[Update: Australia too] Harry Potter: Wizards Unite beta is available on the New Zealand Play Store

Update 1: 2019/05/02 6:07am PDT

The beta is now live in Australia and New Zealand

Back in March Niantic opened up pre-registration for its upcoming augmented reality game Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. Overnight Niantic has launched beta access to the game in New Zealand. This way the developer can receive some constructive feedback as a small compact region puts the beta release of Wizards Unite through its paces.

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite beta gameplay
If you don’t happen to live in New Zealand, you’re not going to be able to check out this beta through normal means. Read More[Update: Australia too] Harry Potter: Wizards Unite beta is available on the New Zealand Play Store was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Bethesda's next mobile title, The Elder Scrolls: Blades, has entered early access on Android

The last we heard about The Elder Scrolls: Blades was back in November when the game was delayed to a release sometime in early 2019. Well, it would appear that we are finally inching closer to the official release date (whatever that may be) because The Elder Scrolls: Blades has gone live for those that were invited to the first wave of its early access.

If you’re eager to take a look at the game, you can currently install it (at least in the US), though you’ll only get to play through a short demo before you are asked to sign-in with your Bethesda account. Read MoreBethesda’s next mobile title, The Elder Scrolls: Blades, has entered early access on Android was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Lemmings is the latest victim of mobile gaming, goes free-to-play on Android

Sony Interactive Entertainment and Sad Puppy Limited have decided to cash in on everyone’s favorite puzzle-platformer Lemmings by dumbing down the familiar gameplay and stuffing in as many in-app purchases as possible. So if you think you’d enjoy paying $7 every two hours to turn off an ever-present energy system, you’ll definitely love the new free-to-play Lemmings out now on the Play Store.

If you watch the above trailer, you’ll see an adorable mobile reimagining of the Lemmings franchise, which I have to admit looks somewhat appealing. Read MoreLemmings is the latest victim of mobile gaming, goes free-to-play on Android was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Reddit app updated with in-app purchases for the site's convoluted new coin system

Reddit has made some substantial changes in the last couple of years with the launch of an official app, a new site design, and (most recently) a new system for “gilding” posts. Now, the official Android app is getting a related update. You can now make in-app purchases to get Reddit Coins—up to $100 worth of them.

The IAPs are the main change here, but there are other tweaks in this version. Read MoreReddit app updated with in-app purchases for the site’s convoluted new coin system was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Paid apps on the Play Store are available in Georgia and Myanmar, local currency supported in Paraguay and Serbia

We often take a few features of our smartphones for granted. Those of you who live in the US usually get access to all the cool new things first, followed by a few countries like the UK, France, Germany, Canada, and Australia. Living in Lebanon and writing about tech, this feature inequality struggle is part of my everyday life, but there’s one privilege I have now that I’ve started taking for granted too — the basic of all basics: purchasing apps on the Play Store. Read MorePaid apps on the Play Store are available in Georgia and Myanmar, local currency supported in Paraguay and Serbia was written by the awesome team at Android Police.