Welcome to the 296th edition of Android Apps Weekly! Here's the news from last week:
- YouTube had an interesting week. It was part of the big Google cloud break which affects a good part of the world. In addition, she again came under fire for her algorithm due to the pedophile content that it allegedly shows people. Later in the week, YouTube has promised to remove thousands of videos that contain extreme political views and misinformation. Click on the links for more details on each story.
- Google removed 238 apps with scams this week. Lookout found the apps through a Chinese developer with the malware. The malware is not particularly dangerous. However, it shows tons of tons of video and audio ads even when the program isn't open. The apps were actually pretty popular and downloaded 440 million on Google Play alone. Google didn't catch the problem and it's a bit strange. The malware was about seven or so months on Google Play before Lookout found it.
- Aptoide is angry with Google. The third-party program store wants fair play from Google. The Play Store Flags Aptoide is a harmful application and has been in 2018. Aptoids believe it prevents people from using the app store. However, Aptoide has a bunch of pirate apps and games with rumors of malware-infected free apps and games. However, we were able to install Aptoide on our test devices without any problems.
- BlueStacks has some interesting things in the works. This is a new developer SDK and it needs a lot of help. It allows Android developers to publish their programs and games on Steam and other computer stores. However, the games will open and work in BlueStacks as the player. It can be great as it no longer requires people to download games through the emulator self.
- Google has announced a lot of new stages information this week. The hardware should be on sale in November 2019 with a Founder's Edition for those who do not have a slightly stiffer price. In addition, AAA games such as Destiny 2, Final Fantasy XV and Borderlands 3 are officially on the playlist. We expect even more detail at E3 2019.
Durango: Wild Lands is a relatively new game on the phone and it has not been launched worldwide long ago. It already has the big player base and people look like it. This is a mobile MMO with adventure and sandbox elements. You explore an open world in the prehistoric era with dinosaurs. Players can also work together, play together, play against each other, and go on different searches. The graphics are good and the game playing mechanics is usable and non-intrusive. We really like this game.
Appy Weather is a new, minimal style weather app. It started life on Windows Phone and got a port to Android last week. It's a simple weather app without a ton of extras. You get daily and hourly predictions along with current weather information. The premium version adds daily weather alerts and severe weather alerts. You'll also get a dark theme, widgets (premium version only), and a super simple layout. This is a very minimal weather option although we like to see a radar. The premium version goes for $ 3.99 a year.
F1 Manager is a strategy game with racing elements. Players create their own F1 team and manage that team. There are a variety of opportunities to play through as well as online PvP. Players also hire new staff, build better cars, and even make decisions like when to switch to wet weather instead of dry weather. It's not quite as deep as Motorsport Manager, but it still looks a good balance between depth and comfortable-friendly play. However, it's a freemium game, so expect the disadvantages as well.
Spotify Stations is a new Pandora rival from Spotify. It works like old school Pandora works. You log in, choose a radio station and listen to music for free (with ads). There are generic stations like 70's Hits or more specific things like a playlist based on The Beatles. It's brand new and doesn't have a lot of customization, but we expect the app to improve over time. It's nice to see a simple, free music program again.
Farm Punks is a new game from Noodlecake Studios, publishers of Alto's Odyssey and RealMyst. This game is a & rsquo; runner over & # 39; a place on a mountain that earns money by shooting sharp fruit out of a cannon. Players roll off the fruit as you collect items and avoid obstacles. The game includes 80 playable fruits, a lot of stuff to collect, various challenges and Google Play Games cloud savings. It's also a family-friendly game. The game is currently in beta, so expect bugs and if you play it now.
If we missed any great Android apps or Android games news or updates, please tell us about the comments!