Mar 17 AT 12:58 PM Steve Raycraft 0 Comments

Top 10 Android app updates this week: Talon for Twitter, Google Voice

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 Voice - Version 5.0.1448

Google Voice

What’s new in this version:

  • A new, intuitive layout keeps your calls, messages, and voicemail organized
  • Conversations stay in one continuous thread and support photo sharing and group messaging
  • Support for multiple accounts, Android Wear, and in-notification replies, plus improved contact integration
  • Improved accessibility and TalkBack support


YouTube Kids – Version 2.14.7

YouTube Kids

What’s new in this version:

  • Parents can sign in to block videos and channels from the app.


Talon for Twitter - Version 6.0.0


What’s new in this version:

  • Brand new layouts for tweets and profiles.
  • View conversations within tweets, instead of just replies
  • Advanced filtering options for user’s tweets and interactions on profiles
  • View user’s lists on their profiles
  • Simplified in-line actions on tweets - Version 4.0.0


What’s new in this version:

  • Design Refresh – We’ve updated the app design with a more modern look and new icons.
  • Fingerprint Authentication – Now it’s even easier to log into the app quickly and securely on supported devices. To see if this new feature is supported on your phone, go to the App Settings menu.


Minecraft Pocket Edition - Version 1.0.4


What’s new in this version:

  • Strangers Skin Pack – Biome Settlers 3
  • Villager Trading!


Uber Driver – Version 3.127.4

Uber Driver

What’s new in this version:

  • New navigation basics have also been included, such as real-time traffic, lane guidance, maneuver suggestions, and a night mode for the maps.
  • UberEATS drivers will be able to see if they need to park in a special delivery spot, which is awesome.


Solid Explorer – Version 2.2.7

Solid Explorer

What’s new in this version:

  • NEW! App Shortcuts on Android 7.1. Displays the most recently used cloud locations.
  • ability to list system folders on non-rooted Nougat devices
  • file selection size displayed in the toolbar
  • minor bug fixes
  • updated translations


SwiftKey Keyboard – Version

SwiftKey Keyboard

What’s new in this version:

  • We’ve added a highly requested feature to SwiftKey – now you can enjoy four all-new keypress sound profiles: ‘Modern’, ‘Android’, ‘Traditional’ and ‘Blip’.
  • Brackets on Right-to-Left languages are no longer incorrectly flipped.
  • Lots more fixes and improvements to keep SwiftKey running smoothly.


Official TWRP App - Version 3.1.0


What’s new in this version:

  • Slide in menu navigation
  • Reboot menu (root required)


WhatsApp Messenger - Version 2.17.107


What’s new in this version:

  • You can once again set a text-only update in your profile and it’s called About. Tap Settings and then your profile name to edit it. Thanks for the feedback!
  • WhatsApp Status: Post photos, videos, and GIFs to your status and share with your contacts what’s going on throughout your day.


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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