Dec 02 AT 12:41 PM Steve Raycraft 0 Comments

Top 10 Android app updates this week: ESPN, Netflix

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 Santa Tracker - Version 4.0.09

Google Santa Tracker

What’s new in this version:

  • Santa and the elves’ are back for 2016 with a new game, a redesigned village, updates for Android Wear and you can follow Santa’s journey on Android TV!


Canary – Smart Home Security - Version 2.0.2

Canary - Smart Home Security

What’s new in this version:

  • Android Tablet app. Check in on your home from your tablet.
  • Android Wear app. Check in on your home and change modes from your watch.
  • Call Incident Support. Canary users with Membership can now call our Incident Support team from a handy button in the app.
  • New siren options make it easier to control the siren on multiple Canary devices.


ESPN- Version 5.4.1


What’s new in this version:

  • New Live Streaming Experience
  • Stats button. Without leaving the stream, see how many 3s Curry has hit.
  • Live Cards. See scores from games, read articles, and follow commentary.
  • Stream Switch. Bounce between live games on ESPN with ease.
  • News Restyle. Redesigned experience with bigger photos, summaries of every article, and easier sharing.
  • X-Games. The latest news coverage and top videos, with favoriting and alerts.
  • Chromecast. Cast live games from your phone or tablet to your TV.


SwiftKey Keyboard - Version

SwiftKey Keyboard

What’s new in this version:

  • We’ve made all themes completely free!
  • Swipe the hamburger menu to the left of the predictions to find our newly refreshed Hub including: SwiftKey Clipboard, Shortcuts, and Incognito mode.
  • Introducing transliteration for Hindi and Gujarati – now we’ll predict and correct from Latin characters into script.


Telegram - Version 3.14.0


What’s new in this version:

  • Instant View for Medium articles and some other sites. No more waiting for the pages to load!
  • ‘Groups in common’ in user profiles.
  • ‘Jump to date’ in message search.
  • ‘View Pack’ for recent stickers.
  • Setting a passcode now hides your chats from the task-switcher.
  • Improved camera speed, video compression.


STARZ - Version 3.1.0


What’s new in this version:

  • Starz launches Spotify…
  • Improved cast & crew pages with artist bios
  • Minor Chromecast improvements
  • Minor bug fixes


Netflix - Version 4.12.1


What’s new in this version:

  • Download movies and TV episodes to watch on the go
  • Bug fixes


VNC Viewer - Version 3.0.1

VNC Viewer

What’s new in this version:

  • Download VNC Connect to computers you want to control, then sign in to VNC® Viewer using your RealVNC® account details. Your computers appear automatically; simply tap to connect.
  • VNC Connect adds support for cloud connectivity. 


AirDroid - Version


What’s new in this version:

  • New AirDroid logo.
  • Redesigned from the ground up.
  • Improved the Nearby feature. Send files anytime, anywhere.
  • Other bug fixes and improvements.


Snapseed - Version 2.13.0


What’s new in this version:

  • Improved user interface that simplifies selecting and changing filter parameters.
  • Correction for developing raw files with embedded color profiles.


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