Depending on how long you’ve owned your Android smartphone or tablet, you may remember a time before the Amazon App Store existed. When it was launched things were a bit sparse, but it’s grown over time and we’ve seen a ton of sales in the process. Well, we’re getting another one today, and it is offering up over $110 worth of Android Apps and Games for free.
We’re not going to go through the whole iOS vs. Android thing again, as we’re just glad to see this app finally arrive. If you have a funny bone and are of a certain age, you may have grew up on SNL, and a few days back the official SNL app finally made its way to Google Play. Needless to say, we’re fans and the SNL for Android app is our pick for the App of the Week.
If you have kids or are a large child yourself, you have probably purchased, played with or at least heard of Skylanders or Disney Infinity. The popular toy/games have made mega-millions, and while iOS gamers have been enjoying the fun on their mobiles, Android users have had to wait. Well, the wait is finally over with the Disney Infinity Toy Box 2.0 app, which has finally landed on Google Play.
Google Play likes to throw the occasional sale, but Amazon has really thrown down the gauntlet when it comes to free Android games and apps. Today, Amazon has fired up another promotion, and this time around they are giving users $105 bucks worth of free Android apps and games.
Golf isn’t a game for everyone, but it’s a global sport and this weekend it has its “championship” of sorts with the Masters. The tourney is already underway, and it is not easy to keep up with the field unless you’ve taken the weekend off. That’s where our mobile pick of the week comes in, as the Masters Golf Tournament app allows you to track your favorite players in real-time.
Facebook. Love it or hate it, the social service isn’t going away anytime soon, and they’ve spent a lot of time and money branching out into other areas. Virtual Reality is one of them, but staying ‘social’ is key to keeping their users happy. The Facebook Riff app doesn’t delve in VR, but it will allow you to create and collaborate on videos with your friends.
Amazon’s App store may not be the juggernaut that is Google Play, but they have a lot of great apps and games on display. A new report says they’re working on a new setup called ‘Amazon Unlocked’ for Android apps and games, and if you’re a fan of Prime, it may be right up your alley.
It seems like only yesterday that we only had one App store to peruse for Android devices. Over the years, several new ones have sprang up, but the Amazon Appstore has easily taken second place to Google Play. In fact, they are celebrating their fourth birthday today and they’re giving away over $100 in free Android games and apps to mark the celebration.
Regardless of where you reside on this big, beautiful world of ours, there’s a chance you’ve heard of the Divergent Series. The first film from the popular books was released last year, and ahead of the second film’s release we are getting an interesting app to promote the film. If you happened to own a Google Cardboard or other VR-based headset, you will definitely want to check out the Insurgent VR app.
If you own a smartphone, you probably have the YouTube app installed, and it’s one of the most used mobile applications on the planet. It isn’t always a good thing to have unlocked if you have kids, as there are plenty of videos not safe for children out there. If you keep your kids away from YouTube, you can now turn them loose thanks to the new YouTube Kids app.