Android apps
Android apps

Android apps Most people should be relatively familiar with most of these apps. They are the best, so the list won’t change very often. It’s difficult to get into the hall of fame, but we do have best lists attached to each selection in case you want to see more options.

1 GRID Autosport Custom Edition

Price: Free / Up to $9.99

GRID Autosport Custom Edition is a weird release. The full game is already available on the Google Play Store here. This seems to be a free demo version that lets players play the game a little bit before deciding to buy the parts of the game they want. GRID is one of the best racing games on mobile. It has good graphics, decent controls, and it avoids the free-to-play pitfalls of most mobile racers. The game features various events and tracks to play through along with various cars to unlock and get. This custom edition lets you only buy the cars and tracks you want, so you can get the GRID experience without paying for the full game. Honestly, we recommend getting the full game because it unlocks everything, but if you don’t want to do it that way, this is the option for you.

2 Scrolling Icons Live Wallpaper

Price: Free / $1.99

Scrolling Icons Live Wallpaper screenshot

Scrolling Icons Live Wallpaper is a fun, minimal live wallpaper. It creates a simple background with icons from your phone’s app drawer. You can customize things like background color, refresh rate, frame rate, and the option to have icons from apps you don’t have installed. The customization options are fairly varied and you can control a lot of the various animations with sliders as you can see in the screenshots above. It’s cheap, good looking, and we didn’t notice any untoward battery drain during our short test period.

3 FarmVille 3

Price: Free to play

The latest edition of one of the world’s most popular farming simulators is now out. It’s not too much different from the classic FarmVille games you probably already know. You start with a farm and plant crops to generate a profit. The profits are used to expand the farm with animals, buildings, customizations, and other fun things. There are also options to breed your animals, get exotic pets, hire farmhands to help you out, and even play with friends in a co-op mode to complete certain events. It’s a large game that just came out, so we didn’t get too far in testing. However, it’s a free-to-play game so you can expect some pressure to buy stuff with real money eventually.

4 F1 TV

Price: Free / $26.99-$79.99 per year

F1 TV screenshot

F1 TV seems to have launched its Android TV app finally. It does about what you would expect. You can live stream F1, F2, F3, and Porsche Supercup events straight from your TV. The service also includes talk shows, support for six languages, replays, old races, and a lot more. The app also adds some extras and the subscription for the service covers both the Android app and Android TV app. In terms of downloading, the main F1 TV app for mobile is also the link for the Android TV version, so it’s a good all-in-one stop for everything. Plans seem to range up to $79.99 per year, which is honestly not that bad compared to some other sports. The app is far from perfect, but it seems to have made some big strides in recent years.

5 Slime – Isekai Memories

Price: Free to play

Slime – Isekai Memories is a mobile game release based on the That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime anime. The anime covers season one of the anime where players can relive the memories from a 3D RPG perspective. The game has a lot of elements. The combat style is simple and polarizing. You basically select actions and the characters perform them. It just looks and feels a bit different. There is also a town builder element where you build a town and then walk around it. It’s quite a large game so there are a lot of things to do. It’ll take a while to actually finish. It’s a free-to-play game so you can expect the usual pitfalls, but nothing too serious if you don’t mind a little extra grinding.