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Google unveils new tool designed to boost frame rates for Android games

Mobile gaming has become a big deal in recent years, thanks to an increase in both smartphone performance and user base. While developers only have to deal with a very limited amount of hardware targets when it comes to iOS, publishing games for Android requires optimizing for a wide range of devices with varying levels of power. Now a new library in the Android Game SDK will help developers improve the performance of their games on Android phones in a much more streamlined fashion.

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20 great co-op games for Android in 2020

Android games with proper co-op modes aren't especially easy to find, and even harder to search for on a place like Google's Play Store. That's why we've compiled a list of 20 of our favorite co-op titles for Android smartphones and tablets here. These games offer simple ways to play with friends and family instead of relying on randomized online partners, making for a more personal and connected gaming experience.

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Google aims to replace OBB files with Play Asset Delivery for faster, more dynamic gaming experiences

Games can be big and cellular connections can be slow. Rather than have users download the complete package upfront, Google has long supported a system for installing a base APK initially and then using APK Expansion Files to download the rest of the content at launch. That came with its own downsides, though. Now, Google has rolled out a new system dubbed Play Asset Delivery, first announced earlier this year, that promises to make the entire experience much more seamless for both users and developers.

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30 of the best Android games with controller support in 2020

Throughout my years at Android Police, I've created my fair share of game roundups, but I've yet to generate a list of Android games that support physical controllers. Today I'm going to rectify that long-standing oversight with a huge list of quality Android games that support gamepads out of the box. This means today's roundup will focus on games that specifically support bluetooth and/or USB controllers. So if you're looking for some fantastic console-quality ports, or simply wish to extend your library of Android games that support physical controllers, then this roundup is for you.

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Team 17's Android games including Worms 3 and The Escapists 2 are on sale until June 4

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40 of the best retro PC, console, and arcade games ported to Android

Some modern mobile games are great, but rarely are they true replacements for the classics of old. Android has a surprisingly decent number of ported retro games from console, PC, and arcade platform, and we've gathered some of the best ones that have been released over the years. These games are true to their original forms, with existing graphics (as in, they're not updated to look and play like newer games) but if you're looking for a roundup of classic games that have received a modern makeover, we've got you covered in a separate post. A lot of these games are ones you and I grew up playing, and I've hand-selected the cream of the crop.

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

While we generally tend to advocate for games you actually buy once and just can play unimpeded, no one's gaming budget is unlimited. Believe it or not, there are some good free-to-play Android games out there, and I figured it would be a good idea to round up some of the better such titles on the Play Store as a worthy follow-up. So if you're looking for a few mobile games that can offer hours of fun without the need to spend any money, then this is the roundup for you.

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25 of the most relaxing puzzle games for Android phones and tablets

I often find that relaxing with a calming game after a long day is extremely helpful for keeping my head screwed on straight, especially during such stressful times. This is why I've personally hand-selected a bunch of puzzle games that are great for decompressing at the end of the day. So if you're looking for some of the chillest puzzlers currently available on Android, this roundup is for you. Of course, like most of my roundups, I've thrown in a few lesser-known titles to forgo many of the games you would find in similar lists around the web, in the hope that you may discover a few gems, and I've listed them all by price to make discovery easier.

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15 of the best Android games to play while you're stuck at home

Now that many people across the globe are stuck at home, thanks to the coronavirus, I figured it's the perfect time to share some of AP's favorite Android games to keep the doldrums at bay. This is why I've taken the time to compile a short list of quality titles that can easily melt the hours of the day away. So whether you're looking for a game you can really sink your teeth into or are simply looking for something with a bit more depth than your average mobile release, then AP has your back with a roundup of the best Android games to play while you're stuck at home.

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These high-FPS games are ready for the Galaxy S20's 120Hz screen

The Samsung Galaxy S20 is the first mainstream Android phone to feature an (optional) 120Hz display refresh rate mode, following the Asus ROG Phone II and its fellow gaming devices on the heels. That makes the Galaxy S20's interface extra smooth, but dedicated 120fps content utilizing the new capabilities is still few and far between. The best way to push the display to its limit is by testing some games, and we've got you covered with a selection of more than 200 high frame rate titles we're currently aware of.

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