Android App Updates – Chrome, Twitter and Pocket Get Bug-Fixing Feature Filled Updates

Over the last one week or so, quite a lot of Android apps have got some major updates. Last week, Google released a major update for Chrome for Android. The latest version of Chrome for Android (v18) packs some major security and stability improvements, including a major sandboxing feature rewrite for better protection against malicious websites.

Below is the full change-log of the M18.1 update -:

This version update includes a number of security and stability improvements. Additional highlights
-Location preference now integrated to system level Google apps location setting.
-Youtube videos controls now work in full screen mode; videos continue playing after a screen lock/unlock
-Fixes to make third-party IMEs work better with Chrome

Last night, Twitter also released a major update for the official Twitter clients on all platforms. The v3.4 update for the Android version does not bring many new features or UI enhancements, except for the addition of a new cover photo like feature as in Facebook.

The full change-log is below -:

– New profiles with header photos
– Photo streams on profiles and events
– Pinch-to-zoom on photos
– Search suggestions for people, topics and hashtags
– Improved protected account management including the ability to accept or deny follower requests
– Other improvements, polish, and fixes

Lastly, Pocket (formerly Read It Later) also released an update for the Android version of their app that allows the users to listen to their articles saved in Pocket. There are tons of other bug-fixes as well.

– Listen: Pocket can read your articles to you using Android’s Text-To-Speech feature
– Manage Site Subscription feature now working on all versions of Android
– Improved full screen animation in Reader
– Disabled URL shortener when sharing to Evernote
– Minor UI updates
– ZTE Blade crash when opening an article
– Blank help screen on Jelly Bean
– After marking a link to “Read Later” inside an article, Archiving/Favoriting would affect the wrong link
– Minor bug fixes

The ability to listen to your saved articles in Pocket via Android’s text-to-speech system is really handy. If you have not already, it’s high time you start using Pocket to read articles in your free time.

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Rajesh Pandey

Rajesh is a 19 year old nerd, currently pursuing B.Com Hons from Bhawanipore college in Kolkata, India. He loves everything tech, especially Android. You can follow him on twitter @ePandu or mail to him at [email protected]