April 13, 2024
AAW Might Doom screenshot 2023

Welcome to the 477th version of Android Apps Weekly. Listed here are the massive headlines from the final week:

  • Google Messages has a brand new characteristic within the beta model. It lets AI give you responses to messages you obtain. It was present in an APK teardown, and the characteristic isn’t energetic but. Nevertheless, with the huge surge in AI information this 12 months, we count on it to be an extension of Sensible Reply, however with AI.
  • Google Calendar is outwardly including higher help for birthdays and anniversaries quickly. The app helps you to add these issues now, however with fundamental reminders that don’t do a lot. This new characteristic helps you to add extra, customizable reminders. It’s a small factor, however contemplating that Fb hasn’t notified me of a birthday in years, this will likely be good to have.
  • Microsoft’s AI now creates pictures utilizing solely phrases. Microsoft calls it the Bing Picture Creator, and it’s accessible by bing.com/create. You merely inform it what you need to see, and the AI creates it. There are some limitations. For instance, we tried asking it to make a picture of a Rihanna live performance, and it refused, citing Microsoft’s phrases of service. Nonetheless, it’s a neat software.
  • Google, in the meantime, is giving individuals entry to its Bard AI undertaking. It needs individuals to begin utilizing Bard in order that Google can higher tune the AI’s information and responses. A few of its early checks have been comical, to say the least, however testing with numerous individuals is a wonderful approach to collect extra information. Our personal C. Scott Brown tried it out and appears cautiously optimistic about its capabilities. You can even be a part of the waitlist if you wish to attempt it out your self.
  • Microsoft is outwardly engaged on a rival recreation app retailer for Android and iOS. Its focus is gaming, and Microsoft needs it to have integration with Xbox’s ecosystem, together with issues like achievements. This, in fact, isn’t tenable for the time being. It may do a recreation retailer for Android that customers can sideload, however it’s not potential on iOS right now.

BT21 Pop Star

Worth: Free to play

BT21 Pop Star screenshot 2023

BT21 Pop Star is a match-three puzzle recreation. Gamers progress by the sport by clearing phases like most match-three video games. Every completion will get you nearer to incomes puzzle items, which you gather and assemble. That’s the principle gameplay loop, and what you’ll spend most of your time doing. You get some conventional match-three parts like power-ups that will help you full puzzles, and it’s actually not a foul entrant into the style. There are some early loading points, however these needs to be taken care of in future updates.

Dreamai screenshot 2023

Dreamai is an AI artwork generator app. Very like Microsoft’s Bing Picture Creator above, this app helps you to create pictures by describing what you need with phrases. The app then makes an attempt to create that picture with AI. The app is moderately new, so there isn’t a number of information on how nicely it really works, however it appeared to work okay in our testing, though we didn’t get something fairly as good because the screenshots above. Which may be consumer error, although. In any case, it’s a enjoyable little app that additional explores the AI theme of 2023 to date.

EA Sports activities MLB Faucet Baseball 23

Worth: Free to play

EA’s annual baseball recreation is out for Android. This 12 months’s version options up to date rosters, some revamped options, and a number of recreation modes. At its core, it’s a simulator the place you gather gamers, construct a workforce, after which face off towards different gamers. There are tournaments, occasions, and particular gamers to gather. As well as, the sport’s graphics are fairly okay. You additionally get to play some baseball, however it’s nowhere close to as in-depth as a console baseball recreation. It ought to present followers of the game with some distraction whereas commercials run throughout video games, and it’s not horrible to play total, regardless of its aggressive in-app purchases. It’s a shoo-in for the very best Android baseball video games.

Prosper screenshot 2023

Prosper is a psychological wellness app. It’s very similar to a contemporary cell diary app the place you possibly can test in day by day along with your temper. The app then helps you take care of damaging moods with a wide range of little ideas and methods, together with issues like leisure actions. You’ll be able to observe your temper over time and see for those who’re trending up or down. The UI is clear and straightforward to make use of. There’s a contemporary really feel to it as nicely. We don’t have any actual complaints with this one, however its effectiveness relies on the consumer, probably not the app. If it really works for you, that’s nice. If not, that’s okay, higher luck subsequent time.

Mighty Doom

Worth: Free to play

Mighty Doom is the newest recreation from Bethesda. It’s a top-down journey shooter the place you mow down hoards of enemies with varied weapons. It has that arcade really feel, and it’s actually enjoyable while you unlock one of many actually highly effective weapons. Who doesn’t like watching tons of enemies up and vanish? The sport doesn’t really feel or play very similar to its namesake, Doom, and that’s a strong knock towards it. Followers of the aged shooter gained’t discover their Doom kicks with this one. Nevertheless, for those who take away the Doom side of it, it’s a pleasant little time waster, and we predict it’s alright.

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