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Top 10 Android app updates this week: Action Launcher Pro, Imgur, Shazam, DirecTV

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Welcome back to our weekly Top 10 Android App Updates column, where we take a look at the most upgraded apps for the week. I’ve found that one of the best ways to discover useful apps is to look at what people are actually updating, not focus on which apps have the most installs. As in the past, we’re going to filter out minor updates for the super popular apps that have over 10 million installs, but I’m going to make an exception for apps that had significant updates. I hope you enjoy this weekly feature and discover some apps that you might find useful.

DirecTV – Version 3.0


What’s new in this version:

  • Completely redesigned look and navigation.
  • New Menu to make browsing your content easier.
  • New TV Shows section.
  • New filter capabilities based on where you want to view your programming- on your phone or on your TV.
  • Set your favorite channels in the guide.
  • Redesigned Info Page for a more visual experience.
View in Google Play

Action Launcher Pro – Version 1.9.0

Action Launcher

What’s new in this version:

  • NEW: A wealth of bug fixes, optimizations and usability improvements.
  • NEW: Upgraded base launcher code to Android 4.3.
  • NEW: Change an individual icon.
View in Google Play

Pushover – Version 2.0.1


What’s new in this version:

  • Major interface update.
  • Swipe message list to the right to see all of your Pushover applications and filter messages by app.
  • Swipe individual messages to the left to easily delete them.
  • Pull down on message list to quickly perform a sync.
  • New individual message view.
View in Google Play

 utter! Voice Commands BETA! – Version 3.0.9


What’s new in this version:

  • Spotify integration.
  • Google All Access integration.
  • Google Now integration.
  • “Okay Google” MotoX style wake-up.
  • Stock prices.
View in Google Play

Twitter – Version 4.1.6


What’s new in this version:

  • A blue line in your home timeline indicates a conversation between people you follow.
  • The first Tweet in the conversation now appears above the most recent reply.
  • Tap to see all of the replies, even from people you don’t follow.
View in Google Play

ESPN Fantasy Football – Version 3.1.9

ESPN Fantasy Football

What’s new in this version:

  • Fixed formatting on lower resolution devices.
  • Other bug fixes and optimizations.
View in Google Play

Imgur – Version 1.2.1


What’s new in this version:

  • Images now have progress bars.
  • Added pinch zoom on images.
  • Images will retry on download failure.
  • Fixed a bug with swipe that made scrolling janky.
  • The way images are downloaded to be viewed was overhauled.
View in Google Play

Google Keyboard – Version varies

Google Keyboard

What’s new in this version:

  • Added long-press numbers to the top row of tablet layouts.
  • Tuned keyboard layouts for some languages.
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements.
View in Google Play

Shazam – Version 4.0


What’s new in this version:

  • Welcome Tablet users: Shazam is now a universal app, optimized for tablets big and small!
  • Fresh new look and feel: It’s now easier than ever to discover, buy and share.
View in Google Play

Facebook Pages Manager – Version 1.5.1

Facebook Pages Manager

What’s new in this version:

  • Upload multiple photos for a single post.
  • Edit Page admins: add new admins for the Pages you manage.
  • Tag people in comments to build a deeper connection with the people that matter to you.
  • Keep up with updates from other relevant pages in Pages Feed.
View in Google Play