Back in 2008, Google launched its app store under the name Android Market, it had only 13 apps. But it is fast-moving forward by 2021, and the Google Apps Store is home to more than 2.7 million apps, according to the latest Statista information (via-XDA). It can be difficult to find quality apps with many apps that fill the app store and new apps that can be added continuously.
That’s why every year Google hosts the Best Google Play Awards, helping users discover new apps, games, books and providing exposure to developers and publishers. Well, it’s time for this year’s Google Best Awards as Google unveiled user voting for the best app and 2021 game.
From today, Google Play users can vote for the best app and the best game of 2021. Voting will take effect until November 17, and Google will announce the winners on November 30.
In addition to the best app and the best game of 2021, Google will also announce the winners. Announce the Best Google Play Awards that will include the best apps and games in all the many categories selected by the Google Play editorial team.
Nominees for Best App of 2021:
- Sarva — Yoga & Meditation
- Clubhouse: The Social Audio App
- FrontRow: Learn Singing, Music, Rap, Comedy & more
- Sortizy — Recipes, Meal Planner and Grocery Lists
- EMBIBE: Learning
- Evolve Mental Health: Meditations, Self-Care & CBT
- BitClass: Learn Anything. Live. Together!
- Evergreen Club – Health, Fitness, Fun & Learning
- Guardians – Personal & Family Safety
- being: your mental health friend
Nominees for Best Games of 2021:
- Score! Hero 2
- Projector Makeover
- Garena Free Fire MAX
- The Walking Dead: Survivors
- League of Legends: Wild Rift
- Beastar — Touch Your Music
- MARVEL Future Revolution
- Pokemon UNITE
- Crash Bandicoot: On the Run!
- Battlegrounds Mobile India
“Until November 17, Google Play users will have the opportunity to vote on their favorite apps and games of the year. Winners of the Users’ Choice awards and the Best of 2021 picks from the Google Play editorial team, will be announced November 30,” said a Google spokesperson in an email.
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Samsung Weather Widget gets more accurate and reliable with version 184.108.40.206
The update fixes an issue where the widget would not update the weather information automatically. In addition, it improves the accuracy and reliability of the weather data. However, there’s no new feature or change noted.
The Weather Widget app is a convenient and useful tool that allows users to access the current weather conditions and forecasts for their location and other places. The app also provides weather alerts, air quality information, and sunrise and sunset times.
Samsung Weather Widget 220.127.116.11 update is rolling out gradually to Samsung devices that support the Weather Widget app. Users can check for the update by going to the Galaxy Store app and tapping on the Updates tab. Alternatively, they can also download the latest version of the app from the third-party source link mentioned here.
YouTube kills the affordable ‘Premium Lite’ subscription
YouTube is ending its cheaper “Premium Lite” plan that offered ad-free viewing for €6.99 per month. The plan was only available in some European countries including Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden since mid-2021. This plan will be discontinued after 25 October 2023.
The “Premium Lite” plan did not include YouTube Music, offline downloads, or background playback, unlike the regular YouTube Premium plan. YouTube says the company is working on different versions of Premium Lite based on user feedback.
YouTube Premium recently increased its prices for individual plans to $13.99/month while family plans cost $22.99/month. YouTube has also been trying to block ad blockers on its platform.
Many users want a more affordable option to watch YouTube videos without ads. YouTube Premium Lite seemed to be a good solution, but it was not widely available. It is unclear if YouTube will launch a similar plan in the future.
Fresh Samsung Clock update arrives for One UI Galaxy devices
Samsung has released a new update for its Clock app, which brings bug fixes and improvements to the app. The update has the version number 18.104.22.168 and is 27.87 MB in size. The update is currently rolling out for Galaxy devices running Android 13-based One UI 5 /5.1 /5.1.1.
The fresh update of the Samsung Clock app improves the performance and stability of the Clock app as well as fixes some bugs and issues. Although, the changelog of this update does not include any new feature or change.
Samsung Clock app is one of the most popular and useful apps on Galaxy devices, as it provides various functions such as alarm, stopwatch, timer, world clock, and bedtime mode. The app also supports dark mode, edge lighting, and Bixby voice commands. The new update makes the app even more versatile and user-friendly and enhances the user experience.
The update is available for download from the Google Play Store or the Samsung Galaxy Store. The update is expected to reach all Android 13 devices in the coming days. Also, users can get it through the third-party source link mentioned here.