18 new and notable (and 1 WTF) Android games from the last week (1/10/18 – 1/16/18)

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Ashworld

Android Police coverage: OrangePixel’s open-world survival adventure ‘Ashworld’ just landed on the Play Store

Ashworld is the latest game from OrangePixel, a studio well known for some fantastic pixel art games. Ashworld does not deviate from their style too much, but what is interesting is how its top-down survival gameplay has been combined with side-scrolling platforming.

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18 new and notable (and 1 WTF) Android games from the last week (1/10/18 – 1/16/18) was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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Facebook promises to declutter Messenger app in 2018

Facebook caught some heat for pushing people to use the Messenger app a few years back, but that may actually have been a kindness. Messenger was a much better app than the main Facebook client. Although, over time Messenger has become rather bloated and clunky in its own right. The head of Messenger now admits the app is too cluttered, and changes are on the way.

Facebook’s plans for Messenger in the coming year are detailed in a new post by Messenger chief David Marcus.

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I used the Google Pixelbook as my only laptop at CES – and it completely converted me

The Google Pixelbook is a truly excellent piece of hardware, as I stated in my review of it over two months ago. The refrain so often heard about Chromebooks, though, is that Chrome OS’s limited application ecosystem prevents it from being a “serious” laptop operating system. As someone who frequently travels and has to be mobile as part of my job, I thought I’d put Google’s laptop to the test in a live environment: CES.

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OnePlus 5T Open Beta 2 adds new clipboard and Switch apps, improves power consumption management, and more

OnePlus’ second 2017 flagship has turned out to be one of my favorite phones, but the largest disappointment at launch was that it shipped with Nougat instead of Oreo. However, OnePlus kept true to its word that the 5T would get Oreo via an Open Beta before the end of the year. Now it’s time for the second update, which includes some new stock apps, improves background task management and adds some other quality of life things.

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[Deal Alert] NETGEAR Orbi RBK33 AC2200 home 3-pack WiFi system $299.99 at Amazon ($50 off)

Perhaps you’ve been frustrated by dead spots in your home WiFi situation, lamenting those rooms that, for you, might as well no longer exist. Instead of shaking your fist, maybe it’s time to look at a mesh WiFi system. Amazon has a deal on the NETGEAR Orbi AC2200 3-pack, which has dropped $ 50 to $ 299.99.

For your three Benjamins you get a WiFi router and two satellite units, which offers up to 5000 square feet of coverage.

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[Deal Alert] NETGEAR Orbi RBK33 AC2200 home 3-pack WiFi system $ 299.99 at Amazon ($ 50 off) was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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