5 Android apps you shouldn’t miss this week

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Welcome to the 353rd version of Android Apps Weekly. Here are the headlines from the final week:

  • Netflix is increasing its prices for its hottest plans. The common HD streaming plans elevated from $12.99 per 30 days to $13.99 per 30 days whereas the 4K streaming plan went from $15.99 per 30 days to $17.99 per 30 days. Netflix says its to make sure individuals get extra TV reveals and films. The worth enhance hurts a bit, however fortunately it’s nothing too insane. The final time Netflix elevated costs was January of 2019 so it’s truly been a short time.
  • Spotify is also increasing its prices sooner slightly than later. The CEO confirmed as a lot earlier this week. We don’t understand how a lot the value enhance is or when it’s taking place. However, it’s an inevitability at this level. The household plan already noticed a worth hike not way back in choose markets so this shouldn’t come as a lot of a shock to anybody. Hit the hyperlink for extra particulars.
  • Google Messages received a new feature this week. People can schedule textual content messages for any day or time that they need. This is a little bit of a distinct segment characteristic, however it could actually assist with how some individuals textual content. The characteristic rolled out to some individuals already with a much bigger rollout doubtless deliberate for later. Additionally, this characteristic works with each RCS and common SMS textual content messages.
  • WhatsApp had a couple of bulletins this final week. The first is a set of latest storage instruments. The first lets you remove files larger than 5MB and information you forwarded a bunch of instances to save lots of on storage. Additionally, the service is rolling out Disappearing Messages (expiring messages) this week to customers worldwide. Hit the assorted hyperlinks to study extra.
  • Activision Blizzard announced a slew of mobile games this final week. It wasn’t any recreation particularly, however the gaming big stated it will make cell video games for principally all of its current gaming properties. We already know Diablo Immortal is coming sometime. However, the developer additionally has properties like Spyro, Overwatch, StarCraft, and others and not using a cell property but. Hopefully they do it effectively and don’t screw it up.

Mechanical Instinct

Price: Free to play

Mechanical Instinct is a cell combating recreation. Players select from six pilots and begin customizing their combating fashion with completely different melee and ranged weapons. You stage up over time to tackle more durable opponents. The recreation additionally features a leaderboard, an alliance system, and a loot field system. The free to play components aren’t too dangerous however finally you might really feel plenty of stress to purchase stuff with actual cash. In any case, the controls are easy and the sport is enjoyable in an arcade recreation form of manner.


Price: Free

Starlink is a administration app for SpaceX’s upcoming satellite-based Internet service. The app does quite a lot of issues, together with serving to you arrange your Starlink setup, run velocity exams, and troubleshoot connection points. We couldn’t take a look at this app absolutely as a result of we don’t have Starlink, however the app offers you a good suggestion of the way it’ll run for individuals. In explicit, the setup course of appears to be like fairly simple and neat. Most individuals gained’t have the ability to use this, nevertheless it’s good to see it because it alerts that the service would possibly truly launch finally.

Starlink screenshot

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Tera: Endless War

Price: Free to play

Tera: Endless Wars is a brand new technique recreation with kingdom constructing components. You principally construct up your troops and tackle opposing armies. It makes use of a hexagon fashion grid map the place you construct your defenses and conduct your battles. The controls are fairly simple and the graphics are moderately first rate. We have seen some complaints about efficiency on decrease finish units, although, in order that’s one thing to remember. You spend most of your time watching battles slightly than conducting them and that’s a little bit of a drag, however the recreation is a good time killer for followers of the style.


Price: Free

Zenchat is a chat app combined with a to-do checklist app. It principally merges the 2 right into a single concept. Any message can turn out to be a process with a due date, reminders, notes, and no matter else you want. There are separate sections for managing your chats and process in addition to first rate chat features. This one is usually for enterprise use and advertises a good strategy to cease switching between administration companies and chat companies. It’s nonetheless younger and has an extended strategy to go, however the concept is kind of good and we hope they do it proper.

Zenchat screenshot

Credit: Joe Hindy / Android Authority

Shadow Fight Arena

Price: Free to play

Shadow Fight Arena is the most recent recreation within the well-liked Shadow Fight collection. It’s a 2D facet scrolling fighter the place you create groups of fighters and face off in opposition to foes. The recreation contains a web based PvP ingredient together with some single participant actions. The varied heroes have upgradeable skills and there are lots to gather. We additionally fairly just like the controls. You get much more management over your characters than some arcade cell fighters. This one is fairly first rate and early opinions additionally reward the sport regardless of its early bugs.

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