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11 new and notable Android apps and live wallpapers from the last week including Facebook Gaming, Beats and Loops, and OpenRoaming (4/18/20 -4/25/20)

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 Facebook's Twitch competitor, an enjoyable music creation app, and a Wi-Fi app from Cisco designed for secure public Wi-Fi connections. So without further ado, here are all of the notable Android apps released in the last week.

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Some OnePlus 8 Pro pre-orders have screen issues, but fixes are coming

OnePlus 8 Pro sales don't open until the 29th, but early pre-orders are already arriving, and we've already heard reports of problems with the phone's screen. As touched on in our review, complaints cover a range, including crushed/clipped blacks, low brightness irregularities/"green-tint" issues, image retention, and even lines appearing around the punch-hole camera cutout. Thankfully, OnePlus tells us it's aware of the reports of problems and working on software fixes for some of them.

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Android stability flaw is causing some phones (mostly Pixels) to freeze up completely

Several of us at AP, myself included, have noticed a concerning stability issue on Google Pixel devices in recent weeks that causes the whole system UI to become unresponsive. According to the many replies to Artem's tweet on the subject (below), users of phones from other OEMs also complain about the issue, so it might be a more widespread Android bug rather than one limited to Google-made devices.

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How to get fit with Android and Wear OS, part three: Understanding data and how it reflects your health

So far, you've chosen your Wear OS watch, and you've started to gather vital health metrics. While those are critical steps, having a ton of information at your fingertips is only useful if you understand what it means. In the third installment of How to Get Fit with Android and Wear OS, we're diving into your data and deciphering how it reflects on your overall health.

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19 new Android games from the week of April 13, 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'm glad to announce the arrival of Dead by Daylight Mobile, a buggy yet fun asymmetrical survival horror game. I also have the latest point and click adventure from Jesse Makkonen, and a collection app that contains 30 flip-phone-era games from Gameloft. So without further ado, here are the more notable Android games released during the week of April 13th, 2020.

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20 new and notable Android apps from the last two weeks including Quibi, Plexamp, and Plex Dash (4/4/20 - 4/17/20)

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 two weeks or so. Today I have a new video streaming service app and two useful releases from Plex, not to mention a handful of other useful titles. So without further ado, here are all of the notable Android apps released in the last two weeks.

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The best smartwatches, fitness trackers, and wearables for Android (Spring 2020)

Smartwatches weren't exactly the next smartphone revolution that many hoped for, but for checking notifications and tracking health, they can be incredibly valuable tools. They're certainly not for everyone, but if you're looking for a new smartwatch, fitness tracker, or other wearable product, there are plenty of excellent options at every price bracket.

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How to get fit with Android and Wear OS, part two: Choosing the best health and fitness apps

In the first installment of how to get fit with Android and Wear OS, we discussed the specs any good fitness-oriented Wear OS watch should have, plus we recommended some of our favorite models. In part two, we’re diving deep into the various types of apps that you will use to track metrics, establish good habits, and stay on top of your goals.

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18 new Android games from the week of April 6, 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 the drop-dead gorgeous puzzle-platformer GRIS, the arrival of Thatgamecompany's Sky: Children of the Light, and the fantastic run-and-gun platformer Door Kickers: Action Squad. So without further ado, here are the more notable Android games released during the week of April 6th, 2020.

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Google Phone v47 prepares to add Flip to Silence gesture (APK Teardown)

While some of us spend very little time on the phone, it's still very important that we can make and respond to calls in the most intuitive ways possible. That might involve knowing where buttons are and what direction to swipe, what to look for on a screen, or how some things will react to gestures and button presses. The latest update to the Google Phone app reveals it's about to get a popular feature for muting call ringers by simply flipping the phone over.

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