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19 new Android games from the week of July 27, 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 match-3 game from Zynga that sports the Harry Potter license, the sequel to the popular endless runner Faily Brakes, and a stylistic turn-based shooter that offers an endearing monochromatic theme. So without further ado, here are the new and notable Android games released during the week of July 27th, 2020.

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12 new and notable Android apps from the last two weeks including MyWallApp, Microsoft Family Safety, and iRobot Coding (7/19/2020 - 08/1/2020)

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's roundup is sponsored by MyWallApp, which is a fantastic wallpaper application that offers hundreds of beautiful backgrounds. We also have a new security app from Microsoft, as well as an educational coding app from iRobot. So without further ado, here are all of the new and notable Android apps released on the Play Store in the last two weeks.

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YouTube is testing a more prominent upload button on Android

YouTube has always been a little late to the design game at Google, but that doesn't mean the team isn't constantly testing little changes here and there. Apparently, the current design and location for the upload button is confusing to a large amount of mobile content creators, and so the company is testing a new design that places the upload functionality in the center of the bottom navigation bar.

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23 temporarily free and 47 on-sale apps and games for Friday

Welcome to Friday, everyone. Today I have a solid selection of sales, including a bunch of titles from Toca Boca, a fantastic developer of children's games. Of course, if you're looking for something a little more adult, then the drastic discount on This War of Mine is an easy pickup today. If you're more in the mood for a solid simulation game, then the sale on 911 Operator is worth a look. And if puzzlers are more your speed, then Death Squared is definitely recommended. As always, I've highlighted all of the interesting titles in bold to make discovery easier.

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Google Play services is the first Android app to hit 10 billion installs

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Google is working on better integration between Chrome OS and Android devices

Alphabet may control both Android and Chrome OS, but a frequent complaint of consumers in the Google-y ecosystem is the lack of synergy between the two platforms. The situation is improving little by little, with Google opening Instant Tethering up to more devices and grinding away on Nearby Sharing. Now it looks like the integration is poised to become much tighter in the future thanks to an upcoming "phone hub" on Chrome OS.

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Android and iPhone backups now free to all with Google One app

Google is letting every user back up their phone via Google One, its unified cloud storage scheme for services including Drive, Gmail, and Photos, for free. There will also be an iOS app for the first time while it and the Android one will soon include a storage manager for account holders to clear out old files on said services. These features are the bravest attempt yet to make Google's free users more aware of what One offers and convince them to subscribe.

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24 temporarily free and 28 on-sale apps and games for Wednesday

Welcome to Wednesday, everyone. The middle of the week tends to be slow when it comes to sales, and while today's list is on the shorter side, I still have a few noteworthy titles to share with everyone. First and foremost, the puzzle game Threes is available at a substantial discount, along with the fantastic 2D platformer Teslagrad as well as the roguelike board game One Deck Dungeon. 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 28 on-sale apps and games for the middle of the week.

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30 temporarily free and 58 on-sale apps and games for Monday

Welcome to Monday, everyone. The beginning of the week typically starts off strong thanks to the many sales that pop up over the weekend, and so I have more than a few standouts to share today. First and foremost, the nostalgia-laden RPG Evoland 2 is currently available at a worthwhile discount, though if you're a hardcore RPG fan, then the CRPG Planescape: Torment: Enhanced Edition may be more what you're looking for. Of course, if you prefer puzzlers, then the sale for DISTRAINT 2 is a fantastic choice today. As always, I've highlighted all of the interesting titles in bold to make discovery easier.

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17 new Android games from the week of July 20, 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 the soft-launch of a new Rick and Morty game from Adult Swim, a new rhythm game from Atari, and a gorgeous puzzler that serves as the sequel to Krystopia: A Puzzle Journey. So without further ado, here are the new and notable Android games released during the week of July 20th, 2020.

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