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11 new Android games from the last week: The best, worst, and everything in between (2/22/21 - 2/28/21)

11 new Android games from the last week: The best, worst, and everything in between (2/22/21 - 2/28/21)

Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android games that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous week or so. Today's list is broken up into several segments, ranging from best, average, to mediocre. So whether you're looking for the best games of quality or are simply looking for the latest free-to-play gacha titles, you're covered. This week I have a gorgeous hand-drawn puzzler, an enjoyable digital adaptation for the board game Fury of Dracula, and a minimal word game that offers a relaxing atmosphere. So without further ado, here are the new and notable Android games released during the last week.

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17 new (and 1 WTF) Android games from the last two weeks: The best, worst, and everything in between (12/28/20 - 1/10/21)

17 new (and 1 WTF) Android games from the last two weeks: The best, worst, and everything in between (12/28/20 - 1/10/21)

Welcome to the roundup of the new Android games that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous two weeks or so. Today's list is broken up into several segments, ranging from best, average, to mediocre. So whether you're looking for the best games of quality or are simply looking for the latest free-to-play gacha titles, you're covered. This week I have a fantastic block-breaking game, an enjoyable point and click adventure that offers an oceanic theme, and a unique fighting game that isn't monetized horribly. So without further ado, here are the new and notable Android games released during the last two weeks.

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

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

While not every app has a great free and open source alternative (thanks, Google Maps), to-do lists don't fall into such a category. If you've been using Google Keep and want to find a service less beholden to our data-hoarding overlords, you're in luck. Even cloud sync is possible without buying into Google or another major corporation's note-taking platform, believe it or not. And really, do you need millions of data points and industry-leading artificial intelligence to make a glorified text editor bulleted lists? (The answer is "no.")

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Flash all the things: Full Android 7.0 Nougat Nexus OTA roundup

Flash all the things: Full Android 7.0 Nougat Nexus OTA roundup

It's Nougat day, finally. Google's latest and greatest version of Android is beginning its slow rollout to Nexus devices, plus the Pixel C and General Mobile 4G. Dev preview devices are getting the OTA almost immediately, but devices on Marshmallow are taking a little longer. Google has said it could take a week or two for everyone to get the OTA, but you don't need to wait that long. We're collecting the full Nougat OTA links right here.

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The 30 best Android games of 2020 for your new phone, tablet, or Chromebook

The 30 best Android games of 2020 for your new phone, tablet, or Chromebook

Christmas is here, so it's time to check out all of the fantastic mobile games released on the Play Store this year. Unlike similar lists across the web, you won't find two-year-old titles like Among Us in today's roundup. This is strictly a list of 2020 releases, and everything has been hand-picked by yours truly. The selection includes 29 games, a WTF listing, and a handful of honorable mentions, because there were simply too many incredible games released this year. While I know mobile often gets the short end of the stick when it comes to quality releases, I've gone out of my way to uncover the best ports as well as many engaging mobile-specific titles for a solid mix of options that should hopefully please everyone.

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Flash all the things: August 2016 Marshmallow Nexus OTA roundup

Flash all the things: August 2016 Marshmallow Nexus OTA roundup

Google has started rolling out the latest round of monthly patches for Nexus devices (and the Pixel C). Maybe you've got that nagging OTA notification on your phone, or maybe you only wish you were so lucky. If you need to update and the factory images are no good, we've got all the OTAs right here. If you want to know what's in this update, check out our full rundown.

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12 new and notable (and 1 WTF) Android apps from the last three weeks including HMD Connect, Energy Ring, and Dolby On (3/14/20 - 4/4/20)

12 new and notable (and 1 WTF) Android apps from the last three weeks including HMD Connect, Energy Ring, and Dolby On (3/14/20 - 4/4/20)

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 three weeks or so. Today I have an app for HMD's global data-roaming sim card, two Energy Ring apps for Samsung devices, and a Dolby-branded recording app. So without further ado, here are all of the notable Android apps released in the last three weeks.

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15 free-to-play Android games that don't suck

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

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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18 new and notable Android apps from the last two weeks including Firefox Private Network VPN, Socratic by Google, and PotatoNotes (2/08/20 - 2/22/20)

18 new and notable Android apps from the last two weeks including Firefox Private Network VPN, Socratic by Google, and PotatoNotes (2/08/20 - 2/22/20)

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 VPN from Firefox, Google's release of the homework-helper Socratic, and an early-access note app that offers a design similar to Keep. So without further ado, here are the more notable Android apps released in the last two weeks.

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