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

In this week's Android Apps Weekly, we talk about a few big game releases, Tinder Plus hating old people, Google Play's birthday, and some MWC2015 madness!
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March 6, 2015

Welcome back to Android Apps Weekly! Here are your headlines for this week:

  • NVIDIA is launching GRID game streaming in May. This will allow you to play PC games on your NVIDIA Shield  and Shield Tablet and be like the Netflix for games.
  • Tinder Plus is now available for those who want to pay for the dating service. Paid customers extra features but beware, the price will be higher if you’re over 30!
  • Waze has been inducted into the Google Mobile Services package which means it is now an official Google app and will likely eventually be pre-installed on devices.
  • Mortal Kombat X has been announced for Android and it will be here sometime in April.
  • Google Play is celebrating its third birthday with a huge sale of apps, games, music, and movies. Happy birthday Google Play!

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BBM

[Price: Free with in app purchases]
Blackberry Messenger got a huge update this last week. With it came myriad improvements to channels, photo sending, picture previews, in-chat playback of voice notes, and the ability to customize your PIN if you subscribe. Along with all of that comes Android Wear support which is surprisingly forward thinking for an app that almost became totally irrelevant years ago. The update is out now if you want it.

Get it on Google Play
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Zombie Highway 2

[Price: Free with in app purchases]
Zombie Highway was a huge success when it first came out a couple of years ago and we expect Zombie Highway 2 to continue that proud tradition. It uses many of the same mechanics as the first game, but includes improved graphics and sound effects, nitro, new cars, new weapons, new zombies, and more. The in app purchases are also surprisingly reasonable. The only downside are the release day bugs so you may need to wait a week or so for everything to get ironed out.

Get it on Google Play

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Alphadia Genesis 2

[Price: $9.99 ($4.99 on sale now) with in app purchases]
Alphadia Genesis 2 is the latest game out of Kemco Games who are known as one of the best jRPG studios on Android. This is a jRPG with a decently long story line, better than average graphics, and some unique battle mechanics. It uses a job system for character customization and the company promises that in app purchases are not required to finish the game. There are some release day bugs so do beware of that.

Get it on Google Play

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AutoWear

[Price: Free with in app purchases]
AutoWear is a new Android Wear application that allows you to create tasks in Tasker and then use them on your Android Wear devices. Using this app, you can a bunch of fun things with your watch and control it in ways you previously couldn’t. Some of the things you can do is create customized notifications, create interactive screens, utilize improved voice commands, and more. There is a free trial so you can try it before you buy it.

Get it on Google Play

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King of Thieves

[Price: Free with in app purchases]
Last up this week is King of Thieves. This is a game out of Zeptolabs, known for their hit Cut the Rope franchise. In this platformer style game, you must dodge defenses and steal gold coins from other players, then build your own level to defend your gold against them. You can also join guilds, engage with leaderboards, and some extra stuff like costumes. It’s a different kind of platformer and worth a shot.

Get it on Google Play

Wrap up

If we missed any great Android apps or games news, let us know in the comments!