Feb 16 AT 11:48 AM Steve Raycraft 0 Comments

Top 10 Android app updates this week: Shazam, YouTube TV

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.

Hulu - Version 3.20.1


What’s new in this version:

  • Now you can scrub through a video not only directly on the timeline but by doing a long press anywhere on the screen.
  • There was some random crashing going on when you accessed My Stuff. We made sure you could get to your favorite shows and movies without having to curse a little bit every time.


Shazam – Version 8.3.1


What’s new in this version:

  • Your Shazams have a new look!
  • Once you’ve named that tune, you’ll see a brand new song page with…
    - No more clutter! Just a big, beautiful photo of the artist you’ve Shazamed. Looking for the artwork? Tap the artist’s pic for more info about the song.
    - A new menu, meaning you can get to the lyrics, videos & artist updates in one tap.


Photoscan by Google - Version 1.5.1


What’s new in this version:

  • Android 8.0 Oreo – Adaptive icons


Newton Mail – Version 9.8.187

Newton Mail

What’s new in this version:

  • Secure your emails with fingerprint unlock: Go to Settings > General > Passcode to enable it.
  • Optimise images before sending: Trouble sending large attachments? Newton can now optimize the size of images you attach.
  • Bug fixes.


OnePlus Switch – Version 1.1.0

OnePlus Switch

What’s new in this version:

  • Added data backup function, which can backup your data locally in the OnePlus phone
  • Fixed the issue of crashing on some non-OnePlus phones
  • Improved the speed of QR code scanning when connecting two devices


IFTTT - Version 3.4.7



What’s new in this version:

  • This update is mostly under-the-hood improvements to the app’s overall perfomance.
  • Some of you may notice a new design and layout on the Discover tab that we’re testing. Let us know what you think by tapping around!
  • New services include: mydlink, Wiser Heat, iHome Enhance, City of Emonton, GraspIO, Everynet, and Nexx Garage.


VLC for Android - Version 3.0.0



What’s new in this version:

  • Chromecast support (beta)
  • Playlist files are now scanned
  • Faster seek in videos
  • Delete now possible SD Cards
  • Fixed delete on Oreo devices


YouTube TV – Version 2.0.5


YouTube TV - Watch & Record Live TV

What’s new in this version:

  • So many new channels! TNT, TBS, CNN, Cartoon Network, HLN, TruTV, TCM, and Comet are now included in your membership.
  • And you can watch on the big screen with Apple TV or Roku® Players & TVs.
  • Bonus: We’re now available in Lexington, Syracuse, Dayton, El Paso, Richmond, Mobile, Harlingen, and Honolulu.
  • Also, regular bug fixes and all that other stuff.


Google Trips – Travel Planner - Version


Google Trips

What’s new in this version:

  • Learn more about places you want to visit through videos and blogs.
  • Improved load time in app and general performance improvements.


SMS Backup & Restore - Version 10.04.100


SMS Backup

What’s new in this version:

  • Better cloud folder selection
  • Better cloud upload progress reporting
  • Fix for crash when sending files manually on some devices
  • Fix for scheduled backups not running reliably on some devices


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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