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Welcome to the 361st version of Android Apps Weekly and the primary one in every of 2021. The final week didn’t have a ton of app information, however there have been a ton of finish of the 12 months stuff. Let’s dive proper in:

  • Google Camera obtained an unlucky replace this week. The replace eliminated astrophotography options from the vast angle cameras on newer Pixel telephones. It solely works on 1x zoom or larger any more. Google didn’t launch any statements, however constant complaints concerning the vast angle digital camera’s efficiency was in all probability the explanation. Click the hyperlink to be taught extra.
  • We carried out a ballot to see what our readers like probably the most in streaming in 2020. Among the winners was Attack on Titan, The Mandalorian Season 2, Tiger King, and The Queen’s Gambit. It was an enormous 12 months for streaming due to the pandemic and it was good to see some good exhibits and flicks come out of it. You can click on the hyperlink to see all of the winners, runners up, and nominees.
  • December thirty first was the final day for The Office on Netflix. The present now airs on Peacock from right here on out. It marks one of many largest pulls on Netflix’s service. It additionally serves as a reminder of how fragmented streaming is now. It’s unlucky, however if you happen to signed up for Netflix for The Office, you’ll want to make use of Peacock to see the remainder of it.
  • We rounded up probably the most controversial apps and video games from 2020. There had been fairly a little bit of controversies, together with Fortnite’s elimination from Google Play and Apple’s App Store, Totok spying on folks, Cheetah Mobile’s remaining demise, and all the issues Zoom did fallacious after it was thrust into significance as a result of pandemic. You can hit the hyperlink to see all the small print about each.
  • Finally, we additionally rounded up the perfect Android apps and the perfect Android video games launched in 2020. It was really a fairly respectable 12 months with video games like Dead Cell, Levelhead, and Genshin Impact together with apps like Plexamp, Vivaldi Browser, and Firefox’s huge Daylight replace. You can click on every hyperlink to learn our full checklist together with some honorable mentions.

Basketball vs Zombies

Price: Free to play

Basketball vs Zombies is an arcade recreation with a couple of completely different recreation components. The first half has you killing zombies with a baseball bat. The second has you capturing zombie heads right into a basket to attain factors. Some of the sport’s options embrace 50 character skins, 60 weapons, and a goofy premise. It definitely wont win any awards, nevertheless it’s an entertaining little arcade recreation for followers of the zombie style. The recreation can be in Early Access beta so anticipate some bugs because the builders finalize issues.


Price: Free / $4.99

Taskito is a brand new to-do checklist app and one of many higher ones we’ve seen shortly. The app encompasses a slick UI, loads of options, and an built-in calendar to kill two birds with one stone. Taskito features as a calendar first. You can plan your day, add occasions, and do the same old stuff. The to-do checklist stuff sits beneath and something on the calendar may also be a activity if you’d like. It additionally helps lists so you are able to do issues like grocery lists, chore lists, and issues like that. There are additionally greater than 15 themes and another customization choices. This one doesn’t require a subscription. Instead, it really works with an add-on mannequin. We actually simply advocate the $4.99 worth for all of the options directly.

Taskito screenshot

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Run Boggo Run

Price: $0.99

Run Boggo Run is an attention-grabbing infinite runner for 2 causes. For one, it’s a good bit harder than most arcade runners within the Play Store. Secondly, it’s printed by BuzzFeed. Yes, that BuzzFeed. The recreation options achievements, some extras like wallpapers, and a family-friendly premise. It prices $0.99 up entrance and contains no adverts or in-app purchases as of the time of this writing. It’s really not half unhealthy. However, a whole lot of gamers weren’t ready for the upper than common issue so its Play Store ranking is a bit decrease than it ought to be in. In any case, it is a good premium infinite runner to kick off 2021.

Run Boggo Run screenshot

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Proton Calendar

Price: Free

Proton Calendar is the newest app from the builders of ProtonMail and Proton VPN. This one is clearly a calendar app. The app options encryption and enhanced privateness and security measures like all the developer’s different apps. It guarantees no adverts, no trackers, and no information sharing so you may plan your day in peace. In addition, the encryption is powerful sufficient that not even Proton can see your stuff, not to mention anybody else. In phrases of options, it’s an honest calendar app. You can create occasions, handle ten impartial calendars, set recurring occasions (like trash day), and even add notifications to occasions to remind you of issues. There can be a light-weight and darkish theme if you happen to want it. It’s in Early Access beta proper now so there are nonetheless bugs, nevertheless it’ll in all probability be among the finest when it totally launches.

Proton Calendar screenshot

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Price: Free is a brand new IO recreation. This one is a motorcycle racing recreation. You and different gamers race alongside varied programs till any person wins. Players transfer ahead robotically and at growing speeds. The problem shouldn’t be falling off of the monitor and never hitting obstacles. The first degree is tremendous straightforward and, to be sincere, you don’t actually have to maneuver your character in any respect. The second degree will get harder and it goes on from there. It’s an honest little arcade recreation. The recreation can be kid-friendly. It definitely received’t win any awards nevertheless it’s not a foul approach to kill a couple of minutes.

Bikeparkio screenshot

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