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5 Android apps you shouldn’t miss this week! – Android Apps Weekly


Welcome to the 165th edition of Android Apps Weekly! Here are the headlines from the last week:

  • Google Chrome installations have reached the magical two billion number this last week. That includes desktop and mobile. It’s also the first Google service to boast that many. According to Google, about one billion of those installs are active users. Fun fact, Google now has seven services with over a billion installs. They are Chrome, Gmail, Google Play, Android, Maps, Search, and YouTube.
  • Amazon has been ordered to reimburse customers $86 million due to unauthorized in-app purchases. This is the final verdict from a court case that started back in 2014. The court case revolved around kids being able to use them without parental consent. Both Google and Apple have had similar suits filed against them with $19 million and $32 million fines respectively. We bet Amazon is going to be more careful moving forward.
  • The latest Humble Bundle is now live! The theme for this one is board games. You can pay $1 to get two games, $3 to get up to six games, and you can complete the bundle for a $5 or higher donation. There are a few really good board games up for grabs, including Carcassonne, Ticket to Ride, and Catan. It’s also a fantastic deal since Ticket to Ride alone costs $6.99. Of course, it’s also a great way to give to charity.
  • Xposed users were wondering if the framework would make it to Android Nougat. The developer released an update to let everyone know that it’s in the works. The bad news is there are some hurdles getting in the way. Based on the given information, overcoming those hurdles is going to be quite the task. Good luck Rovo89, we’re all rooting for you. Pun intended.
  • Square Enix reportedly made over $1 billion in sales mostly thanks to mobile games. The mobile game portion of sales were over $700 million alone. This is mostly thanks to titles such as Mobius Final Fantasy, Final Fantasy Brave Exvius, Final Fantasy Record Keeper, and an assortment of console ports. With Final Fantasy XV coming out later this month, we’re sure that’ll add to the pot and help balance things out.

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YouTube VR

[Price: Free]
Now that Google Daydream is officially out, we’re going to see a ton of apps for it. One of the most prominent ones this week was YouTube VR. It’s essentially just the standard YouTube platform that’s been redesigned for VR consumption. It puts a special emphasis on 360-degree videos, complete with spatial audio as well as other VR types of content. Anyone who has picked up a Daydream device should and probably will check this one out.

Download now on Google Play!

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