Jul 19 AT 10:30 AM Steve Raycraft 3 Comments

Top 10 Android app updates this week: Reddit is Fun, Carbon, IMDb


Welcome back to our weekly Top 10 Android App Updates column, where we take a look at the most upgraded apps for the week. I’ve found that one of the best ways to discover useful apps is to look at what people are actually updating, not focus on which apps have 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 I’m going to make an exception for apps that had significant updates. I hope you enjoy this weekly feature and discover some apps that you might find useful.

Carbon – Version 1.2.0


What’s new in this version:

  • 4×1 home screen widget for quick actions.
  • In-app browser.
  • In-app YouTube video playback.
  • Image upload option to Twitpic.
  • Notification frequency options of 5 up to 120 minutes.


IMDb – Version varies


What’s new in this version:

  • Movie tickets: You can now conveniently purchase movie tickets via the IMDb app. Currently available in the US only.
  • Your Watchlist: Now you can filter and sort the movies and TV shows on your Watchlist.


Simple – Better Banking – Version


What’s new in this version:

  • Goals.
  • Block or unblock your Simple Visa® Card from the app.
  • View scheduled transfers for external accounts.
  • New navigation drawer layout.


Evernote – Version varies


What’s new in this version:

  • Edit documents saved in Evernote using the OfficeSuite app.
  • Mark up attached PDFs with Skitch (Premium feature).
  • Add a new Reminder right from the Reminders list.
  • Numerous performance and stability improvements.


Chrome Beta – Version varies

Chrome Beta

What’s new in this version:

  • Our latest release contains stability and performance fixes. More information can be found on the Chrome Releases blog at http://goo.gl/CCPRW.


Reddit is Fun – Version 3.0.2

Reddit is Fun

What’s new in this version:

  • Custom user themes from redditthemes.com (BETA)(PRO).
  • New setting: Link flair.
  • Major speed improvements throughout app for Android 4.0+.
  • New setting: Filter posts based on titles and link flair.
  • NFC sharing support.


Uber – Version 2.6.9


What’s new in this version:

  • Fare splitting is here! Uber has always been social, but now our billing is, too. The app’s newest feature lets you share the cost of your trip with other passengers.

After you’ve requested a ride, access “Fare Split” by tapping the icon next to your driver’s name. You can invite friends directly from your contact list or enter their mobile numbers manually at any point during your trip. Once they confirm, we’ll take care of the math and split the fare evenly among everyone in your car.


Audible for Android – Version 1.5


What’s new in this version:

  • Beautiful new design.
  • Improved navigation.
  • NEW! Switch between reading and listening with Whispersync for Voice (compatible Kindle device required).
  • Simplified library management.
  • Chapter-level progress bar in the player.


Unit Converter Ultimate – Version 1.2.4

Unit Converter Ultimate

What’s new in this version:

  • Utilize new slide-in “Navigation Drawer.”
  • Added requested unit options.
  • Enabled landscape mode.


Untappd – Version 2.2.0

Next Browser

What’s new in this version:

  • (Improve) Tabs: quickly slide, long press and close all.
  • (Improve) Speed Dial.
  • (New) Night mode extension.
  • (New) Import Chrome bookmarks folders (Menu -> Bookmarks -> Import Chrome bookmarks).
  • (New) Save link and Share link(Long press -> menu).


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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  • mikey

    Tablified Market HD should be on the list. That app just got a major overhaul in terms of the UI. Great way to find tablet apps.

  • donger

    Gonna love updates.

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