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5 Android apps you shouldn't miss this week! - Android Apps Weekly

The 188th edition of Android Apps Weekly is out! This week we talk about Chrome's built-in ad-block, Pandora Premium, and more Android apps and games news!

Published onApril 24, 2017

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Welcome to the 188th edition of Android Apps Weekly! Here are the headlines from the last week:

  • Google Chrome may soon have its own ad-blocker. According to the Wall Street Journal, Google wants to improve the user experience. Of course, it would also put huge pressure on third party ad-blockers. The idea is that Google will include ad-block, but it’ll only block the worst of the worst ads as defined by the Coalition for Better Ads. Google hasn’t confirmed that this is actually happening. At least not yet.
  • Pandora Premium is out now. The streaming service aims to compete with the likes of Spotify, Google Play Music, and Apple Music. Pandora matches features with most of those, including an on-demand library of songs, playlists, and users can create their own library. Those who want to try it out can for 60 days for free. After that, you’ll have to pay $9.99 per month. Those who paid for Pandora’s $4.99 Pandora Plus tier can demo the service for up to six months for free.
  • The latest Humble Bundle is live! This time around the focus is on adventure games. Some of the games includes Grim Fandango Remastered, Kath Rain, Machinarium, Her Story, Socery 4, and Burly Men At Sea. We’ve talked about all of those games in this feature before. You can pay $1 and get three games, $4 to get six games, or pay $6 for every game. Literally every one of these games are good and you’ll be donating to charity!
  • Google Play has revamped their My Apps and Games section. Before, it was one giant list of nonsense. Now there are separate tabs for updates, installed apps, your app library, and beta apps. It’s not much, but it’s still way better than the two tab system it had before. It should be rolling out to everybody right now. You can try force updating the app or just waiting for the update to hit you!
  • Apex Launcher received it’s last update two years ago. That’s about to change. The developer took to Medium this week to outline an update coming in the future. It’ll have better support for Android Nougat, new features, new looks, and a lot more. The dev has more features planned. However, they won’t show up until future updates. Those excited by the news only have to wait until May to get it.

For even more Android apps and games news, updates, and releases, check out this week’s newsletter by clicking here! There you can find more stuff that we didn’t have space for here, including Facebook announcements from F8, a variety of app updates, and more! You can also have the newsletter sent to you every Sunday by filling out the form below! Also don’t forget to check out the Android Authority app for even faster updates!

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If we missed any big Android apps or games news, tell us about it in the comments. Don’t forget to check back next week for more news!

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