Android Apps and Games Roundup (April 21st-30th)

Welcome to the third edition of the Games & Apps Roundup on AndroidPure.

Sony Background Defocus

Today we bring you some of the best apps and games which were released in the last two weeks of April.

Apps

Background Defocus (for Sony Xperia)

After releasing the Xperia Keyboard on to the Play Store, Sony have released a camera app called Background defocus. The app’s blur feature is quite similar to Google Camera’s Lens Blur. Of course, the app is exclusive to Xperia devices.
[appbox googleplay com.sonymobile.backgrounddefocus]

IFTTT

If This Then That. This has been a very popular app amongst iOS users and the app was recently launched for Android. IFTTT lets you connect your networks to perform various actions. You can create your channel (Gmail, Twitter, Facebook, etc).  You could create a recipe like If you post something on Facebook, then post the same automatically on Twitter. Quite useful for people who use multiple social networks.

[appbox googleplay com.ifttt.ifttt]

Google Hangouts

While this is not a new app, Hangouts received a rather substantial update which brought in some new features like a Homescreen Widget, Merged Conversations for SMS and Hangout chats, etc. You can read about it at our article. Even the notification sound was changed slightly.

[appbox googleplay com.google.android.talk]

 

Games

FLASHOUT 2

The sequel to the popular futuristic racer was released recently, and offers an exciting new experience. The game includes 10 futuristic circuits located in Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, London, Moscow, Paris, Seoul, Taipei City, Tokyo, Warsaw. The graphics are stunning, and the game offers various game modes including a Career Mode, and Online multiplayer.

[appbox googleplay pl.jujubee.flashout2]

Despite carrying a price tag, it does offer In App Purchases.

Abyss Attack

Old School Shoot ’em up. This gem of a game from Chillingo, has some great graphics, and offers some quality gameplay. You can unlock six Submarines, and upgrade them with various powerups. There are 87 missions to complete and 15 ranks to achieve in this gorgeous endless shooter.

[appbox googleplay com.chillingo.abyssattack.android.rowgplay]

(North American version)

[appbox googleplay com.chillingo.abyssattack.android.ajagplay]

Asphalt 8: Airborne

Probably the hottest game on Google Play, the freemium racer was updated to include one of the Seven Wonders of the World, The Great Wall of China. Yes, you can now race on 6 tracks featuring the Chinese Wall. There are also some new Dream Cars in the game, including some from Ferrari. Checkout the video below. Gameloft say it is their way of celebrating the Year of the Horse, by adding more Horsepower to the game.

[appbox googleplay com.gameloft.android.ANMP.GloftA8HM]

Sonic Racing Transformed

SEGA’s brilliant Kart racer recently went free to play. You can read our coverage about it for more details.

[appbox googleplay com.sega.sonic.transformed]

That’s all folks!


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Ashwin Karthik
Originally a Business Grad, Ashwin is a natural at testing and reviewing apps & games for Windows and Android Apps, as well as flashing ROMs. A proud owner of a Redmi K20, he is also an avid gamer and loves playing on his Computer, PS4 & Nintendo consoles.

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