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18 best new (and 1 WTF) Android games released this week including Reigns: Game of Thrones, NBA 2K19, and Indian Summer

Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android games that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous week or so. This week I have an offshoot of the Reigns series that uses a Game of Thrones skin, this year's NBA release from 2K, and a delightful fall-themed puzzle game. So without further ado, here are the most notable games released in the last week.

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OnePlus Switch adds support for migrating wallpapers, home screens, and more

Last year, OnePlus released a handy app for migrating to a new device, called OnePlus Switch. Even though Google already backs up some app data and settings to the cloud, OnePlus Switch can transfer even more information — provided you're coming from a supported device.

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13 new and notable Android apps from the last week including Three.do, Fog of World, and crabhands (10/13/18 - 10/20/18)

Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android applications that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous week or so. This week we have a new task and note-taking app that's designed for ease of use, a unique travel app designed to incentivize exploring new places, and an app that makes it easy to know when your favorite bands are in town. So without further ado, here are the most notable Android apps released in the last week.

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[Update: Listing removed] Dead Cells is coming to Android, and you can pre-register right now

Hey, look at this, the Metroidvania indie hit Dead Cells is coming to Android. The listing just popped up on the Play Store a few minutes ago, and it's currently available for pre-registration. I can't promise that the publisher Playdigious didn't jump the gun a little early, so make sure to check this out while you can.

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[Update: Official new languages + floating keyboard is live] Gboard v7.6 Beta adds a floating keyboard, but it might still be in testing [APK Teardown]

Back in July, a teardown of Gboard v7.4 revealed Google's intent to add a floating keyboard to the experience. With v7.6, it looks like that keyboard is ready for prime time. There are also signs of upcoming Halloween GIFs, plus quite a few new languages.

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Google app v8.33 beta gets closer to opening up notes and lists, prepares personalized news and home screen settings, and more [APK Teardown]

The latest Google app update is rolling out to the beta channel, but as usual, you're probably not going to see much in the way of changes after installing it. The version number lept from 8.27 to 8.33, which looks odd, but I assure you, it makes total sense if you think about it. Today we'll be talking about a new page for home screen settings, more about linking services to notes and lists, personalized news settings, and more.

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Twitter is testing a UI change for retweet and 'more' menus on tweets

Twitter's pretty well known for silently testing major and minor tweaks to its app on a small audience, and one of our tipsters spotted such a change. It's small, but Twitter is experimenting with changing the floating window popup for additional actions into a bottom-up "sheet" menu.

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[Update: Listing restored] A DMCA failure: Play Store automated takedowns hit indie app 'Always On Display AMOLED'

Google's history of providing support to Android developers that run into issues on the Play Store is pretty abysmal. If you have the clout of Facebook or Netflix, your whims are individually catered to, but independent developers get the short end of the automated-support stick. Yesterday, yet another indie Android app, Always On Display AMOLED, was kicked to the curb in what appears to be an overzealous, automated DMCA takedown, and in true Google fashion, the affected developer is left without recourse or a means for dispute. 

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Gmail v8.10 may hint at adding Inbox's standard and travel bundles [APK Teardown]

The latest update to Inbox only served to rub some salt in the wound as it was prepared for its impending demise, but maybe clues from the latest Gmail update will provide some solace. There aren't any changes jumping out after installing, but some hints inside the app to point to early implementations for some of the features people love from Inbox.

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26 temporarily free and 55 on-sale apps and games to finish the week

The weekend is almost here, so here are some app sales to celebrate. Today's list isn't all that noteworthy despite its size, so take a look through what's on offer to see if anything catches your eye and enjoy your weekend.

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