Welcome back to Google Play Weekly! Here are the headlines from this last week:
- Google updates Play Games Services to improve cross-platform support.
- Google Play now allows people to pre-order new movies in the United States.
- Two Disney Star Wars games, Tiny Death Star and Assault Team, have had the lights shut off.
- Apparently, 49% of Android users would pay for a subscription service.
- Windows 95 has been installed on an Android Wear device because reasons.
Now here are five Android apps you shouldn’t miss this week!
I know we’re bit late on this but Fruit Ninja got a huge update last week and we’re talking huge. The team at Halfbrick Studios rebuilt the game from the ground up to include more game play features, more characters, and more content. It keeps all the same things such as pricing and the core mechanics but there is a lot of new stuff there. If you haven’t checked it out in a while, now is a great time to get back into it.
Obscure is a hybrid photo editing and messaging application that allows you to add a number of very unique filters. Some of the options include things like fire, a zipper, and blur. On the messaging side of things, it incorporates things like text scrambling and the ability to delete messages you’ve already sent. It’s free with no in app purchases.
Todoist received an update this last week that improves the Android part of their platform. There is a new Karma system that lets you measure your own productivity. The whole update is pretty much dedicated to integrating the new Karma system throughout the app. If you use Todoist you should already have the update and if you’re looking for a fun to-do list app, you should try this one. It’s pretty good.
Google Play Newsstand was updated this last week and it has a little more material design goodness than it used to have. It’s also received some feature updates for magazine reading as well as improved topics. It’s totally free and it’s a fairly decent news reader if you’re looking for one.
Wear HQ for Android Wear is an application that aggregates pretty much everything you want to need if you have an Android Wear device. This includes accessories, news, apps, and watch faces. It’ll also notify you when new Wear apps have been found. If you own an Android Wear device, you should at least try this out.
If there was any awesome Android apps or Google Play news this week you think we should’ve covered but didn’t, let us know in the comments!