kcool and fun. Check out their app. It’s free.