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Welcome to the 285th edition of Android Apps Weekly! Here are the big headlines from the last week:

  • Google reportedly sent out reminders this week about Inbox by Gmail’s eventual shut down. It re-confirms the April 2nd shut down that we already expected. People took to Reddit to talk about the warning and tons of people verified that they received it too. Thankfully, Google did put a bunch of Inbox features in Gmail. Thus, the transition shouldn’t be too bad. Hit the link to learn more!
  • A new Call of Duty game is coming to mobile. Call of Duty: Legends of War got a trailer this week along with some more information. We know it should play like a regular Call of Duty game. In addition, it’ll have multiple game modes, 60fps game play, and a freemium price tag. That shouldn’t surprise anyone. The game’s developers are Tencent and Activision, after all. The new trailer looks fantastic and you can check it out at the link!
  • Opera Browser received a fairly substantial new feature this week. It’s a free VPN in the app. You simply open the app, enable the VPN, and browse privately. The feature doesn’t require a login or account of any type. There are some other configurations as well. The update is rolling out to the Play Store as we speak so you can get this new feature right now. The VPN features 256-bit encryption and several regions to choose from.
  • The King of Fighters: All Star is coming to Android this year. It’s a freemium action RPG with side-scrolling brawler mechanics. It uses characters from SNK’s The King of Fighters series. A few of those games are already on Android as ports. We don’t know a whole bunch about the game yet. However, we do know that it contains a bunch of characters from most of the games and it has a freemium pricing model. We’ll know more later this year.
  • Google Stadia is the big announcement from this week. Google announced it at GDC 2019. It’s a cloud game streaming service in collaboration with id Software. The keynote featured a bunch of neat little stats, including a powerful backbone, tons of development technologies, and some neat features for niche demographics like YouTube streamers. There is also a controller that works particularly well with Stadia. We don’t know a whole lot about it right now, including its price tag. We should learn more in the near future.