Best Android apps this week

The shape of games to come and the Sundance Film Festival make our pick of the week's Android apps


£Free Google Play

GroupVox turns your phone into a walkie-talkie for Facebook, for when you just can’t be bothered with all that typing. Whether chatting one-on-one, in group messages or organising where to meet with attendees of a Facebook event, you can exchange voice messages with any other users using GroupVox over a data or wi-fi connection. You can even leave messages for offline friends – and of course, listen to messages you weren’t online for, so you never miss out.

Super Hexagon

£0.59 (introductory price) Google Play

Super Hexagon, in all its 8-bit vector graphic and retro soundtrack glory, is one of the most frustrating – and addictive – games we’ve ever played. You take control of a small triangle, dodging incoming block colour barriers that move towards the central hexagon, coming thicker and faster the further through the level you go. It’ll take time and patience to master, but its simplistic design and addictive gameplay will keep you coming back for more.

Tapatalk HD

£1.99 Google Play

If you’re a keen forum user, it can be tough juggling all your favourite online talking shops. Tapatalk HD is the tablet-optimised version of the already popular Tapatalk app, serving up all the chatter from your various forums in one place. You’ll receive push notifications to alert you to updates to subscribed topics and private messages, there are new tools for moderators and a new gallery view for some forums that allows you to view topics by photos.

Galaga Special Edition Free

£Free Google Play

Legendary arcade shooter Galaga is back and revamped for Android by its original creator, Namco. As you’d expect, graphics have been given a spit and polish, but the classic gameplay remains – albeit with a few new twists and weapon power-ups. Your mission is to protect Earth from an alien invasion, capitalising on enemy weak spots as you blast your way through 25 levels of retro-tastic gameplay.

Sundance Film Festival 2013

£Free Google Play

The Sundance Film Festival is currently underway in Utah, showing off some of the best independent films coming our way over the next year. This official app allows you to browse all the film trailers, alongside pictures and plot summaries – and if you're lucky enough to be there, there's a screening schedule, too.

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