5 Android apps you shouldn’t miss this week [Google Play Weekly]

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January 10, 2014
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    It’s CES week and even though hardware is dominating the show, there were a few really cool things to get announced on the application side of things. First and foremost, Google bought out Timely which is great because now Timely is free. While we’re talking about buyouts, Yahoo! managed to snag the popular beta app Aviate for between $50 and $80 million USD. Just before CES 2014, Samsung announced the Samsung Smart Home which lets you control all of your appliances using your smartphone, tablet, or Galaxy Gear. Intel is working with PC makers to bridge the gap by allowing Android apps to run on Windows PCs and tablets. Lastly, and my personal favorite from CES 2014, is PlayStation Now which lets you stream old PS1 and PS2 games to your TV, Vita, PS3, PS4, and even your smartphones and tablets. Keep on reading for 5 Android apps you can’t miss this week!


    Space HD Android apps Space HD

    [Price: $0.99]
    First up is a 3D live wallpaper called Space HD. Not only did it make the best apps of 2013 list from Google Play, but it also made their app list of apps to watch for this week. It’s a gorgeous wallpaper with scenes from space. In addition, a recent update added the Andromeda galaxy, more Get it on Google Playcomets, improved animations, and more stability. It’s only a buck and let’s face it, you’ve spent a buck on a lot of things that are less awesome than this.
    Space HD Android apps


    Poweramp Android appsPoweramp

    [Price: $3.99]
    Power Amp ended the year and began this one with some serious updates. Some of which include fixes for Kitkat, updated icons, Romanian translation, many Bluetooth fixes and additions, and improved exFat Get it on Google Playand NTFS support. It’s one of the highest rated and most beloved music players on Android and we can’t think of a reason that it isn’t worth the money to pick up.
    Poweramp Android apps Psy


    Pandora Internet Radio Android appsPandora Internet Radio

    [Price: Free]
    We really doubt there are many people anymore who don’t have Pandora or at least have heard of it. They updated their app recently to add alarm clock settings. This is to compete with iHeartRadio, which lets you start your day with your favorite radio station Get it on Google Playand now Pandora does as well. Of course, they’ve also had a really active last couple of months so if you used to use it, maybe it’s time to give it another shot.
    Pandora Internet Radio Android apps


    Farm Heroes Saga Android appsFarm Heroes Saga

    [Price: Free]
    If you enjoyed Candy Crush Saga you’ll probably get a kick out of the next game out of those people, called Farm Heroes Saga. The game play isn’t all that different Get it on Google Playbut the graphics and atmosphere are so if you were getting tired of Candy Crush and want to play a similar game in a new environment, it’s worth a shot.
    Farm Heroes Saga Android apps


    Jelly Android appsJelly

    [Price: Free]
    Jelly is a newly announced social network that’s a mixture of Yahoo! Answers and Instagram. You essentially just take pictures, post them and ask a question, and people answer. The official Android app was released. Many Get it on Google Playpeople believe it needs polished and it’s a brand new network so there isn’t much content yet but if you’re a fan of being an early adopter, it can’t hurt to try.
    Jelly Android apps

    Comments

    • Abdel Aziz Farhi

      Hmm none of these are that important for me. Maybe Poweramp but the stock player on my Note 3 gets the job done. as for Pandora i have Tunein. The rest are not interesting in my opinion.

      • JosephHindy

        Well there are a billion people with smartphones and everyone has varying interests :) so maybe check back next week eh?

        • Abdel Aziz Farhi

          Yep i found so many cool apps through these topics :). Thanx for the effort.

      • Toltepeceno Delsur

        Well as everyone knows the world revolves around you and what you like.

        • Jayfeather787

          He is just stating his opinion. Don’t need to start a war, and for the most part, I agree with him.

          • Toltepeceno Delsur

            I was just stating my opinion also, it works both ways. Is that so hard to figure out?

            • Jayfeather787

              Yeah, way to hard. Got my dick stuck in the ceiling fan.

            • Toltepeceno Delsur

              Probably in your little brother’s ass.

            • Jayfeather787

              Damn. I was just making a joke. No need to be so harsh about it. Trying to settle our differences, but I have a hard time with people.

            • ed

              u guys need to get a room

      • jirokanz

        Poweramp have much more option than default music player especially the equalizer.

    • David Sally

      Pandora not available in Ireland… Why???? Is the IMF taking this away from us as well??

      • disenfranchised and broke

        No, Edna told Baldy Noonan to stop Pandora at the border, as Pandora weren’t willing to give them any of these imaginary jobs the regime keep telling us they have created.

    • Jules

      PowerAmp fails for me still not being able to stream internal cloud (cif/smb) and external cloud (Google Drive, Skydrive, etc.).

      Now use ArmAmp for flac and mp3 on internal and mp3 external. Also BubbleUPnP for external cloud. Audio tweaked with Viper4Android.

      Anno 2014 every musicplayer app should in my opnion be able to stream both internal and external cloud.

    • weleshboat

      All these apps seem to be for the US market, it is great to get the update on the best apps each week.
      Lets hope we hear about some for UK , tablets.

    • Soso Cristian

      Pandora ain’t available in Europe sadly

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