Mar 11 AT 1:01 PM Steve Raycraft 0 Comments

Top 10 Android app updates this week: Truecaller, Waze

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.

Treucaller - Version 7.0.0


What’s new in this version:

  • Smart Call History replaces unknown numbers with real names and faces in your call history, even for numbers that are not saved in your contacts.
  • Availability shows you if your friends are free to talk before you call. Now you’ll never get a busy signal or interrupt someone again.
  • Built-in dialer allows you to make all your calls directly with Truecaller.
  • New design and app icon to help you use Truecaller to replace your dialer.


AmpMe - Version 3.0.1


What’s new in this version:

  • Performance improvements
  • New audio synchronization technology
  • UI improvements
  • Bug fixes


Ampere - Version 2.0.0


What’s new in this version:

  • 5 display styles
  • Favorite style selector
  • Battery voltage in notification
  • Battery temperature in notification
  • Bug fixes


News Republic - Version 6.5.0

News Republic

What’s new in this version:

  • Meet your personal news profile! It displays all the articles you shared, commented on and reacted to
  • Keep track of surveys you participated in
  • Get an account & become a News Republic Citizen
  • Follow your friends & relatives and learn what’s important to them
  • Follow Experts and discover what’s hot with the top News Republic Citizens
  • Are you a News Warrior? Get your rank and compare it with your friends, family & followers!


Simple - Version 2.5.6


What’s new in this version:

  • Good news, adventurers! Now you can use the app to give us a heads up about your international travel plans. That way, we can (when possible) raise your daily spending limit and clear card use in specific countries.
  • Unlock the app with Nexus Imprint.
  • Add memos to your Instant Transfers to let the recipient know what the payment is for.
  • We completely rebuilt the Payments feature. One happy result: you can see if your Pay a Bill contacts accept electronic payments.


OneDrive – Version 3.9.3


What’s new in this version:

  • Use a variety of apps to create photos and videos on your device? No problem! The OneDrive app can now automatically upload them from the locations you select.
  • Have an SD Card with your photos stored on them? Plug it in and OneDrive can upload them up for you.


Yahoo Mail - Version 5.3.1

Yahoo Mail

What’s new in this version:

  • Customize your theme – Select a new color scheme for your inbox. Screen too bright? Choose a darker theme to dim your inbox.
  • Rename your accounts – Give your accounts unique names like “Personal” or “Work” by long-pressing on an account in the account switcher screen.
  • Create and manage subfolders in mobile – now you can create, rename, and delete subfolders from your phone or tablet.


Opera min - Version 15.0.0

Opera Mini

What’s new in this version:

  • Added “Save to SD card” for phones on Android 4.4.4 or higher.
  • Access your SD-card files when uploading on the web.
  • Included the “video boost” option to compress video.
  • Updated high data-savings mode so it can save data on Wi-Fi.
  • Improved fast scrolling, triggering a handle you can drag.
  • Added an option to shrink photos before uploading, with three different sizes.


Waze – Version 4.0.0


What’s new in this version:

  • Significantly reduced battery consumption.
  • Fewer taps to start a drive, send locations and directions.
  • New ETA panel organizes everything you need in one place. View reports, check alternate routes, add a stop on the way, or instantly send ETA to friends and family.
  • Smart reminders to leave on time for your Calendar events based on traffic conditions and drive times.


PhotoMath – Version 2.0.0


What’s new in this version:

  • Easily type in math problems using our new Math keyboard
  • The app has a completely new, beautiful design and is easier to use
  • Still the smartest and the most powerful camera calculator


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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