Jan 30 AT 4:16 PM Steve Raycraft 0 Comments

Top 10 Android app updates this week: Plex, Runtastic

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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.

BetterBatteryStats - Version 2.0.0


What’s new in this version:

  • All new and shiny, with light and dark themes
  • Full Lollipop support
  • Lots of I18N (see about dialog for credits)
  • Added details about API stats to dumpfile
  • System app dialog now links to the recovery ZIPs to be used as workaround
  • Added import/export of preferences


Perfectly Clear - Version 4.0.0

Perfectly Clear

What’s new in this version:

  • Major update!! Even more powerful camera features, five new ‘Beautify’ corrections, red-eye removal, crop, rotate and much, much more!


Plex - Version 3.9.0


What’s new in this version:

  • Migrate to single-app model with in-app purchases to access unlimited playback.
  • Browse and cast your local camera roll content to any remote player.
  • Update user interface to use more modern Android styles.


Jotterpad - Version 11.1.3


What’s new in this version:

  • New material look!
  • New Markdown (CommonMark) parser^
  • New Research: dict, thesaurus^ & rhyme^
  • Added typewriter mode^
  • “Versions” is now “Snapshots”
  • New Typeface: Ideal Sans, PT Serif


Chrome Beta  – Version 41.0.2272

Chrome Beta

What’s new in this version:

  • Pull to reload
  • Stability and performance fixes.


Hotel Tonight - Version 6.3.0

Hotel Tonight

What’s new in this version:

  • Spruced up the app. Old code gone. New code in.
  • Made it easy to manage your notifications.
  • Planned some killer stuff for Valentine’s Day. Stay tuned!


Pandora® Radio - Version 5.7.0

Pandora® Radio

What’s new in this version:

  • Check out our new design – now it’s easier than ever to shape your station.
  • With the new Personalization Icon, the Thumb History for your favorite stations is at your fingertips.
  • Accidentally thumbed a song up or down – now you can un-thumb simply by re-tapping the Thumb Icon.
  • We’ve included a new Mini-Player so you can control your music while you explore.
  • Stay in the loop when new music is added to your favorite stations with our redesigned Notification & Activity Feed.


Runtastic - Version 5.4.0


What’s new in this version:

  • Runtastic goes Material Design: Enjoy our app aligned to Google’s latest design guidelines!
  • New Story Run: The Tetradome Run


Xbox One SmartGlass Beta  - Version 2.4.1501

Xbox One SmartGlass Beta

What’s new in this version:

  • OneGuide available in new markets (Australia, Netherlands)
  • Stream live TV from a Xbox One Digital TV Tuner (Australia)
  • Bug Fixes


SwiftKey - Version 5.2.0

SwiftKey Keyboard

What’s new in this version:

  • Simplified Chinese – QWERTY Pinyin, 9-key Pinyin and Stroke input methods
  • Taiwan Traditional Chinese – Full Key Zhuyin, 9-key Zhuyin and Stroke input methods
  • Hong Kong Traditional Chinese – Cangjie, Quick Cangjie and Stroke input methods


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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