Jan 31 AT 4:07 PM Steve Raycraft 6 Comments

Top 10 Android app updates this week: Duolingo, Twitter, Google Wallet

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Welcome back to our weekly Top 10 Android App Updates column, where we take a look at the most frequently-upgraded apps for the week. I’ve found that one of the best ways to discover useful apps is find the ones that people are actually updating rather than those with 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 end up being useful.

My Tracks – Version 2.0.6

My Tracks

What’s new in this version:

  • Insert photo markers
  • Calculate calories burned
  • Play multiple tracks in Google Earth

 

Pocket – Version 5.1.2

Pocket

What’s new in this version:

  • Quick Save Actions can now be toggled in Settings.

 

Cover – Version 0.1.8

Cover

What’s new in this version:

  • Music Controls for KitKat. One of our most popular feature requests!
  • Home screen shortcut. Swipe the icon in the lower-left to open Cover directly to your home screen, rather than to the last app that was open.
  • Quick camera access. Tilt your phone on its side to reveal a camera shortcut.

 

Twitter – Version 5.0.11

Twitter

What’s new in this version:

  • Easily mention other users when you Tweet a photo.
  • Improvements to the photo cropping and image rotation
  • Better login verification.
  • When you’ve read all the latest Tweets, pull to refresh and see recommendations for new content on Twitter.

 

Duolingo – Version 2.2.0

Duolingo

What’s new in this version:

  • Hello new people! Russian, Turkish, Hungarian, Polish, and Dutch speakers can now learn English on Duolingo.
  • More general awesomeness than before (i.e. we fixed some bugs).

 

Google Wallet – Version 2.0 R151-V8

Google Wallet

What’s new in this version:

  • Get notifications when you’re near a merchant with a saved loyalty program
  • Add your loyalty programs even faster – just scan your card and the info will auto-populate
  • Performance improvements

 

Android Device Manager – Version 1.0.2

Android Device Manager

What’s new in this version:

  • Account password challenge at application start and when switching accounts
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements

 

Foursquare – Version 2014.01.30

Foursquare

What’s new in this version:

  • What’s new: Want to know more about the places around you? With our new details you can see what a place is notable for – is it trendy? romantic? a great value?
  • Fix for scroll bug, updated localizations.

 

NVIDIA TegraZone – Version 2.9.0

NVIDIA TegraZone

What’s new in this version:

  • Supports Google Play Game Services – achievements for downloading games, submitting reviews/ratings, and spreading the word about TegraZone games
  • Uses Google+ login to personalize your TegraZone experience
  • TegraZone Collections will allow highlighting of special interest groups of games by feature, genre, or publisher
  • Support for NVIDIA SHIELD and MadCatz MOJO
  • Enabled for users of non-Tegra devices so they can learn about Tegra and great Android games
  • Minor bug fixes

 

Pushbullet – Version 13.3

PushBullet

What’s new in this version:

  • Added Spanish, German, and Simplified Chinese translations!
  • Want to help us add your language? Check out this site! https://crowdin.net/project/pushbullet
  • Transparent navigation bar on KitKat!
  • Added the option to submit bug reports from “Send feedback”
  • Shrunk the app by 25% (down to just 1.2MB!)
  • Fixed some other bugs

 

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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