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New Android apps worth downloading: Spotify and Opera Browser updates, Injustice: Gods Among Us

by Phil Hornshaw

Get Spotify, our first app worth downloading today, and make use of the music streaming service's newest update, which allows you to connect wireless speakers for online and offline listening. We've also got an updated version of the popular Opera browser, which brings its mobile browsing features to tablets with a newly revamped tablet user interface. Finally, fight some DC Comics heroes and villains in Injustice: Gods Among Us, a fighting game that lets you create teams of three heroes or villains and level them up over time.

Spotify update (Free)

SpotifyWhat’s it about? Stream music to your mobile devices with a Spotify subscription, bringing users the ability to listen both over an Internet connection

What’s cool? You're probably aware by now that Spotify is a handy music service that lets you stream millions of tracks from its massive database over your Internet connection, essentially creating playlists from someone else's music collection. The mobile version of the service is an app that lets you stream to your Android devices if you have a subscription, and also supports things like offline play, You can also share music with your friends or subscribe to the things they listen to, and wirelessly add your own music to your Android device. Spotify's new update adds Spotify Connect, the ability to listen to Spotify content through wireless speakers.

Who’s it for? If you're want access to tons of music, check out what Spotify has on offer.

What’s it like? You can also do some streaming with Pandora Internet Radio and Rdio.

Opera Browser update (Free)

Opera BrowserWhat’s it about? Web browser Opera brings an Android-optimized user interface and a fast, stable connection to the Internet, to replace your other web browser options..

What’s cool? Grabbing Opera for your web browser brings a lot of options that most people might not expect in a mobile browser. For one, the app supports features such as tabbed browsing, a built-in download manager for items you find online, and private browsing that protects you from leaving traces when you visit websites. Opera also features a news feed of the latest stories from around the web to keep you current. Its latest update brings a complete user interface redesign aimed at tablet users, and lots of useful improvements and bug fixes to make the browsing experience even better.

Who’s it for? Anyone in search of a more stable, more useful web browser will find Opera worthy of consideration.

What’s it like? You might also like to check out Google's Chrome Browser, or the well-loved Dolphin Browser.

Injustice: Gods Among Us (Free)

Injustice: Gods Among UsWhat’s it about? Pit the heroes of the DC Comics Universe against one another in fighting game Injustice: Gods Among Us, which has been redesigned fully with touch controls.

What’s cool? Injustice is a fighter that takes place in an alternate DC Comics Universe, in which Superman becomes something of a totalitarian ruler after the death of Lois Lane. That causes superheroes and villains to align either with Superman's regime or Batman's insurgency, creating a situation in which players can choose both heroes and villains from throughout the DC universe to fight one another. Players choose three characters they can switch in and out during battle for one-on-one fights, utilizing basic attacks and special moves to each character. You can also level up your characters after successful duels and make them more powerful or unlock new abilities.

Who’s it for? Fans of DC Comics and fighting games will find a lot to love about Injustice, especially if you like beating on Superman.

What’s it like? Also worth a look are Avengers Initiative and Batman: Arkham City Lockdown.