It’s the start of a new week and it’s about time that we round-up some of the best new Android apps that have been released on the Play Store recently. You can also have a look at the list from the previous week, when we have featured such titles as Dropbox’s new Carousel app, Mailbox, Pelé: King of Football and some more. Also, if you own a Windows device, you will perhaps be interested in our weekly list with some of the best new Windows apps. And now, without further ado, let’s have a look at this week’s best new Android apps.
Google Camera (Free)
The new Google Camera application comes with creative picture modes like Photo Sphere, Lens Blur and Panorama which bring further editing tools to your pictures. With the Photo Spheres, you get immersive 360º views; the Lens Blur mode comes with a shallow depth of field and the Panorama mode has a pretty high resolution. Also, there’s a 100% viewfinder in order to get the maximum resolution from the sensor. The app will works only on smartphones and tablets running Android 4.4+ KitKat.
XCOM: Enemy Unknown ($9.99)
The popular PC and console game XCOM: Enemy Unknown has now been released for Android devices, after it was initially launched for iOS users. XCOM is an elite paramilitary organization that you command and where you must create a fully operational base, research alien technologies, plan combat missions, and lead your soldiers in battles against aliens. The price might be a big drawback for many possible players, but this is a really special game you should try out.
AVG Zen (Free)
By using the freshly released AVG Zen security app, you will be able to have remote access to all your PC’s and Android devices. To be able to manage all of your devices and to use this app as a secure, personal network, you will need to install one of AVG’s apps, of course. Thus, you will be able to access all of your files and to ensure a better protection, improved performance, and enhanced privacy.
Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Edition ($8.99)
Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Edition is one of the most popular role playing games ever made and now it has been remade for Android devices. It costs a pretty buck but it brings the same gameplay and storyline from the original game, along with such expansion packs as Tales of the Sword Coast and The Black Pits. The Android version comes with such improvements as high-resolution fonts, improved interface, dynamic zooming, new professionally recorded voice sets and others.
Long overdue, the official IFTTT (If This Then That) application has been made available on the Google Play Store for Android owners. If you are new to the concept, you should know that it works with various channels and services like Facebook, Gmail, Twitter, as well as devices like Philips Hue, Belkin WeMo, and UP by Jawbone. So, for example, you can use the service to send you an email whenever you receive a new Twitter mention or when your fitness tracker’s battery is almost depleted. The possibilities are endless.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 ($4.99)
It seems that the world just can’t get enough of superheroes, and only a few years after the Spiderman trilogy we already have a new iteration, this time, called “The Amazing Spider-Man“. Developed by Gameloft, the official game for the second part of the movie is already here and it brings famous villains such as Venom, the Green Goblin, Electro, and Kraven the Hunter that you will have to beat. To help you with that, you can choose from new Spider-Man suits such as Symbiote Spider-Man, Iron Spider and Ultimate Comics Spider-Man.
Chrome Remote Desktop (Free)
The official Chrome Remote Desktop application for Android owners has been released recently by Google and you can follow our own guide on how you can use it to control your PC from your Android device. The process is quiet easy and proof to that is the highly positive rating that the app has received so far and the big number of downloads. So, go ahead and try it out for yourself.
Auto-Response SMS ($0.99)
There are many moments when you can’t answer the phone and that’s where Auto-Response SMS steps in to help you out. Android already comes with some default messages, but they sound weird and you can use them only in a few situations. With this app, though, you can set auto-responses from five default replies and 9 different replies to 9 different numbers. Also, you can set a certain reply to all unknown numbers missed calls and, of course, you can write your own replies.
Clumsy Ninja (Free)
Clumsy Ninja is said to be “the most hapless ninja ever to grace a touchscreen” and you are free to train him, throw him, tickle him, and even tie balloons to him. This unusual ninja can sense, feel, move, and react uniquely every time thanks to the Euphoria simulation technology used in the game. There are over 70 unique interactive items, like trampolines, punch bags, ball guns, a chicken and a squirrel, that you can play with. But as you advance along in the game, you will discover some new characters to play with.
Reverse Dictionary ($0.99)
Everybody must have had at least one lapsus in their lives and that’s why an app like Reverse Dictionary can do wonders. If you forgot the word you are looking for, just input its properties or by entering key phrases which describe it or its features. So, for example, if you forgot how to spell a word like “ubiquitous”, then just write there – “something that’s omnipresent”.