The Google I/O conference was perhaps the most important happening in the tech world the past week, and we’ve seen a lot of announcements being made, such as Android Wear, Android One and others. But Google has announced a bunch of other interesting apps and products, such as Google Cardboard, Android TV and others that you will find in the list from below. So, get your Android smartphones and tablets ready and start downloading.
Google Slides (Free)
Google’s answer to PowerPoint is finally here – the official Google Slides app has been released for Android users and you can download it for free. With this app, you can create, edit, and collaborate with others on presentations from your Android phone or tablet. It’s really cool that you can open, edit, and save Microsoft PowerPoint files, as well. Other features include the ability to add and rearrange slides, format text and shapes, and much more.
Yahoo Aviate (Free)
There is quite a bunch of Android launchers, but Yahoo Aviate is definitely a worthy inclusion, as it automatically simplifies and intelligently organizes your phone, showing only the apps and information you need. For example, when you wake up, Aviate will automatically show how long you’ve slept, and will display the weather and news for the day. Or if you are at work, you will be given easy access to all the apps and tools to get things done quickly.
Google Cardboard (Free)
With Google Cardboard, you put virtual reality on your smartphone. At the moment there are a few modes that you can experience such, as Earth with the Google Earth tool, Tour Guide where you make use of a local guide, YouTube and others like Exhibit, Photo Sphere, Street Vue and Windy Day. Of course, you will need to build the Cardboard first, so follow these instructions to do so.
NFL Fantasy Football (Free)
The NFL.com Fantasy Football has updated its official Android app for the 2014 season, making it faster and also bringing a good looking redesign. By using it, you can join and start playing fantasy football, see video highlights, follow your teams and players in real time and start or bench players on the go. Also, you can improve your team with players adds, drops and trades. Another really cool feature is that you get official news and injury updates on the go.
Android TV Remote Control (Free)
At the Google I/O conference, we’ve seen the search giant announce its Android TV platforms, as well. With the Android TV Remote Control app, you can use your Android phone or tablet as an Android TV remote. Thus, you can easily navigate content and play games on your compatible Android TV device. You can also use the microphone button to start a voice search, or use the keyboard to input text on Android TV.
Rival Knights (Free)
Rival Knights is one of the latest games from developer Gameloft and it lets you be a knight by competing with thousands of other players online. You get to battle foes and rival clans in 5 leagues as you strive to become a champion in a game that sports stunning andlifelike 3D graphics, along with dynamic camera angles. You will be able to unlock over 120 mounts, lances, armors, helms and upgrade them at the Blacksmith.
The World Ends With You ($17.99)
Square Enix is known for releasing expensive games on the Play Store, but that’s only because they are really well-crafted. The World Ends With You is a really cool RPG game that The New York Times called “one of the best role playing games ever designed for anything” . The game comes with a slick and addictive new combat system, eye-popping HD art and an interesting gameplay that is totally unique and will keep you glued to the screen for hours.
Panic Button (Free)
Panic Button is a newly released Android app for smartphones and tablets that turns them into secret alarms for when you’re in trouble. So, if you are concerned about facing risks, or if your human rights are at stake, you can use the Panic Button alert application on your Android phone. The app will send location updates to chosen contacts, so in case of an emergency, you will be helped.
The Walking Dead: Season Two (Free)
The Walking Dead: Season Two Android game has finally been unveiled by Telltale Games developer and it comes with the same intense gameplay as the original title. What’s really cool is that decisions you made in Season One and in 400 Days will affect your story in Season Two. In this sequel, you will play as Clementine, an orphaned girl forced to grow up fast by the world around her. Along your way, you will meet new survivors, explore new locations and make gruesome choices.