May 30 AT 6:20 PM Steve Raycraft 1 Comment

Top 10 Android app updates this week: Rdio, Bank of America

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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. We’ve found that one of the best ways to discover useful apps is to find the ones that are actually being updated by the developers rather than selecting the apps 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 we’ll make exceptions for apps that have had significant updates. We hope you enjoy this weekly feature and that you discover some apps that end up being useful.

Bank of America - Version 5.0.0

Bank of America

What’s new in this version:

  • Simplified navigation menu
  • Request replacement debit or credit cards±
  • View your available credit for credit cards
  • Schedule an appointment with us
  • Easily find routing and acct numbers with new activity tabs
  • Add transfer recipients from your personal contacts


Rdio - Version 2.9.2


What’s new in this version:

  • Gapless Playback. By popular demand, gapless playback is now available to Rdio Unlimited subscribers, allowing for a seamless experience when listening to live concerts, comedy shows, and classical music. Available for Android 4.1 and higher.
  • Various UI improvements and minor bug fixes.


BBC iPlayer - Version 4.0.0

BBC iPlayer

What’s new in this version:

  • We have created new Home screen, Channel and Category pages with a new visual design.
  • The Home, Channel and Category pages all include editorial collections – programmes or episodes linked together based on series or theme.
  • Subtitles are now also available for downloaded programmes.


Digitally Imported - Version 1.5.0

DI Radio

What’s new in this version:

  • Sign in using your Facebook or Google account if you don’t want to create an account.
  • Connectivity improvements for mobile networks in Russia, Columbia, Mexico, Peru, Poland, Singapore, Italy, Ireland, Israel, and more.
  • Support for Ethernet connections.
  • Improved bluetooth controls, power management, and account security.


Nova Launcher - Version 3.0 Beta

Nova Launcher

What’s new in this version:

  • Subgrid positioning, snap widgets/icons to half cells. Greater control of placement/size without shrinking/cropping app icons
  • Support Today Calendar’s dynamic icon, also supported by icon themes from kovdev including Domo, Lumos and Tersus and PHLASH’s new KEX theme.
  • Custom label colors (desktop, dock, drawer)
  • Individual drawer tab colors (tap on the tab and select Edit)
  • New tab style Colorblock
  • Vertical drawer scrolls under transparent navbar


Pocket - Version 5.5.2


What’s new in this version:

  • Introducing Pocket Premium!
  • Permanent Library: Keep a permanent copy of what you save so it’s accessible even if it disappears online.
  • Powerful Search: Search full-text, topics, tags, authors and more.
  • Suggested Tags: Personalized tag suggestions can be added with a single tap.


Chrome Beta - Version 36.0.0

Chrome Beta

What’s new in this version:

  • Improved text rendering on non-mobile optimized sites.
  • Doodles return to the new tab page.
  • Better suggestions before you start typing.
  • Lots of bug fixes and performance improvements!


Lookout Security & Antivirus - Version 9.0.0

Lookout Security

What’s new in this version:

  • Introducing our newest Lookout Premium feature, Theft Alerts! Get an email with a photo & the location of your device when we notice behavior that could mean it has been stolen. 


TuneIn Radio - Version 12.1.0

TuneIn Radio

What’s new in this version:

  • The Exit button is back!
  • One-click play for the stations you follow in your profile (previously called ‘favorites’)
  • Added Google+ Sign Up and Sign In
  • Improved back button navigation in the drawer
  • Bug fixes to avoid several crashes


Google Play Music - Version 5.5.15110

Google Play Music

What’s new in this version:

  • Improved recommendations on Listen Now with the ability to dismiss items
  • You can now share playlists from the app and pin subscribed playlists
  • New thumbs ups are sorted by recency in the Thumbs Up playlist
  • Radio improvements(All Access only)
  • Bug fixes


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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