Sep 16 AT 2:28 PM Steve Raycraft 0 Comments

Top 10 Android app updates this week: SwiftKey, MX Player

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.

tinyCam Monitor - Version 7.0.0

tinyCam Monitor

What’s new in this version:

  • Select audio file to play via camera speaker. See
  • New HTTP engine. Password encryption is obtained automatically.
  • Rotate PTZ controls in Advanced Settings.
  • Quick settings for background mode and web server on Android 7.0.
  • Picture-in-picture for Android TV 7.0. See See
  • Protocol Undefined for generic URL


SwiftKey Keyboard - Version

SwiftKey Keyboard

What’s new in this version:

  • We’ve rebuilt SwiftKey’s language engine from the ground up, laying the foundation for the next generation of our technology. The power of neural networks offers more human predictions by better understanding the context of what you’re saying. (Currently supports English GB & US only).
  • We’ve added two new languages: Esperanto and Dhivehi – Maldivian
  • Italian SwiftKey users can enjoy updated Italian predictions
  • We now support Android N diverse emoji in the prediction bar


Slacker Radio - Version 7.3.4

Slacker Radio

What’s new in this version:

  • Skip function fixed for affected offline users.


Newton Mail - Version 9.0.85

Newton Mail

What’s new in this version:

  • CloudMagic is now Newton. And it’s not just the name that’s changed.
  • Newton supercharges your email with powerful features like Read Receipts, Send Later, Sender Profile, Undo Send & more.


Sync for reddit - Version 12.1.0

Sync for Reddit

What’s new in this version:

  • Added support for per-account settings
  • Added multireddit management
  • Added a brand new Theme customization menu to the settings
  • Added lots more mod tools!
  • Added threaded messaging
  • Super speedy table support in comments


MX Player - Version 1.8.7

MX Player

What’s new in this version:

  • Added alternative HW+ decoder for Android 5.0 and above which will be used automatically on Android 7, HTC devices and CyanogenMod. For other devices, it can be activated manually on [Settings → Decoder → Alternative HW+ decoder].
  • Supports Android 7.0 multi-window.
  • Added an option for playing without video display on [Playback screen → Menu → Display → Video].


Action Launcher 3 - Version 3.9.4

Action Launcher 3

What’s new in this version:

  • Integrate Nexus Launcher’s rumored All Apps drawer. Swipe up on the dock to reveal All Apps.
  • Two new Nexus Launcher inspired style folder types.
  • Add tinted dock background.
  • Customize colors of All Apps, folder icons & dock background via Quicktheme.
  • Add caret page indicator.
  • Add Google “pill” & date widgets.
  • Save backups to Google Drive.


Nova Launcher Beta - Version 5.0.0

Nova Launcher Beta

What’s new in this version:

  • Swipe to open drawer (a la Pixel Launcher)
  • New Pixel Launcher style searchbar
  • New search view, with tabs for Frequent, Recent ad New/Updated apps
  • New “Timeout” screen lock method
  • New double-tap-swipe gestures
  • Integrated searchbar into drawer (card and immersive)


Pokemon GO - Version 0.37.0

Pokemon GO

What’s new in this version:

  • Implemented Buddy Pokémon: Trainers will now be able to choose one of their Pokémon to be their buddy. A Trainer can earn Candy for their Buddy Pokémon by walking a certain distance
  • Made it easier to select smaller Pokémon on the screen
  • Fixed an issue where Eggs would sometimes hatch without displaying the animation.
  • Improved performance reliability when a device switches networks to no longer cause the application to hang or stop updating
  • Pokémon GO Plus support


Whatsapp Beta - Version 2.16.230


What’s new in this version:

  • When sharing or forwarding messages, you can now send to multiple chats at once
  • Chats you frequently contact now appear when forwarding or sharing messages
  • While recording videos, slide your finger up or down to zoom in and out
  • A new front-facing flash helps you capture selfies in the dark


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