Nov 01 AT 2:03 PM Steve Raycraft 7 Comments

Top 10 Android app updates this week: Pandora, Snapseed, Google+

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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.

eBay – Version 2.5


What’s new in this version:

  • Redesigned search experience.
  • New search results view with larger (4x) photos.
  • Refine your results more quickly.
  • “Free in-store pickup” option to buy items from local retailers on eBay and pick them up in a store nearby at a time that’s convenient to you.
  • Filter positive, neutral and negative feedback.
  • Your personalized Feed is now accessible from the home screen.


Pandora – Version 5.0


What’s new in this version:

  • Experience the best Pandora yet with our new app design, now optimized just for your tablet.
  • Take advantage of all of the features you love on your tablet – add variety to your stations, view your thumb history and see track lyrics.
  • Just swipe your tablet screen to explore without interrupting your music. The new third pane makes it easier than ever to view your music feed and personal profile or find new artists and tracks.
  • Chromecast option added.


Snapseed – Version 1.6.0


What’s new in this version:

  • The new HDR SCAPE filter brings a stunning look to your images.
  • A new Shadows slider in Tune Image that brightens dark areas naturally.
  • Plus bug fixes and other small improvements.


 Google+ – Version


What’s new in this version:

  • Turn your photos and videos into custom movies with Auto Awesome Movie (available on certain devices with Android 4.3 and above).
  • Enjoy strobe-effect photos and erase moving objects with Auto Awesome Action and Eraser.
  • Updated design for the notification trayAdd a widget to view your friends’ locations on your homescreen.
  • Translate posts and comments inline.


DirecTV – Version 3.1.0


What’s new in this version:

  • By popular demand – Live TV Streaming has been added to the menu for quicker access; look for the (WiFi +) icon for channels available to watch anywhere.
  • New video player design.
  • New Menu button.
  • Graphic updates in the guide to highlight jumping forward multiple hours/days in time.


Trigger – Version 7.0.4


What’s new in this version:

  • NFC Task Launcher is now Trigger! Featuring an updated UI, multiple triggers for each task and conditions that can now be set on each trigger.


TripIt – Version 3.3.0


What’s new in this version:

  • Introducing landscape view and a refreshed dashboard design for Android phones.
  • TripIt can pull travel plans directly from your inbox. Auto import is even easier to set up and available for more email domains.
  • Manage your account more easily – “About” and “Settings” pages have been streamlined.
  • Past trips are now available on tablets.


Ninja SMS – Version 1.8.1

Ninja SMS

What’s new in this version:

  • Picture messages (MMS) are finally here! (took us long enough :p).
  • Ability to delete full conversation thread at once (long press inside the conversation list).


Runtastic Running & Fitness - Version 4.4.0

Runtastic PRO

What’s new in this version:

  • Experience an all-new, entertaining way to run! Give Runtastic Story Running a try today and become part of the story for extra motivation and improved training results! Full integration with “Workout” mode in the Runtastic app.


Firefox Beta – Version 26.0.0

Firefox Beta

What’s new in this version:

  • Updated Home design with Top Sites thumbnails and ability to pin tabs.
  • Password manager now supports script-generated password fields.


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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