Yes, November has already started and yes, Christmas and the best apps of the year roundup are just around the corner – but there’s still enough time to bring you some of the best new and updated Android apps from last month.
From big names like Google, AOL and Instagram to lesser-known apps that can help you monitor air quality levels and record MP3s from YouTube videos.
And if none of that is appealing, you can always go and play Minecraft: Story Mode, which also arrived in October.
Not all the apps in this list are freshly-released this month, some are long-standing favorites that have been given a new lease of life with additional features.
Admittedly, the company did take its sweet time in bringing the app to Google’s mobile OS – it launched on iOS in January – but for fans of the service, it will have been worth the wait.
As on iOS, it’ll notify you when people change their personal information and automatically update your records, so you don’t need to worry about it.
It also draws together social info, like tweets and LinkedIn posts, which can help provide insight on why you’re not getting a response to your messages or calls, if the recipient is at a conference, for example.
One thing TNW’s Editor-at-Large didn’t like about the service, however, is the way in which it fails to demarcate current and previous work histories.
Along with a new lick of paint, Marshmallow and Jelly Bean support the Android updates also bring a new sync feature that means changes made on desktop and mobile are automatically reflected on each platform.
It’s now easier to see how well your posts are performing from a mobile device too
The update also rolled out to iOS devices, along with a couple more Apple-specific tweaks.
As tends to be the case with this sort of service, your line rental is free (for the first six months, at least) and calls from your virtual number cost 6 pence per minute to a UK phone number (or per SMS).
Calls between two Swytch users are always going to be free though.
Once the six months is up, your personal number will cost you £4.99 per month, in addition to the calling costs.