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5 Android apps you shouldn't miss this week! - Android Apps Weekly
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Let us take a look at the big headlines from the last week:
- NVIDIA has announced GeForce Now, a Netflix-style game streaming service for $7.99 per month. This is what NVIDIA GRID was meant to be. It was launched on October 1st in select markets and, obviously, on for NVIDIA SHIELD devices. It comes with over 50 games and the first three months free if you try it out.
- Google Now on Tap has been unleashed for the second time on the Android Marshmallow preview. This is a feature that allows Google Now to surf your phone screen and give you information based on what it sees. We’ve done a hands on that you can check out here.
- Chainfire announced this last week that he is selling his legendary root app SuperSU to a group of developers called Coding Code Mobile Technology LLC or CCMT for short. Chainfire will remain on the project for two more years as the transition occurs after which this new startup will take over. We don’t know much about the startup just yet.
- Google has announced that they’re raising the app size limit to 100MB. It was previously at 50MB and many apps, including apps like Facebook, have come very close to that maximum size. Now apps will be able to expand to include more functionality. I’m sure we’ll see apps surpassing 50MB very soon.
- Word around the grapevine is that YouTube will begin offering a site-wide subscription service. It’s rumored to be called YouTube Red and cost a surprisingly low $10 per month. Of course, this is rumor so take it with a grain of salt but I guess we’ll know for sure in a few weeks!
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The world-renown king of clickbait article titles has released their first Android app to the Google Play Store. Surprisingly, the design and functionality of the app isn’t half bad and Buzzfeed fans can definitely find a decent selection of news posted here. It does focus more on the news side of things than the clickbait nonsense articles the site is known to produce. It’s free to download and worth a shot, I guess.
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Ski Safari 2 is a 2D, downhill infinite runner where you must ski your way to success. You’ll be followed constantly by an avalanche that will eat you up if you go too slow. There are a variety of power-ups and animals to show up and help you along the way. You’ll also get to choose between two playable characters and two modes of transportation. There is also online multiplayer, customizable gear, and more. It’s free to play and family friendly.
Drivemode is a newer application that tries to give you an eyes-free interface so you can use your smartphone while driving without taking your eyes off the road. There is a bit of a learning curve at first, but after a while you’ll learn the various controls by touch alone and you’ll be able to do things like answer phone calls, control your music, and answer texts. It does this by using voice commands and bright colors. It’s worth a shot if you’re interested.
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The latest Need for Speed game was released late last week to mixed reviews. On one hand, the game is beautiful with intensely good graphics, decent game play controls, and plenty of stuff to do and cars to customize. On the other hand, naming the game “No Limits” may have been a misstep as the game does occasionally limit you with a fuel gauge that needs to refill before you can race again. It’s free to play so there’s no harm in trying it out, but keep the expectations in check.
PewDiePie: Legend of the Brofist is a new game based on everyone’s favorite YouTube gamer. It’s a 2D platformer with retro-style graphics and simple enough controls. The game is filled to the brim with gaming history references and memes. You can also unlock other YouTubers like Markiplier, CinnamonToastKen, Marzia, and others. It’s actually not half bad of a game as long as you don’t mind the silliness. There are also no in-app purchases.
If we missed any awesome Android apps or games news, let us know about it in the comments!