Nov 14 AT 3:25 PM Steve Raycraft 1 Comment

Top 10 Android app updates this week: Lyft, Android Wear

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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.

APUS Launcher - Version 1.5.8

APUS Launcher

What’s new in this version:

  • Icons with uni-style.
  • New boost, more simple.
  • Widget can be customized.


SoundHound - Version 6.3.1


What’s new in this version:

  • Fresh new look for faster music discovery
  • Quickly access the Search button and navigation from anywhere in the app by swiping right
  • On the home screen you can now scroll to explore your search history, hear what’s popular, view top videos, discover music on the rise and more.
  • New colorful and dynamic listening screen animation


Instagram - Version 6.10.0


What’s new in this version:

  • Discover new people: Find interesting accounts to follow in the People tab on Explore.
  • Search faster: Get quicker results with typeahead search.
  • Edit captions: Fix typos or change your location.
  • New icons: Updated Explore and Profile icons, plus other design updates


Photo Editor by Aviary - Version 3.6.0


What’s new in this version:

  • Unlock Aviary’s complete collection of photo editing supplies — a $200 value free for a limited time and yours to keep forever!
  • Sync your downloaded supplies (including free packs!) and restore anytime
  • Also, this version introduces new tools such as Overlays, Vignette, Color and Lighting!


Lyft - Version 2.7.1


What’s new in this version:

  • Material design integration
  • Updated payment flow
  • Redesigned referral screen with more ways to invite friends
  • Behind the scenes bug fixes and improvements


Motorola Connect - Version 2.0.2

Motorola Connect

What’s new in this version:

  • Connect now supports Motorola Keylink
  • Connect now supports additonal Moto 360 watch faces
  • Competition winner design face-off
  • Create your own watch face with My Design
  • 3 new analog watch faces
  • Connect now has a new Moto Body wellness experience


Nike+ Running - Version 1.5.0

Nike Running

What’s new in this version:

  • Nike+ Running now works seamlessly with Google Fit. To connect your Nike+ account with Google Fit, upgrade to the latest version of the Nike+ Running app (v1.5), and follow the automatic connection prompts. Connecting to Google Fit is optional and may be turned on/off in your application Settings.
  • Nike+ Running is now fully compatible with the Samsung Gear S.


Google Keyboard – Version 4.0.21173

Google Keyboard

What’s new in this version:

  • New Material design themes
  • Improved design for suggestions and corrections
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements


Greenify - Version 2.5.0


What’s new in this version:

  • Rebuilt most UI with Material Design.
  • Fully compatible with Android 5.0 (root mode requires newest version of SuperSU)
  • Improved stability in root mode.
  • Reduced package size.


Android Wear - Version 1.0.4

Android Wear

What’s new in this version:

  • Offline music playback from your watch via Bluetooth headphones
  • More control over the top card preview: push it down to view the entire watch face briefly, or simply turn it off
  • Battery saver mode — turns off the watch screen when the battery is low to save power
  • Bug fixes


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