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5 Android apps you shouldn't miss this week - Google Play Weekly
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Hello again and welcome back to Google Play Weekly. Here are the headlines this week or you can watch the video above!
- Google has launched their best Android apps of 2014 and their best games of 2014. They’re both large lists.
- A new patent will either kill Game Boy emulators or provide us with an official one from Nintendo.
- Google Messenger gets a sizable update that now lets you customize your theme.
- Microsoft purchased the email and calendar client Acompli for a reported price of $200 million.
- Google and Microsoft go head to head with their respective Santa Tracker apps.
And now here are five Android apps and games you shouldn’t miss this week!
Google has released a new application called Device Assist that helps people become more acclimated with the features of their device. It is only for Nexus devices, Google Play Experience devices, and Android One devices and it helps you learn things like Google Now and other various Google features. It’s free and if you know someone getting a Google phone for Christmas, this is a great app to have them try.
Google News and Weather is getting and update very soon that adds some new features and UI changes. There is now a dark UI option for those that like their apps darker as well as some fun graphics for things like weather. You can also now use the search bar to delve into topics in more depth. The update is rolling out so if you don’t have it yet, have some patience because it’s coming.
Status is a new app that is designed to automatically update your status when you do things. Most adults may not have a use for this but it is a great application for parents who want to keep an eye on their kids without forcing their kids to do, well, anything. It updates automatically in the background so kids can keep doing what they do and parents can keep doing what they do and no one has to do any additional work. Oh and it’s free.
Godus is a fun new free to play game where you get to play God. You’ll have control over everything in your little world including what it looks like and the people who live there. You can do other things like cast miracles and nurture growth and the like. It’s a little buggy because it is a new release but it is free to play so it won’t cost you anything to try it out.
Last up this week is a new app called Ghostery Privacy Browser. This app allows you to surf the web like any other browser but it also allows you to see what trackers websites use to track your usage habits and it gives you the option to block them. This is handy if you’re a privacy minded individual. There are a couple of small bugs but it is brand new so those will probably be ironed out soon.
If we missed any great Android apps and games news, let us know in the comments!