Welcome back to Google Play Weekly! We had some great news in the world of Android apps this week. First and foremost, HTC has joined Motorola in putting their proprietary apps in the Play Store for easy updating. Microsoft Office is now free on Android. Spotify is slashing prices, but only for students. A couple of now-gone Android apps were mining Doge coins and Lite coins in the background. Finally, NVIDIA is bringing back Portal except this time on Android! Also don’t forget to check out the five Android apps below that you shouldn’t miss this week.

link bubble android appsLink Bubble

[Price: Free / $4.99]
We reviewed Link Bubble and we’ll have a link to that here at the end of the video. Link Bubble is a floating-window browser that opens links in the background. When the site is loaded, it’ll pop back out or remain in the background until you bring it forward. The decision is yours. There is a free version to kind of try it out and the full version is $4.99. To see more details, check out our full review below.
Get it on Google Play

lastpass android appsLastPass

[Price: Free Trial / $12 per year]
LastPass is a password manager and frankly it’s one of the best ones available for any platform, Android or otherwise. It recently got updated and it now supports Android apps and the Chrome browser. So you can now auto-login to apps and websites using Chrome much like you can do on the computer variant. It’s free for a couple of weeks then requires a subscription for $12 per year. This can be an amazing way to help you manage your passwords.
Get it on Google Play

star wars assault team android appsStar Wars: Assault Team

[Price: Free w/in-app purchases]
We first talked about Star Wars Assault Team when it was just an image and a vague announcement and now the whole game is out. It’s a card based strategy game that takes place in the Star Wars world. It’s free to play with in app purchases so it’s a paradigm everyone’s familiar with. The premise is you get character cards and level them up through fighting. There is even PvP if you’re into that kind of stuff.
Get it on Google Play

scramble with friends android appsScramble With Friends free

[Price: Free w/in-app purchases]
Scramble with Friends is on our list of best multiplayer apps because it’s quick and easy to play. It was recently updated with a whole new interface that better correlates with the Android design standard and Google Play Games services. The game mechanics remain unchanged so there is nothing new to learn but it does look a whole lot nicer and the Play Games achievements is a nice touch.
Get it on Google Play
scramble with friends android apps

captain america tws android appsCaptain America: TWS

[Price: Free Trial / $2.99 w/in-app purchases]
Last up this week is Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Released by Gameloft to be sort of the official mobile game for the movie, you get to play as Captain America in an action game and lead teams around in level-based gameplay to kill bad guys. It’s playable only in portrait mode which is kinda lame but it’s not that bad. Also, the game is a demo. You’ll have to pay $2.99 for the full version if you want all the levels.
Get it on Google Play
captain america tws android apps

Joe Hindy
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