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Weekend poll: Are you using any Google messaging apps like Allo, Hangouts, or Android Messages?

Earlier this week it was revealed that Google was planning to "pause" development on its Allo messaging service, reassigning those resources to Android Messages and RCS—which is apparently also being called "Chat" by Google. The company remains ostensibly committed to the Allo platform as a whole, but Google's graveyard is littered with dead messaging services. Some of them are even still being used in the absence of further improvements, like Hangouts. That got us to thinking, which of Google's messaging apps might you be using?

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[Update: Trees theme hits stable for 4/20] Reddit app v3.0 beta adds night mode, account drawer, themes, and more

The official Reddit app has been not so good compared to many of the alternative clients, but it's getting better today. The v3.0 update is in beta, and it adds a number of important features. The app finally has a night mode that won't sear your retinas in a dark room, and it's easier to access/switch accounts. Oh, and you can turn on a "Pony" theme. What more could you want?

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13 temporarily free and 34 on-sale apps to finish off the week

Another week is at its end, so you all know what that means: one last round of app sales! Today's list, unfortunately, is mostly disappointing (like Wednesday's), but at least we have the weekend to look forward to! Enjoy your next couple of days and I'll see you all next week.

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27 temporarily free and 24 on-sale apps for Wednesday

Tax Day (U.S.) has passed, so let's celebrate with some app sales. Today's list is a bit smaller than Monday's, but it has some entries worthwhile. Peruse at your leisure and I'll see you all for one more round on Friday.

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17 new and notable (and 1 WTF) Android games from the last week (4/11/18 - 4/17/18)

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.

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[Update: New top menu, Chromecast FAB] Netflix unveils refreshed UI with bottom navigation bar in latest update (APK Download)

Back in December, Netflix was running what appeared to be a server-side test of a refreshed UI featuring a bottom navigation bar. Now it seems Netflix is rolling out the new interface to some of its beta users, and we finally have an APK download to share too.

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26 temporarily free and 49 on-sale apps to begin the week

Another week has started, but this is one that almost everyone in the U.S. dreads. Taxes are due tomorrow, unfortunately, so whether you've already paid your dues or are stressing about how much you owe, I have some app sales to take your mind off things for a bit. I wish that there were more notable items in here, but that's just the way it goes. See you all after Tax Day.

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15 new and notable Android apps and live wallpapers from the last two weeks (4/3/18 - 4/16/18)

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.

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SwiftKey kills off its redundant Swiftmoji app 😵

In 2016, SwiftKey released Swiftmoji, a new keyboard with predictive emoji, to make it faster to insert the colorful little characters into your messages and status updates. Swiftmoji worked essentially the same way SwiftKey's main keyboard did, with autocorrect and predictive typing, but with the distinction that it featured an additional bar at the top of the keyboard where the app to display emoji suggestions based on context. Two years later, SwiftKey is finally shutting down Swiftmoji, as the app is now redundant and most of the functionality has already been rolled into the standard keyboard.

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Telegram may be turning a blind eye to rampant piracy

Telegram is a service for sending messages while remaining anonymous. That's something with which Russia has taken issue, and it just banned the service over it. However, Telegram may also be gaining in popularity because it's an easy way to share pirated content. The Outline spoke with several Telegram channel admins who say Telegram seems uninterested in policing the files users upload.

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