Feb 14 AT 5:57 PM Steve Raycraft 2 Comments

Top 10 Android app updates this week: PayPal, gReader, Fitbit

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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. I’ve found that one of the best ways to discover useful apps is find the ones that people are actually updating rather than those 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 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 end up being useful.

Fitbit – Version 1.8.7


What’s new in this version:

  • Bug fixes for Korean
  • Addresses crash reports
  • Adds support for Sony Xperia Z models (Z, Z1, Z1S, ZL, ZR, Z Ultra, Tablet Z) and Motorola Moto G


Aviate – Version 1.0.69

Aviate Beta

What’s new in this version:

  • Introducing Listening Space: Triggered by plugging in your headphones, get information about the artist including recent Tweets, upcoming concerts, and bios.
  • Added Photography Collection to get all of your photography-related apps in one place!
  • Improvements to make detecting the locations you frequent (like Home and Work) more accurate.


Google Play Music – Version 5.4

Google Play Music

What’s new in this version:

  • Added the ability to pin radio stations. You’ll now be able to listen to your offline radio stations even when you don’t have any connection
  • Added ‘Play next’ in the context menu
  • Lots of shuffle and unshuffle fixes
  • The queue understands and shows what you are playing from (playlist, album, etc)


Talon for Twitter- Version 1.4.0


What’s new in this version:

  • Customize the two pages on the left of the main timeline
  • Long click to remove favorite users
  • Progress bar for in-app browser
  • Better calculation of tweet lengths


gReader – Version 3.6


What’s new in this version:

  • New: Use gReader as a RSS Reader without a service (data are saved locally)
  • New: Article font size, font type, text alignment (Article View: Menu->Fonts)
  • Improved: Widgets (Pro): Support background color and opacity, text size (http://greader.co/widgets)
  • Improved: Text wrapping on KitKat


EvolveSMS – Version 1.1.6


What’s new in this version:

  •  Tightened security for security settings
  • Option for the quick text notification to open to a new message or your conversation list
  • Expanded themeable items for add on themes


BubbleUPnP - Version 1.7.9


What’s new in this version:

  • Audio Cast now able to play audio from videos
  • several Audio Cast fixes
  • improved Now Playing D-PAD navigation


Handy Photo – Version 2.0

Handy Photo

What’s new in this version:

  • Completely redesigned UI
  • Added ability to selectively adjust tone and color
  • Added ability to partially apply filters and textures
  • Added new textures category: Abstract
  • Added new frames categories: Autumn Leaves, Glass, Grunge, etc.
  • Added ability to move/scale textures


Qualcomm Toq – Version


What’s new in this version:

  • New “World Clock” clock style allows you to toggle through the local time and weather in your favorite cities
  • New Activity Applet (Beta) monitors your activity while wearing Toq and tracks your activity “points” over a 24 hour period. View a history of your daily activity point totals in the Toq Android app.
  • New ”Activity” clock style shows the time plus your current activity ‘points’ at a glance
  • Adds ability to select temperature scale in either Celsius or Fahrenheit


PayPal – Version 5.4


What’s new in this version:

  • Boost your security. Link your phone so we can make absolutely sure it belongs to you. The new permission (send SMS messages) is how you link your phone. More: http://bit.ly/SMSpermission
  • PayPal Extras MasterCard®, eBay MasterCard®, and PayPal Smart Connect customers! Now you can see your available credit in your Wallet


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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  • donger

    Like updates.

  • Tommy

    Google play music needs an “edit tags” setting, and some widget options (transparency) and I’d use it