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Samsung says away with Galaxy J, Galaxy A is here to stay

Samsung is doing a little spring cleaning with its smartphone branding. It has decided to merge the budget-focused Galaxy J series into the mid-range Galaxy A lineup. Specifically, the 'J' lineage is being carried on by the Galaxy A30 and Galaxy A50.

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26 best new Android games released this week including Whispers of a Machine, Agatha Knife, and Metal Slug Infinity

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 fantastic sci-fi noir point-and-click adventure game, a traditional puzzle adventure that covers some difficult topics, and a Metal Slug-themed idle clicker. So without further ado, here are the most notable games released this week.

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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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Huawei P30 Pro put through its paces in JerryRigEverything's durability test

What would you do upon getting your hands on the Huawei P30 Pro, one of the year's hottest smartphones? If you're Zack from JerryRigEverything, you'd celebrate by bending, scratching, and burning the device — all in the name of science.

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[Update x2: More changes] After a week with Android Q Beta 1, here are all the little changes we've noticed

There are quite a few new features (and some removed functionality) present in the first beta of Android Q — we've documented around 50 major changes already. There are also plenty of smaller tweaks that don't warrant separate coverage, so we're going over them here. Without further ado, here all of the smaller changes in Android Q Beta 1.

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[Bonus Round] Evil Dead: Extended Nightmare, Ailment, Doors & Rooms: Escape games, Fireballz: Lava Labyrinth, PGA TOUR Golf Shootout, and Block Shooter!

Welcome to the latest entry in our Bonus Round series, wherein we tell you all about the new Android games of the day that we couldn't get to during our regular news rounds. Consider this a quick update for the dedicated gamers who can't wait for our weekly roundups, and don't want to wade through a whole day's worth of news just to get their pixelated fix. Today we've got a premium Evil Dead runner, a pixel-art roguelike shooter, a pleasant escape the room game, a new puzzler from Infinity Games, a PGA-branded slingshot mechanic golf game, and a shooter that mixed the classic SHMUP gameplay with a brick breaker. Without further ado:

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Agatha Knife is a dark-humor puzzle adventure that tackles difficult subjects

It must be point-and-click adventure day or something, because I just covered the release of a fantastic sci-fi noir title, and now I'm announcing another quality puzzle adventure game called Agatha Knife. On its surface, it appears to be a standard point-and-click adventure puzzler, but don't let the cartoony graphics fool you, as this release offers a satirical story that tackles many controversial topics through the eyes of a child.

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Whispers of a Machine is a fantastic sci-fi noir point-and-click adventure game out now on Android

Whispers of a Machine is a point-and-click adventure game that contains genre-fitting pixel-based graphics, over 4,000 lines of voiced dialog, and an enthralling sci-fi noir story. You'll play the part of a cybernetically enhanced special agent tasked with investigating a string of murders that are tied to a group of fanatics committed to creating an AI superintelligence in a world where the technology is outlawed. It'll be up to you to investigate and resolve the case by gathering pertinent information and decoding challenging puzzles.

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[Update: Teaser video] New OnePlus 7 renders reveal version with waterdrop notch and no pop-up camera

Previous OnePlus 7 information has all pointed to an almost bezel-free phone with no notch and a mechanical, slide out front-facing camera but we've heard rumors that OnePlus could be launching more than one distinct handset. Leaked OnePlus 7 Pro branding strongly suggests this, and that came with a possible May 14 launch date too.

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[Update: Out now] Metal Slug Infinity is a new idle RPG from ekkorr, and it's available for pre-registration

SNK has licensed the Metal Slug brand to a mobile development company known as ekkorr, and ekkorr has found some success on the Play Store with its idle RPG Endless Frontier Saga 2. So it's not surprising to see that the upcoming release of Metal Slug Infinity isn't a continuation of the classic run and gun series, but instead is an idle game taking advantage of nostalgia-inspiring Metal Slug assets, and it's available on the Play Store for pre-registration.

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