Apr 28 AT 2:10 PM Steve Raycraft 0 Comments

Top 10 Android app updates this week: Discord, Spotify Music

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.

ESPN - Version 5.7.0

ESPN

What’s new in this version:

  • Introducing Homescreen Video. The best clips of the day, breaking news, and your favorite teams’ videos.
  • Ready for the NBA Playoffs? Log in with your TV Provider in Settings to get the best of the playoffs streaming live on your homescreen.
  • Africa – Kwese Edition. Looking for South African Premiership coverage? Switch to the Africa edition to get the best regional coverage of African sports.
  • Bug fixes and performance optimizations.

 

Pocket – Version 6.5.0

Pocket

What’s new in this version:

  • New app icon
  • Increased maximum speed for Listen (TTS)
  • No longer including extra quotes when sharing text
  • Improvements to Edit Profile screen
  • Other miscellaneous bugs and crashes fixed

 

Discord - Version 3.5.7

Discord

What’s new in this version:

  • We found Search hiding in the tall grass! With that fancy magnifying glass, can you see why kids love <popular copyrighted brand name breakfast food?
  • You can pick your friends, you can pick your nose… and you can also pick the order your servers are in, now that server sorting is on Android.
  • Performance buffs to media picker. Gotta go fast.
  • Squashed lots of other bugs. Slimy, yet satisfying!

 

Android Messages  - Version 2.2.0

Android Messages

What’s new in this version:

  • A new name! Messenger is now Android Messages, the messaging app built for Android
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements
  • Simpler sign-up for enhanced features on supported carriers

 

Gboard - Version 6.2.34

Gboard

What’s new in this version:

  • Cut, copy, and paste to edit text easily
  • Resize and reposition keyboard
  • New languages (with support for transliteration): Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Dogri, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Odia, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Santali, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu
  • Additional new languages: Kinyarwanda, Waray

 

Automatic - Version 3.8.0

Automatic

What’s new in this version:

  • It’s faster than ever to switch between your trips with the new “previous” and “next” buttons at the top right of the trip details screen. Next!
  • When you reset your check engine light, the issues don’t disappear into the ether anymore. They’re kept safe and sound in the “Past Issues” section.
  • Pro-only: The driving screen is redesigned to make it easier to share your car’s live location.

 

Google TalkBack – Version 5.2.0

Google TalkBack

What’s new in this version:

  • New Speech Verbosity setting for spoken feedback
  • New earcons
  • Hear feedback when you turn magnification on/off or zoom in/out
  • Hear character count in password fields in Chrome (56+)
  • Shorter delay before usage hints
  • Other fixes and improvements

 

Android Pay – Version 1.20.154

Android Pay

What’s new in this version:

  • You can now pay with a card other than your default. Just open the app and tap on the card right before you pay.
  • Bug fixes and improvements.

 

Super Mario Run – Version 2.1.0

Super Mario Run

What’s new in this version:

  • The maximum number of Toads that can live in your kingdom has increased to 99,999.
  • Player icon improvements. You can now display your customized Mii character from Miitomo to really show off your fashion sense! (Note: Miitomo is required to use this feature. Miitomo is not available in all countries/regions.)
  • You can now find friends from your Nintendo Account.
  • Google Play achievements have been implemented.
  • Other changes and improvements.

 

Spotify Music - Version 8.4.0.539

Spotify Music

What’s new in this version:

  • Behind the Lyrics takes the same annotations from Genius and bakes them directly into the Spotify app.

 

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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