Dec 10 AT 9:03 AM Steve Raycraft 0 Comments

Top 10 Android app updates this week: Cortana, AirDroid

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 Duo - Version 5.0.0

Google Duo

What’s new in this version:

  • Major video quality improvements
  • Simpler signup flow
  • Seamless camera rotation
  • Fix sound not playing issue


Amex Mobile - Version 5.16.0

Amex Mobile

What’s new in this version:

  • We’re excited to launch fingerprint login on supported devices. We’ve been working hard to bring this much-requested feature to our app and hope you enjoy quick access to your account.
  • For Membership Rewards® enrolled Cards: we’ve improved the user experience so you can use points for gift cards and access your mobile gift card wallet within the app.


Sonos Controller for Android - Version 7.0.0


What’s new in this version:

  • Play music from Spotify straight to Sonos, Trueplay tuning for home theater, and more.


Instagram - Version 10.1.0


What’s new in this version:

  • Disappearing Photos and Videos in Instagram Direct: Send disappearing photos and videos to friends and groups. Swipe right into the camera to capture, then tap the arrow to send it privately. These updates are available starting today.
  • Live stories (coming soon!): Go live to connect with your friends and followers right now. When you’re done, your live story disappears. Live stories will be rolling out in the coming weeks.


Telegram - Version 3.15.0


What’s new in this version:

  • Pin important chats to the top of the list so that you never miss a new message.
  • Link your Telegram account with hundreds of services like Twitter, Instagram, Spotify, Gmail, and others. Control apps via Telegram, or get messages when something happens. Talk to @IFTTT to set up.
  • Rotate photos by any number of degrees in the photo editor.


Chrome Browser – Version 55.0.0

Chrome Browser

What’s new in this version:

  • Download Manager
  • Web Share API
  • Performance/Memory Improvements


Plex for Android - Version 5.2.0

Plex for Android

What’s new in this version:

  • Update Audio Player to improve the visibility of Lyrics.
  • [Sync] Add support for Adoptable Storage.
  • [Android TV] Jump to Library hub when switching location from Locations picker.
  • [Mobile] Add options menu to search results.


Join by joaoapps - Version 1.0.27

Join by joaoapps (Beta)

What’s new in this version:

  • Share your devices with other accounts so they can push stuff to you
  • Remote phone call handling
  • App Shortcuts on Android 7.1
  • Reply to SMS and chat apps remotely on Android Wear
  • Push history now available on the web


AirDroid - Version


What’s new in this version:

  • This release provides an important security update that fixes an issue where AirDroid may be vulnerable to eavesdropping and data leakage under untrusted networks. To protect your data, please install this update to continue using AirDroid.


Cortana - Version 2.0.1


What’s new in this version:

  • A more simplified, fresh new look
  • Quick actions put the most frequent things you do front and center, so setting a reminder or viewing your reminders is just a tap away when you don’t want to use voice
  • The ability to connection your device’s calendar
  • Cleaner, full-age answers


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