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9
Feb

How to manage your saved passwords in Chrome for Android


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One of the many great things about using Chrome as your primary browser across devices is that all your saved passwords get synced. That takes away the hassle of having to enter long and complex passwords while using Chrome on your Android device, which can be a real pain sometimes. Not only that, many times you may have accidentally hit the save password button for a bank transaction credentials page or something else that you did not intend to save. Which brings us to this guide.

Chrome for Android, as it turns out, has a rudimentary password manager built-in, and we are going to show you how to access it and what you can do inside it from your Android smartphone or tablet. So why don’t you fire up the Chrome browser and we can get started right away!

Accessing Chrome for Android’s password manager

It’s hardly a challenge to find the password manager inside of Chrome. Check out this quick picture guide below:

1

Open the Chrome browser app on your device. Navigate to the top right corner and tap the options button, following which you have to select ‘Settings’ from the list of options. Select the ‘Save passwords’ option from the menu, flip the button and enable the feature if it isn’t enabled already.

Toggle ‘Save passwords’ feature in Chrome

At any given point, you can choose to toggle the ‘Save passwords’ feature off so that Chrome stops prompting you whenever you log in to a website with new credentials, or log in to a new website altogether. Seeing how cumbersome it can get to repeatedly enter passwords, not to mention having to remember all of them, it is almost a no-brainer to leave this feature enabled.

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The fields that have been redacted in the screenshots aren’t actually the passwords, but only the usernames against which Chrome has saved passwords.

Viewing/managing saved passwords in Chrome for Android

Unfortunately, using the Chrome for Android app, it is not possible to actually view your saved passwords. You can however see the list of websites and the corresponding usernames for which Chrome has saved your passwords. As of yet, you can only view passwords using the Chrome desktop app.

3

Chrome for Android’s password manager is rudimentary at best, as described earlier. You can’t modify a saved password, or perform any other operations on it. The only option that the browser presents to you is the ability to delete a saved password. So in case you accidentally saved a password on a friend’s phone, or for a webpage that you didn’t intend to, you can always fire up the password manager and delete that last saved entry.


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Do you use a password manager app?

Chrome’s password manager feature is clearly not powerful or flexible, which means many people who require more flexibility would move to more accomplished and powerful apps such as LastPass, Dashlane, or Enpass.

Do you use a password manager app on your smartphone? Or, does Chrome’s barebones implementation satisfy your requirements entirely? Let us know in the comments below!

 

30
Jan

BlackBerry goes all in, says their future is with Android


BlackBerry_Priv_AngleBlackBerry’s Priv was a major change for the company, marking the first time they’d shipped a device running Android instead of any of their BlackBerry OS iterations. So far, it’s done pretty well for the company; well enough, in fact, that the company said they were planning on launching another Android device later this year, which will probably end up being the Vienna we’ve been hearing about

Earlier this month, CEO John Chen said the company was doubling down on Android and only shipping Android-powered devices in 2016, but we might see that exclusivity go a little further than just this year. Damian Tay, head of BlackBerry’s Asian Pacific operations, made some comments about how the Priv was BlackBerry’s “transition” over to Android products. That doesn’t give much hope to anyone that’s holding out for another BlackBerry 10 device.

He also noted that the company considers Android the future, and there wouldn’t be much point in maintaining both operating systems simultaneously. Plus, BlackBerry’s enterprise efforts were cross-platform anyway, so moving that side of things over to Android is basically already finished.

This doesn’t 100% spell the end of BlackBerry 10, as sometimes these comments are mistranslated or misunderstood. But either way you look at it, if BlackBerry has success with Android this year, they probably won’t be keen on changing a winning formula. Sorry, BlackBerry enthusiasts.

source: Economic Times

via: Phone Arena

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27
Jan

Snapchat for Android updated with support for ‘Video Rewind’ filter


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Snapchat has begun rolling out a much-requested maintenance update for its Android client through the Play Store. According to the short changelog, the upgrade introduces the sought-after Video Rewind filter, which previously was only available to users of the social networking platform who sent snaps using an iPhone, iPod or iPad.

The filter enables users to record a standard 10-second video using Snapchat, then play it in reverse by applying the Rewind overlay. Using the feature couldn’t be easier. Once you’ve recorded the video, just swipe right until you see three reverse arrows appear on the screen.  Then you can watch the clip in reverse.

There are two ways to download the update. You can manually fetch it by grabbing your smartphone or tablet, opening up the Play Store, toggling the hamburger menu by swiping in from the left-hand side of your display, selecting ‘My Apps’, clicking on ‘Snapchat’, then tapping the ‘Update’ button. Alternatively, you can sideload it onto your handset by installing the APK below.

APK Miror Download

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22
Dec

Nexus 4 receives its first Marshmallow CyanogenMod 13 nightly


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Nexus 4 owners may have been feeling a little left out as the younger Nexus models all began receiving their Android 6.0 Marshmallow updates, but the custom ROM community has come to the rescue once again. A number of Marshmallow ROMs have already appeared for the trusty old smartphone and there’s now the first CyanogenMod 13 nightly available for the Nexus 4 (mako) as well.

The built went live in the early hours of the morning and contains all your regular Android Marshmallow features, along with CyanogenMod’s additional tweaks. It’s a pretty standard sized download at 277.01MB. But before you run out to grab it, just be aware that as the first nightly build you are probably going to run into a few bugs and issues until the ROM becomes more stable. It might be best to wait a little longer or try a ROM that has had a few updates applied if you are looking to use Marshmallow as your daily driver.


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If you are still interested enough to hop into this early build, you can grab the download files from the source link below. Don’t forget to seek out your own copy of GAPPS too.

11
Dec

Screenshots on Android are now as straightforward as ever


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Google is introducing a new way to take screenshots, one that will be accessible to anyone with an Android device that is running Android 6.0 Marshmallow and above. The contextual arm of Google Now, known as Google Now on Tap, now has a dedicated share button to take a screenshot of your display before choosing the app to send it to.

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Screenshot using Now on Tap

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Screenshot using physical buttons

Play Store Download Link

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9
Dec

The Moto E will be updated to Android 6.0 Marshmallow after all, in select regions only


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A month or two ago when Motorola first published its list of handsets that were eligible to be updated to Android 6.0 Marshmallow, you might have noticed that there was some distinct outrage that the Moto E 2015 wasn’t mentioned. Motorola has since updated the list, with the Moto E 2015 making an appearance. It is only good news, however, depending on which region you live in.

According to the newly updated list, the Moto E 2015 will be updated to Android 6.0 Marshmallow, but only in the following regions:

  • Canada
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • Asia

If you own a Moto E 2015 that originated from China or the US, it would appear you are still out of luck. While it’s a nice surprise for the eligible regions, for the US and China, it’s still a bitter pill to swallow for a handset released only a few months ago, especially since Motorola had promised timely updates.

Do you think Motorola will update the list again to include US and China? And how does this color your view of Motorola? Let us know in the comments. Afterall

 

Source: Motorola

Come comment on this article: The Moto E will be updated to Android 6.0 Marshmallow after all, in select regions only

7
Dec

5 Android apps you shouldn’t miss this week! – Android Apps Weekly


Welcome back to Android Apps Weekly! Here are your big headlines from the last week:

  • Telltale Games is chugging right along as they picked up yet another popular IP to turn into one of their now-iconic episodic adventures. This time around, they’re making a Batman game. If their prior efforts are any indication, this game will likely be really good and true to the story of Batman. The game is expected to be released in 2016.
  • Google Play has released their picks for the best apps and games of 2015. It’s a pretty standard list and a lot of them may only be there because of their popularity or their close ties to Google. In either case, there are no real bad eggs on the list and we encourage you to check them out!
  • The Room 1 and 2 are among the best and most interesting puzzle games ever to land on Android. As it turns out, the developers have been fervently working on The Room 3 and that should be out Monday, January 11th, 2016. Needless to say, this app guy will be buying that on day one because it’s probably going to be awesome.
  • Google has released a new type of advertisement that allows people to play-test games in the advertisement without actually downloading the game. The hope is that the player will enjoy the experience and download the game after trying the in-ad demo. On paper, it seems really awesome but you know people are when it comes to advertisements.
  • Google has announced that by the end of January, they will have completely absorbed Songza into Google Play Music. As a result, the Songza service will be shutting down permanently. There is a silver lining as Google will be helping Songza users migrate over to Google Play Music to continue using those features.

For even more Android apps and games headlines, updates, and new releases, don’t forget to check out this week’s Android Apps Weekly newsletter. There you’ll find all the stuff we didn’t have the time or space for here today. If you’re so inclined, you can use the form below and sign up for the newsletter to get it sent straight to your inbox every week!

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lego ninjago Android Apps WeeklyLEGO Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin

[Price: $4.99]
LEGO Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin is a new action-adventure game from the popular LEGO franchise that has you playing as a group of ninjas who have lost their memories. Your job is to get those memories back and then defeat the evil Ronin to save the day. It’s a fun little game to play and, as with most LEGO games, it’s about as kid friendly as this subject matter can be. It’s also a pay once game with no in-app purchases!
Get it now on Google Play!


linkedin Android Apps WeeklyLinkedIn

[Price: Free]
We don’t normally do app updates in this section anymore but LinkedIn made such a huge change to their app that it’s worth talking about. Especially when the app was as bad as LinkedIn’s used to be. The new design features sprinkles of Material Design and it also appears to take some design cues from Facebook. The app centers around the core functions of the service and it’s so much easier getting around. If you haven’t checked out LinkedIn in a while, it’s worth a shot now.
Get it now on Google Play!
linkedin Android Apps Weekly


rayman adventures Android Apps WeeklyRayman Adventures

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
Rayman Adventures is the latest adventure-platformer game out of the once iconic Rayman franchise. This one features a bit more exploration than prior titles and the point will be to collect all of the Incrediballs. Interestingly, Ubisoft is going with a Freemium pricing model which is in stark contrast to the pay-once games that didn’t have in-app purchases. It’ll be interesting to see how it turns out, but so far the user reactions have been positive.
Get it now on Google Play!


storehouse Android Apps WeeklyStorehouse

[Price: Free]
Storehouse is a unique photo sharing application that creates a kind of webpage with up to 50 of your photos for easy sharing. The basic idea as far as I can tell is that it lets you create a collection of photos which it then arranges on a webpage type of layout. You can then send that link to your friends who can then view it on their mobile devices or on the computer if they so choose. It’s fun to use and it’s totally free with no in-app purchases.
Get it now on Google Play!
storehouse Android Apps Weekly


cardboard camera Android Apps WeeklyCardboard Camera

[Price: Free]
Last and certainly not least this week is Cardboard Camera. This app is meant to be used in conjuction with Google Cardboard and it helps you create VR photographs. In other words, it lets you take photos that are meant to be viewed in complete VR. The app works surprisingly well and some of the stuff you can create with this is really awesome. It’s completely free to download and use and is now another great reason to grab at least a Google Cardboard device.
Get it now on Google Play!
Cardboard Camera Android Apps Weekly


Wrap up

If we missed any great Android apps and games news or new releases, tell us about them in the comments below! Thanks for joining us this week and we’ll see you next week!

7
Dec

5 Android apps you shouldn’t miss this week! – Android Apps Weekly


Welcome back to Android Apps Weekly! Here are your big headlines from the last week:

  • Telltale Games is chugging right along as they picked up yet another popular IP to turn into one of their now-iconic episodic adventures. This time around, they’re making a Batman game. If their prior efforts are any indication, this game will likely be really good and true to the story of Batman. The game is expected to be released in 2016.
  • Google Play has released their picks for the best apps and games of 2015. It’s a pretty standard list and a lot of them may only be there because of their popularity or their close ties to Google. In either case, there are no real bad eggs on the list and we encourage you to check them out!
  • The Room 1 and 2 are among the best and most interesting puzzle games ever to land on Android. As it turns out, the developers have been fervently working on The Room 3 and that should be out Monday, January 11th, 2016. Needless to say, this app guy will be buying that on day one because it’s probably going to be awesome.
  • Google has released a new type of advertisement that allows people to play-test games in the advertisement without actually downloading the game. The hope is that the player will enjoy the experience and download the game after trying the in-ad demo. On paper, it seems really awesome but you know people are when it comes to advertisements.
  • Google has announced that by the end of January, they will have completely absorbed Songza into Google Play Music. As a result, the Songza service will be shutting down permanently. There is a silver lining as Google will be helping Songza users migrate over to Google Play Music to continue using those features.

For even more Android apps and games headlines, updates, and new releases, don’t forget to check out this week’s Android Apps Weekly newsletter. There you’ll find all the stuff we didn’t have the time or space for here today. If you’re so inclined, you can use the form below and sign up for the newsletter to get it sent straight to your inbox every week!

Signup for our newsletter

Email Address
  • Android Weekly
  • Apps Weekly


lego ninjago Android Apps WeeklyLEGO Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin

[Price: $4.99]
LEGO Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin is a new action-adventure game from the popular LEGO franchise that has you playing as a group of ninjas who have lost their memories. Your job is to get those memories back and then defeat the evil Ronin to save the day. It’s a fun little game to play and, as with most LEGO games, it’s about as kid friendly as this subject matter can be. It’s also a pay once game with no in-app purchases!
Get it now on Google Play!


linkedin Android Apps WeeklyLinkedIn

[Price: Free]
We don’t normally do app updates in this section anymore but LinkedIn made such a huge change to their app that it’s worth talking about. Especially when the app was as bad as LinkedIn’s used to be. The new design features sprinkles of Material Design and it also appears to take some design cues from Facebook. The app centers around the core functions of the service and it’s so much easier getting around. If you haven’t checked out LinkedIn in a while, it’s worth a shot now.
Get it now on Google Play!
linkedin Android Apps Weekly


rayman adventures Android Apps WeeklyRayman Adventures

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
Rayman Adventures is the latest adventure-platformer game out of the once iconic Rayman franchise. This one features a bit more exploration than prior titles and the point will be to collect all of the Incrediballs. Interestingly, Ubisoft is going with a Freemium pricing model which is in stark contrast to the pay-once games that didn’t have in-app purchases. It’ll be interesting to see how it turns out, but so far the user reactions have been positive.
Get it now on Google Play!


storehouse Android Apps WeeklyStorehouse

[Price: Free]
Storehouse is a unique photo sharing application that creates a kind of webpage with up to 50 of your photos for easy sharing. The basic idea as far as I can tell is that it lets you create a collection of photos which it then arranges on a webpage type of layout. You can then send that link to your friends who can then view it on their mobile devices or on the computer if they so choose. It’s fun to use and it’s totally free with no in-app purchases.
Get it now on Google Play!
storehouse Android Apps Weekly


cardboard camera Android Apps WeeklyCardboard Camera

[Price: Free]
Last and certainly not least this week is Cardboard Camera. This app is meant to be used in conjuction with Google Cardboard and it helps you create VR photographs. In other words, it lets you take photos that are meant to be viewed in complete VR. The app works surprisingly well and some of the stuff you can create with this is really awesome. It’s completely free to download and use and is now another great reason to grab at least a Google Cardboard device.
Get it now on Google Play!
Cardboard Camera Android Apps Weekly


Wrap up

If we missed any great Android apps and games news or new releases, tell us about them in the comments below! Thanks for joining us this week and we’ll see you next week!

7
Dec

5 Android apps you shouldn’t miss this week! – Android Apps Weekly


Welcome back to Android Apps Weekly! Here are your big headlines from the last week:

  • Telltale Games is chugging right along as they picked up yet another popular IP to turn into one of their now-iconic episodic adventures. This time around, they’re making a Batman game. If their prior efforts are any indication, this game will likely be really good and true to the story of Batman. The game is expected to be released in 2016.
  • Google Play has released their picks for the best apps and games of 2015. It’s a pretty standard list and a lot of them may only be there because of their popularity or their close ties to Google. In either case, there are no real bad eggs on the list and we encourage you to check them out!
  • The Room 1 and 2 are among the best and most interesting puzzle games ever to land on Android. As it turns out, the developers have been fervently working on The Room 3 and that should be out Monday, January 11th, 2016. Needless to say, this app guy will be buying that on day one because it’s probably going to be awesome.
  • Google has released a new type of advertisement that allows people to play-test games in the advertisement without actually downloading the game. The hope is that the player will enjoy the experience and download the game after trying the in-ad demo. On paper, it seems really awesome but you know people are when it comes to advertisements.
  • Google has announced that by the end of January, they will have completely absorbed Songza into Google Play Music. As a result, the Songza service will be shutting down permanently. There is a silver lining as Google will be helping Songza users migrate over to Google Play Music to continue using those features.

For even more Android apps and games headlines, updates, and new releases, don’t forget to check out this week’s Android Apps Weekly newsletter. There you’ll find all the stuff we didn’t have the time or space for here today. If you’re so inclined, you can use the form below and sign up for the newsletter to get it sent straight to your inbox every week!

Signup for our newsletter

Email Address
  • Android Weekly
  • Apps Weekly


lego ninjago Android Apps WeeklyLEGO Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin

[Price: $4.99]
LEGO Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin is a new action-adventure game from the popular LEGO franchise that has you playing as a group of ninjas who have lost their memories. Your job is to get those memories back and then defeat the evil Ronin to save the day. It’s a fun little game to play and, as with most LEGO games, it’s about as kid friendly as this subject matter can be. It’s also a pay once game with no in-app purchases!
Get it now on Google Play!


linkedin Android Apps WeeklyLinkedIn

[Price: Free]
We don’t normally do app updates in this section anymore but LinkedIn made such a huge change to their app that it’s worth talking about. Especially when the app was as bad as LinkedIn’s used to be. The new design features sprinkles of Material Design and it also appears to take some design cues from Facebook. The app centers around the core functions of the service and it’s so much easier getting around. If you haven’t checked out LinkedIn in a while, it’s worth a shot now.
Get it now on Google Play!
linkedin Android Apps Weekly


rayman adventures Android Apps WeeklyRayman Adventures

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
Rayman Adventures is the latest adventure-platformer game out of the once iconic Rayman franchise. This one features a bit more exploration than prior titles and the point will be to collect all of the Incrediballs. Interestingly, Ubisoft is going with a Freemium pricing model which is in stark contrast to the pay-once games that didn’t have in-app purchases. It’ll be interesting to see how it turns out, but so far the user reactions have been positive.
Get it now on Google Play!


storehouse Android Apps WeeklyStorehouse

[Price: Free]
Storehouse is a unique photo sharing application that creates a kind of webpage with up to 50 of your photos for easy sharing. The basic idea as far as I can tell is that it lets you create a collection of photos which it then arranges on a webpage type of layout. You can then send that link to your friends who can then view it on their mobile devices or on the computer if they so choose. It’s fun to use and it’s totally free with no in-app purchases.
Get it now on Google Play!
storehouse Android Apps Weekly


cardboard camera Android Apps WeeklyCardboard Camera

[Price: Free]
Last and certainly not least this week is Cardboard Camera. This app is meant to be used in conjuction with Google Cardboard and it helps you create VR photographs. In other words, it lets you take photos that are meant to be viewed in complete VR. The app works surprisingly well and some of the stuff you can create with this is really awesome. It’s completely free to download and use and is now another great reason to grab at least a Google Cardboard device.
Get it now on Google Play!
Cardboard Camera Android Apps Weekly


Wrap up

If we missed any great Android apps and games news or new releases, tell us about them in the comments below! Thanks for joining us this week and we’ll see you next week!

7
Dec

5 Android apps you shouldn’t miss this week! – Android Apps Weekly


Welcome back to Android Apps Weekly! Here are your big headlines from the last week:

  • Telltale Games is chugging right along as they picked up yet another popular IP to turn into one of their now-iconic episodic adventures. This time around, they’re making a Batman game. If their prior efforts are any indication, this game will likely be really good and true to the story of Batman. The game is expected to be released in 2016.
  • Google Play has released their picks for the best apps and games of 2015. It’s a pretty standard list and a lot of them may only be there because of their popularity or their close ties to Google. In either case, there are no real bad eggs on the list and we encourage you to check them out!
  • The Room 1 and 2 are among the best and most interesting puzzle games ever to land on Android. As it turns out, the developers have been fervently working on The Room 3 and that should be out Monday, January 11th, 2016. Needless to say, this app guy will be buying that on day one because it’s probably going to be awesome.
  • Google has released a new type of advertisement that allows people to play-test games in the advertisement without actually downloading the game. The hope is that the player will enjoy the experience and download the game after trying the in-ad demo. On paper, it seems really awesome but you know people are when it comes to advertisements.
  • Google has announced that by the end of January, they will have completely absorbed Songza into Google Play Music. As a result, the Songza service will be shutting down permanently. There is a silver lining as Google will be helping Songza users migrate over to Google Play Music to continue using those features.

For even more Android apps and games headlines, updates, and new releases, don’t forget to check out this week’s Android Apps Weekly newsletter. There you’ll find all the stuff we didn’t have the time or space for here today. If you’re so inclined, you can use the form below and sign up for the newsletter to get it sent straight to your inbox every week!

Signup for our newsletter

Email Address
  • Android Weekly
  • Apps Weekly


lego ninjago Android Apps WeeklyLEGO Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin

[Price: $4.99]
LEGO Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin is a new action-adventure game from the popular LEGO franchise that has you playing as a group of ninjas who have lost their memories. Your job is to get those memories back and then defeat the evil Ronin to save the day. It’s a fun little game to play and, as with most LEGO games, it’s about as kid friendly as this subject matter can be. It’s also a pay once game with no in-app purchases!
Get it now on Google Play!


linkedin Android Apps WeeklyLinkedIn

[Price: Free]
We don’t normally do app updates in this section anymore but LinkedIn made such a huge change to their app that it’s worth talking about. Especially when the app was as bad as LinkedIn’s used to be. The new design features sprinkles of Material Design and it also appears to take some design cues from Facebook. The app centers around the core functions of the service and it’s so much easier getting around. If you haven’t checked out LinkedIn in a while, it’s worth a shot now.
Get it now on Google Play!
linkedin Android Apps Weekly


rayman adventures Android Apps WeeklyRayman Adventures

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
Rayman Adventures is the latest adventure-platformer game out of the once iconic Rayman franchise. This one features a bit more exploration than prior titles and the point will be to collect all of the Incrediballs. Interestingly, Ubisoft is going with a Freemium pricing model which is in stark contrast to the pay-once games that didn’t have in-app purchases. It’ll be interesting to see how it turns out, but so far the user reactions have been positive.
Get it now on Google Play!


storehouse Android Apps WeeklyStorehouse

[Price: Free]
Storehouse is a unique photo sharing application that creates a kind of webpage with up to 50 of your photos for easy sharing. The basic idea as far as I can tell is that it lets you create a collection of photos which it then arranges on a webpage type of layout. You can then send that link to your friends who can then view it on their mobile devices or on the computer if they so choose. It’s fun to use and it’s totally free with no in-app purchases.
Get it now on Google Play!
storehouse Android Apps Weekly


cardboard camera Android Apps WeeklyCardboard Camera

[Price: Free]
Last and certainly not least this week is Cardboard Camera. This app is meant to be used in conjuction with Google Cardboard and it helps you create VR photographs. In other words, it lets you take photos that are meant to be viewed in complete VR. The app works surprisingly well and some of the stuff you can create with this is really awesome. It’s completely free to download and use and is now another great reason to grab at least a Google Cardboard device.
Get it now on Google Play!
Cardboard Camera Android Apps Weekly


Wrap up

If we missed any great Android apps and games news or new releases, tell us about them in the comments below! Thanks for joining us this week and we’ll see you next week!

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