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Android App Updates Weekly: September 12, 2013 Edition

September 12, 2013 - Written By Alexander Maxham

Each week there are many of apps in the Play Store getting updated, of course with over a million apps in the Play Store, that’s kind of expected. Each week we’ll be doing a roundup with all the biggest app updates (that caught our attention). Feel free to send them in to us when you see updates for you favorite apps.

Locket – Swipe In. Cash Out.


This is an app I use on my Galaxy Mega 6.3. You basically get paid for unlocking your device. Sure you’re not going to make 6 figures a week off of this app, but you’ll be able to make a little bit of money. This week it got updated, so here’s the full changelog:

What’s New

What’s new in Version 1.1.6
– Stabilization
– Added donation option (Locket Cares)




This week 9Gag also got updated. You’ve probably heard about 9Gag, they have a ton of great images and Gifs that are sure to make your day. Here’s the full changelog from this week’s update:

What’s New

1.7.1 (2013-09-11)
– Interface update
– Fixed cannot disable reminder problem
– Fixed many bugs!



We all know about AnTuTu right? It’s one of the biggest and most popular benchmarks around. We even use it from time to time here at Android Headlines for reviewing devices. It recently did a complete redesign for version 4.0. This update is basically a bug squasher:

What’s New

1. Added pause feature to downloading process of OpenGL benchmark contents;
2. Fixed abnormal FPS issue of PowerVR in 3D benchmarking to device GPU;
3. Fixed identification issue to the CPU of Google Nexus 7(2013);
4. Improved identification ability to the new released devices, like Sony Xperia Z1, Meizu MX3, Xiaomi MI3;
5. Fixed some bugs, like crash in some devices.



Roku also got updated this week. Of course, you’ll only be using Roku if you own a Roku device. This week’s update isn’t too big but it’s still an update nonetheless.

What’s New

What’s New
– Play your video from select Android devices to your Roku player. Supported models include: Samsung Galaxy SIII, Samsung Galaxy S4, Nexus 4, HTC One, and Nexus 7 (2012 model). Video playback requires Android 4.0 or later.
– Bug Fixes
– Stability Improvements

Google Play Music


Great update coming out of Google this week for Google Play Music. This one seems to be mostly for those using All Access like myself. Here’s the full changelog:

What’s New

* All Access Genre Radio is here! Go to Radio or Explore, pick your favorite genre and enjoy unlimited radio based on the music you love.
* New download queue that allows pausing, resuming and cancelling

Google Drive


This week Google began a staged rollout of a new version of Google Drive. While the Play Store just mentions bug fixes, there are quite a few changes in this update. Here’s the Changelog from Google Play, however:

What’s New

Bug fixes and other improvements



Google+ also got updated last night, and it’s probably another staged rollout, although I have received the update on one of my devices Here’s the changelog from Google Play:

What’s New

– Several stability improvements and bug fixes