Top 10 Android app updates this week: Google Fit, CBS

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.

Swype Keyboard  – Version 1.9.0


What’s new in this version:

  • Easy number entry – tapping on keys that have numbers as secondary characters will provide a number / symbol suggestion (ex: tapping “ejqp” suggests “3:10″, “swpp” suggests “$200″)
  • Phrase prediction – Swype can now predict two-word phrases (ex: entering “How” could predict “are you” )
  • Chinese Cloud Prediction
  • Various crash and bug fixes (thanks for reporting!)

Flickr – Version 4.0.0


What’s new in this version:

  • Put your free 1000GB to work like never before – auto-upload all your photos and videos to your Flickr camera roll. They’ll be private, until you choose to share them!
  • A timeline view with improved browsing, organization and sharing.
  • Flickr got a facelift with an all new elegant, approachable look and feel to match your new camera roll.
  • Unleash your creativity with improved photo edits.

CBS – Version 2.3.0


What’s new in this version:

  • Now with Chromecast support, you can cast videos in the CBS app to the big screen.
  • We’ve fixed some bugs and made further improvements to performance.

FXNOW – Version 1.3.0


What’s new in this version:

  • FXNOW has Chromecast support – Watch content on your Cast enabled devices at home.
  • Enjoy the first twenty seasons of The Simpsons in their original 4:3 format or 16:9.
  • Bug fixes to improve your experience.

Zoe – Version Varies


What’s new in this version:

  • Chromecast support. Stream Zoes directly to your Chromecast-enabled devices.
  • Content reordering. Choose which photos and videos to include in your Zoe, and the order in which they are shown.
  • Streamlined uploads. Easily retry uploads if the network connection is interrupted.

Google Fit – Version 1.5.2

Google Fit

What’s new in this version:

  • All day, effortless tracking of distance and calories burned
  • Home screen widget
  • Weekly and monthly summary views
  • Choose your favorite activities
  • Android Wear watch face
  • Bug fixes and syncing improvements

Sunrise Calendar – Version 4.0.0

Sunrise Calendar

What’s new in this version:

  • We’re introducing Meet, the fastest way to schedule one-to-ones with Sunrise.
  • Meet is a keyboard that lets you schedule 1:1 without leaving the message you’re writing. 

HGTV Watch – Version 2.0.0

HGTV Watch

What’s new in this version:

  • Now works with Chromecast! We’ve redesigned HGTV Watch for Android tablets and phones.

FOX NOW – Version 2.0.0


What’s new in this version:

  • Chromecast!
  • Updated video player – smoother playback, preview thumbnails while FF/RW, aspect ratio zoom (double-tap!), improved captions
  • Handy ad counter and countdown clock
  • New button on the player to visit sponsor websites (for most ads)

Livescribe+ – Version 1.0.0


What’s new in this version:

  • Numerous performance and stability improvements
  • Snippets can now be deleted
  • UI improvements for Feed and Pencast views
  • Fixed various crashes

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