With July now fading into the distance, it’s time to look back over some of the best new and updated Android apps from across the month.
From a new Angry Birds, to really handy file management tools and a live-streaming app that pretty much only wants to show your nostrils, we’ve got it all here in one handy list.
All you need to do is peruse it at your leisure and test some of them out!
Angry Birds was one of the biggest runaway hit mobile games of all time, and successfully launched across a whole range of platforms. And now, some years later, its follow-up has arrived for iOS and Android devices.
It sticks with the same premise as the first game, but promises upgraded graphics, multi-stage levels and boss rounds, plus in-app purchases for upgrades.
There’s a whole load of new birds too, and you can select which you want to use for each level.
? Angry Birds 2
Aviate isn’t entirely new, but it did get a pretty cool update last month that delivers more contextual information to your home screen right when you need it most.
The new feature will surface apps that could be useful to you, as well as local info. Yahoo said it was only launching for users in the US, but it also appears to be supported in other countries as well.
So, if you’re walking around town at lunch, it will show you restaurants, or if you appear to be travelling somewhere, it’ll show you local transit times, for example.
If the lexicon of the Web confuses you, and you’re too embarrassed to keep UrbanDictionary open all the time, then SayWhat for iOS and Android will keep you dialed in to the latest terms.
Delivered via 10-second video clips, the definitions available via the app can be searched or browsed by recently uploaded.
You can also vote, so that the community’s favorite explanation is displayed at the top of the list for that word or phrase.
If getting out of bed is a chore that you just can’t seem to master, perhaps some guilt induced by Red Bull’s new Alert alarm clock will help.
Set to a number of ‘extreme’ sport backgrounds, the alarm clock monitors how long it takes you to switch it off each morning and ranks how well you do against friends.
I don’t need another reason to feel bad about hitting snooze, but perhaps you do.
? Red Bull Alert
HBO Now, the broadcaster’s new on-demand viewing platform, was announced for iOS devices back in April, but it was only last month that it arrived for Android and Kindle Fire devices.
It’s also headed to Fire TV too, Amazon says, so if you’ve been jonesing for a hit of ‘Game of Thrones’, you can now scratch that itch directly from your Android device.
? HBO Now
If you’re the sort of person who’s forever pursuing the perfect email app, there’s another new update for iPhone for you to check out, as Boxer added calendar support this month.
On iOS devices, the calendar and inbox are now fully integrated saving a whole bunch of time swapping between the two when you need to arrange a meeting.
Unfortunately, this isn’t the case for Android users – the email and calendar app remain separate for Boxer’s own business reasons.
In addition to the new calendar, there are also a few updated email features such as the ability to add and change account colors – and other design tweaks. There’s improved iPad and Apple Watch support now too.
It’s not free though, so you’ll have to pay $4.99 if you want to try it out. There is a free version for Android though, monetized through in-app purchases to unlock features. Android, however, doesn’t have the integrated calendar feature.
? Boxer Email | Calendar