Jun 01 AT 8:40 AM Steve Raycraft 0 Comments

Top 10 Android app updates this week: Netflix, Plex

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.

Plex - Version 7.0.0

 

Plex for Android

What’s new in this version:

  • Podcasts are here! Search for your favorite podcasts, discover new ones with personalized recommendations and full Plex-style support for On Deck, so you can pick back up where you left off on any device.
  • A new discovery experience with a design that’s sleeker, and adds powerful customization options. You can choose the types of content you want for quick navigation and personalize your home screen to make it what YOU want.

 

ARCore by Google - Version 1.2.1804

 

ARCore

What’s new in this version:

  • Experience augmented reality together with friends
  • Point your camera at images in the real world to unlock AR content and experiences
  • Place digital objects on vertical surfaces like walls
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements for a better augmented reality experience

 

Just a Line - Version 2.0.0

 

Just a Line

What’s new in this version:

  • Draw with friends in AR, real-time – Just put two phones side-by-side and tap the partner icon. Once the phones are connected, you and your partner will be able to see, and contribute to, the same drawing.

 

Learn 33 Languages Free – Mondly - Version 6.3.0

 

Mondly

What’s new in this version:

  • Bringing language learning to life into your living room using Augmented Reality
  • Introducing Mondly, the new language learning assistant that will guide you through a captivating world where virtual creations magically appear in your room. Powered by chatbot technology, MondlyAR engages you in spoken conversations.
  • The new AR chapter is available on ARCore enabled devices: Samsung S7, S8, S9, Note 8; Google Pixel 1, 2; LG V30, V30+, ASUS Zenfone AR and OnePlus 5.

 

Microsoft Edge – Version 1.0.0.1921

 

Microsoft Edge

What’s new in this version:

  • See mobile browsing history in your PC’s timeline
  • Performance improvements

 

Netflix - Version 6.3.0

 

Netflix

What’s new in this version:

  • New forward and back 10-second buttons make it easy to jump to the exact point you want to. Pro-tip: double-tap on the left or right side of the screen while watching to instantly go forward or back.
  • Enjoy bigger controls like play/pause, with labels to quickly select Episodes or turn on Audio & Subtitles.
  • Tap the new “Next Episode” button to get to the next one even faster.

 

Join by joaoapps - Version 2.0.0

 

Join by joaoapps (Beta)

What’s new in this version:

  • 3 new device types: IFTTT, Node-RED and MQTT
  • Join Actions: do anything on remote devices from home screen shortcuts, app shortcuts, quick settings tiles, share targets, notifications and Chrome Extension
  • Remote TTS
  • Remote Opening of apps
  • Backup/Restore Settings in Android

 

Philips Hue - Version 3.0.0

 

Philips Hue

What’s new in this version:

  • New more modern interface
  • 30 new scenes
  • More shortcut options

 

Uber - Version 4.211.100

 

Uber

What’s new in this version:

  • New panic button to call 911 added

 

Microsoft Launcher – Version 4.9.0

 

Microsoft Launcher

What’s new in this version:

  • Improved Home screen import logic
  • Sort your apps alphabetically in folders
  • Display names of apps or folders in your dock
  • Customizable gesture for pressing the Home button from the Home screen
  • New gesture option that lets you quickly lock your Home screen

 

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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