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Android App Updates July 11th Edition: Weather Channel, Motorola Connect, Vevo and More!

July 11, 2014 - Written By Alexander Maxham

Weather Channel v5.0

This week, the Weather Channel app got a pretty big update and was taken to version 5.0 with a new redesign. It’s not holo nor material design, yet it still does look pretty nice. Here’s the changelog. Find weather faster – A beautiful new design and simple interface makes the app easy to use. The radar map loads faster and is smoother than ever. Discover deeper, more engaging content – With improved navigation, use the pull down list for your saved locations. A vertical scroll unveils current conditions, hourly and 10-day forecasts, radar, video, news and more. Get the info you need – Get in-depth current details – “feels like” temperature, wind, dew point, humidity, visibility, pressure, UV index, and sunrise and sunset times – as well as hourly details out to 48 hours. Become your own weather forecaster – Introducing Social Weather on Android, the app lets you report and share your weather conditions or see what others in your area are saying, or take and share a photo of your current weather. Help improve the forecast – With Social Weather reports, you can help find and improve the forecast for hard-to-predict spots. The Weather Channel includes data points from proprietary models, official government sources worldwide, Weather Underground’s network of 33,000 personal weather stations, and now crowd-sourced weather reports via mobile app.

Motorola Connect Gets a new Interface

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Motorola updated their Motorola Connect app this week as well. It now has a slightly changed interface, as well as a new find my phone feature. Which has been part of the Android Device Manager for quite a while but is now in Motorola’s app. Motorola Connect is the app that allows you to answer calls, reply to texts, and more from your laptop or desktop computer. Currently the Chrome extension doesn’t appear to have changed.

Canon Mobile Printing hits Android

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Canon, this week, announced that their mobile printing service was being made available for Android devices and HP Slate devices. Likely through a partnership with HP. If you’re running Android 4.4 or above, all you’ll need to do is download the Canon plugin to get started. And you can print whatever you want from your phone to your printer.

Google Play Games v2.0

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Google Play Games version 2.0 started pushing out this week as well. This is the version that was teased at Google I/O last month. It has the new game profiles, an updated appearance and a few other cool new features. You can check out the full changelog over on the Android Developers blog.

Vevo gets a new UI

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Vevo also got a new UI this week in their update. Vevo also made it easier to find new videos from newer artists, which is always a good thing, especially for those artists.

Vevo 2.0 is brand new for your Android Device!
– All new design
– New real-time feed
– Vevo TV now has three channels: Hits (Pop), Flow(Hip-Hop / Rap), and Nashville (Country)