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Top Android apps and games of the week #39

|September 27 2014 |Android Phones, Android, Mobile Apps, applications, Android Tablets, Apps of the Week

The fact that even rival mobile platforms are highlighting that they support Android apps, shows the prominence of Android’s vast app ecosystem. BlackBerry OS’ latest version, for example, comes pre-installed with the Amazon Appstore for allowing easier access to Android apps, while Jolla’s Sailfish OS supports sideloading of Android apps. These things surely motivate us to bring you the best Android apps and games every week. So read on to find out our latest recommendations.

FlockFlock (Free)

Instant messaging services have became immensely popular because of their no-nonsense interface to chat with anyone in real-time. But these apps are still not suited for workplace communications and that’s where Flock aims to fit in. The app allows company’s employees to chat with each other on a one-to-one basis or in a group, and share images, files and more along with text messaging. The best part about the app is that it’s cross-platform with support for mobile operating systems as well as Windows, Mac, and Linux.

Flock 1 Flock 2 Flock 3

ICICI StoreICICI Store (Free)

Popular bank ICICI is now making it easier for its account holders to access the services from their smartphones with a suite of dedicated apps. With ICICI Store, users can access different apps such as iMobile, ICICI Direct and more. What’s even more interesting is that the app also allows the user to make video calls to ICICI Bank executives.

ICICI Store 1 ICICI Store 2

Suggest MovieSuggest Movie (Free)

Getting recommendations for your choice of movies isn’t an easy task, especially if you are a stickler for genres. Well, the Suggest Movie app makes it easier for you to choose by allowing you to specify genres, the year when the movie was released and more importantly, IMDb ratings. Once you get the list, you can watch the movie trailer or read its plot description, helping you shortlist your next watch.

Suggest Movie 1 Suggest Movie 2 Suggest Movie 3

Games

Anomaly DefendersAnomaly Defenders (Rs 235.99)

In the final part of the Anomaly series, you play as a commander defending your alien planet from humans. Falling in the tower defense style of gaming, Anomaly Defender features amazing graphics and also requires you to strategise against the human attack. Helping you in this pursuit are eight towers that can be upgraded or even exploded in order to kill enemies.

Asphalt OverdriveAsphalt Overdrive (Free)

Gameloft’s popular car-racing game, Asphalt is now being introduced in a new version dubbed as Asphalt Overdrive. However, don't expect it to be your run-of-the-mill car racing game. It follows the popularity of endless genre titles to bring you a never-ending racing game set in 80's California. There’s no storyline as such, but each stage requires you to drive as fast as possible in a three-lane highway to outrun cops.

Although the game is free, there are several in-app purchases for upgrading your existing car or unlocking new ones.

Thief Lupin 2Thief Lupin 2 (Free)

The sequel to the popular Thief Lupin game, Thief Lupin 2: The Legendary Treasure is a wonderful combination of various genres like puzzle and platformer. You step in to the shoes of Master Thief Lupin and your job is to steal most valuable items from around the world by completing different puzzles and overcoming other obstacles like vampires and bats on the way. You can also play as other characters and the with its interesting graphics, the game is quite addictive.

As most free games, it has in-app purchases in the form of the Thief Shop allowing to your buy gold keys for unlocking other characters or getting powerups.

UnmechanicalUnmechanical (Rs 195.68)

In this game, you play as a tiny helicopter who is stuck in a strange world full of underground tunnels, abandoned factories and more. Though the game feels like a side-scrolling platformer, your job is to help the helicopter escape the world by solving different puzzles in each stage. The game becomes even more enjoyable with its appealing 3D graphics.

With that, we end this week’s edition. Do tell us in the comments below about your favourite app or game this time.

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