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5 Android apps you shouldn't miss this week - Google Play Weekly

In this week's Google Play Weekly, we talk about Android apps on Tizen, a bunch of Google apps updates and releases, and more Android apps and games news!
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Published onJanuary 16, 2015

Google Play Weekly Android apps

Welcome back to Google Play Weekly! Here are your headlines for this week:

And now here are five Android apps you shouldn’t miss this week!


Google Translate - best free android apps
Google Translate

[Price: Free]
Google Translate got a huge update this last week. Included is a new word lens feature that lets you point your camera at something and have it translated in real time for you. The other big feature is instant voice translation where, much like word lens, translations happen on the fly. If you need translation, Google Translate proves again that it is king on Android.

Get it on Google Play

AcDisplay Android apps
AcDisplay

[Price: Free with in app purchases]
AcDisplay is a popular lock screen replacement app that recently updated to version 3.0. The new update brings support for Lollipop, a new Material Design inspired interface, and a host of bug fixes and performance improvements. It’s one of the better apps that emulates the Moto Active Display with the notifications and clean look. It’s free to try if you’re interested.

Get it on Google Play

Google Now Launcher Android apps
Google Now Launcher

[Price: Free]
Google Now Launcher was updated this last week. The update includes some Material Design elements to those running Android 4.1 through 4.4 and that includes animations, button changes, and other minor aesthetic changes. It’s not a huge update but those who want a more Lollipop style experience that don’t already run Lollipop should appreciate it. It’s rolling out right now.

Get it on Google Play

Falcon Pro 3 Android apps
Falcon Pro 3

[Price: Free with in app purchases]
Falcon Pro 3 was released this last week. It improves on prior iterations of the app by including boat loads of Material Design, improved performance, easier navigation, and more. It is a brand new release and that means there are bugs so if you try it out, do keep that in mind. If you don’t want buggy software, give the developer a couple of weeks to fix up the problems and give it a try then.

Get it on Google Play

adobe lightroom mobile android apps
Adobe Lightroom mobile

[Price: Free to download but requires Creative Cloud subscription]
Adobe released Adobe Lightroom mobile for Android and pretty much any major name-brand release from Adobe is good news. It has a pretty decent set of features including desktop syncing and considering it’s an early release, it works pretty well. The bad news is that you’ll need a Creative Cloud account once the trial expires and that sucks for those who bought the software.

Get it on Google Play
Adobe Lightroom Mobile android apps

Wrap up

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