[Bonus Round] Heroes of Flatlandia, Quantum Contact, S4GE, Delivery from the pain, Uncharted Ocean, Kaiju Rush, and Knights of the Card Table

Welcome to the latest entry in our Bonus Round series, wherein we tell you all about the new Android games of the day that we couldn’t get to during our regular news rounds. Consider this a quick update for the dedicated gamers who can’t wait for our weekly roundups, and don’t want to wade through a whole day’s worth of news just to get their pixelated fix. Today we’ve got a delightful real-time strategy game with an upfront cost, a space adventure game all about mining moons, a turn-based strategy RPG in beta, a zombie survival game, a casual naval strategy game, a kawaii-themed city smasher, and a card-based dungeon crawler. Read More[Bonus Round] Heroes of Flatlandia, Quantum Contact, S4GE, Delivery from the pain, Uncharted Ocean, Kaiju Rush, and Knights of the Card Table 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.

T-Mobile's TV service reportedly pushed back to 2019 because it wasn't 'disruptive' enough

It has been slightly more than a year since T-Mobile CEO John Legere announced the company was working on its own TV service, and he promised something ”disruptive.” Since then, some of the carrier’s plans have taken shape with the acquisition of Layer3 and a set top box that stopped by the FCC. However, Bloomberg reports that Tmo has delayed launching the service this year. It turns out streaming TV is pretty hard to get right. Read MoreT-Mobile’s TV service reportedly pushed back to 2019 because it wasn’t ‘disruptive’ enough was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

This Is the Police is out on Android

This Is the Police is an indie simulation adventure game that has been ported to Android, and it’s available on the Play Store as of this morning. You get to fill the role of a police chief who is in charge of a police department that’s located in a city spiraling out of control. Will you choose the path of least resistance, lining your pockets with cash, or will you stand up for what’s right, even if it’s to the detriment of your career? Read MoreThis Is the Police is out on Android was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Brawl Stars busts loose on Android with app's global release

Last week we learned Brawl Stars would be coming to Android on December 12th. As of this morning, Supercell has announced on Twitter that the global rollout is already complete, which means you can now download Brawl Stars from the Play Store and start digging into the latest multiplayer arena fighter from Supercell.

Brawl Stars is a game that has been in development for quite a while. It was available as a soft launch title on iOS a year before it made its way to Android as a soft-launch release. Read MoreBrawl Stars busts loose on Android with app’s global release was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: Release date] ROME: Total War is finally coming to Android

Update 1: 2018/12/12 6:47am PST

ROME: Total War is coming to Android on December 19th

ROME: Total War has been available on iOS in some form since 2016. As always, the Android release is late to the party, but the good news is that the game is finally coming; you can expect it to land this winter for users in North America, Europe, Australia, and parts of Asia.

Feral Interactive is the studio that brought ROME: Total War to iOS, where its efforts were well received, earning praise for interface design and responsive controls; now that same company is working on the port for Android. Read More[Update: Release date] ROME: Total War is finally coming to Android was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Liven up conversations with AvatarMoji from CooTek's TouchPal Keyboard [Sponsored Post]

Animated emoji can be a lot of fun, but they usually rely on advanced camera tracking software that is only available on a handful of devices — until now. CooTek just added the ability to create animated emoji (using a picture of your face) to TouchPal Keyboard, and the feature even works on all Android and iOS devices.
The latest addition to TouchPal Keyboard is ‘AvatarMoji Live,’ which can create reaction GIFs from a photo of your face. To get started, just download TouchPal Keyboard from the Play Store and set it as your default keyboard. Read MoreLiven up conversations with AvatarMoji from CooTek’s TouchPal Keyboard [Sponsored Post] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

AI will soon decide what you hear in Google Assistant news briefings

The news reports you get from Google Assistant are about to get a whole lot smarter, or so says Google. The same artificial intelligence that powers the Google News app is coming to Assistant. Google pitches the new system as a way to get quick, personalized news in audio form throughout the day.

Google worked with publishers like the Associated Press and South China Morning Post to develop the new system, which builds a custom news “playlist” each time you ask Assistant to read the news. Read MoreAI will soon decide what you hear in Google Assistant news briefings was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Allo, is anybody out there? A brief history of Google's ill-fated messenger [Updated]

Update 1: 2018/12/05 3:29pm PST

We’re approaching the end of Allo history, as a recent report indicates that Google is planning to announce its death. As we wait for that last word to fall,

Back in April, it was revealed that development for Allo was temporarily suspended while Google redoubled its efforts at spreading the gospel of RCS. At the time, the company reassured consumers that it was still committed to supporting Allo, but the recent news of it’s expected shutdown, paired with a total absence of updates for the last ten months, casts those earlier statements into severe doubt. Read MoreAllo, is anybody out there? A brief history of Google’s ill-fated messenger [Updated] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Video of Lenovo Z5S shows us what a camera-hole cutout will actually look like

The “camera hole” looks set to replace the more traditional notch in the future, but we still don’t really know what the concept will actually end up looking like in person. At least, we didn’t until today: Sparrow News seems to have gotten its hands on real-life (if slightly potato) photos and video of Lenovo’s Z5S, which features such a circular cutout. And it looks pretty snazzy.

With Huawei (and potentially Samsung) considering hole-style camera cutouts in upcoming phones, odds are at least one phone in the near future is going to sport one. Read MoreVideo of Lenovo Z5S shows us what a camera-hole cutout will actually look like was written by the awesome team at Android Police.