Oct 02 AT 3:42 PM Steve Raycraft 0 Comments

Top 10 Android app updates this week: Chromecast Viber

App Updates 2015

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.

Google Photos - Version 1.6.0

Google Photos

What’s new in this version:

  • Chromecast support: Cast your photos and videos to your TV, even if they haven’t been backed up yet. Plus, pick and choose what shows up on your TV while you’re browsing on your phone.
  • More people features (US only): In Search, you can now label and merge people groupings. Once labeled, easily search for people, or combine people, place, and thing search terms for even more precise results, such as “Juliana at beach in Hawaii”.
  • Animations can now be shared directly to WhatsApp


Chromecast - Version 1.12.32


What’s new in this version:

  •  What’s On: Browse popular and featured content from your favorite cast-enabled apps.
  • Devices: Personalize backdrop with Facebook and Flickr photo albums and control (play, pause & change volume) all your Chromecast devices.
  • Get Apps: Discover new offers and cast-enabled apps from content partners, through our curated and merchandised experience.
  • Search: Find where you can cast your favorite movies and TV shows.


Amazon Cloud Drive - Version 1.2.0

Amazon Cloud Drive

What’s new in this version:

  • Delete and rename files and folders
  • Swipe to preview photos and videos


Steam - Version 2.1.0


What’s new in this version:

  • Added Community Market, Trading, Broadcasts, Game Hubs, Discussions, and more to the app.
  • The profile views have been updated with showcases, badges, and more.
  • The Store views have also been updated with new personalization features and user reviews.r


Texture - Version


What’s new in this version:

  • Next Issue is now Texture.
  • Today we launch with a new name and a new look.


ZenWatch Manager - Version 2.0.0

Asus ZenWatch Manager

What’s new in this version:

  • Brand new design
  • Most popular and new watch faces section
  • More watch faces for you
  • More flexibility in customize your watch face. Up to 3 info widgets
  • Support interactive watch face


Messenger - Version 1.5.0


What’s new in this version:

  • Support for Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Bug fixes and improvements


Skype - Version 6.4.0


What’s new in this version:

  • Messaging – Get notifications and view messages on your Android Wear device.
  • Reply – Quickly respond to messages by speaking to your wrist, sending emojis, or choosing a pre-written response.
  • Calls – Accept or decline calls, mute ongoing conversations, or hang up on your Android Wear device.
  • Skype Mojis – Send short clips from your favorite movies and TV shows in a Skype chat.


Nova Launcher - Version 4.1.0

Nova Launcher

What’s new in this version:

  • Normalize Icon Size, automatically shrink overly large icons to match Material guidelines
  • Marshmallow style search bars (Color and grayscale)
  • Support runtime permissions on Marshmallow
  • Optimizations and bug fixes


Viber - Version 5.6.0


What’s new in this version:

  • Group Likes – ‘like’ messages in group chats and see who’s loving your vibe
  • Forward Public Chat messages – share content with your friends more easily
  • Write freely – text messages can now be up to 7,000 characters long
  • Better video messaging – new features improve the experience
  • Public Chats – now available on Android tablets


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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