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Google will make using alternative app stores easier in Android 12

Epic Games opened a can of worms last month when it added its own payment solution to Fortnite in a violation of Google Play's guidelines for developers. The move has brought discussions on app store policies to the forefront, and now Google is taking the opportunity to highlight Android's open nature — and announce a big change for alternative app stores coming in Android 12.

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24 temporarily free and 89 on-sale apps and games for Monday

Welcome to Monday, everyone. It would appear we have a boatload of sales to share with everyone today, including a handful of titles from Simple Mobile Tools. Of course, if you're looking for games, then Bendy and the Ink Machine is a solid pickup today, along with King of Dragon Pass and Icewind Dale. As always, I've highlighted all of the interesting titles in bold to make discovery easier. So without further ado, here are 24 temporarily free and 89 on-sale apps and games for the beginning of the week.

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16 new Android games from the week of September 21, 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 digital adaptation of the Root board game, the official release for the match-3 title Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells, and a delightful arcade game collection that offers tons of polish. So without further ado, here are the new and notable Android games released during the week of September 21st, 2020.

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15 temporarily free and 36 on-sale apps and games for Friday

Welcome to Friday, everyone. The weekend is almost here, and thankfully I have some quality game sales to share with everyone today. First up is Titan Quest, one of the best ARPGs on the platform. Next up is Crashlands, a fantastic survival game from Butterscotch Shenanigans. And last but not least is RowRow, a fun little minimal puzzler that's currently free. As always, I've highlighted all of the interesting titles in bold to make discovery easier. So without further ado, here are 15 temporarily free and 36 on-sale apps and games for the end of the week.

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42 temporarily free and 55 on-sale apps and games for Wednesday

Welcome to Wednesday, everyone. It would appear things have picked up quite a bit, and so I have a bunch of app and game sales to share with everyone today, including a few standouts. First up is Traffix, a delightful minimal puzzler from InfinityGames. Next up is Siege of Dragonspear, the latest adventure in the Baldur's Gate tale. And last but not least is Sir Questionnaire, an enjoyable hack and slash game filled with loot. As always, I've highlighted all of the interesting titles in bold to make discovery easier. So without further ado, here are 42 temporarily free and 55 on-sale apps and games for the middle of the week. 

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Android's yearly updates aren't for you anymore

This year's big Android update has finally arrived, but there's not quite the excitement around its release that was common just a few years ago. Given the current worldwide pandemic and Google's shift to working from home, it's impressive that Android 11 arrived even close to on time, but the upgrade seemingly crossed the finish line with little fanfare.

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Android 11 comes to Android TV today, but the rollout starts with just one device

Google started testing Android 11 for Android TVs back in June, and we saw the official Android 11 release land earlier this month for Pixel devices. Now Google has announced that its latest platform update is making its way to the big(ger) screen with the stable release of Android 11 for Android TV — starting with just a single device.

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Olauncher gives your home screen an open-source, minimalist makeover

Android's open, customizable nature is one of the things that attract a lot of enthusiasts to the platform. From manufacturer-specific tweaks to third-party default app replacements, there's usually a way to make your phone look and act how you choose. Olauncher is a new home screen replacement app that endeavors to bring an open-source, lightweight, and minimal setup to your phone.

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34 temporarily free and 43 on-sale apps and games for Monday

Welcome to Monday, everyone. It would appear sales have picked up a bit since the weekend, and so I have more than a few standouts to share with everyone. First up is Golf Peaks, an excellent puzzler themed around golf. Next up is RowRow, a challenging puzzle game filled with brain teasers. And if you're looking for something with a bit more atmosphere and story, then the gorgeous adventure game Heal: Pocket Edition is a great choice. As always, I've highlighted all of the interesting titles in bold to make discovery easier. So without further ado, here are 34 temporarily free and 43 on-sale apps and games for the beginning of the week.

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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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