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12 of the best weather widgets available on Android in 2020

Weather is one of those uniquely well-suited use cases for Android's powerful widget system. There are a lot of options out there, though, with various configurations and customizations that might appeal to you (and your aesthetic sense) more than others. We've used many of them over the years, and we think this roundup of 12 of the best ones (in our opinion!) should have something for everybody, from the minimalist to the full-on data geeks.

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19 new Android games from the week of May 18, 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 fantastic cult visual novel, the release of the 3DS emulator Citra, and an interesting new 2D platformer from Crescent Moon. So without further ado, here are the new and notable Android games released during the week of May 18th, 2020.

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How to turn your old Android phone or tablet into a remote control for your smart home

Making your home smarter is probably on more people's minds than ever right now, but it can become a seriously dizzying project just remembering all the various voice commands and apps involved, to the point that you might even want a dedicated piece of hardware for controlling it all. Kind of like a universal TV remote, but for light bulbs, cameras, and smart thermostats. And using an old smartphone, you basically can, just as long as it isn't too old.

One of Android's real perks is that, while many phones do stop getting updated eventually, Google supports them for a tremendously long time via Play Store and Play Services updates so that their popular apps continue to work even on seemingly ancient hardware.

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11 great to-do list and task management apps for Android

Whether you use a to-do an app to manage your pending work items or your grocery list, it needs to be simple, and ideally give you the option to share lists with others to be even more productive. We've selected a few popular ones that are easy to use and offer a decent amount of features. Depending on your requirements and usage, some will be straight to the point, while others will come with more advanced functionality. In any case, you'll most likely find one that suits your needs in the list below.

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16 new and notable Android apps and live wallpapers from the last two weeks including Microsoft Family Safety, Wavelet, and OnePlus Game Space (5/9/20 - 5/23/20)

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 I have a family safety app from Microsoft, an excellent EQ app that supports a wide selection of headphones, and a gaming app from OnePlus that can optimize your device for a better gaming experience. So without further ado, here are all of the new and notable Android apps and live wallpapers released in the last two weeks.

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100+ 3D objects in Google Search to explore from the comfort of your home

Even if stay-at-home orders are slowly lifting all around the globe, we're mostly supposed to stay inside to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. But that shouldn't stop us from exploring things we'd normally see in museums or shops thanks to 3D models available in Google Search on Android and iOS. We've already covered which animals and pets you can lure into your home, but if you and your kids get tired of acting as an amateur zoologist, there is a whole world to explore, starting with planets and space crafts courtesy of NASA over anatomy all the way to shopping for shoes.

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15 new Android games from the week of May 11, 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 kart racer from Nexon that's actually pretty good. I also have a quality puzzle-based platformer where you'll play the part of a battery tasked with escaping a factory, not to mention the release of SpongeBob: Krusty Cook-Off, a children's game where you'll assemble food for all of the residents in Bikini Bottom. So without further ado, here are the new and notable Android games released during the week of May 11th, 2020.

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These are the apps the Android Police staff can't live without

We've covered the best new Android apps and games for years, but we've only occasionally talked about our personal favorites. It's high time we did a roundup of the Android Police staff's top applications, don't you think?

For this roundup, some of the fine writers at Android Police have selected their favorite Android apps. We've excluded applications and services that are incredibly popular, like Gmail or Spotify, in favor of software that might be new to some people.

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17 new Android games from the week of May 4, 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 generic drag racing game that Microsoft slapped the Forza brand onto, the arrival of SEGA's mobile Olympics game, and a quirky narrative adventure puzzler where deciphering the narrator's clues is half of the puzzle. So without further ado, here are the more notable Android games released during the week of May 4th, 2020.

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13 new and notable Android apps and live wallpapers from the last two weeks including Bing Wallpapers, Surface Audio, and COVIDSafe (4/25/20 - 5/9/20)

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 I have an awesome wallpaper app from Microsoft as well as a companion app for the company's Surface Earbuds, not to mention a COVID tracker from the Australian Department of Health. So without further ado, here are all of the new and notable Android apps released in the last two weeks.

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