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Microsoft's SMS Organizer app no longer exclusive to India

You can choose from innumerable SMS apps on Android, including the one that came bundled with your phone. Microsoft has a new option... well, new to most of the world. It launched SMS Organizer a while back in India. After racking up more than a million downloads, the app has expanded globally.

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23 best new Android games released this week including Chessplode, Witcheye, and Beholder 2

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 I have a unique take on the game of chess, a beautiful 2D platformer published by Devolver Digital, and sequel to the totalitarian spy game Beholder. So without further ado, here are the most notable games released this week.

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10 new and notable Android apps from the last two weeks including Anthem App, AmpliFi Teleport, and Hipcamp Camping App (8/3/19 - 8/17/19)

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 two weeks or so. Today I have the official guild management app for Electronic Art's looter-shooter Anthem, a new release from Ubiquiti that allows users to connect to their AmpliFi Router when away from home, and an excellent camping app that's great for discovering new campgrounds. So without further ado, here are the most notable Android apps released in the last two weeks.

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25 temporarily free and 16 on-sale apps and games to start the weekend

Woohoo, we're at the end of yet another week! To celebrate, we have a small list of app sales today. However, as usual, someone out there might find something they like here. Have a good weekend, everyone.

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Tip: If you still don't have the new Android Auto, check your app settings

Google started rolling out the new Android Auto earlier this month, and it's an overall improvement. You should have the updated interface already, but we've heard from a number of Android Auto users who haven't seen the update appear automatically. Luckily, there's a quick fix.

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Sony app deaths continue with Xperia Lounge shutting down this month

Sony, which does not have a good track record of making money from smartphones, has been cutting back on its mobile division for well over a year at this point, consolidating offices and has started to kill off apps it has made — some of them useful, others not so much. In the ongoing saga of this downsizing, we've come to the scheduled demise of the Xperia Lounge app.

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Source code for Google I/O 2019 app arrives with samples of several Android Q features

Android Q will deliver a whole pile of new features like a system-wide dark theme and revamped gesture navigation when it lands later this quarter. But just because Google has implemented those features in Android doesn't mean all your favorite apps will automatically work with them immediately and perfectly; developers need to build that support into their apps. To lend a hand, Google has just pushed out the source code for its I/O 2019 app to serve as an example.

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[APK Download] Dark mode now available on Gallery Go by Google Photos

Google Photos is a fantastic app, but storing and accessing to all your images from the cloud can be a strain on your smartphone's bandwidth and storage, especially if it's a budget Android device. Last month, Google launched Gallery Go (along the lines of Maps Go and Google Go), a lightweight picture manager targetted at the hundreds of millions of budget devices being used in developing countries. Today, the app got an update that adds dark mode — something other apps like Messenger and Google Photos already have.

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26 temporarily free and 26 on-sale apps and games for Wednesday

Yet another week is half over, so here are some app sales to celebrate. Today's list isn't all that great, but that's how it is most of the time.

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Play Store developers can now tag apps with keywords to help discovery

Publishers want their apps to be found. People want to search for apps. The Play Store has ways of letting the two meet through various promotions, sectioning, categories, and, now, tags: developers are now able to describe their apps with up to five words or phrases.

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