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17 new (and 1 WTF) Android games from the week of September 14, 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 new board game adaptation from Asmodee Digital. We also have a fantastic 8-bit platformer where you play as a spider and an artful philosophical game from the creators of Homo Machina. So without further ado, here are the new and notable Android games released during the week of September 14th, 2020.

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19 new and notable Android apps and live wallpapers from the last two weeks including Meme Maker, Olauncher, and OnePlus Notes (9/5/20 - 9/19/20)

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 two weeks or so. Today's roundup is sponsored by Meme Maker, a one-stop-shop for all of your meming needs. We also have a new minimal launcher that's easily worth a look, and OnePlus has released a notes app, in case Keep doesn't float your boat. I've also moved the COVID apps into their own section for easier discovery. So without further ado, here are all of the new and notable Android apps released on the Play Store in the last two weeks.

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11 new Android 11 features you should know about

Android 11 is finally here! Well, sort of. The update is already rolling out to Google Pixel phones, and will come to more devices in the coming weeks and months. Much like the past few Android OS updates, there aren't any radical design changes or features that will completely change how you use your phone, but there are plenty of smaller improvements worth talking about.

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COVID tracing app roundup: All of the countries and US states that currently offer exposure notification apps

If you're looking for your country's or state's official COVID Exposure Notification System app, you might not be able to find it thanks to the screwy way Google is handling the search function for COVID related apps on the Play Store. Despite the fact many apps are testing Google's ENS API, the tag is missing from a few listings, and even worse there are some apps you simply can't even search for on the Play Store. Since it would appear every country and US state is creating its own stand-alone app, some areas are lagging behind others, so it's tough to know if your location even has an app available.

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14 new Android games from the week of September 7, 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 latest release in the PAKO racing series, the beta release for Rovio's latest Angry Birds title, and a fantastic shuffleboard game that offers strategic gameplay similar to chess. So without further ado, here are the new and notable Android games released during the week of September 7th, 2020.

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Five apps you should try on your Samsung Galaxy Watch

Samsung's Galaxy Watches usually pair excellent hardware with refined software, but there still aren't that many third-party applications. Samsung has covered most of the basics with its own apps, and you likely won't do most of the same tasks with your watch as you would with your smartphone, but it can still be difficult to find apps to improve your watch's usability. It doesn't help that the Galaxy Store lumps in watch faces with applications, so scrolling through the top apps mostly amounts to scrolling through various clock styles.

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15 new Android games from the week of August 31, 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 wonderful block-based puzzler, a gorgeous point and click adventure game, and an enjoyable puzzle-based adventure game. No kidding, the top of today's roundup is absolutely packed with quality games. So without further ado, here are the new and notable Android games released during the week of August 31, 2020.

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11 new and notable Android apps from the last week including BraveDNS, Bazaart, and AdGuard VPN (8/29/20 - 9/5/20)

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 we have the release of BraveDNS, a tool for circumventing censorship. We also have the arrival of the popular photo editor Bazaart as well as a new VPN from AdGuard. We've also migrated the COVID apps into their own section for easier discovery. 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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15 free-to-play Android games that don't suck

Free-to-play games generally get a bad rap for a reason: they're exploitative, timer-filled hellscapes that use things like multiple in-game currencies and needlessly challenging grind requirements to advance beyond your first few hours or days playing. But there are some F2P titles out there we think actually set the bar higher, and don't try to turn you into a human piggy bank. Here are 15 we think even F2P skeptics like us can feel good about recommending.

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30 of the best Android games with controller support in 2020

Android smartphones have long supported gamepads, and many Android games have long supported them, but that really doesn't tell the whole story when it comes to using buttons and analog sticks to play your favorite titles on the go. Individual game support for controllers can range from totally seamless to super clunky, and it's hard to tell just which titles are best suited for physical controls simply based on a Play Store listing. We've got a list of 30 we've personally tested and can confidently state work well with most Android-compatible gamepads, including everything from console-quality ports to mobile-first titles.

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