Top Android Stories of the Week (October 21st)

EarlyBird – News for Android brings you ALL of the Android news you crave and lets users decide what matters. Here are the 10 Top Android for the week of October 21st.


The Blue Coral Galaxy S7 Edge launches next month

Samsung’s Blue Coral Galaxy Note 7 looked awesome, but with that device exiting the production cycle, it seems Samsung has a whole lot of coral blue paint to use, so they’re getting the ball rolling on a new color variant of the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge.

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HTC 10 Review

In order to survive, HTC knew they needed to pull out all the stops. Enter the HTC 10. A fresh new device with a brand new name. HTC has tried to check all the boxes that make a great Android phone, but is it enough to compete?


Moto M leak gives us another look at Lenovo’s next phone

Another shot of the forthcoming Moto M has surfaced. The last time we saw the device we were tipped to its metal unibody enclosure and first signs that Motorola had moved the fingerprint sensor to the rear, and all of that seemed to be true.


Are you experiencing microphone issues on your Google Pixel?

The Google Pixel hasn’t even been available for a full day, but new reports are coming in of microphone issues that may be plaguing the phone. Users at Reddit are gathering details about an issue that may be affecting multiple people.


Low Light Camera Shootout: Pixel vs iPhone 7 vs Galaxy S7 edge

There’s no denying that the Pixel and Pixel XL feature an amazing camera. But since taking pictures in well-lit situations is fairly easy, we wanted to give you a look at how Google’s Pixel phones perform when the sun goes down.

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Alcatel brings $80 unlocked Android Phones to Amazon

Alcatel isn’t known for making big splashes in the Android world, but they’re causing quite the ruckus on with 4-ultra cheap and unlocked devices for as little as $80 bucks.

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How to turn off iMessage when switching from iPhone to Android

Have recent major Android releases like the HTC One M8 and Samsung Galaxy S5 lured you away from your iPhone? Unfortunately, a side effect of the changeover might cause your new device to be unable to receive text messages.

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7 sneaky ways pickpockets steal your phone (and what you can do about it)

Even the most complicated lockscreen pattern, pass code, or even Face Unlock, can’t protect against someone physically stealing your phone. We’ve written about what to do about lost or stolen phones in the past, but sometimes even the best anti-theft software is no use.