5 Android apps you shouldn’t miss this week


AAW NBA Now 22

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Welcome to the 403rd version of Android Apps Weekly. Here are the large headlines from the final week:

  • WhatsApp is officially rolling out end-to-end encrypted backups. The rollout began on October fifteenth so most customers ought to have it by now. The new options let customers lock their personal messages on Google Drive or iCloud behind a password or a 64-bit encryption key. Hit the hyperlink to learn to do it.
  • This week’s Wallpaper Wednesday is out with six extra wonderful wallpapers. This week featured a couple of good cityscapes together with some wallpapers from the Android Authority workforce. Click the hyperlink to examine them out.
  • Google Search on mobile received its biggest update in years this week. The world’s hottest search engine now has an infinite scroll. Basically, as a substitute of going to web page two, the positioning now simply retains scrolling down infinitely. The change rolled out to English customers within the US first with extra to return over time.
  • Brave Browser now has its own search engine. The new search engine, Brave Search, provides most of the similar options as DuckDuckGo. It doesn’t observe your utilization or something like that. It’s now the default search engine in Brave Browser. There are probably issues about how nicely it really works. However, Brave says when the app can’t discover one thing, it’ll nonetheless supply different search suppliers.
  • Android 12 officially launched this week. With it got here a plethora of latest options for each the working system and apps. Some embody the brand new screenshot function, a recreation mode API, a gaming dashboard (coming later this yr), AppSearch, and extra. Click the hyperlink to view every little thing.


Price: Free to play

(*5*)Resortopia screenshot

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Resortopia is a simulation recreation. You begin with an enormous resort constructing and should construct a bunch of entertaining rooms. People come and go to your resort giving you the funds to proceed constructing the resort. The core gameplay loop contains upgrading your resort, adorning every little thing, and fascinating with the characters. You then rinse and repeat again and again. There are adverts, however they aren’t too unhealthy. Otherwise, the sport is free to play.


Price: Free

RebateKey screenshot 2021

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RebateKey is a buying app for offers. Basically, it exhibits you a bunch of things with lively rebates. You purchase the merchandise, comply with the process, and RebateKey sends you again the rebate cash. It truly does pay out and you can Google the corporate and see for your self. The app appears to be fairly primary. It exhibits you the varied offers and you can try the rebates. This one is model new, however so long as they pay out, it ought to work nicely for many.

Sprite Fantasia

Price: Free to play

Sprite Fantasia is the sequel to Grand Fantasia Online and it’s an MMORPG. As such, it performs like most MMORPGs on cell. You get an enormous world to discover, enemies to beat, and quests to do. The recreation features a sprite character that follows you round and helps you combat unhealthy guys. The recreation undoubtedly doesn’t take itself too severely and in addition incorporates mini-games to go the time. The story is respectable, if a little bit fast-paced and every little thing is put collectively nicely.


Price: Free

Funetix is a literacy app for kids. The app incorporates a tutoring expertise that features 40 modules with totally narrated and animated tutoring. It’s constructed to assist educate youngsters tips on how to learn with out the grownup all the time having to be there. There are quite a lot of actions together with issues like pronunciation guides, cute characters, and extra. It’s additionally fully free so it may well’t damage to attempt.

NBA Now 22

Price: Free to play

NBA Now 22 is the newest sports activities recreation from Com2uS (builders of Golf Star, MLB 9 Innings, and Ace Fishing). It’s an arcade basketball recreation with simulation parts. The recreation truly lets you play basketball, though the controls are a little bit primary. You may gather gamers by way of card packs. The recreation options the official NBA schedule for this season, an correct roster, and you may even gather retired gamers as nicely. It’s an honest total expertise, though I do want the controls have been higher.

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