Another week has come to an end, and we have, as we always do, looked in the Google Play Store and found which are some of the best new Android apps and games. If you missed our previous edition, go ahead and have a look at it now. So here’s what’s on for this edition.

Asphalt Nitro (Free)

Asphalt Nitro is the latest game from Gameloft and it’s aimed at lovers of the racing genre. This is actually a very nice extra package for Asphalt 8, featuring luxury licensed cars, such as the Ferrari LaFerrari or Lamborghini Veneno. You will be able to challenge opponents in 8 different game modes, including Gate Drift, Knockdown, Police Chase mode and asynchronous races, as well. You will be able to race across some of the most gorgeous locations on Earth, each recreated with stunning graphics.

Signal (Free)

signal messenger android

Signal Private Messenger is a new Android app from Open Whisper Systems which comes with a focus on privacy. It lets you communicate instantly while avoiding SMS fees, create groups to chat in real time with all your friends and share media or attachments with complete privacy. According to the developers, the server will never have access to any of your communication and never stores any of your data.

Dead Effect 2 (Free)

If you like playing action games on your Android smartphone or tablet, then you will be interested in Dead Effect 2 from the BadFly Interactive team. The game is described as a “gory and shiny gout of FPS action which feels slick, and looks absolutely stunning.” The game is said to be a console-quality action sci-fi shooter with RPG elements where you are able to train and develop your character, collect and upgrade weapons, gear and high-tech body implants. You have at your disposal 3 different personalities, a unique system of 100+ upgradable body implants and gear sets, 40+ upgradable weapons and much more.

Custom Quick Settings (Free)

custom quick settings

If you think the default quick settings in Android are not enough for you, then you need to try out Custom Quick Settings from Mighty Quinn Apps. The app lets you add app links, web links and custom toggles to your quick settings without having to root your device. You can add as many quick settings as you like, make use of custom titles, custom icons. It doesn’t have persistent notifications and doesn’t casy any battery drains.

In Between ($2.49)

In Between from Headup Games is a new adventure described as an atmospheric, award-winning platformer where you solve mind-bending puzzles by manipulating your surroundings and gravity itself. The game comes with mechanics derived from thanatology, 4-way gravity alteration / physics based gameplay, static and dynamic obstacles, reacting to player’s actions, onteractive story sequences, tablet support and Google Play Game Services achievements.

App Lock (Free)

app lock

App Lock: Fingerprint&Password from KeepSafe lets you securely protect any app you have installed on your device. You can lock and unlock any app with a PIN or Pattern and on supported Samsung devices, you can eve use your fingerprint. The app comes with support for more than 10 languages, and you really should take a look at it if you’re interested in its functionality.

Starific (Free)

Starific – Endless Reactor from Beveled Edge is a cool new arcade game that’s fun to play. As the name suggests, it’s an endless reactor where you set off epic chain reactions and catch awesome powerups to keep your stellar hopes alive. You can change the difficulty, size, controls and palette. There’s also a growing set of unlockable content and hand crafted themes.

Texpand (Free)

Coming from Isaias Matewos, Texpand is a text expansion app that helps you save a lot of time by assigning shortcuts to your frequently used texts. It lets you expand text on almost all apps, works with any virtual and physical keyboards, lets you backup your data to Google Drive or local storage. The app comes with a bunch of other features that you’ll find to be quite useful.

Fabulous: Motivate Me (Free)


Fabulous: Motivate Me! has got to be my personal favorite app from this edition. It brings science-based Coaching to increase your energy, feel vibrant health, lose weight and sleep better. You will be able to reach any of your Health & Productivity goals by following a step-by-step program. I’m really enjoying the new version and I recommend you to check it out, as well.

Grab for Instagram (Free)

grab for instagram

Grab for Instagram from GrandSoft is a new social app for Android users which lets you take full advantage of your mobile device and your social network by expanding the capabilities of Instagram. Thus, you can collect photos/videos for your private Stacks, repost a favorite picture/video and a bunch of other features, such as the option to skip to any part or time of a video post; search multiple hashtags, and users; view posts the way you like: full screen/zoom-in, thumbnails, feed slides, or live slideshows for your special event and much more.

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