Aug 09 AT 1:54 PM Steve Raycraft 1 Comment

Top 10 Android app updates this week: Instagram, Netflix, Vu, Ustream

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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.

Ustream – Version varies

Ustream

What’s new in this version:

  • New fly-in menu with categories for easy navigation
  • New featured upcoming events
  • New blue actionbar with redesigned icons
  • New light color theme and app icon
  • Reduced buffering time

 

Instagram – Version 4.1

instagram

What’s new in this version:

  • New in 4.0: Video! We’re excited to introduce Video on Instagram and bring you a new way to share your stories! Recording videos is currently supported on devices with Jellybean (4.1) and above.

 

My Tracks – Version varies

My Tracks

What’s new in this version:

  • new location provider for better accuracy and battery usage.
  • automatically detect walking, biking, and driving.
  • new stats view.
  • new landscape view.
  • merge tracks and play them in Google Earth

 

 Vu – Version 1.5.3

Vu

What’s new in this version:

  • Fixed sign in issue for some users who had animations turned off.
  • Re-added Move to SD.
  • Completely new redesign!
  • Have articles read to you.
  • NFC Beam
  • Google+ Login
  • Cut the application size in half

 

TuneIn Radio – Version 7.5

TuneIn Radio

What’s new in this version:

  • Android 4.3 Support.
  • bug fixes.

 

Nova Launcher – Version 2.2.0

Nova Launcher

What’s new in this version:

  • Custom Dock Styles
  • Custom Unread Count Badge Styles (Prime)
  • New scroll effects (Prime)
  • Optimizations and fixes

 

NFL Mobile – Version 8.0.28

NFL Mobile

What’s new in this version:

  • Completely redesigned.
  • VIDEO ON DEMAND- Expanded video content and game highlights let you see more of the action.
  • SessionM – mPOINTS were removed but can be redeemed via other SessionM applications. Visit http://getmpoints.com/ for more information.

 

Twitter – Version 4.1.4

Twitter

What’s new in this version:

  • Now you can protect your account with login verification. This is a new form of two-factor authentication that you can turn on and manage directly from your app.
  • Enjoy a new gallery view for photos in search results
  • Other bug fixes and improvements

 

Netflix – Version 2.4.1

Netflix

What’s new in this version:

  • Fixes and optimization for devices running Android 4.3
  • On the new Nexus 7 HD, this version requires all Android 4.3 system updates to be installed.

 

Podcast Addict – Version 1.21

Podcast Addict

What’s new in this version:

  • The app now supports themes. Go into Settings/Display and select between Grey, Dark and Black theme. Light themes will be available later.
  • No more audio glitches :)
  • Contextual menu action failure.
  • Improved screen transitions
  • Podcasts & Episodes can be displayed in List mode or Thumbnail mode (use the menu in Podcasts & Episodes screen).
  • fixed scrollbars color.

 

I was first introduced to Android with the Samsung Fascinate and I've been hooked ever since. I love the customization that Android offers the user to personalize their phone. I enjoy writing and have been blessed with the opportunity to share this passion for Android with others.

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