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

The 248th Android Apps Weekly is live! This week we talk about a bunch of stuff from E3 2018 along with Skyrim for Alexa, Bloons TD 6, a new app from the makers of AirDroid, and more Android apps and games news!

Published onJune 16, 2018

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The 248th edition of Android Apps Weekly is out! Here are the big headlines from the last week:

  • La Liga’s official app caught some flak this week. It turns out the app used a device’s microphone to monitor for illegal streaming. It’s an effective method to root out piracy. However, it’s also a massive breach of one’s privacy. Spain’s data protection agency is investigating the app right now. La Liga defended the action stating that users have to enable mic permissions for the “feature” to work. We don’t think anyone’s buying it. It’s not a great story to kick off this year’s world cup.
  • Minecraft: Story Mode is coming to Netflix sometime this autumn. This sparked reports that Netflix was getting into the game streaming market. Netflix denied these claims and called Minecraft: Story Mode (by Telltale Games) an interactive narrative rather than a game. We also got confirmation that the Stranger Things project (also by Telltale Games) is a mobile game only and also won’t appear on Netflix. Misunderstandings aside, having the game on Netflix should be fun and the upcoming title should be pretty good as well.
  • A new Command Conquer game was announced at E3 this year. EA plans to bring the popular RTS game to mobile with what it calls console quality game play. However, the reaction to the announcement was mostly anger. EA has a habit of turning popular franchises into shameless cash grabs and fans believe Command and Conquer: Rivals is no different. We’ll see when the game comes out. You can register for the game now on Google Play.
  • Microsoft and EA both had big mobile presentations at E3 this year. Both companies are working on new game streaming platforms. There aren’t a ton of details yet and previous streaming service attempts have been (mostly) failures. We imagine that EA and Microsoft have a lot of work ahead of them in order to make it a successful endeavor. Oh, and Microsoft also announced Gears Pop, a Gears of War game for mobile.
  • Bethesda arguably had the best week at E3 for mobile gamers. They announced a new mobile RPG. The Elder Scrolls: Blades promises a first person RPG experience with decent graphics, various quests, online PvP, and tons of exploration. We expect a freemium experience much like Bethesda’s Fallout Shelter and Elder Scrolls: Legends titles. Oh, and they also launched a port of Skyrim on Alexa. We’re serious.

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