Aug 30 AT 2:30 PM Steve Raycraft 7 Comments

Top 10 Android app updates this week: Action Launcher Pro, Imgur, Shazam, DirecTV


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.

DirecTV – Version 3.0


What’s new in this version:

  • Completely redesigned look and navigation.
  • New Menu to make browsing your content easier.
  • New TV Shows section.
  • New filter capabilities based on where you want to view your programming- on your phone or on your TV.
  • Set your favorite channels in the guide.
  • Redesigned Info Page for a more visual experience.


Action Launcher Pro – Version 1.9.0

Action Launcher

What’s new in this version:

  • NEW: A wealth of bug fixes, optimizations and usability improvements.
  • NEW: Upgraded base launcher code to Android 4.3.
  • NEW: Change an individual icon.


Pushover – Version 2.0.1


What’s new in this version:

  • Major interface update.
  • Swipe message list to the right to see all of your Pushover applications and filter messages by app.
  • Swipe individual messages to the left to easily delete them.
  • Pull down on message list to quickly perform a sync.
  • New individual message view.


 utter! Voice Commands BETA! – Version 3.0.9


What’s new in this version:

  • Spotify integration.
  • Google All Access integration.
  • Google Now integration.
  • “Okay Google” MotoX style wake-up.
  • Stock prices.


Twitter – Version 4.1.6


What’s new in this version:

  • A blue line in your home timeline indicates a conversation between people you follow.
  • The first Tweet in the conversation now appears above the most recent reply.
  • Tap to see all of the replies, even from people you don’t follow.


ESPN Fantasy Football – Version 3.1.9

ESPN Fantasy Football

What’s new in this version:

  • Fixed formatting on lower resolution devices.
  • Other bug fixes and optimizations.


Imgur – Version 1.2.1


What’s new in this version:

  • Images now have progress bars.
  • Added pinch zoom on images.
  • Images will retry on download failure.
  • Fixed a bug with swipe that made scrolling janky.
  • The way images are downloaded to be viewed was overhauled.


Google Keyboard – Version varies

Google Keyboard

What’s new in this version:

  • Added long-press numbers to the top row of tablet layouts.
  • Tuned keyboard layouts for some languages.
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements.


Shazam – Version 4.0


What’s new in this version:

  • Welcome Tablet users: Shazam is now a universal app, optimized for tablets big and small!
  • Fresh new look and feel: It’s now easier than ever to discover, buy and share.


Facebook Pages Manager – Version 1.5.1

Facebook Pages Manager

What’s new in this version:

  • Upload multiple photos for a single post.
  • Edit Page admins: add new admins for the Pages you manage.
  • Tag people in comments to build a deeper connection with the people that matter to you.
  • Keep up with updates from other relevant pages in Pages Feed.


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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  • SGB101

    Utter is a great bit of kit, it is buggy, but it’s a huge project for the dev.

    It’s the first app I’ve actually enjoyed the intro set up and actually got to the end of the tutorial, but found my self scratching my head even more at the end.

    I can’t see myself using it all the time but I will keep it on and have a play with it each day and send bug reports.

  • Priscila Carvalho

    Another non-sense rumor to make all geeks feel disappointed when it doesn’t come to pass. You guys should quit spreading rumors and “this-could-be-what’s-going-to-happen” news and focus on official and announced facts.

  • Peter

    DirectTV is one that I see myself using now. I wanted such an application, as it will keep me connected to my favorite sitcoms, even if I am on the move …

  • donger

    Updates are welcome.