May 06 AT 12:20 PM Steve Raycraft 0 Comments

Top 10 Android app updates this week: Netflix, Vimeo

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.

Vimeo - Version 2.2.0

Vimeo

What’s new in this version:

  • Watch videos, sans WiFi: now you can save videos to your phone or tablet and watch them offline, anytime. No internet or 4G necessary.
  • When you’re not busy bookmarking videos for later, you may notice a few bug fixes and optimizations that make your uploading, streaming, and sharing as smooth as the screen on your phone before you dropped it one million times. (Guilty.)

 

Google Keyboard - Version 5.0.0

Google Keyboard Play Store

What’s new in this version:

  • One handed mode
  • Adjust keyboard height.
  • New gestures that can be enabled from the settings menu.

 

projectM - Version 4.22.0

projectM

What’s new in this version:

  • Chromecast support
  • Material Design

 

Audiobooks from Audible - Version 2.5.0

Audiobooks from Audible

What’s new in this version:

  • Channels you follow are now synced to the Cloud.
  • The Audible app now needs fewer permissions.
  • Bug fixes and improvements.

 

Opera Mini - Version 16.0.2168

Opera Mini

What’s new in this version:

  •  Ad blocker
  • New page-loading animations
  • Stop button in the bottom navigation bar
  • Feature hints
  • New news feed layout
  • “Add to home screen” option in the address bar “+” menu

 

Netflix - Version 4.5.0

Netflix

What’s new in this version:

  • New “Cellular Data Usage” app setting that lets you control data usage when streaming on mobile networks.
  • Bug fixes

 

Nova Launcher - Version 4.3.0

Nova Launcher

What’s new in this version:

  • Night Mode
  • Android N Folder Preview style
  • Improved search bar configuration
  • Bug fixes

 

Pocket - Version 6.3.0.2

Pocket

What’s new in this version:

  • Like and Repost actions in your Recommended feed
  • Notifications for when someone Likes or Reposts your recommendations
  • See Reposts from the people you follow in your Recommended feed
  • Decide which notifications you’d like to receive from Pocket in Settings

 

Google Street View - Version 2.12.0

Google Street View

What’s new in this version:

  • Create connections between photo spheres.
  • Tap and hold to select multiple published photo spheres.
  • Photo spheres are automatically grouped.
  • Linked camera features: auto-capture, HDR, volume–down as shutter.
  • Support for landscape app use.
  • Support for Android KitKat devices.

 

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Microsoft OneDrive - Version 4.1.0

OneDrive

What’s new in this version:

  • Scan documents using your OneDrive for Business account – Powered by Office Lens
  • Highlight, annotate your PDF files and save your changes back to the cloud
  • Use the new Notifications view to find out about new albums and catch up on changes to shared files

 

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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