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15 new and notable Android apps from the last week including Swoot, Waymo, and Harmony Express (4/13/19 - 4/20/19)

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 week or so. Today I have a social podcast app, a self-driving car service app, and a tie-in release that will help you set up the newest Harmony remote. So without further ado, here are the most notable Android apps released in the last week.

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17 temporarily free and 38 on-sale apps and games to end the week

We've come to the end of another week, so here's a final list of app sales for you. Keeping it short today.

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Gboard updated with 63 new languages, including IPA (not the beer)

Gboard already supports hundreds of languages and dialects, but that's not stopping the team behind it from adopting more. Since announcing that the app had more 500 inputs back in December, developers have added at least 100 more. And now, we know of another 63 that have just been codified into Google's official rolls, bringing the total to 748.

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19 temporarily free and 50 on-sale apps and games for Wednesday

The week keeps chugging along, which means it's time for another round of app sales. You might find something you like in the list below, but regardless, be sure to check back on Friday for more.

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Waymo app comes to the Play Store, but you probably still can't use it

Waymo grew out of the self-driving car project at Google X, but it's now a separate company under the Alphabet umbrella. Waymo's service still isn't available to everyone, but it's in semi-open trials in the Phoenix area. Now, those testers can get the Waymo app from the Play Store.

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34 temporarily free and 54 on-sale apps and games for Tax Day

Probably one of the least liked days in the U.S., Tax Day 2019 is here, so I hope you're squared away. In other news, we have a new round of app sales for the week to get you started.

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[Update: Now in Tasker beta] SkipTrack and Next Track apps let you skip songs by long-pressing volume buttons, no root required

One nifty feature that's been possible on various custom ROMs for some time is the ability to skip forward or back on music players with a long press of the volume buttons, even when the phone is locked and the screen is off. Although similar functionality could be achieved with Tasker using double/triple presses, the exact same feature hasn't been possible on unrooted phones — until now.

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VLC is available on Huawei phones in the Play Store again

Last summer, the VLC developers got fed up with Huawei and took drastic action. In a firey tweet, the VideoLAN team declared that Huawei's aggressive background task management was causing issues, so VLC was blocking those phones from downloading the app in the Play Store. It seemed like a bit of an overreaction, but the block has now been lifted.

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29 best new (and 1 WTF) Android games released this week including Construction Simulator 3, Photographs, and Distraint 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 an excellent simulation game where you build your own construction company from the ground up, a unique story-driven puzzle game from the creator of You Must Build a Boat, and the official release of the sequel to the spooky adventure game Distraint. So without further ado, here are the most notable games released this week.

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22 new and notable (and 1 WTF) Android apps from the last two weeks including Spark, Holey Light, and NYTimes - Daydream (3/30/19 - 4/13/19)

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 I have an awesome new email app that's finally made its way from iOS to Android, a new release from Chainfire that can add a notification light around the camera cutout in Samsung Galaxy devices, and a virtual reality app from the New York Times. So without further ado, here are the most notable Android apps released in the last two weeks.

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