AAW The Ancentral Legacy screenshot

5 Android Apps You Won’t Miss This Week

Welcome to version 428 of Android Apps Weekly. Here are the top headlines from the past week:

  • Google is suing a man for using Google services to do bad things. A guy set up a dog adoption website, accepted money from clients, and never delivered any dogs. The man also used Gmail, Google Voice, and other services to conduct these shady acts. Google responded by suing this guy and we couldn’t be happier about it.
  • A security researcher discovered an SDK that sent large amounts of data to a US defense contractor. Google reported these apps and Google removed them. Apps with the SDK are believed to have been downloaded over 60 million times across a variety of app types. Click the link to learn more, but rest assured, the apps are now gone.
  • Unlimited Google Photos is back, but it’s not free. Google has announced a new Google One plan for $15 per month. Includes 2TB of data for Google Drive with unlimited photo and video backup. This game feels like the end of the Google Photos game. Google says the service is too expensive to run and this allows Google to fund it adequately. Seems like a good deal, especially with all the extra cloud storage space.
  • Plex has released a really cool update. It allows you to log into different video streaming services so you can watch video from any of them without having to switch apps. It’s now available to all users except for Roku. Roku users have to wait a little longer. We’ve asked our readers if they like Plex, and most of them do, so we’re glad to see such a good update go to so many people.
  • Samsung has unveiled yet another fold in its massive throttling disaster this year. Samsung says it throttles its phones to prevent overheating. Apparently, the new Spadragon 8 Gen 1 chips are causing some overheating issues when left at full speed. Click on the link to read more.


price: free

Bonju screenshot 2022

Bonju is a kind of social network for people who travel a lot. You can make friends everywhere and Bonju helps you keep track of where they are all. It notifies users when you are in the same city as a friend so you can hit them. This is the basic functionality of the application. It’s a relatively convenient niche, but it does its job better than mainstream social media apps. Of course, whether you like it or not depends on whether you can convince your friends to use it. It has potential.

ancestral heritage

price: Free / $3.99

The Ancestral Legacy is the latest game from Buff Studios. This one describes itself as a mystery thriller and visual novel. Players make their way through the story and make decisions at key plot points. The decisions you make affect the outcome of the match. Some of the other features include achievements, multiple endings, and multiple story branches. It played well in our tests and should scratch that itch for fans of the genre.

Wisdom screenshot 2022

Wisdom is a kind of self-help app. It allows you to share and accept advice on a variety of life challenges, including things like earning more money, improving your physical or mental health, and other things like that. It’s a community focused app so you can either help out or receive help, depending on what you want to do. This is one of those apps that may or may not help depending on who you are and how you are. It has a lot of potential and early adopters seem to love it.

Brave Soul: Frozen Dungeon

price: Free to play

Brave Soul: Frozen Dungeon is an animated RPG with gacha elements. Players get a team of heroes that they use to fight the bad guys. You upgrade your heroes as you play and continue the game. It has simple combat, more than 100 heroes to collect, and a lot of things to do. Some people may not like the simplicity of certain parts and we get that. However, this is a time consuming game with a bit more depth than something like an idle RPG. The developers seem to be working on some bugs that cause the animations to break, but other than that, it plays just fine on our test machines.


price: Free Trial / 7- $15 per month

FileShadow screenshot 2022

FileShadow is an interesting file management app. It works a lot like Resilio Sync or NextCloud except that it’s aimed at productivity rather than self-hosted cloud storage. Basically, you install the app on your phone and PC. From there, you can manage files on both devices from either device. It can also collect email attachments and other things, although this functionality costs nothing extra. From there, you can move, manage and organize files, or do whatever you want. You can even sort or filter by file type for added functionality. It seems pretty decent even if it requires a subscription.

If we missed any great Android apps or game news, let us know about them in the comments.
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