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Today’s Android App Updates: Chrome, Google Maps, Yelp, Dropbox and Instagram

Some major app players have received updates in the past 24 hours including Chrome for Android, Google Maps, Yelp, Dropbox, and everybody’s all-time favorite, Instagram. While Chrome and Google Maps were more bug fixing and stability tweaks, Yelp, Instagram, and Dropbox received a couple of new features. Yelp has added support for the country of Finland, not really beneficial for us over here, but cool nonetheless.

Instagram has added better search functionality for users, while Dropbox has added video streaming for Ice Cream Sandwich users and the ability to upload files of any size. Righteous. If you haven’t updated your apps yet, now would be the time to do so.

Play Links: Yelp | Google Maps | Google Chrome | Dropbox | Instagram

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Iillxllii-Ili/100003848371595 Iillxllii Ili

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  • Steve Edholm

    Seems to me like Instagram updates every day. Is this the hipster thing to do now? Seems to me if they update that much, it wasn’t a good initial release at all.

  • DeAnna

    Every time I see something about a Chrome update I get all excited thinking that it’s available for my Rezound, but nope! I want Chrome dangit!

  • MrEnglish

    I would love to use Chrome for the sync features and just for the overall feel, but I can’t dump Dolphin when it’s faster and easier to use. Chrome is just sitting in the background getting updated until that one good update makes it perform. Oddly, Chrome is faster on my friends blunderbolt than Dolphin is. Oh well.

  • NicholasMicallef

    Hopefully it’s more stable, I like the browser but I’ve had it crash on me enough times to prefer using stock.
    Also why did they not include quick controls, they’re awesome :D

  • ssjnimma

    Google Shopper update as well today

  • kronikings

    it must be a slow day when posts dedicated to minor app updates are created. I really appreciate this site but posts pertaining to minor app updates as well as apple suing Samsung every other day are not what i am interested in personally.

    • http://www.droid-life.com/ Tim-o-tato

      As you can see, we clumped them all into one post! Don’t read it if you don’t like it, poor form.

      • michael arazan

        i thank you for the post

  • kronikings

    It must be a slow day when we have posts dedicated to minor app updates…

    • Yo_Droid

      It must be a slow day when you complain multiple times about something you don’t care about. Move on.

  • http://thebeeobee.com/ thebeeobee

    The streaming of videos directly from Dropbox on ICS is a nice feature.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Emaw-Kennedy/504157652 Michael Emaw Kennedy

    menu button on the folder?

    • ragnarok180

      It’s a nova launcher thing

  • http://twitter.com/jdhas jdhas

    +1 for the screenshot.

  • garbagedick

    Chrome added the bookmark Widgets

    • http://twitter.com/redbullcat Phil Oakley

      Nice spot! This means I can finally delete the stock Browser :)

      • http://twitter.com/LiveInTheDream LitDreams

        Unless you like the ability to watch flash video on the browser

        • http://twitter.com/redbullcat Phil Oakley

          I don’t need flash on a mobile device.

          • feztheforeigner

            Maybe you don’t but I most certainly do. There have been many instances where I have had to jump from Chrome to Stock simply because of flash. A very large percentage of the web still uses it and I don’t think I could do without this.

            Sometimes it’s a video, sometimes it’s random interactive content. Not saying I prefer flash, just that we still need to support it for a while.

          • http://twitter.com/redbullcat Phil Oakley

            I accept that loads still want flash, but I want to get rid of it ASAP, so I don’t use it on my phone. I begrudgingly have it installed on my PC because I need it for YouTube videos sometimes, but I’d rather just use HTML5.

  • Tsabhira


    everybody’s all-time favorite, Instagram” I see what you did there! :D