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5 Android apps you shouldn't miss this week! - Android Apps Weekly

The 229th Android Apps Weekly is live! This week it's all about big games, including Tekken Mobile, a mobile Mario Kart game, Game Dev Tycoon, and more Android apps and games news!

Published onFebruary 5, 2018

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Welcome to the 229th Android Apps Weekly! Here are the biggest headlines from the last week:

  • Google removed over 700,000 apps from the Google Play Store in 2017. The biggest reason was the violation of the Play Store’s policies. 250,00 were for copyright reasons. Many were due to security concerns like the AdultSwing malware. Additionally, Google removed 99% of the problem apps before anyone installed them. Good job Google! Thank you for keeping us safe.
  • Google also launched its Google Assistant Go app this week. It follows the trend of other Go apps. The app is mostly for low end devices with lesser specs. It is missing some features compared to the full version, such as reminders, hands-free activation, and a few others. Still, it’s a way to get Assistant into the hands of people with less powerful devices.
  • Tekken Mobile soft launched in Canada this week. The hype for this one is pretty incredible with over 1.5 million pre-registrations so far. We also learned about more release dates along with the soft launch. The game should launch around February 15th in Europe and in the U.S. on March 1st. This is probably going to be a candidate for game of the year.
  • YouTube TV continues its fervent march this week. They released official apps for Apple TV and Roku this week. This is a valuable release for the company. It brings them closer to parity with several Internet TV services. The apps reportedly work pretty well as well. YouTube TV’s biggest weakness is lack of platform support. They closed that door a little bit this week with these releases.
  • Nintendo confirmed a mobile Mario Kart this week. Unfortunately, there aren’t many details about it right now except its name: Mario Kart Tour. The announcement came from a Tweet back on January 31st. The tweet also mentioned a release date sometime in the next fiscal year. Nintendo released both premium (pay once) and freemium apps before. This release could go either way. Either way, consider us hyped.

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