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19 temporarily free and 36 on-sale apps and games for Wednesday

Another week is about half done, so that means it's time for another round of app sales. Today's list is small and features more questionable items. Have fun and see you all on Friday.

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37 temporarily free and 29 on-sale apps and games to start the week

Good evening. Despite it being a bit later than usual, I have the first round of app sales for the week. Today's list has a few notable items and we see the return of the ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ section — I know that some of you are very excited about this.

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'Swipe down to close' gesture for Play Store images is now live for some

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26 temporarily free and 42 on-sale apps and games to kick off the weekend

It's finally Friday! Another week is wrapping up and boy what a busy one it was. CES, though not as a big of an event for us at AP as MWC, is still a deluge of news. And since it's Friday, that means it's time for another round of app sales to get the weekend started right. It's a much smaller list today, which is expected considering the time of year. So take a look at what we have today and enjoy your weekend.

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43 temporarily free and 70 on-sale apps and games for Wednesday

Well, hello there. Fancy seeing you here. After a break that was brought on by the holidays and some other circumstances, I'm back again to bring you all some app sales. Put your concerns about the fate of this regular Android Police series to rest, dear readers, and feast your eyes on the list we have today.

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Google's new SMS and call permission policy is crippling apps used by millions

Late last year, Google decided it was time to crack down on apps requesting SMS and call log permissions. Ostensibly, exceptions would be granted for categories including backups and automation, but as of now, there are still gaps which cover legitimate use cases. While some popular apps like Tasker have successfully secured exemptions, others like Cerberus have not. Instead, they've decided to strip out those permissions or risk facing the wrath of Google's upcoming January 9th banhammer, killing associated functionality and disappointing millions of long-time users to adhere to the Play Store's new policy.

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57 temporarily free and 151 on-sale apps and games to finish the Christmas week

Android Police's app sales roundup is back after a break for Christmas, so I hope you're ready. Today's list is very large, due equally in part to the holiday and to the fact that I was not able to write one of these up until now. New Year's is coming up, so we'll have one last roundup to send off 2018. Until then, enjoy.

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Amazon Prime Video passes 100 million installs on the Play Store

An Amazon Prime subscription comes with a ton of perks, and one of those is Prime Video. In my experience, it doesn't have nearly as much selection as Netflix or Hulu, and I personally only really use it to watch The Grand Tour. But back to the topic at hand: Prime Video now has over 100 million installs on the Play Store.

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Nova Launcher Prime on sale for just $1 — cheaper in some countries

Nova Launcher is the defacto drop-in launcher replacement for those dissatisfied by a given phone's software. Its range of options and customizations cover the gamut from stock-ish to garish and everything in between, making an essential part of the basic Android enthusiast kit. And if you're a recent software transplant enjoying our greener pastures, Nova Launcher Prime is on sale now for a mere $1 here in the states, and cheaper in other countries.

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Google Duo reaches 1 billion downloads on the Play Store

Back in May of 2016, Google announced two new messaging apps: Allo and Duo. The former, as you probably know, is being killed off in about three months. Duo, however, is still alive and kicking, as it's a pretty good video calling app. It just hit a whopping one billion downloads on the Play Store, which is no small feat.

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