Jan 17 AT 3:47 PM Steve Raycraft 7 Comments

Top 10 Android app updates this week: AirDroid, Chrome, IMDb

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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.

Chrome – Version 32

Chrome

What’s new in this version:

  • Add web page shortcuts to your home screen more easily from the menu.
  • Reduce data usage in Chrome up to 50%. Visit Settings > Bandwidth management > Reduce data usage.
  • Search faster using the updated New Tab Page. This feature is being rolled out and will be available to all users over time.
  • Stability and security updates.

 

Xbox Music- Version 2.0.312

XBox Music

What’s new in this version:

  • Make your playlists available offline, and listen to your favorite music on the metro, or in a plane!
  • Play your whole collection; play all by genre now available.

 

Floatifications – Version 1.7.0

Floatifications

What’s new in this version:

  • Added new ticker notification type.
  • Added fullscreen only mode.
  • Added option to customize the gap between stacked icons.
  • Added option to unlink FN and status bar notifications (4.3+).
  • Fixed app crashing on some devices when loading app list.
  • Fixed compatibility with many apps (PushBullet, Titanium Backup, Google Keep & more).

 

Motorola Assist – Version 1.3.15

Motorola Assist

What’s new in this version:

  • You can now reply to incoming SMS messages using just your voice.
  • Improved driving detection.
  • While driving, Motorola Assist will automatically launch your favorite music app.
  • Bug fixes!

 

My Verizon Mobile – Version 10.0.0.588

My Verizon Mobile

What’s new in this version:

  • Updated app icon and Splash screen.
  • Minor bug fixes.
  • Enhanced logging for device troubleshooting.

 

Shopping List – Version 2.0.8

Shopping List

What’s new in this version:

  • Manage multiple shopping lists (one per retailer, for example).
  • Remove ads with in-app purchase.
  • Bug fixes.

 

AirDroid – Version 2.0.7

Airdroid

What’s new in this version:

  • (Beta) Hotspot: create portable WiFi hotspot.
  • Add external SD card manually.
  • Save screenshots/photos taken with AirDroid to device.

 

Shazam – Version 4.3.0

Shazam

What’s new in this version:

  • Connect with Rdio to listen to your Shazam tracks as an Rdio playlist.
  • Minor bug fixes.

 

IMDb – Version 4.1.0

IMDb

What’s new in this version:

  • Road to the Oscars® section now includes live results during both the Golden Globes and Academy Awards® broadcasts.
  • Now you can join a new Google+ community for the IMDb Android app which includes beta testing for new versions, user feedback, a user community, etc.

 

Next Browser – Version 1.16

Next Browser

What’s new in this version:

  • Startup speed improved by 50%.
  • Tabs switch: New Incognito tab.
  • Reopen tabs at startup: Setting->Exit setting.
  • Next View: unread articles tips.
  • New extension: Share to Twitter.

 

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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