Dec 9th, 2016

Every week, hundreds of Android apps and games are submitted to the Play Store. If you’re not paying attention 24/7, it’s easy to miss some of the best stuff. Each week we will highlight five of the best new or overlooked apps and games. You’re sure to find some hidden gems in these recommendations. Go forth and download!

1. Quartz

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Quartz is a news app unlike anything you’ve used before. Instead of a boring list of headlines, Quartz present the news in an interface you’re familiar with. Open the app and a friendly bot will tell you about a news story, often with GIFs included. You can tap the link to read the full story, ask for more info in the chat, or move on to the next story. It’s a nice easy way to get your news fix.

DOWNLOAD: Quartz – Google Play

  • Price: Free
  • In-app Purchases: No
  • Rating: 4.5/5
  • Installs: 1,000 – 5,000

2. Volume Timer

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Have you ever meant to silence your phone for an occasion, but then missed a bunch of notifications because you forgot to turn the volume back on afterward? Volume Timer allows you to silence your phone for a specific amount of time. Simply choose a desired time, check the options, and start. Volume will automatically turn on when the time expires.

DOWNLOAD: Volume Timer – Google Play

  • Price: Free
  • In-app Purchases: No
  • Rating: 4.7/5
  • Installs: 1,000 – 5,000

3. AppInfo Mini

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If you’re one of those people that constantly checks the performance of your phone, this is the perfect app. AppInfo Mini shows usage statistics of whichever app you are currently using. Just pull down the notification shade to see stats for network, RAM, battery, and permissions. Now you can easily keep an eye on how your apps behave.

DOWNLOAD: AppInfo Mini – Google Play

  • Price: Free
  • In-app Purchases: Yes
  • Rating: 4.8/5
  • Installs: 100 – 500

4. Orble

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Orble is a tricky game that requires good hand-eye coordination. You are the gray ball. The goal is to avoid the red balls and collect the green balls. You do this by hopping between the orbits. The real difficult part is that the orbits move at different speeds and directions. It takes great reflexes and skill to survive as long as possible.

DOWNLOAD: Orble – Google Play

  • Price: Free
  • In-app Purchases: Yes
  • Rating: 4.9/5
  • Installs: 1,000 – 5,000

5. Mr. Triangle

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Mr. Triangle is a fairly simple and straightforward game. Red and blue balls drop from the top of the screen. It’s your job to move the green triangle in a way that directs the red balls to the red goal and the blue balls to the blue goal. The longer you survive the more difficult it gets. Get as many balls to the correct goal as you can before screwing up.

DOWNLOAD: Mr. Triangle – Google Play

  • Price: Free
  • In-app Purchases: No
  • Rating: 4.48/5
  • Installs: 10 – 50

More Best Apps & Games

Our Download This series includes the best apps and games you should be downloading. We also have more lists for the best apps and games on Android. Check them out below!

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