While Android steals the headlines most times of the year, last week was Apple’s show as it took the covers off its latest devices, which not included the new iPhone duo, but a king-size tablet (the iPad Pro) as well. However, that doesn’t mean that there wasn’t any action in the Android space, specifically in the app world. Join us as we take a look at the top apps and games that were launched or updated this week.
Ads have usually been a distraction and annoyance rather than supplementing the content, and hence most users want to get rid of them altogether. If you’re also one of those, then Adblock Browser, coming from the folks behind popular Adblock extension for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, could be a great option for you. Not only does it disable the ads, it also loads the pages faster and thus conserves your mobile data. It also lets you support your favourite websites by allowing you to whitelist them to serve ads.
hike, a popular messaging app developed in India has received a major update with its latest version 4.04. It has introduced the ability to make group calls, allowing you to talk to every member in the group at the same time. Currently, the feature only works over Wi-Fi or 4G networks, and there’s a limitation of calling 100 members at any point of time. Now the app also gives you the option to share hike stickers anywhere and not just in the messages itself.
Within a short amount of time, Periscope has become an extremely popular app for live-streaming content to anyone in the world. However, till now, it had a major limitation of allowing you to broadcast only in the portrait orientation, which is being solved with the latest update. Now, users can broadcast videos in landscape mode too, and users would also be able to watch in the same orientation. The app will also start showing context of a broadcast, so that you know who shared it with you.
As the name suggests, Magic Runner is a game that falls in the endless running genre, however it has some twists along with an interesting storyline to keep the players hooked. You play as Elex, a mighty king who has to run in the land of Broy to get back the magic elements Bazooka and his eight siblings stole from the earth. The game has beautiful graphics and intuitive sound effects.
Rovio, popular for its Angry Birds franchise, has now launched its take on match-three puzzle games with Nibblers. You can match three or more fruits to help the fishes. As with most such type of games, there are several obstacles as well among the fruits such as lizards or crabs that give you an advantage. The title offers addictive gameplay with over 200 levels.
If you’re a fan of Star Wars, then this RPG game would surely appease you. Set after the Episode VI: Return of the Jedi and before the Episode VII: The Force Awakens, you need to join hands with other rebels and fight against the Empire, after the demise of Emperor Palpatine. You can choose to become any character like Han Solo or Boba Fett or customise one yourself with abilities, species and gear. The best part of the game is that it can be played online with others.
With that we end this week’s edition. See you again next week with another exciting selection of Android titles worth your while.
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