Oct 04 AT 1:18 PM Steve Raycraft 5 Comments

Top 10 Android app updates this week: Root Explorer, Yahoo, Light Flow

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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.

TeamViewer for Remote Control – Version 8.0.1432

TeamViewer

What’s new in this version:

  • “Lock remote computer” at the end of the session can be set to: Auto select, Always or Disable.
  • “Play computer sounds and music” can be deactivated.
  • Clipboard synchronization.
  • When leaving the app during a connection, possibility to return to the open session by clicking on the TeamViewer icon on the desktop.
  • Various other minor fixes and improvements.

 

Root Explorer – Version 3.1.2

Root Explorer

What’s new in this version:

  • New themes (available in preferences). Light, light with dark action bar and home wallpaper (including live wallpaper).
  • Allow permissions and owner change on multiple selected files.
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes.

 

Yahoo – Version 3.2

Yahoo

What’s new in this version:

  • Ability to save articles.
  • Receive notifications for breaking news.
  • Support for slideshows and videos.
  • Revamped visual design.

 

 Hulu Plus – Version 2.9.2

Hulu Plus

What’s new in this version:

  • Start casting your favorite TV shows and Movies on Chromecast from Hulu Plus on your phone or tablet.

 

Google Search – Version Varies

Google Search

What’s new in this version:

  • New hotword: “Ok Google” (US only).
  • More beautiful search results (rolling out gradually).
  • Tell Google to keep you updated about notable people when you search for them.

 

TripAdvisor – Version 8.0.4

TripAdvisor

What’s new in this version:

  • Complete re-design.
  • Faster, simpler, cleaner.
  • See hotel prices right away when you enter dates.
  • New maps are faster to load and smoother to navigate and are always at hand.
  • Now integrates with standard Android accounts storage; requires new permission to add and remove the TripAdvisor account from the storage.

 

PushBullet – Version 11.2

PushBullet

What’s new in this version:

  • Completely redesigned and improved UI.
  • You can now push files with the app.
  • New homescreen and lockscreen widgets.
  • Browse all of your pushes from any of your devices.

 

Light Flow – Version 3.11.2

Light Flow

What’s new in this version:

  • More knox/Samsung root mode fixes.
  • Added intents for other apps to pick up on such as Llama and Tasker, etc.
  • Activities for other apps to Trigger such as NFC Task Launcher.
  • Bug fixes.

 

Sensorly – Version 3.0.4

Sensorly

What’s new in this version:

  • New features.
  • New design.
  • New coverage maps with speed tests displayed.

 

Scout GPS Navigation & Traffic - Version 1.6.0

Scout GPS

What’s new in this version:

  • Meet up with friends! With real-time group ETA sharing, everyone can see where the others are on a map. All invitees get free voice-guided directions to the destination, no matter what smartphone they have!
  • No more “where are you??” texts. Share your ETA with others with OnMyWay® and let them see your real-time progress on a map.
  • Find your friends faster. Scout’s intelligent search now includes friends in your contact list so you can drive to them or invite them to meet up easily!

 

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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