Nov 09 AT 10:09 AM Steve Raycraft 0 Comments

Top 10 Android app updates this week: AP News, Kobo Books

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.

AP News - Version 5.0.2

AP News

What’s new in this version:

  • Better support for tablets (watch for more improvements soon!)
  • Notifications fixes
  • Bug fixes
  • Please keep the feedback coming. We read each and every one and respond to most. Your feedback helps shape our roadmap for future updates!


Opera Browser - Version 47.3.2249

Opera Browser

What’s new in this version:

  • Now you can easily access your passwords and bookmarks on both your mobile and computer by enabling synchronization.
  • Today’s update offers additional tools for your passwords, autofill support, a search suggestion on/off switch, and more. 


Duolingo – Version 3.106.4


What’s new in this version:

  • New on Android: language tips! Tap the Tips icon next to certain skills to get helpful explanations of grammar, pronunciation and useful phrases. Now available in our Spanish, French and Chinese courses, with more to come!



Files by Google - Version 1.0.220

Files by Google

What’s new in this version:

  • New app design
  • Minor bug fixes


Kobo Books – eBooks & Audiobooks - Version 8.7.24407

Kobo Books

What’s new in this version:

  • We now offer support for Android 9, including:
    • Dog-ears appear at the top-right corner when you tap to bookmark
    • Visible menu text while reading


Twitch - Version 7.0.1


What’s new in this version:

  • Introducing Tags, a new way to discover streamers on Twitch! Use Tags to filter the Browse tab and find new streams. Use Tags to find game genres, or specific stream types, like a “Casual Playthrough.”


Sync for Reddit - Version 17.1.1

Sync for Reddit

What’s new in this version:

  • Added a fix for the wide color gamut / night mode issue on certain devices
  • Layout resources are no longer split in the android manifest bundle


Google - Version


What’s new in this version:

  • Use voice commands while navigating – even when your device has no connection. Try saying “cancel my navigation” “what’s my ETA?” or “what’s my next turn?”
  • Weak connection? If your search fails, the Google app will deliver you results once you regain connection.
  • Troubleshoot connectivity issues with more helpful error cards when your search fails because your device is offline
  • New customization options available for cards in your feed


Philips Hue – Version 3.9.0

Philips Hue

What’s new in this version:

  • Friends of Hue switches support. Smart, battery-free and fully configurable via the Hue app.
  • Added a banner to assist you on how to improve Home and Away routines and Widgets if your phone enabled battery optimization for the Hue app.
  • This release also includes various stability and performance improvements.


FIFA Soccer - Version 12.0.01


FIFA Soccer

What’s new in this version:

  • A new engine means all-new gameplay, grapchis, AI, player likeness and custom run styles and celebrations
  • We’ve added Chemistry to how you build your Ultimate Team; apply player boosts when players from the same team, league or nation are in your starting XI
  • New VIP Program with special perks and privileges


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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