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A quick heads up for those of you rocking the official Android Central App — we've pushed out an update today with a number of important fixes. You're going to want to make sure you download this one, particularly if you've seen increased data usage or are using the widget on your home screen. The fixes apply to all the editorial (ie not the Tapatalk-esque one) apps for all our Mobile Nations sites, including Connectedly, CrackBerry, iMore and WPCentral.

Here's the deal:

As we mentioned a couple days ago on Google+, we'd discovered a bug in Android regarding the way a widget writes to disk. As in it wasn't, and it should have been, and so our widget was redownloading items over and over. We've fixed it in this new build, so you should see background data use drop.

We've also made some significant changes to memory use and caching in general, which should speed up the app a bit altogether. And for older/lower end devices, we've improved memory handling, which should alleviate crashes those devices were seeing.

Also, we've fixed links that were trying to open YouTube, even if they had no business opening YouTube. And we've done a few UI tweaks — swiping between stories, making the image attachment icon in the forums much more discoverable, and other general good stuff.

We're not done yet, of course. So stay tuned.

You can download any of the Mobile Nations Android apps from these links:

There are 17 comments

newboyx says:

Any word on the G+ link fail?

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newboyx says:

Never mind, I think the youtube bug is what caused the G+ link fail.

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FutureKix says:

Thanks for caring! Caring makes things awesome.

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Darth Spock says:

Like it. Keep up the awesome work!

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Tinostre says:

I love this app an check it frequently. When will notifications make a come back?

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Working on them. Gonna be a little while still.

neonworm says:

I can't wait :)

Is there a certain place we can recommend features for the Mobile Nations apps?

Sure. Do it right here. :)

Paul627g says:

Your welcome to post a thread with any suggestions in the following forum(s).

- or -

James Falconer our Community Manager along with Phil, Marcus (CEO) and others frequently check that area for anything site or app related.


Moderator Team Leader @ Android Central.



Qwkslvrmz says:

Just updated the app. Love it!

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I still can't attach pics when I reply to the photo contest thread. I continue to get a failure to upload message. Using a stock LG G2 running kitkat 4.4.2. TIA

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Same here. But can do it on other threads.

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When listening to a your podcast from the app, if you receive a call it does not pause the podcast just plays over your phone call. FYI

akarol says:

Thank God you guys didn't fix the things that didn't need fixing.

SlappyMcgee says:

Will this fix it so it stops showing me stuff from 366 days ago? When I launch the app it shows News - Pinterest for Android updated with notifications and more by Alex Dobie - 366 Days ago.

SlappyMcgee says:

Never mind. I think I have an old version of the app still installed. I had just been using chrome on my phone to access android central, b/c the app wasn't updating :P The version on my phone says 2.9. I thought it was strange when I pulled up the play store on my phone and it didn't have Android Central listed