Welcome to the 292th edition of Android Apps Weekly. This one is a bit longer than most thanks to Google I / O 2019. You can check out our Google I / O 2019 keynote roundup for a complete overview of the festivals.
Google I / O 2019 news:
- The Google Play Store had several major announcements this week. Google is working on a new rating system with a weighting for new reviews of older reviews. In addition, Google also encourages developers to respond to Play Store reviews, make updates faster, and improve developers' statistics for nerds. Click on the links to learn more!
- Google launched the project this week. The idea is pretty cool. Google wants to place more core components of Android in the Google Play Store for easy updates. This can help roll out security updates faster, along with updates from other Android code core components without an over-the-air update.
- Google Assistant received a new management mode this week. You simply ask Google Assistant to drive around and you get a brand new management context. but This game ends for Android Auto. Vehicles with work with Android Auto, of course, but leave the standalone program in favor of the new Google Assistant feature. Click on the links to learn more.
- Android Q gives developers A little control over hot appliances. & Nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; For example, a streaming service can reduce bitrate and resolution to cool the phone. Games can do similar things to graphical settings.
- The Google Play prize winners have been announced this week. Some of the winners include Shadowgun Legends, Tick Tock, Cavna, Marvel Strike Force, Woebot, and several others. You can hit the link above for a full list of this year's winners. There wasn't a lot of popular names on the list this year, but that was the point.
Non-Google I / O 2019 news:
- Apex Legends is definitely combing on the phone eventually. However, we do not have much information yet. EA confirmed that it was on mobile devices. However, we do not have a release date, any trailers or any additional information. It does have to make the splash like PUBG Mobile and Fortnite.
- Meanwhile, Tencent closed PUBG Mobile in China. The country will not approve the game for monetization because of its violence. Tencent launched a blood-free clone in his place. The clone, Game for Peace, pays tribute to the Chinese army and much less violence than before. China has also recently closed a lot of dice programs.
- Google Play closed three dating programs this week. The dating apps let minors sign up and mix with adults. This is of course not a good thing and it violates the FTC's COPPA rule. There is not much else to say. The dating apps let kids get together and it's not cool. They're gone now. Click the link for more details.
- Minecraft can get an AR release soon. Microsoft released a trailer with a girl at a bank. She erases her phone for another person and sees an AR Minecraft environment. The man comes back quickly and gets his cell phone and that's the whole trailer. We will know more on May 17 when Microsoft announces everything.
- Lastly, YouTube Originals changes a bit. They were originally exclusively for YouTube Premium subscribers. Soon it will no longer be true. Anyone can see the original with ads like any other YouTube video.
In the Sky is a new puzzle game with a fun starting point. You play as a robot and you move around different boxes. The boxes burn laser beams in different directions. You move them so that each laser strikes the object with the same color. You go to the next level and do it again. This is not a highly original premise. However, the execution is decent. Some do not like the controls and the controls are sometimes frustrating. That said, it costs $ 0.99 and has no in-app purchases. It's a decent and inexpensive puzzle game.
Montessori Preschool is an educational program and game master. It's mostly for the age of three to seven and it teaches a lot of different things. Some of the lessons include literacy, shapes and colors, nurseries, creativity, practicalities, and even some very light foreign language lessons. The experience can be very expensive, but there are many things for children to do in the app. Whether it's worth the price is entirely up to you.
Whispering from a machine is a sci-fi noir. You play as a cubic complementary special agent and your goal is to investigate a series of killings. The game features adventure, puzzle, hidden object, and narrative elements along with some solid retro graphics. It also contains over 4,000 lines of voice over dialogue. The game is a little dialogue heavy compared to the actual game mechanics. Prepare to read or listen to a lot during this one.
Peloton Digital is a newer Android application on Android. It contains much the same things as other fitness programs. However, this one includes live studio classes taught by actual instructors. The program also includes thousands of other classes for things like cycling, running, yoga and others. There is more exercise material than one can do in a lifetime. However, all the content comes at a fairly steep cost of $ 19.49 per month.
Rumble Stars is a football game with arcade fighter elements. You create a team, play soccer, and beat your opponents. Several characters have different field skills. It helps you counteract whatever your opponent has. There is also a combination system, several sections and leagues, social clubs, private games, and more. It's a game of gacha and that's where the free element comes. The free elements are strong in this one, so those with less patience for that kind of thing might want to overshoot this one.
If we missed any great Android apps or games news, updates, or releases, tell us about them in the comments!