Jul 12 AT 9:07 AM Steve Raycraft 7 Comments

Top 10 Android app updates this week: Tumblr, Google Maps, Fitbit


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.

Tumblr – Version 3.4.0


What’s new in this version:

  • Search tags and blogs.
  • Explore trending tags and blogs.
  • Follow recommended blogs for any tag you search.


BaconReader – Version 3.0


What’s new in this version:

  • AWESOME NEW tablet layout.
  • Load more comments in posts.
  • Added specify image save location.
  • Improved reset to Front Page bug.
  • Added popular Meme backgrounds.


Google Maps – Version varies

Google Maps

What’s new in this version:

  • New design for Android phones and tablets.
  • Enhanced navigation including live traffic updates, incident reports and dynamic rerouting.
  • Explore: A new way to browse and discover popular local places to eat, drink, shop, play and sleep.


Expedia – Version 3.2.1


What’s new in this version:

  • Notifications! Travel stress-free with timely notifications about the status of your flights, gate changes, hotel check-out times, and more.
  • Save money! More low-cost flights are now available worldwide.
  • More countries! Now our users in India, Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand can book flights.
  • Local Expert! Now our local experts in Orlando, Las Vegas, and Hawaii can help you make dinner reservations, book activities, and much more.


Path – Version 3.1


What’s new in this version:

  • Stickers in Comments: More stickers in more places! Respond quickly to any moment with the same stickers you use for Messaging.
  • Friend Progress Bar: Path is better with friends and this progress bar will help you fill your feed with the people you love.
  • In Person Friend Requests: Easily send requests to people you’re hanging out with by using a simple QR code.
  • New Stickers: Happy Hour, Xander


Vine – Version 1.3.1


What’s new in this version:

  • CHANNELS - Browse or submit your posts to 15 new channels.
  • REVINING - Share your favorite posts with all your followers on Vine in one tap.
  • FAST CAPTURE WIDGET - Instantly jump to the Vine camera right from your home screen.
  • NEW CAPTURE TOOLS - Shoot with style using the new focus, grid, and ghost tools.


Yahoo! Mail – Version 2.6.0

Yahoo Mail

What’s new in this version:

  • Dropbox: Now get access to all your files on the go, thanks to our partnership with Dropbox! Tap on the attachment (paper clip) icon and choose “Share from Dropbox.”
  • Easy browsing through your Inbox: simply swipe on a message to view the next one.
  • Business Mail accounts: Yahoo! Small Business customers can now access their email through this app, with all supported features such as push notifications, Yahoo! contacts, and photo attachments.
  • Performance & stability improvements.


Fitbit – Version 1.7


What’s new in this version:

  • Updated design for activity tiles on dashboard.
  • Adds Active Minutes to dashboard.
  • Adds Distance and Active Minutes graphs.
  • Updated design for historical activity graphs.
  • Updated design for sign up/log in.
  • Adds more settings for devices and account.


Opera browser – Version Varies


What’s new in this version:

  • Based on Chromium 28.
  • Download video. Possible to download video files that can be played in Opera.
  • Improved tab-UI animations.
  • Opening files from external SD Card now possible.
  • New “open in private tab” context menu.


Untappd – Version 2.2.0


What’s new in this version:

  • Push Notifications! Get alerts for toast, comments, friend request and new badge releases!
  • Fixing Crashing for some users with Taking a PIcture form the Camera or Gallery.
  • Improved Geolocation – If you are still having trouble – make sure you turn off enhanced location in Account Settings.
  • Redesigned Settings Panel.


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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  • nick_g

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  • donger

    Google Maps update is awesome.

    • StaticCube

      It is bit tot bad latitude is no more in this update

    • Tangent

      When I heard that labs and things like the bubble buttons for navigation were going to be gone I was unhappy, but I like how they’ve integrated it. Having the navigation option at the bottom after searching for something is pretty slick, and I especially like being presented with the route options.

      I definitely will miss Latitude though. Yeah, yeah, it’s gonna be available as part of Google+, but my wife and I don’t use that and are not about to start just for that one feature. Pulling a mapping related feature out of maps and cramming it into their social program screams of a desperate attempt to drum up G+ use.

      I’m also not happy about losing the ability to save offline maps like in the previous version. being able to have maps load quickly when you’re in an area with sketchy or no service was a godsend. I’ve heard they’re working on bringing that back though…

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