Aug 08 AT 5:51 PM Steve Raycraft 3 Comments

Top 10 Android app updates this week: Vine, Foursquare

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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.

Facebook Messenger - Version 9.0.0

Facebook Messenger

What’s new in this version:

  • Like messages or mute conversations from your notifications drawer.
  • Android Wear Support
  • Plus, improvements to make the app faster and more reliable


Foursquare - Version 4.0.0


What’s new in this version:

  •  The new Foursquare learns what you like and leads you to places you’ll love.
  • Tell Foursquare your favorite things and it gets to know you. Every search is tailored to your tastes, your past ratings, and picks from friends and experts you trust.
  • Search for restaurants, coffee, nightlife, shops and more. See what’s nearby or plan ahead. 


WordPress - Version 3.0.0


What’s new in this version:

  • Swipe between posts in the reader
  • Geotagging feature redesign
  • Get help by chatting with Automattic support
  • blog list now auto updates
  • Opt in/opt out setting for analytics


Talon for Twitter - Version 2.6.0


What’s new in this version:

  • New compose window
  • New icon and imagery
  • View tweet you are replying to in the compose window
  • Post tweets with GIF’s (viewing isn’t supported by twitter yet)
  • Use Twitter’s native hosting for multiple image uploads
  • Auto-complete in the middle of a composed tweet


Vine - Version 2.1.2


What’s new in this version:

  • Huge video recording quality boost! Now you can set what kind of notifications you want to receive from within the app!


Handcent - Version 6.0.0


What’s new in this version:

  • Beautifully flat UI design with colorful contacts photos for the default skin.
  • Newly added navigation drawer for easier and quicker access.
  • Text on computers and tablets. Utilize the bigger screen and physical keyboard for faster texting.”


Google Now Launcher - Version

Google Now Launcher

What’s new in this version:

  • Now available on all Android 4.1+ devices


Google Play Music - Version 5.6.1616

Google Play Music

What’s new in this version:

  • New ‘Manage downloads’ place that lets you see everything that you’ve downloaded, view the total space taken up by each item, and remove the downloads from device
  • Redesigned widget that’s resizable from 4×1 to 4×4
  • New 1×1 ‘I’m Feeling Lucky’ widget
  • You can now undo tracks removed from playlists and the queue via swipe


Sidecar Ride - Version 3.0.8

Sidecar Ride

What’s new in this version:

  • allow ride sharing
  • Bugs fixing
  • Performance enhancement


HTC Gallery - Version Varies

HTC Gallery

What’s new in this version:

  • New feature for HTC One (M8) – Introducing Duo Effects Gallery, a web viewer that allows you to share interactive viewing experience of UFocusâ„¢, Foregrounder and Dimension Plusâ„¢ with anyone.


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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