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5 Android apps you shouldn't miss this week! - Google Play Weekly
- Microsoft has announced some preview builds for MS Office on Android tablets which means a full release isn’t far off! They also added Dropbox support.
- Google seems to be preparing for the launch of Google Copresence, a service that lets you transfer large files to those nearby.
- Starting with Lollipop, Google will give apps the micro SD card access that they all lost in Kit Kat.
- Disney and Google have teamed up to bring us Disney Movies Anywhere, a streaming service packed full of Disney classics.
- Last up, Google Calendar, Gmail, and Google Maps 9 all got their Material Design updates. Gmail hasn’t hit the Google Play Store yet but we expect it any day now.
And now here are five Android apps you shouldn’t miss this week!
Pushbullet received a pretty significant update this last week. It comes with more Material Design, an overhaul of the UI layout, and a more stable notification pushing service. The last time we talked about Pushbullet, it had just given users the ability to send texts over their computers using the browser extension. If you haven’t yet, give Pushbullet a try.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare was recently release and with it came a companion app for Android. With this, you can engage in clan wars to compete for in-game loot, manage your clan, create clan emblems, and more clan stuff. It’s totally free with no in app purchases which is, frankly, a refreshing change in the companion app paradigm. The app does seem to have some issues and we hope the developers get that sorted out eventually.
RoughAnimator is an animation app that allows you to draw things and then those can come to life. It’s a basic animation app so you won’t find the most advanced features out there but you will find enough to have some fun. It’s highly recommended to use this app with a tablet and a stylus because using it on a phone with your finger is a little bit rough.
[Price: Free with in app purchases]
Angry Birds Transformers has finally rolled out to the Google Play Store for everyone to download. We know that another Angry Birds release isn’t the most exciting thing anymore but this game does have some pretty fun game mechanics and it has a 4.5 rating after 180,000 reviews which is pretty impressive. It’s free to play with in app purchases if you’re interested.
Primecast is a new application that allows you to cast Amazon Instant Video to your Chromecast. It is a very early release so there are some bugs here and there like I had to sign out and sign back in before it showed me my Watchlist. Otherwise, it works pretty well and we’re looking forward to seeing how much better this can get.
If we missed any awesome Android apps or games news this week, let us know about it in the comments!