There were some shiny new (expensive) Android devices announced yesterday at Mobile World Congress. If you're planning to pick up a new device, you probably want to save some cash. We can help you do that and still get some neat apps and games. Read on, thrifty consumer.



SCR Screen Recorder Pro (root)  – $3.16 from $5.51

Pencil Camera HD Premium – $1.09 from $1.91

Calendar Widget KEY – $1.00 from $1.99

Mobile Doc Scanner – $0.99 from $4.99

Shuttle+ Music Player – $0.99 from $1.99

Pixelation LWP – Free from $1.99 (enter code 1234567890 in settings > size > background)


Tales of Illyria – $1.99 from $4.99

Bridge Constructor – $0.99 from $1.99

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

He's the author of a sci-fi novel called The Crooked City, which is available on Amazon and Google Play. http://goo.gl/WQIXBM

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    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Pretty sure Tasker's dropped to $2.99 a long time ago, and it's not a sale price. Not sure why it's getting picked up today.

      • MelanieO34

        All this apps were announced on vividroid .com few days ago! there you should look for fresh bids.

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  • Matthew Fry

    I feel like Bridge Constructor is on sale about 100% of the time.

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      • Matthew Fry

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  • sssgadget

    Root Call Blocker Pro is on sale. $1.99

  • Jason Bourne

    So I'm new to Android (coming from iOS for 5+ years). When are apps typically released in the stores... for example, most apps on iOS are released Thursday at Midnight EST. Later that day, Apple would update the main App Store page to highlight the new apps.

    Does Google do that on any particular day during the week?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Don't think so. Developers release apps, not Google. It's entirely up to them.

      • Jason Bourne

        On iOS, Developers release apps too... but everyone waits until Thursday to release because that's when they know users will be browsing the store for something new. Not all developers follow that pattern (Square-Enix for example), but most do...

        • justin

          If I understand this correctly, every iOS developer submits their app to Apple, for review, and Apple publishes it to the app store. As far as I know, this is not the case with Google Play. A dev can, and will, release apps any day of the week, as well as updates. There is no set schedule for new apps appearing in Google Play.

        • http://planetmew.com/blog/ Christopher Glass

          You're coming from an ecosystem where there weren't auto-updates.

          • Jason Bourne

            iOS has auto updates. I disabled that feature both there and here because I want to decide if I want to install an update.

          • http://planetmew.com/blog/ Christopher Glass

            Past tense. iOS 7 has it now. But that's less than a year old.

    • RyanWhitwam

      Google doesn't review apps manually like Apple does. Developers publish apps and updates whenever they want and they are usually live for everyone an hour or two later.

  • cabbiebot

    Has anyone tried that Mobile Doc Scanner app? How does it compare to the scan feature in the Google Drive app?

    • Zach Bonjour

      CamScanner is the best mobile scanning app that i've used. Miles ahead of Moble Doc and G Drive.

  • My name is….

    Im very happpy with Shuttle+ and its interface.
    I also have purchased Poweramp, but i like it better.

  • CasperTFG

    Influx, Cryten and Umbra are on sale for ninety-nine cents.