Welcome to the 196th edition of Android Apps Weekly! Here are your headlines from the last week:
- Sony announced a new thing called PlayLink at E3 2017. The idea is that some PlayStation 4 games will be partially controllable using companion apps on mobile. It’ll let people connect with the game through the app. They can then control elements on the screen as though they were using a controller. This actually isn’t new technology. The Jackbox Party Pack on PC allows much the same functionality. In any case, that should be a lot of fun for PS4 owners.
- Google Drive will soon back up your entire computer. They’re launching a whole new uploader. When it goes live, people will be able to backup specific folders on their computer. It’ll then keep those folders in sync on Google Drive. You could conceivably backup your entire computer to the cloud. However, that’ll also likely use up all of the 15GB of storage that Google offers for free.
- Supercell announced a new game called Brawl Stars. It’s a third person shooter with some MOBA elements. You and your team face off against another team. There are four game modes. One has you rushing a central point to collect gems. Another is to successfully attack a safe full of loot. We don’t know when it’s coming out. However, the live stream looked pretty good. We can’t imagine it’ll take them too long.
- A new batch of Chromebooks now have Google Play Support. Some of them include the R13, 11 N7, Chromebook 15, Chromebook Flip C213, and about a dozen others. You can check out the Chromebook Wiki to see all of the new ones. The ones with the Beta Channel label are the ones getting support. There aren’t a ton comparatively speaking. However, it’s more than there were last week.
- Telltale Games announced plans to make an original game. Typically, they build games around popular IPs like Batman, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, and Minecraft. However, during an interview at E3, Job Stauffer of the company stated that it’s working on its own thing. It won’t be out for a long time. However, it should follow many of the same mechanics as its prior titles.
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