Google is Testing an App Download Queue Feature for Google Play

According to screenshots posted online from Android Police, at least one person is seeing a new beta feature from Google Play. The feature in testing is aimed specifically at those who download apps while on the go, something many of us probably do.

Typically, you wouldn’t want to do any heavy downloading while you are mobile, as that data would count against your monthly limit. With this beta feature, you can add the app download to a queue that will automatically begin once your device is connected to WiFi. For example, if I’m out and about snapping pictures, but realize I don’t have Instagram installed, I can add it to the queue to be downloaded as soon as I return home.  (more…)

Friday App Sales: LIMBO, This War of Mine, Leo’s Fortune, and More

In need of some new apps or games to keep you busy this weekend? Don’t fret, I have your back. Currently on Google Play, folks can grab a ton of awesome games at discounted prices. This week, you can find Lara Croft GO for just $1, GTA: Vice City for $2, or even GTA: Liberty City Stories for $2.

Other games listed as on sale include Metal Slug 3, This Ware of Mine, LIMBO, Leo’s Fortune, and a couple Goat Simulator titles. All of the aforementioned titles are very popular, so if you have never given them a go, now would be a good time to do so.

Have at it.  (more…)

Terra Collection Brings You More of Those Google-Esque Satellite Wallpapers

In recent years, Google has really stepped up its wallpaper game on Nexus devices with the use of satellite imagery. The images are both beautiful and interesting, but if you don’t own a Nexus, miss out when we post them up for download, or simply need more of them in your life, consider taking a look at Terra Collection, a free wallpaper pack filled with even more satellite stunners.

In Terra Collection, you’ll find dozens of wallpapers, most of which are of the satellite variety. The collection also includes Google’s most recent Nexus wallpaper releases, as well as some from OSX and iOS too, in case you want those.  (more…)

Pavilion, a ‘Fourth Person’ Puzzle Adventure Game, Available Now for NVIDIA SHIELD

A new game for SHIELD owners (both SHIELD TV and Tablet), is now available on Google Play. Called Pavilion, it is described as a fourth person puzzle adventure game. Interestingly, once the game boots, there are no tutorials or instructions. You, as the player, must explore and figure everything out for yourself.

The overall layout is a dreamy fantasy world, complete with loads of challenging puzzles for you to solve. As you continue on your journey, the developers hope that you will begin to understand the world in which you have been placed.  (more…)

Google Publishes Duo Commercials Instead of Releasing Allo

Google has posted five 30-second spots for Duo up on YouTube, time and money that could have gone towards getting Allo into the hands of users. Wow, am I that bitter? Anyway, the commercials feature classic partnerships, such as coffee and cream, peanut butter and jelly, toothbrush and toothpaste, plus salt and pepper. These are apparently all items you could picture having a video chat with each other.  (more…)

Nova Launcher Beta Update Includes Pixel Launcher Setup

Following in the footsteps of Action Launcher 3, Nova Launcher Beta has now been updated to bring that Pixel Launcher flavor as well. That means you get an app drawer that can be swiped into, an arrow indicator to remind you to swipe, transparent tinting of the dock area, proper Pixel folder icons, and the new Google Search pill with calendar.

I’ve got it all setup in the image above, but Kevin Barry (Nova Launcher creator) offers up the following instructions to get you into a similar look. Oh, I added a final step to get your folders looking just right as well.  (more…)

SwiftKey Neural Network-Powered Keyboard Now Available on Android

Last year in October, SwiftKey unveiled an alpha build for the world’s first keyboard powered by a neural network. Since then, big things have been happening at SwiftKey, namely the company being acquired by Microsoft. Possibly topping that news, SwiftKey has publicly launched the world’s first mobile keyboard powered by a neural network. No more alpha or beta builds, this is the real deal.  (more…)