Oct 27 AT 2:07 PM Steve Raycraft 0 Comments

Top 10 Android app updates this week: Chomp SMS, Pocket

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.

Pocket - Version



What’s new in this version:

  • A ton of new improvements to Listen! Pocket can now continuously read articles out loud to you in a playlist format.


Chomp SMS – Version 7.17.0


chomp SMS

What’s new in this version:

  • Added support for animated GIFs. Including when selected from the Google Keyboard (Gboard).
  • Added support for 2700+ (all) of the very latest (Unicode 10) Android (Blob and Oreo), iOS, Emoji One and Twitter emojis.
  • Added support for in-app notification ringtones. See Settings > Notifications > In App Ringtone.
  • Improved icon badging support for Sony phones.
  • Bug fixes.


YouTube Music - Version 2.04.5


YouTube Music

What’s new in this version:

  •  New: Updated YouTube Music Logo and Icon.


Samsung SoundAssistant - Version 2.0.03



What’s new in this version:

  • Add application and adjust its volume individually.
  • Mute mode is available in scenario’s options.
  • Scenario notification can be dismissed.
  • Keep last position of floating button.
  • Touch the app volume icon in the floating dialog to play/pause and long click to enter the app.


Amazon Shopping – Version 14.1.0


Amazon Shopping

What’s new in this version:

  • Introducing a new way to shop for teens. With their own logins, teens can shop, stream, and game their way using the Amazon shopping app. Parents can review order details and approve with a quick text reply. Go to amazon.com/teeninfo to learn more.
  • Say hello to Alexa on Android! Tap the mic icon and ask Alexa to buy/reorder products, play music, tell jokes, read Kindle books, control smart home devices on the go and more.


Hangouts Meet - Version 8.5.1772


Hangouts Meet

What’s new in this version:

  • Send messages to others while in the meeting
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements


Instagram – Version



What’s new in this version:

  • Superzoom: An easy way to record a funny video with dramatic sound effects. Open the camera to find “Superzoom” next to “Boomerang” under the record button. Tap record to automatically zoom in with suspenseful music.
  • Go live with a friend: Add a friend to your live video. While broadcasting, tap the new icon in the bottom right corner and tap “add” to invite anyone who’s currently watching.


WhatsApp Messenger – Version 2.17.395



What’s new in this version:

  • Live location: now you can share your location in real-time with family and friends. Open any chat, tap the attach icon > location, and tap “Share live location” to get started.
  • Add color filters to your photos. Just capture or select a photo, and swipe up to pick a filter.


Audiobooks from Audible – Version 2.18.0



Audiobooks from Audible

What’s new in this version:

  • Access multi-part titles and more subscriptions through an improved view in the library.


Amazon Kindle – Version


Amazon Kindle

What’s new in this version:

  • Introducing the all-new Kindle app with a brand new look built around the books you love. Choose between the new light theme or existing dark theme.
  • Quickly navigate with one-tap access to the things you use most, including your most recent book.
  • Find your next book with recommendations just for you based on your reading habits in Home.


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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