Feb 23 AT 8:42 AM Steve Raycraft 0 Comments

Top 10 Android app updates this week: Plex VR, Google Pay

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.

Files Go by Google - Version 1.0.1859


Files Go by Google

What’s new in this version:

  • Backup to Google Drive.
  • Additional SD card features.
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements.


Google Pay – Version 1.53.1860


Google Pay

What’s new in this version:

  • Google Pay is replacing Android Pay. Your app will update when it’s available.


SwiftKey Beta - Version


SwiftKey Beta

What’s new in this version:

  • Use & make your own stickers directly within SwiftKey
  • Type in Hiragana layout for Japanese
  • You can now type in 9 new languages: Afar, Banjarese, Fulani, Gayo, Guarani, Madurese, Minangkabau, Nias & Bengkulu


Truecaller – Version 8.76.7



What’s new in this version:

  • Bug fix: Notification issue on Xiaomi devices
  • Bug fix: Issue with hiding ads for Pro users
  • Truecaller Backup is here!
    * Backup your contacts, call history, block list and settings to Google Drive
    * Restore when you re-install Truecaller or switch to a new phone


NextRadio – Version 4.0.2249



What’s new in this version:

  • Drift off to dreamland while listening to your favorite station with the new sleep timer! We’ve also added streaming options for Mexico listeners, plus many bug fixes to improve stability.


Android Auto - Version 3.0.570


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


Plex VR – Version


Plex VR

What’s new in this version:

  • Redesigned launcher icons.
  • Application logs can now be shared using ‘Support’ action in settings.
    - Playback controls were too low for 180 and 360 content.
    - Skipping ahead during playback would reset the stereo and projection modes.
    - Headphones being plugged in or out were not detected during a Watch Together session.
    - Don’t show ‘share with friends?’ dialog before playback if playing local content.


Solid Explorer File Manager - Version 2.3.7


Solid Explorer

What’s new in this version:

  • fixed media streaming issues
  • support for SMB 2
  • improved Oreo compatibility
  • Phone permission is no longer required
  • text editor crashes


Fabulous: Motivate Me!  - Version 3.41.0


Fabulous Motivate Me!

What’s new in this version:

  • One new superpower for you: Questions and Affirmations.
  • Questions are important in helping you achieve your goals. Asking the right question can help shape your mind and change your behavior.


Google Home – Version


Google Home

What’s new in this version:

  • Say hello to the new Google Home app. We’re introducing a new look and a better way to browse your favorite music and videos.


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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