Welcome to the first Android Apps Weekly of 2018! It’s also the 225th edition. Here are the headlines from the last week:
- Google is working on two new G Suite projects. The first is a database with employee information. It lets managers deal with employee data and other such things. It seems to be much like Microsoft’s Active Directory software. The second is a business-centric VoIP service. We imagine that it’s similar to Google Hangouts, but for business. Both projects might see releases in 2018, according to reports.
- Dashlane made some big claims this week. They plan on killing the text password. They call it Project Mirror. Basically, it just works better at managing your online passwords. Thus, it’s probably not going to kill the text password. In any case, this seems like a major league update coming to the service soon. It’s already one of the most popular password manager apps available.
- Spotify may see an IPO in 2018. Some reports suggest an early 2018 date for the IPO. That means it may happen sooner rather than later. Spotify reportedly filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. This is what sparked the rumors. The company recently announced 70 million paid subscribers. That’s bigger than everybody else. An IPO may be a good idea for the company.
- Tencent announced a new Attack on Titan game this week. Attack on Titan – Dedicate Your Heart should hit Asian countries first with a worldwide release later on. Tencent is the developer or publisher of League of Legends, Arena of Valor, PlayerUnknown’s Battleground, Fortnite, the Candy Crush games, and the Clash games (Clash of Clans and Clash Royale). That gives them a rather impressive pedigree. Hit the link for early registration and more info!
- The Amazon and YouTube problem got worse this week. Google officially pulled support for Amazon Fire media devices as well as the Echo Show. There are ways around it such as a browser. However, this is not an ideal solution. Amazon expressed disappointment, but claims that talks are still ongoing. Until then, Amazon Fire customers are without an official YouTube app.
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