Welcome back to Android Apps Weekly! This week we talk about the release of Tomb Raider, a Facebook app called Riff, and more Android apps and games news!
The video game invasion has finally begun! Pac-Man has been spotted running around the streets of Kyoto in a…no it’s just Google’s annual April Fools gag!
It would appear that, so far this April Fools Day season, the jokes have backfired on Samsung and HTC, as both have mock-launched the same product – smartgloves. Today only, look for the Samsung Fingers and HTC Gluuv at a store near you.
While Google’s Pokémon Challenge slipped out a day before April Fools’ Day, the Chrome team’s gag will only work on April 1, and will let you translate websites into the most important of languages: emoji. Read on for more!
In what’s probably the coolest ‘prank’ ever, Google invites us to take on the Pokemon Challenge and do whatever it takes to catch them all!
The big hitters this week on Android Authority on Air was all things Facebook Phone. We covered the new HTC First, a mid-low range phone shipping with Facebook’s launcher built in and Facebook Home. The HTC First isn’t a bad device for the price and if you’re a Facebook fan you’ll probably love it. The same goes for the standalone launcher, Facebook Home. If you’re heavily addicted to Facebook, it’s not the worst choice in the world until you consider the advertisements and the privacy issues. Tune in to find out what we really think.
As requested, the Android Authority iPhone 5 Torture Test Song. Feel free to turn this into a ringtone for your favorite Android phone.
April Fool’s day in the tech industry can be chaotic, as many major companies take part in the fun. If you couldn’t keep up, check out the best ones here.
SwiftKey Tilt is a new method of typing for smartphones, that makes typing a whole-body experience. Even if it’s just an April Fools Day joke, it actually works.
Google has gone out of its way to make April Fools 2013 a memorable one, with a ton of very funny pranks for users of its various services. Check out our Google April Fools Day 2013 roundup!