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18 best new Android games released this week including The Black Widow, They Breathe, and OXXO

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. Today I have an interesting take on the murder-mystery format, a creepy game about a frog surviving in a flooded forest, and the latest puzzler from Hamster On Coke Games. So without further ado, here are the most notable games released this week.

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Chrome Beta 77 improves dark mode, lets sites change Enter key, and more

Chrome 76 was a massive release with a huge amount of changes and new features. Chrome 77 is a much smaller update by comparison, but there are still a few aspects worth highlighting. Without further ado, let's jump in!

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Lenovo Smart Tabs can place Alexa video calls with latest update

With its two-in-one Smart Tabs, Lenovo had the brilliant idea of combining a regular Android tablet and a smart display into a single device. When paired with its accompanying dock, the device transforms into an Echo Show, letting you interact with Alexa without having to purchase an additional product. Unfortunately, the Smart Tabs couldn't place video calls until now, but a new update letting you do just that has just been released.

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Partner up for 15 of the best Android co-op games available in 2019

In my many years of covering mobile games, I've noticed that there are a lot of people out there actively looking for co-op games to play with their partner. This is why I've taken the time to round up some of the best co-op games available on Android. I've ordered the list by price, with paid games up top, and free-to-play games towards the bottom. So whether you live with your significant other, or happily reside in separate households, I've dug up more than few worthwhile co-op games that should be suitable for just about anyone looking to partner up on Android.

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ActionDash updated to v4.0 with focus mode schedules, additional Action Launcher integration, and more

Google added Digital Wellbeing features to Android last year, but not all phones got them right away, and the feature set is a bit barebones. ActionDash can do everything from Digital Wellbeing, plus it has a ton of power-user features. This app just got an update today to v4.0 with even more ways to keep you from wasting time.

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15 temporarily free and 45 on-sale apps and games for the weekend

It's finally Friday, so here's a huge list of app sales to celebrate. Today's theme is games, so if you're looking for something new to play on the plane, train, or what have you, today's a good day to find something.

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Telegram 5.10 adds silent messages, slow mode, and more

Messaging app Telegram is rolling out another update, and this one cuts down on the noise. It includes several features that encourage quieter and less frequent messaging. Plus, animated emoji. Who doesn't like that?

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This Is the Police 2 is coming to Android, and you can pre-register right now

Back in December of 2018 we received Weappy Studio's indie simulation adventure game This Is the Police on Android, and today the sequel has popped up on the Play Store for pre-registration. An official announcement released today states that the game is coming to both Android and iOS sometime soon, and if you'd like to pre-register for the Android release, you can do so on the new Play Store listing.

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Apple Music adds dark mode, live lyrics while listening to songs

When Apple announced iOS 13, one of the things that caught my attention was its live lyric implementation in the music app. That was a logical step after the company's purchase of Shazam and I liked how it was integrated in the app instead of requiring a separate layer like Musixmatch. Now, that same functionality is making its way to Apple Music on Android, along with a dark theme.

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Google Maps is rolling out 'Live View' AR walking navigation to more users

Back in February, Google started testing an AR navigation feature that leveraged a phone's camera to overlay directions pointing towards a user's destination. The functionality has been available to Local Guides for the past few months, and the company is now rolling it out more globally after successful testing. For the occasion, it has also given it a name: Live View.

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