Looking for new apps for your Android phone or tablet? Check out our weekly round-up for the latest apps and click on the links to download them for free.
1. Flappy Bird (Get it for your android) Free
Flappy Bird is one of those amazingly popular games that some of us just can’t figure out. You tap the only button to flap the bird’s wings, avoiding obstacles in the Mario-style landscape. That’s it. The game is as maddeningly difficult as it is simple – you’ll have to tap your screen like a maniac to clear the larger jumps. If you’re looking for a challenge that’s easy to pick up and play, this is it. At the time of writing, Flappy Bird has already been downloaded more than 10 million times on Android in less than a week.
2. 500px: Best Photos (Get it for your android) Free
Those who dig the photography aggregation site 500px can finally enjoy all of its offerings on their mobile device, as the official 500px app is now available in the Play Store. The app is just as simple and elegant as the site itself, paying specific attention to highlight all of the work on display instead of offering an over-the-top interface.
3. Table Top Racing (Get it for your android) Free
Table Top Racing comes with a surprising pedigree: the developer’s CEO was the creator of futuristic PlayStation racer Wipeout. Once you know that, it’s easy to see the similarities – though these cars are small, they go fast and pack weapons and powerups, making Table Top Racing more like a kart racer than a traditional driving game. The game is freemium with both ads and IAP, but once you spend any real money the ads go away permanently.
4. G Cloud backup (Get it for your android) Free
Have you checked out the latest update with G Cloud? The backup app you’ll want to download on your Droid. With the new enhancements, you can view your backedup items in a Cloud Gallery, upgrade your account to Unlimited Storage with a pivotal price as well as locating your Android for Free and tons more! If you want to backup all your app&game settings just download the key for rooted from here!
5. Deus Ex: The Fall (Get it for your android) $8.14
It took ’em long enough, but the mobile-only sequel to the last Deus Ex game has finally touched down on Android. The Fall takes both story and gameplay elements from 2011’s Human Revolution, with an impressive adaptation of console controls to the touchscreen (while unfortunately ignoring Android’s myriad controller options). Seven dollars gets you a full-sized game with some fantastic presentation, but I’m disappointed that it also includes incremental in-app purchases.
6. Cogi – Beyond Notes (Get it for your android) Free
Cogi is an easy-to-use, free note taking and voice recording app that allows you to capture the important parts of meetings, lectures and conversations, all while remaining completing engaged, listening to what’s being said.
7. 5by (Get it for your android) Free
5by is a personalized, curated video application that sifts through the sea of online video and surfaces the best ones for you in a continuous, effortless stream. Based on mood, social interests and time of day we serve up great videos for you all day long.
8. EverythingMe Launcher (Get it for your android) Free
EverythingMe is a launcher for your Android phone that delivers what you need, when you need it. It anticipates the apps, people and information you’d want, every time you pick up your phone.
9. Auto Answer – Whistle & SMS (Get it for your android) Free
A cool little widget that will make it slightly more fun answering the phone without using your hands. Auto Answer lets you answer an incoming phone call with a whistle, something that is particularly useful for driving. The included driving mode features a speed dialer that lets you access 18 contacts, and nine apps with a single click–making it safer (and cooler) to answer your phone while driving.
10. Rogue: Beyond The Shadows (Get it for your android) Free
The titular rogue in Beyond the Shadows doesn’t really fit the classical mold – he’ll dungeon crawl with the best of them, utilizing magic and big weapons when appropriate. But he also gets his sneak on in at least a few levels, creeping up behind bad guys for a one hit kill. There is no shortage of dungeon crawlers on Android, but this one includes extra missions designed by the game’s forum members. The core game is free with ads, which can be removed with a $2 in-app purchase.