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Android App Updates 12/07/13: Imgur, Reddit Sync, Google Play Movies, and More

December 7, 2013 - Written By Alexander Maxham

Google Play Movies & TV Gets Updated

This week, Google Play Movies & TV got a nice update. Probably the best feature in this update is the ability to save HD videos in a lower resolution which help save storage space and speed up downloads. Here’s the changelog:

What’s new:

Get your content offline faster – now HD movies and shows may be downloaded in HD or SD.

Fixed Error 31 issue affecting some devices during playback.

Improved video streaming performance for select KitKat devices.

Additional bugfixes.

Google Search Updates with Results from inside Third-party apps

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Google pushed out a pretty big update to Google Search this week. It makes it a lot easier to find what you’re looking for, even if it’s not on the web, and inside other apps. Basically Google has added app listings, so you can now get results based on information found inside apps on your Android device, as well as see apps inside Google Play.

Fitbit Beta Brings Wireless Sync to Nexus devices, G2 and HTC One

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The latest version of the Fitbit beta app brings wireless syncing (via Bluetooth Low Energy) to Nexus devices, the LG G2, and the HTC One. Prior to this update, they could only wirelessly sync to select Samsung devices like the Samsung Galaxy S3 and Galaxy S4. The latest release brings some nice design refresh and improvements as well as support for more devices, that are running Android 4.3 or higher.

Field Trip Brings a Massive Update to Google Play

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The folks at Niantic Labs, you know the guys that bring us Ingress, have brought along a pretty big update to Field Trip. Which includes a major design overhaul. Here’s the changelog:

V1.20:

– Preview publisher content and get a glimpse of what each publisher offers.
– Access the nearby, recent, favorite, and map tabs via the new bottom bar.
– Swipe cards up or down to browse to the next or previous card.
– Important settings are simplified and easily accessible in the left drawer.

Official FIFA App Hits Google Play

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Just in time for the 2014 World Cup, the official FIFA App hits Google Play. It claims to be the most comprehensive football (or soccer for us in the US) app on the planet. This is the first release of the app, so there may be bugs, hopefully FIFA can fix them quickly.

Reddit Sync Receives A Huge update

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Many Redditors probably noticed this week that Reddit Sync got a really nice update. In fact, it made me switch from Baconreader over to Reddit Sync again. It brings a nice card-style UI among many other changes. The pro version of Reddit Sync is on sale for $1 right now, and it’s definitely worth every penny.

Imgur updated to version 1.3, brings along a new tablet layout

Imgur was just updated to version 1.3 this week, which brings a long some nice new features like a tablet layout, native Android action bar, and much more. While we’re at it, here’s the full changelog:

What’s New:

Tablet layout

Native Android top bar and side drawer

Prevent cached images showing in Gallery app

Prevent old search results repeatedly showing