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Android App Updates – August 8, 2014: Handcent SMS, Facebook Messenger, Talon and More

August 8, 2014 - Written By Alexander Maxham

Handcent SMS gets Materialized

This week, Handcent SMS got a nice update, bringing it to version 6.0. Many of us thought the app was dead, but nope it’s here and it’s even got material design. And it looks amazing! Here’s the full changelog for those interested

Handcent SMS 6.0
>Beautifully flat UI design with colorful contacts photos for the default skin.
>Newly added navigation drawer for easier and quicker access.
>Handcent Anywhere:
Text on computers and tablets. Utilize the bigger screen and physical keyboard for faster texting.
> Notification Center
you will be informed of our new features, bug fixes, and new discount.
>Full Android Support
Fully compatible with all versions of Android(Include Android L and Kitkat 4.4.4)

Facebook Messenger gets Android Wear Support

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This week, Facebook updated their Messenger app to bring Android Wear support, which is actually quite surprising given how much Facebook loves Android. But we’ll take it nonetheless. So now you can reply to your friends straight from your watch. Awesome, right?

Foursquare gets a complete redesign

The new Foursquare rolled out this week, and it’s got a pretty big redesign there. It does look pretty amazing, and if you don’t think so, just watch the video above and you’ll see. The app now makes it much easier to discover new places to eat, or hang out. Which is always great.

Talon Updates to v2.6 with a HUGE changelog and new icon

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Talon is a pretty popular Twitter app, and this week it got a huge update. We’re not even kidding. If you don’t believe us, just check out the changelog below.

  • New compose window
  • New icon and imagery
  • New Talon-L version themes
  • View the tweet you are replying to in the compose window
  • Post tweets with animated GIFs (Twitter doesn’t support viewing yet
  • Upload multiple images to twitters native hosting
  • Better notifications for mentions, direct messages, and favorite users
  • Updated fonts and added an Android “L” Roboto font option
  • Smoooother
  • Some timeline jumping fixes
  • Auto-complete now works in the middle of the tweet
  • Avatar mixups fixed
  • Some login errors fixed
  • Translation updates
  • Image viewer fixes
  • Better clearing of notification data
  • Support for Klinker Apps Theme Spotlight
  • Small changes for sending normal pictures
  • Random fixes and requests
  • Added to the “Our Apps” section
  • Improvements to changelog viewing
  • Various other bug and force closes