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

By | 23rd February 2018

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 6.7.8.24

 

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

 

Truecaller

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

 

NextRadio

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 1.2.0.5

 

Plex VR

What’s new in this version:

  • Redesigned launcher icons.
  • Application logs can now be shared using ‘Support’ action in settings.
    FIXES:
    - 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 1.26.30.8

 

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.