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

Welcome back to Android Apps Weekly! This week we talk about the new Android Music vs Spotify rivalry, Final Fantasy Tactics, and some Google Play changes!
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June 12, 2015

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Here are your headlines from the last week:

  • Google’s Location Aware Search is rolling out now. This allows Google Search to ascertain your location and you can ask questions about your location without actually having to say it. This is a nifty little feature that helps Search feel more natural and it’s fun to use.
  • Google Play’s new family friendly section is now live in the Google Play Store. This helps parents find a range of apps and games for kids based on a specific age range. You can browse by age five and under, ages six through eight, and then ages nine and up. You can also search by various categories such as educational, creativity, and music and video.
  • Square One games has announced that Oddworld: Munch’s Oddyssee will be coming to Google Play sometime this year. The studio plans to demo the game at E3 this year and fans of the Oddworld series can rejoice. We don’t know anything about price or the release day just yet.
  • In our last bit of news this week, Apple announced at their WWDC event that they’ll be releasing Apple Music for Android. This will be Apple’s first official foray into the Android ecosystem and it’ll be interesting to see how Android users react. Of course, we’ll be taking a look as soon as its available.
  • Shortly after the announcement, Spotify, who is not so keen on giving Apple any of its business, announced that it will price match Apple pretty much no matter what they charge for how many accounts. And thus, the rivalry is born.

For even more Android apps and games news and updates, don’t forget to check out this week’s newsletter. There we’ll have all the news and headlines that we didn’t have time for today. If you’re so inclined, you can also sign up for the newsletter using your email address and we’ll send you this info every single Friday.


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Titanium Backup

[Price: Free / $5.99]
First up this week is a huge update that came to the world renown root app Titanium Backup. The update gives it support for Android M which means root users of the future will not have to worry about whether or not they can back up apps, freeze apps, or uninstall system apps. The interface didn’t get much of an update sadly but that’s okay, the functionality is there for Android M now so root users rejoice!

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Machinima

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
Machinima is one of the most well-known sites for gamers. They feature gameplay videos, comedy videos, and original content. They just released their official Android app and it’s actually pretty good. It uses Material Design and gives users access to the majority of Machinima’s content and community. If you’re a fan of the site or a fan of video games, definitely check this one out.

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Radical Rappelling

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
Radical Rappelling is the latest game out of Halfbrick Studios, the developers who brought us other alliterative hits as Subway Surfers and Jetpack Joyride. In this adventure game you repel down various cliffs while you collect items, do stunts, and avoid death. You can play as one of two characters, each with their own set of quests and the game also has power ups and leaderboards. It’s a fun little time waster.

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Facebook Lite

[Price: Free]
Facebook Lite was out in a few markets as early as January but now it’s rolling out to parts of Europe, Africa, and Latin America. For those who don’t know, Facebook Lite is a scaled down Facebook experience designed for those with inconsistent Internet speeds and less powerful devices. It’s a scant 1MB in size and while it is only available in select regions, you can find it with a little creative searching.

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Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions

[Price: $13.99]
Last up this week is Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions. This classic game originally came out in 1997 on the PlayStation and now it’s been ported to Android. It has been remastered with touch screen controls that actually feel pretty decent since this is a tactical RPG and all you need to do is tap anyway. It also features a deep story line, cut scenes, and more. There have been a few release day bugs and the text is a bit small but otherwise it plays fine. There are also no in-app purchases.

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Wrap up

If we missed any great Android apps and games news, feel free to drop us a line in the comments and let us know! Have a great weekend everyone!