Microsoft intros Windows 10 Phone Companion app, Cortana for Android

Microsoft knows that it can't compete outrightly with Android or iOS yet. Windows Phone may already be out there but it still hasn't captured a relevant percentage of the market. Instead of just trying to beat the two, Microsoft thought of working on a companion app for Windows 10 on PC that works to connect the computer to any phone whether it's an iPhone, Android phone, and of course, a Windows Phone.

Live broadcast app Periscope now available on Android

Months after it initially launched, on the iOS app obviously, the live broadcast app Periscope has now finally arrived on Android. Unlike their comeptitor Meerkat, which came to this platform stage by stage from testing to beta to full, they have released the fully functional (hopefully) version their first time around. Through the app, you can watch and record live broadcasts that you can share with the world or you can share only to those that you want to see your recorded event.

5 apps come together for Android smartphone and smartwatch mash-up

Android is probably the only platform right now where apps can come together to create a "mash-up" of sorts for your smartphone and smartwatch. A new watchface for Android Wear integrates five apps to showcase Muzei's live wallpaper capabilities, FORM's integration for both smartwatch and smartphones, and the beauty of HD Landscapes Art Source. This is actually the custom watchface for the FORM 2014 conference to be hosted by Google.

SMS+ schedules, protects, customizes messages

There are a lot of messaging apps out there that sometimes makes text or SMS messaging almost obsolete. But for those who still prefer the "old-school" way of communicating with loved ones, using your phone's default app can sometimes seem too boring. Fortunately, you always have an app to make it more exciting. One of the newest ones available for Android devices is SMS+ and it brings a whole lot of features that your smartphone's built-in app will not be able to do.

Live out your secret pianist dreams with Touch Pianist – Tap in Rhythm

You probably wanted to be a renowned concert pianist when you were young, but by your fifth piano lesson, you knew that dream was never going to come true. Either you didn't have the patience and discipline, your teacher was a nightmare, or you just realized how many hours a day you would need to practice to reach that dream. But now, you can digitally live out that dream with Touch Pianist, a new game available for Android devices.

Empower Mixels to survive Nixelstorm, fight Nixels in Mixels Rush

Familiar with Mixels? The comedy animated television series on Cartoon Network which first aired early in 2014 now has a mobile game for the Android platform. Those who watch the series will find this as funny and crazy because all the Mixels are heroic, powerful, and always fun to play with. In Mixels Rush, you need to fight the Nixels. Seriously, they're too annoying so you gotta get rid of them.

Escape your curse in Nihilumbra, now available on Android

How does it feel like to be born from absolute nothingness? How would you escape from a curse that is threatening to overcome you? Which among the five colors is your favorite? Why were you named Born? These are just some of the questions that you may or may not get an answer while playing Nihilumbra, a new game available for Android devices that will take you on a weird, but definitely interesting trip across the planes of its world.

Get free first episodes of 12 Comedy Central shows on Google Play

Are you tired of all the dark, violent, heavy TV shows that you've been watching lately on HBO, AMC, and even network TV? So maybe it's time for a little laughter and levity in your video watching life. Comedy Central is giving you a chance to sample 12 of their exclusive shows by offering their first episodes for free on Google Play (US only). This will let you determine if you'd watch the rest of the shows' other episodes and other seasons, which are on sale as well.
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