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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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These are the browser extensions the Android Police staff can’t live without

Here at Android Police, we live and breathe in our desktop browsers. Almost everything we do from writing, researching, and communicating happens within the confines of our computer screens (or on our phones, naturally). Over the years, we found quite a few ways to make our lives easier with extensions, both for our jobs and our personal lives. For this collection, we want to share all of the extensions with you that help us manage our lives and our workday.

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11 Android widgets that are actually useful

With iOS 14, Apple certainly felt very "inspired" by a choice selection of Android features. One of the biggest was undoubtedly homescreen widgets, a fundamental part of the Android experience from day one. While widgets may not be as popular on the platform these days, it sure seems they'll be poised for a comeback given Apple's newest mobile OS. With that in mind, here are 11 of our favorite widgets for the platform (that actually look and work well).

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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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6 Android productivity apps designed to help you work from home

When it comes to working from home, as so many of are learning, distractions are everywhere. Be it your kids, partner, or simply the opportunity to walk out the front door at a moment's notice, it can be hard to maintain a sense of productivity without proper discipline. Some of us simply may not find the right balance of work time, break time, and off hours to keep ourselves sane, and at that point, work can start to feel like your entire life. When the office never actually closes, you never leave. We have a few apps we think can help you manage your time better, be more productive, and also help you set reasonable boundaries when working from home.

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The 11 most bizarre, cringey, and weird smartphone commercials of all time

It can be hard for something as anonymous looking as a smartphone to stand out in the world. So, when coming up with ways to advertise and market their wares, manufacturers of these products often try to get... creative. Sometimes, they get far, far too creative, and hilarity ensues. While some of their biggest snafus may be indefinitely lost, we have 11 smartphones commercials and promo videos that we think are the absolutely cringiest, most bizarre, and generally weird ever to be created (and, frequently, the targets of later attempted destruction by their creators — so, thanks, random YouTube re-uploaders).

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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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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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