Sep 27 AT 3:17 PM Steve Raycraft 14 Comments

Top 10 Android app updates this week: Facebook, Google Hangouts, Speedtest.net

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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.

Speedtest.net – Version 3.0

Speedtest

What’s new in this version:

  • Completely revamped interface optimized for latest-generation phones.
  • Improved testing engine to better measure modern connection speeds.
  • Ability to remove ads for $0.99.
  • Map display for each test in results history.
  • Other various bug fixes and improvements.

 

Google Play Movies & TV – Version 2.7.15

Google Play

What’s new in this version:

  • Browse by TV show in “My TV Shows.”
  • Buy the next episode directly from the app.
  • Several bug fixes.

 

Slacker Radio – Version 5.0.14

Slacker Radio

What’s new in this version:

  • Ground-up redesign that makes it easier to quickly get to the music you love.
  • Introducing our My Vibe feature – select your activity and we’ll create the perfect station for you.
  • We’ve also added a New & Trending section where you can discover the freshest and most buzzed-about music on Slacker.
  • Bug fixes.

 

 YouTube – Version 5.1.10

YouTube

What’s new in this version:

  • New contextual menu.
  • Removed ability to subscribe to your own channel.
  • Bug fixes.

 

Google Search – Version 2.8.7

Google Search

What’s new in this version:

  • Language packs auto update.
  • Added more TV programming recognition.
  • Improved tablet UI.

 

Google Hangouts – Version 1.2

Google Hangouts

What’s new in this version:

  • You can finally see who is on Hangouts! When you start a new Hangout, green icons show who’s on, and gray shows who’s not.
  • Contacts are now organized by People you Hangout with, Suggested People, and Other Contacts.
  • Long press contacts in the New Hangout screen to hide them.
  • Invites are now above your conversations so they’re easier to find.
  • Pinch-to-zoom photos!

 

TuneIn Radio Pro – Version 9.1

TuneIn Radio Pro

What’s new in this version:

  • Fixed live streaming pause and rewind issue.

 

Pinnatta – Version 2.0.0.48

Pinatta

What’s new in this version:

  • Brand new, completely redesigned user interface.
  • Easy and quick registration using Facebook, Gmail, Windows ID or personal e-mail.
  • Send a Pinnatta to multiple friends at the same time.
  • Ability for your friends to preview Pinnattas even if they don’t have Pinnatta installed.
  • More “Quick reply” options.

 

Facebook – Version 3.7

Facebook

What’s new in this version:

  • Use icons in status updates to express what you’re feeling or doing (English only).
  • Edit your posts and comments, and tap to see all your changes.
  • See upcoming events at a glance on your favorite Pages.
  • Create and share new photo albums from your phone.
  • Bug fixes.

 

Google Voice – Version 0.4.2.82

Google Voice

What’s new in this version:

  • Added warning when attempting to send text messages to 911.
  • Support for new short codes.
  • Bug fixes.

 

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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