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Top 10 Android app updates this week: Cortana, IMDb

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.

Android Auto - Version 2.2.0

Android Auto

What’s new in this version:

  • Android Auto now works with any car! Use it directly on your phone screen
  • Just say “Ok Google” to use voice commands, don’t need to touch the screen first
  • Scroll through song lists more easily with the new letter jump feature


Gmail – Version 7.3.13


What’s new in this version:

  • You can now easily add animated GIFs to your message using Gboard.
  • (US only) Send & request money instantly, just tap the attachment icon when composing an email.


Cortana - Version 2.6.1


What’s new in this version:

  • Improved experience for lock screen
  • Solved the reminder triggering issue
  • Stabilized the app


Google Translate  - Version 5.8.0

Google Translate

What’s new in this version:

  • Richer dictionary results with definitions, examples, and synonyms for English, French, Russian, and Spanish.
  • Instant camera translation: English to/from Korean


Google - Version 6.14.29


What’s new in this version:

  • Improved look and feel of the search page
  • New doodles are designed for in-app experience
  • Offline voice actions (play music, turn on wifi, turn on flashlight) (*Available in US only)
  • Web pages open directly inside the app


Telegram – Version 3.18.0


What’s new in this version:

  • Telegram Calls are here: secure, crystal-clear, constantly improved by artificial intelligence. We are rolling them out in Europe today, the rest of the world will get calls within a few days.
  • Choose between 5 grades of video compression and preview the quality of your video before you send it.


IMDb – Version 7.0.0


What’s new in this version:

  • Browse the updated Movies, TV, and Celebrity tabs, which replace the nav drawer
  • Watch latest trailers, clips, and interviews
  • Swipe through our Popular and Top Rated Movie and TV Show lists
  • Tap the profile icon at top of page to access your Watchlist, Ratings, Favorite Theaters, and more


Nova Launcher Beta - Version 5.1.0

Nova Launcher Beta

What’s new in this version:

  • Improve handling of dynamic badges with persistent notifications
  • Handled missed call dynamic badges on more devices
  • Fixes for LeEco devices


Evernote – Version 7.9.9


What’s new in this version:

  • Many enhancements to the editing experience
  • Support for strikethrough, subscript, and superscript text styles
  • Camera now automatically detects and captures business cards, documents, whiteboards, Post-it ® Notes and receipts
  • Ability to mark up images and PDFs
  • Select multiple notes at once
  • ‘Trash’ can now be emptied


Samsung Gear – Version 2.2.170

Samsung Gear

What’s new in this version:

  • Tip cards added
  • Gear lock function improved
  • Other improvements
    - Auto switch device function improved.
    - App rating pop-up added.
    - Available watch faces will now be shown when watch faces deleted.


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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