May 13 AT 3:20 PM Steve Raycraft 0 Comments

Top 10 Android app updates this week: Instagram, Miitomo

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.

Google Translate - Version 5.0.0

Google Translate

What’s new in this version:

  • Tap to Translate text in any app.
  • Instant camera translation: English to/from Chinese (Simplified and Traditional).
  • Smaller offline translation file sizes for 52 languages.


FOX Sports GO - Version 3.0.1

FOX Sports GO

What’s new in this version:

  • Improved video quality
  • Enhanced discovery with recommended content and Search
  • Personalized favorite teams and sports
  • Great new design
  • Improved stability and performance


Colorfy - Version 2.3.5


What’s new in this version:

  • This update is out to improve Colorfy’s performance, providing you a happier experience while coloring!


Instagram - Version 8.0.0


What’s new in this version:

  • We have a new look! Our updated icon stays true to the camera and rainbow. The simpler design puts more focus on your photos and videos without changing how you navigate the app.


TripIt - Version 4.6.0


What’s new in this version:

  •  Released an Android Wear app! Our new watch app gives you access to your most important travel details without having to pull out your phone. We also added a new flight countdown timer, only available for Android Wear.
  • Added the ability to merge itineraries from your phone.
  • Made some improvements to our maps and directions.
  • Updated your itinerary with a few tweaks and enhancements that we think you’ll enjoy.
  • Made it easier for you to see the trips you have coming up next.


Google Calendar - Version 5.5.2-12

Google Calendar

What’s new in this version:

  • Goals – Add personal goals—like “run 3 times a week”—and Calendar will schedule time for them automatically.
  • (Google Apps for Work and Education only) Find a time – Add colleagues as guests to your event and let Google Calendar find the best meeting times for you.


Miitomo - Version 1.2.0


What’s new in this version:

  • Added feature for inviting friends via e-mail, SMS, etc.
  • Friend requests and blocking can now be done within comment and heart lists.
  • When posting Miifotos in the comment list, existing Miifotos can now be edited and posted.
  • An “Answer” option has been added to “All answers.”
  • Implemented bug fixes and speed optimizations.


YouTube Music – Version 1.26.0

YouTube Music

What’s new in this version:

  • New: Listen to your YouTube playlists in the YouTube Music app! Find your saved playlists in the Liked music tab, and discover new playlists in Search. This feature will be rolling out to users over the next several weeks.
  • Fixed: A bug in Offline mixtape that was preventing some users from turning it on or off, or allowing playback.


Evernote - Version 7.8.2


What’s new in this version:

  • Many enhancements to the editing experience
  • Support for strikethrough, subscript, and superscript text styles
  • Camera now automatically detects and captures business cards, documents, whiteboards, Post-it ® Notes and receipts
  • Ability to mark up images and PDFs
  • Select multiple notes at once
  • ‘Trash’ can now be emptied


Google Photos - Version 1.20.0

Google Photos

What’s new in this version:

  • Comment on photos in shared albums
  • Add your photos to a received shared album in one tap with smart suggestions
  • Device folder performance improvements


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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