Jan 27 AT 10:57 AM Steve Raycraft 0 Comments

Top 10 Android app updates this week: Netflix, Discover Mobile

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.

 Netflix - Version 4.13.0


What’s new in this version:

  • SD Card support*. New “Download Location” app setting that lets you control where to save downloaded content: Internal Storage or SD Card (new permission requested)
  • Bug fixes


Calculator – Version 7.2.0


What’s new in this version:

  • View your calculator history by swiping down
  • Store and change a value in memory. Touch & hold a value to use MS, M+, M-, and MR buttons


Discover Mobile - Version 8.1.0


What’s new in this version:

  • Use Fingerprint to log in quicker, easier and more securely on compatible Android devices
  • Edit your account password within the app
  • Access and download TAX documents within the app
  • Enjoy an updated Bill Pay experience with streamlined design and layout enhancements
  • Choose and personalize which account Alerts you’d like to receive within the app


Hangouts - Version 16.0.0


What’s new in this version:

  • Easier to find the right contacts quickly
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements


Fitbit - Version 2.4.1


What’s new in this version:

  • Share your Dashboard with friends! You can now personalize and share the dashboard to your favorite social networks.
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements


GIPHY – Version 2.2.0


What’s new in this version:

  • Saving GIFs is now as easy as clicking a button
  • The app is now much faster and consumes lot less data


Google Translate – Version 5.7.0

Google Translate

What’s new in this version:

  • Instant camera translation: English to/from Japanese
  • Facebook Messenger sharing bug fixed.


Maps – Version 9.44.3


What’s new in this version:

  • A new dedicated Amenity photos tab for lodging places
  • See how many reviews and photos other users have added


Swype Keyboard Trial – Version 3.0.1


What’s new in this version:

  • Emoji predictions based on your text content
  • Number Row option
  • Hide Secondaries option
  • Text Engine Improvements
  • Handwriting Improvements
  • Chinese Handwriting Multiple Character Recognition


Periscope – Version 1.8.4


What’s new in this version:

  • INVITE FRIENDS: You can invite friends to join Periscope or a group even if they don’t have the app
  • MULTI-WINDOW (For Android 7+ or N devices): Periscope now supports multi-window mode. You can watch live videos while using other apps and features on your phone.
  • You can turn off notifications for when you are added to a group.


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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