Mar 18 AT 2:51 PM Steve Raycraft 0 Comments

Top 10 Android app updates this week: Hangouts, Telegram

App Updates 2015

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.

Microsoft Powerpoint - Version 16.0.6701

Microsoft PowerPoint

What’s new in this version:

  • Auto save: We save your changes as you go, but you are still in control: You can turn it off if you want.
  • Designer: You supply the picture, we supply high-quality, professional design ideas for your slides.
  • Version history: Go back to view or restore an earlier version of your document.
  • Collaborative authoring: Work with others at the same time on your documents.
  • Insert from Camera: Take a picture directly from PowerPoint.

 

YouTube Gaming - Version 1.3.0

YouTube Gaming

What’s new in this version:

  • Revised homepage navigation based on your feedback
  • Popout player that stays visible above other apps
  • Live tab on the homepage with top streams, top games, and more
  • New pages to manage your games and channels, plus discover new ones
  • Live stream playback improvements: quality switching, 60fps, and DVR mode
  • Pause/resume when recording or streaming with Mobile Capture

 

Hangouts - Version 8.0.0

Hangouts

What’s new in this version:

  • Send video attachments up to 1 minute.
  • Fix for unread conversation when you’ve been in a call.
  • Fix for users stuck on the “Ok, got it” button
  • Support for Google for Work – Mobile Management.

 

Microsoft Excel - Version 16.0.6701

Excel

What’s new in this version:

  • Auto save: We save your changes as you go, but you are still in control: You can turn it off if you want.
  • Version history: All is not lost! Go back to view or restore an earlier version of your document.
  • Fill handles: Automatically fill a range of cells by dragging a Fill handle.

 

Google On - Version BV10057

Google On

What’s new in this version:

  • Network Check history: Now you can view past Network Check results, including automatic checks, from the past two months.

 

Google Classroom - Version 2.0.0

Google Classroom

What’s new in this version:

  • Students and teachers can view notifications in an in-app notifications center
  • Teachers can save and post drafts
  • Teachers can post to multiple classes at once
  • Teachers can attach youtube videos to posts
  • Students and teachers can take videos as well as pictures to attach to posts
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements

 

Telegram - Version 3.7.0

Telegram

What’s new in this version:

  • Groups can now have 5,000 members (up from 1,000)
  • Groups of any size may be converted to supergroups
  • New tools for supergroup admins:
    - Make your group public by setting up a public link – anyone will be able to view the chat and join it
    - Pin messages to keep important updates visible and notify all members
    - Select messages to delete, report as spam, block users, or remove all messages from a user

 

WhatsApp - Version 2.12.510

WhatsApp

What’s new in this version:

  • You can now send and receive PDFs
  • View PDFs you’ve sent and received by tapping Media from contact info or group info
  • You can now view starred messages for a given chat from contact info or group info
  • When clearing a chat, you can choose to keep your starred messages

 

Cardboard - Version 1.8.0

Cardboard

What’s new in this version:

  • Get a taste of whats possible in VR with the brand new Arctic Journey demo: fly alongside Arctic terns, plant a field of flowers, relax under a sky full of stars and more.

 

Microsoft Word - Version 16.0.6701

Microsoft Word

What’s new in this version:

  • Auto save: We save your changes as you go, but you are still in control: You can turn it off if you want.
  • Version history: All is not lost! Go back to view or restore an earlier version of your document.
  • Collaborative authoring: Work with others at the same time on your documents.

 

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.

    Most Tweeted This Week