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

by: Joe HindyDecember 1, 2013

Even though there was a holiday this last week (happy belated Thanksgiving!), the Google Play Store continued to churn along as usual and that means there were some news items. There is now an app that gives you access to App Ops in Android 4.4. The CyanogenMod Installer made an exit from the Play Store. The Google Play Store continued to organize their apps as you can now see Chromecast-ready applications. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is coming to Android sometime in the next month. Finally, CheapCast got an update that lets it cast Chrome browser tabs to your Android device. Now for five apps you shouldn’t miss this week!

amazon android appsAmazon

[Price: Free]
Amazon has been working hard to improve their dated app lately and the latest update has been pretty big. You can now shop with points, redeem gift cards, and connect bank accounts to pay for things. Get it on Google PlayCanadian Amazon customers can now look at Lightning Deals, and, of course, the boilerplate bug fixes and performance improvements.
amazon android apps

doubleTwist android appsdoubleTwist

[Price: Free]
DoubleTwist has updated their app offering. It now features a re-designed UI including support for 7” and 10” tablets. Also included are some functionality and graphic improvements like better playlist management Get it on Google Playand better album and artist art. If you’re looking for a new music player, give this one a shot. It is free.
doubletwist android apps

ESPN Sportscenter android appsESPN SportsCenter

[Price: Free]
ESPN’s app ScoreCenter has finally been bumped up to the iconic Sportscenter and with it came a lot of changes. These include a reduced number of ads, faster performance, more targeted team news Get it on Google Playsupport, real time scores for nearly all sports, and improved alerts. It’s definitely a step up from what it used to be.
sportscenter android apps

Final Fantasy 4 the after years android appsFinal Fantasy IV: the After Years

[Price: $15.99]
First up is Final Fantasy IV After Years. This is a sequel to the critically acclaimed Final Fantasy 4 and it’s been ported to Android. Square Enix has been improving their offerings with each new release and this one is no different. There are faster battles, Get it on Google Playquicker game play, and less clunky controls along with the full story which makes this worth looking into. Warning, it is a little expensive.
final fantasy 4 the after years android apps

newegg android appsNewegg

[Price: Free]
Newegg has updated their mobile app. It was already pretty good but they now have support mobile-specific deals. Since we are now officially in Get it on Google Playthe holiday season, mobile deals can offer some great stuff for cheap and what nerd doesn’t like that possibility?
newegg android apps

  • Jason Tan

    Dead Trigger 2 for Newegg ! wow ..

    • JosephHindy

      Yeah, 2am is not a good time of the morning for me. Everything should be fixed now :)

      • Jason Tan

        No problem man ! Always support AA ;)

  • Jason Tan

    Final Fantasy IV: the After Years is not free for now too.

  • Maybe when you will regret to miss these applications from Androi, but the first essential element that is appropriate. What can bring you satisfaction.

  • Leonardo Rojas

    I need an app to hide my super SU icon. Can someone recommend me one? I just want the icon to be hidden, and the hider app should be able to hide itself too! Thank you n.n

    • Jayfeather787

      Inside Super SU, there is an option to hide the app from the launcher under settings.

  • Leonardo Rojas

    Hey Joe! Could you recommend me some app to change resolution and dpi? I’d like to try some games and maybe everything on my ZL with 720p. Just to see! Right now I think that having 480dpi is too much, and this experiment can be interesting. Any advice? Thank you in advance!

    • AkhilSood

      Get root, access /system/build.prop and change the Dpi

    • JosephHindy

      Any app that changes DPI requires root access. If you have root access, I’ve been hearing great things about this app:

      DO as the description says and make a backup first. Tinkering with DPI can lead to a lot of problems ;)

  • Charles Marshall

    Nice. I need an app to disable the “last seen” feature of whatsapp. I found something interesting here – http://goo.gl/BVr4jN

  • Tusshar Rajput

    Ive read through your posts and got some precious apps that is very helpful to me. I appreciate that and I would love to see more from you.keep writing and thanks for the effort exerted for the posts! http://goo.gl/YoXyOR

  • Chetana

    Nice lists of apps for the week. Is there any app to hide whatsapp online status? Please help me. Another good resource of android apps I found here : http://goo.gl/NusPVm