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The best free and open-source alternatives to Google Calendar on Android

While you may have already checked out our list free and open source Gmail alternatives, you may not even be aware free and open source alternatives to the likes of Google Calendar are out there. If you want to keep your schedule private — or simply don't want anything to do with Google — there are some totally decent options available for Android that you should check out. Here are some of our favorites.

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14 new Android games from the week of June 29, 2020

Welcome to the roundup of the new Android games that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous week or so. Today I have a gacha RPG from the head director behind Nier: Automata, a fantastic sci-fi-based point and click adventure game, and an Orwell-inspired simulation game where the government reigns supreme. So without further ado, here are the new and notable Android games released during the week of June 29th, 2020.

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12 new and notable Android apps from the last week including Mi Control Center, JioMeet, and SwissCovid (6/27/20 - 7/4/20)

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. Today I have a new control center app that mimics the look of iOS, a free video messaging app, and a COVID contact tracing app. So without further ado, here are all of the new and notable Android apps released on the Play Store in the last week.

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30 new Android games from the week of June 22, 2020

Welcome to the roundup of the new Android games that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous week or so. Today I have a boatload of games, and I mean a boatload. For example, I have titles from Square Enix, The Pokémon Company, Humble Bundle, not to mention a wide selection of quality indie releases. So without further ado, here are the new and notable Android games released during the week of June 22nd, 2020.

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The best free and open-source alternatives to Gmail on Android

There are a lot of reasons you might want to use an open source alternative to an app like Gmail. Privacy, security, and supporting open source development top the list, but the simple fact is that an app like Gmail, at the end of the day, needs to generate revenue for Google in order for the service to worth providing. It also has to serve a hugely diverse user base with tons of needs and expectations about email you may not have, where a simpler, more stripped down email experience would do just as well. Here are a few Gmail alternatives for Android that are totally free and open source.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite review: The new Android tablet to beat

Samsung is the only manufacturer interested in producing high-end Android tablets, but last year, the company added a slightly cheaper option to its Tab S lineup. The Galaxy Tab S5e retained the high-quality AMOLED screen and thin design of Samsung's highest-end models, but lacked the Tab S4's stylus support (and still cost over $400). This time around, Samsung is trying something different with the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite.

Despite its faults, the new Galaxy Tab S6 Lite might be the strongest iPad competitor Samsung has ever produced. The hardware won't blow you away, and it doesn't have all the features of the more expensive Tab S6, but it's a full-fledged tablet with an included S Pen stylus for $350 only $20 more than the cheapest iPad, not including the $100 Apple Pencil.

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14 new and notable Android apps and live wallpapers from the last week including DontKillMyApp, ARCore Depth Lab, and Lines of Play (6/20/20 - 6/27/20)

Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android applications and live wallpapers that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous week or so. Today I have a fantastic tool that can report precisely which background processes are being killed by your device, and two new releases from Google to showcase the latest API for ARCore. So without further ado, here are all of the new and notable Android apps and live wallpapers released on the Play Store in the last week.

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Google finally fixes widespread connection error plaguing Assistant on Android Auto

After a large number of complaints about a bug affecting Assistant on Android Auto, Google has finally released a fix along with the latest version of the Google app that should put the issue to bed. A post outlining the problem on the Android Auto support site received more than 1,200 upvotes and a similar number of replies from other afflicted users.

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13 new (and 1 WTF) Android games from the week of June 15, 2020

Welcome to the roundup of the new Android games that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous week or so. Today I have a free educational release from The Pokémon Company, the sequel to Desert Golf, and a free idle game that offers excellent graphics. So without further ado, here are the new and notable Android games released during the week of June 15th, 2020.

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8 new and notable Android apps from the last week including Tangi Quick Videos, HEY, and Reelgood Streaming Guide for Android TV (6/13/20 - 6/20/20)

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. Today I have a slightly shorter list than normal, but since more than half of these apps were covered in their own articles this week, I wanted to make sure nobody missed out. Most notably, Google has published a couple of experimental apps this week that offer many features similar to Pinterest. We also have a new email app from Basecamp and a streaming guide for Android TV that can list all of your content in one place.

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