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The Android Police Week In Review is back! And that shouldn't be surprising, because it's Sunday. Unless you have amnesia. Or you're just reading it for the first time. I'm going to guess the latter is probably a little more common. And whether you're an amnesiac or a first-timer, you can catch a lot of these stories on our podcast, too.
- AT&T's LTE footprint just got a little bigger - let's hope Zappos still has its size.
After taking a closer look at our top five favorite apps from June, it only seemed right to follow up with another roundup of our top favorites in the game category. Unable to settle on just five games for this roundup, we decided to include six of June's best entries into the Play Store. Of course, there were a ton of worthy competitors for the top six spots, so choosing wasn't easy, but here are our favorites:
First up is Project 83113, a cute sidescrolling platformer from NCsoft. The game challenges players to "bring an end to the reign of the machine" by jumping, bouncing, and shooting through four unique worlds.
What would be another month without another quick roundup of our top five favorite apps? For those just joining us, our monthly "top five" roundups are meant as a quick primer for those who don't have time to wade through the dozens upon dozens of awesome apps we've looked at in the course of the past four weeks. We've selected the cream of the crop, and taken a quick look at five of our favorite apps from June 2012.
Tasker App Factory
First up is Tasker App Factory, an app that, though still in beta, easily gains a spot in our top five for June 2012 thanks to its incredible potential and versatile functionality.
Welcome to a very special edition of the Android Police Week in Review. This week was obviously all about Google I/O, so that's what we're going to be focusing on. Oh, and you can hear even more I/O-y stuff on our podcast.
- Nexus 7
- Feature: Nexus 7 initial impressions and hands-on.
- The Nexus 7: by the numbers.
- Full factory images for the Nexus 7 (JRN84D)
- Nexus 7 UK availability.
- Feature: Getting to know Android 4.1, Part 1 - Slide Unlock / Software buttons / New Icons, or, An Obsessive Compulsive's Guide to Jelly Bean.
Welcome back to another edition of the Android Police Week In Review. It's like news inception. You can also catch a lot of these stories on our weekly podcast - available here, and broadcasting live every Thursday at 5:00 PM PST.
- LG Optimus 4X HD: Needs more acronyms. And to generally be better.
- Some sort of case for the EVO 4G LTE. And some for the One X.
- Verizon has finally unveiled its shared data plans, and of course this has upset nearly everyone.
- Sprint's making a mobile payment service of its own, because WiMAX went so well.
It's that time again - time for the Android Police Week In Review (and probably for you to find something more productive to do on a Sunday). Don't forget, you can catch a lot of this news on our weekly podcast, which we can transmit directly to your ears, free of charge.
- AT&T wants to let you stream Netflix without it counting against your data plan. Presumably, this has absolutely enraged everyone.
- AT&T also wants to change your entire phone plan to one big data plan. Please, lower your expectations now.
- Sprint is ditching Google Wallet to start its own next-generation mobile payment service that only it will use.
With the arrival of a new monthly roundup of apps comes a roundup of our six favorite games. May 2012 saw the addition of a slew of worthy games to the Play Store, but naturally a few stood out above the rest. In this roundup, we'll briefly discuss what we consider to be the top six games released in May of 2012.
Machinarium, which we both announced and reviewed last month, was a no-brainer for inclusion in the monthly game roundup. Though it's only (really) compatible with tablets, this game is positively brilliant for a number of reasons. The game follows the story of Josef, a robot who must venture past the scrap heap to save his robot girlfriend in the city.
Once again, it's time to round up our top five favorite apps from the previous month. We rounded up dozens of great new apps in May, but for those who are short on time or internal storage, we've selected five apps that really shined and are worthy of your attention. It's not easy to choose just five apps with so many great candidates each month, but here they are:
CallApp, which I had the pleasure of reviewing late last month, is an ingenious application that reminds me that my smartphone can actually function as a phone, and which makes telephony what it should have been all along.
It's time for the Android Police Week in Review (... to disrupt my Memorial Day vacation). Don't forget, you can find lots of this news on our weekly podcast, without the burden of a literacy requirement.
- A quick look at the quick SanDisk 64GB SDXC UHS microSD card - needs more acronyms.
- The Logitech Z515 is like a Jambox, but bigger. Revolutionary.
- Sprint's making its tethering plans more expensive. But there's still that whole issue of getting people to actually pay for tethering in the first place.
- Microsoft Office for Android tablets: the most exciting boring rumor we've heard in months.