Aug 04 AT 11:48 AM Steve Raycraft 0 Comments

Top 10 Android app updates this week: Starbucks, Newton Mail

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.

Skype - Version 8.3.0



What’s new in this version:

  • New themes – choose between light and dark themes.
  • Activity indicators – see who’s currently active in your Chats list.
  • Reorder your chats – sort your chats by recent, unread or active.
  • General performance and reliability improvements.


SwiftKey Beta – Version


SwiftKey Beta

What’s new in this version:

  • Type in seven new languages: Amharic, Coptic, Dagbani, Kabyle, Neapolitan, Khoekhoe and Panglish
  • New and improved Rusyn layout
  • Improved Frisian language model
  • Search for all the GIFs (access GIFs from the emoji panel)


Plex for Android - Version


Plex for Android

What’s new in this version:

  • DVR: crash formatting the duration and start time of some programs.
  • Ensure Live TV playback session is shown in ‘Now Playing’ section of Plex Web.
  • Crash during Live TV playback if app couldn’t determine airing item.
  • [Mobile] Crash closing video player after error playing Live TV content.
  • [Mobile] Crash updating play queue during remote control of another Plex app.


Android Messages - Version 2.3.0


Android Messages

What’s new in this version:

  • A ‘Mark as read’ button in notifications.


Starbucks - Version



What’s new in this version:

  • We’re updating your Starbucks card balances more often.
  • We added performance enhancements and bug fixes for customers who reload with Chase Pay.
  • We added Android fingerprint integration, you can now log in, reload, transfer balances, and purchase eGifts using your fingerprint.
  • Mobile Order & Pay new animations when accessing product detail pages.


Android Auto - Version 2.5.0


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
  • Swipe to dismiss cards on the homepage screen
  • We want to hear from you! Join the conversation in our community


9GAG – Version 6.03.03



What’s new in this version:

  • Drag to dismiss YouTube videos!
  • Some performance improvement
  • Fixed comment reply highlight colour issue in dark theme


Google Clock - Version 5.1.0



What’s new in this version:

  • New dark theme
  • Android O support


Newton Mail - Version



Newton Mail

What’s new in this version:

  • Meet Tidy Inbox –  Focus on emails that matter. Weed out newsletters and other distractions. Think Gmail tabs, but for ALL your accounts.
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements


Google Voice - Version 5.3.0


Google Voice

What’s new in this version:

  • Long-pressing on a message brings up an option for multi-selection,


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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