Sep 12 AT 5:13 PM Steve Raycraft 5 Comments

Top 10 Android app updates this week: Hangouts, Viber


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.

eBay - Version 2.7.0


What’s new in this version:

  • Fresh new look!
  • Find the perfect item faster with larger photos and improved search results
  • Stay on top of your eBay buying and selling with in-app notifications
  • Take advantage of bonus offers from eBay sellers
  • Donate to your favorite charity when selling items
  • Check a buyer’s location when reviewing a Best Offer


Viber – Version 5.0.0


What’s new in this version:

  • Make video calls from most devices running Android 4.0 and up to other Viber contacts. You can also transfer video calls between mobile and Desktop!
  • Add friends easily by entering their Viber number or scanning their QR code
  • New fresh redesign
  • Now available in the following languages: Bulgarian, Persian, and Serbian


Firefox - Version 32.0.0


What’s new in this version:

  • Sync registration from tabs tray
  • Switch up to 55 languages in browser
  • Clear History from history panel
  • Redesigned Top Sites panel
  • Added: Armenian [hy-AM], Basque [eu], Fulah [ff], Icelandic [is], Scottish Gaelic [gd], Welsh [cy]


Lyft - Version 2.4.5


What’s new in this version:

  • Your first Lyft Line ride is FREE up to $25
  • Choose ‘Line’ in the header bar & then tap the ‘Request Line’ button
  • Set your destination, and we’ll connect you to a ride already going the same way
  • Lyft Line is now available in San Francisco (in addition to original Lyft and Lyft Plus)


Fenix for Twitter - Version 1.5.0


What’s new in this version:

  • Support for Instagram and Vine videos
  • New option to pin your timeline at the top while receiving real time updates
  • A few bug and stability fixes


Flickr - Version 3.1.2


What’s new in this version:

  • Search your photos, albums, groups, and people you follow.
  • Edit your cover photo on phone, and edit description, website, cover photo on tablet.
  • Crop your photo before uploading.
  • HTC Blink Feed support.
  • Bug fixing and performance improvement.


Expedia Hotels & Flights - Version 4.0.1


What’s new in this version:

  • Introducing the new Expedia app for Android tablets!
  • Simply start your search with a destination. No dates required.
  • See hotel and flight search results side by side.
  • Find the best flight and hotel faster with new filter options.
  • Explore our curated travel collections and discover new destinations.


Amazon - Version 5.0.0


What’s new in this version:

  • Prime members in the US can enjoy unlimited Prime Instant Video from within the Amazon app by downloading the Prime Instant Video player, delivered exclusively via the Amazon Appstore
  • The new Amazon App for Android phones now enables US customers to discover and purchase all of Amazon’s digital catalog, in addition to an award-winning mobile shopping experience on hundreds of millions of physical goods
  • 5GB of free photo back-up with Amazon Cloud Drive


XFINITY TV X1 Remote - Version 1.0.004


What’s new in this version:

  • Bug Fixes
  • Beta support for Android Wear


Hangouts - Version 2.3


What’s new in this version:

  • Make phone calls (and all calls to other Hangouts users are free!).
  • Tabbed navigation view for voice calling, contacts list, and call history.
  • Download Hangouts Dialer to activate voice calling.
  • Google Voice phone number, SMS, and voicemail compatibility.


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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  • Smith

    I generally use Viber to call my friends and even sometime use Hangout for Video Conversation. The only problem that I faced while using these apps is quick battery drainage. But not an issue as I recently checked out a USB Phone Charger through which I can charge up to 6 Android as well as iOS based Smartphones with rapid charging and auto detection feature.

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  • underseaglider

    Nowadays, Android is offering various applications which can allow you to dial free phone calls practically to anyone. Like for example, Viber, is considered as one of the best and widely used messaging apps because of its features and user-friendly interface.

  • mobilepundits

    Thanks a lot for sharing best Android apps. But when i am using Viber to call my friends i faced voice problem issue. I do not know Why this happen to me.. If any one know why it is happened please let me know.

  • Austen Selby

    Nice post..Nowadays we use viber for calling..Its an informative article.Keep posting more and more articles..