Welcome to the 276th version of Android Apps Weekly! Listed here are the massive headlines from the final week:

We completed our our 2018 app protection with a few polls to see what you thought one of the best apps and video games of the yr had been. The winners included Sam Reston’s Bouncer and PUBG Cellular. Some honorable mentions had been Firefox Actuality Browser, Fortnite, YouTube Music, Alto’s Odyssey, and Bloons TD 6. We additionally confirmed you the apps you clicked on most frequently in 2018. They included PUBG Cellular Lite, Emubox, Howdy Neighbor, and Asphalt 9: Legends. Hit the hyperlink to see the entire stats!
Sega is engaged on a brand new real-time technique recreation. It’s now out on Google Play for pre-registration. Revolve8 is a mixture between real-time technique and card dueling. You’ve gotten a deck of eight playing cards and you’re taking out the enemy tower in three minutes. The brief battles work effectively with informal cell play. Moreover, the cardboard amassing ingredient provides gamers some choices when assembling decks. It has freemium written throughout it, although, and which will sway some folks away from the sport.
Epic Video games had a reasonably respectable 2018. The corporate boasted $three billion in revenue thanks primarily to Fortnite. The cell variations of the sport did surprisingly effectively as effectively. The iOS model of the sport reportedly made $1.23 million per day. Epic Video games ought to have an honest 2019 as effectively. The corporate opened a recreation retailer just like Steam, however with an 88% lower going to builders as a substitute of the standard 70% like on Steam or Google Play. After all, Steam and Google Play have a stranglehold on that market so we’ll see what occurs.
We did one other person ballot in regards to the greatest blunder of 2018. Your response was principally every thing that Fb did. The corporate noticed a bunch of massive scandals over the yr. Cambridge Analytica was the most important one by far, however there have been different, smaller points as effectively. They resulted in Congressional hearings that grew to become one of many greatest memes of 2018. On its story at 25% was the Pink Hydrogen One cellphone and Huawei’s issues within the U.S. Another controversial stuff included the shutdown of Google+ and Allo together with Samsung and Huawei’s faux cellphone photographs.
Google’s Fuchia OS will run Android apps. A report this week noticed a change within the AOSP code. It particularly mentions Fuchia utilizing ART to run apps similar to how Android does. We additionally know that apps are available a brand new FAR file sort as a substitute of the standard APK like with Android. It helps x86 in addition to ARM architectures. An informed guess can be that Fuchia is the subsequent massive OS for Google and it plans on taking the Android app ecosystem with it. That’s a wise transfer since new working methods stay and die by its app ecosystem.

S4GE Beta is the beta demo launch of Playtra’s upcoming recreation. It is a technique RPG related in mechanics to video games like Remaining Fantasy Techniques or Fireplace Emblem Heroes. Gamers do fight on a chessboard-style map with certainly one of 4 playable characters. There’s a story line as effectively so it isn’t only a combat-driven recreation. The beta model helps you to play a number of the recreation with a number of the characters so you will get a really feel for a way the sport works. Consider it just like the beta demos you see for console and PC video games on a regular basis. We do not know when the total model is coming, but it surely’ll seemingly make this weekly roundup when it does. It looks like a really promising technique RPG.

MiXplorer Silver

Value: $four.49

MiXplorer Silver is a uncommon new file supervisor app and it is fairly respectable. It is not from Xiaomi because the identify would possibly indicate. The file supervisor has the entire primary options you’d need, together with the standard copy, paste, file searching, folder making, and all of that. You additionally get USB OTG help, theming, help for in style archive file sorts (ZIP, RAR, TAR, and many others), and help for cloud storage suppliers as effectively. What actually units this aside is its potential to do a bunch of media stuff. There are video codec plugins to make it a full-fledged video participant, a PDF plugin for full PDF help, and native help for EPUB and different e book codecs. There are additionally plugins for added archive file help and another stuff. That is surprisingly highly effective for a file supervisor.

Quantum Contact: A House Journey

Value: $four.99

Quantum Contact is an area exploration recreation with journey components. You pilot a ship and discover the varied planets and caverns of the photo voltaic system. The sport options three problem modes, randomly generated maps, and graphics impressed by NASA pictures. How the ship behaves relies upon strongly in your problem, however the simpler the setting, the extra help the sport gives. The controls labored high-quality throughout our testing and a number of the visible components are literally fairly good. It runs for $four.99 with no extra advertisements or in-app purchases. It is not unhealthy for a single indie developer engaged on a recreation title.

Apex Climate

Value: Free (with advertisements)

Apex Climate is a brand new climate app from the builders of Apex Launcher. It options your normal climate stuff like real-time temperatures, forecasts (as much as seven days), extreme climate alerts, and hourly forecasts. The app additionally features a good-looking UI in addition to a radar together with extra particular climate particulars like UV index, humidity, air stress, and wind pace. After all, it additionally comes with some climate widgets, international climate, and climate information as effectively. It competes favorably with full climate apps like Climate Channel, however does so in a approach that does not really feel bloated or sluggish. It is at the moment free with some somewhat annoying advertisements. Nonetheless, the developer plans on including a premium model with no advertisements finally.

Heroes of Flatlandia

Value: Free demo / $1.99

Heroes of Flatlandia is a enjoyable new recreation with a catchy identify. It is a real-time technique recreation with some journey and kingdom builder components. Gamers construct up armies and kingdoms. You then do battle with AI opponents. The sport boasts 14 playable items together with 4 playable heroes. Gamers even have an internet multiplayer choice in addition to a single participant versus the AI. The sport is somewhat shallow at the moment. There are solely two armies and a handful of troops. Nonetheless, the sport is in energetic growth. If you happen to’re not into it proper now, verify again in a couple of months when extra content material comes out. Actual-time technique video games with no micro-transactions are uncommon within the cell gaming area so we hope this one finally ends up actually good.

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