Apr 25 AT 7:40 PM Steve Raycraft 5 Comments

Top 10 Android app updates this week: eBay, Redbox, TripIt

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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. We’ve found that one of the best ways to discover useful apps is to find the ones that are actually being updated by the developers rather than selecting the apps 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 we’ll make exceptions for apps that have had significant updates. We hope you enjoy this weekly feature and that you discover some apps that end up being useful.

Hangouts – Version 2.1.076

Hangouts

What’s new in this version:

  • Merged conversations: SMS & Hangouts conversations with the same recipient are now combined into a single conversation.
  • Widget: add to your homescreen for quick access to your recent conversations.
  • Bugfixes and performance improvements for SMS, MMS, and video calls.s

 

Duolingo – Version 2.4.0

Duolingo

What’s new in this version:

  • Faster than ever! We’ve made a number of speed and stability improvements.
  • More Global. We’ve added an English course for Hindi speakers, a German course for Russian speakers, and a French course for German speakers.

 

eBay – Version 2.6.0

eBay

What’s new in this version:

  • A fresh look and added functionality in Messages
  • Attach up to 5 photos to a message
  • Actionable notifications with high quality images (Jelly Bean & above)
  • Add your favorite charities and donate at checkout
  • Search improvements and refinement locking (rolling out slowly worldwide)
  • Language support for Polish, Dutch, Flemish and Latin American Spanish

 

SmartWatch 2 SW2 - Version 1.4.51

SmartWatch 2

What’s new in this version:

  • Watchface Editor – Customize your watchface with clock styles and widgets
  • Widgets available for some native apps by Sony
  • Support for widgets and clocks from Sony and 3rd party developers
  • Support for Active Low Power Mode – app specific
  • Customized offline watchfaces and clock functionality
  • Calculator – Built-in

 

Redbox – Version 4.4.0

Redbox

What’s new in this version:

  • Wish List: Keep track of everything you want to rent, even before it comes to Redbox.
  • Overflow menu: Add movies and games to your cart right from the browse screen.
  • Bug Fixes: Fixed “Remember Email” check box on the log in screen.

 

Garmin Pilot – Version 3.0.0

Garmin Pilot

What’s new in this version:

  • Data driven (vector) base maps, with these and other features:
    - 3 Fully configurable maps
    - SafeTaxi shows on vector maps (w/subscription)
    - Auto-Zoom option
    - Night mode

 

TripIt – Version 3.5.0

TripIt

What’s new in this version:

  • New card view! Swipe back and forth to see itineraries and plans plus navigate the app without leaving the view you’re on.
  • New for TripIt for Teams! Access team calendars via mobile now and trip planners have an at-a-glance view of group travel.
  • For TripIt Pro users only. Set up and manage your SMS messages for flight alerts.

 

Streambels – Version 4.1.0

Streambels

What’s new in this version:

  • Chromecast support

 

iM5 – Version 1.4.0

IM5

What’s new in this version:

  • A new categorization system to help organize channels
  • Tap to enlarge photos on Idea Cards & Celebrations
  • You can now pinch to zoom & pan photos on Idea Cards & Celebrations
  • Idea Cards now display full-bleed images for better viewing
  • Commenting feature has been made more prominent to encourage more dialog
  • Changed the label Following to Connections. Selecting this label populates all channels your friends are watching.

 

SideSync 3.0 – Version 3.0.0

SideSync

What’s new in this version:

  • Support added for Galaxy S5

 

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