Welcome to the 208th edition of Android Apps Weekly! Here are the headlines from the last week:
- Google launched an experimental WebVR app this week. The app lets you play with music. Inside Music shows the various layers of music as balls. Each ball controls a layer of music. Thus, you can turn them on or off to add or remove elements to the song. It’s kind of neat, actually.
- Things are getting a little serious for AI. Vladimir Putin stated earlier this week that the country that masters AI first will dominate the world. Elon Musk agreed with the world leader. He says that it could even cause World War III. We’ve seen plenty of AI in consumer tech. However, AI in weapons is another conversation entirely.
- The first ARCore app is now officially out. ARCore is Google’s new AR platform. It supplants Tango as the main AR experience on Android. The app lets you play with atoms. You simply choose the one you want to play with when the app launches. From there, you can explore and check it out further. It’s only compatible with four devices right now. They are the S8, S8 Plus, Pixel, and Pixel XL.
- Disney announced more moves for their upcoming streaming service. New Marvel movies and new Star Wars movies will only be available on the Disney streaming service. That means they won’t be available on Netflix anymore. That’s a bit down the road, though. For now, the upcoming releases will still be on Netflix.
- The latest Humble Mobile Bundle is out! The games available this time are French-made titles. Some of the titles include Out There, OK Golf, Mechanic Escape, A Normal Lost Phone, and others. You can pay $1 and get three games. Beating the average nets you six games, or pay a flat $5 to get every game in the bundle. That’s a deal considering how much these games cost on their own. It’s also a great way to give to charity.
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