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.

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40+ Apps for new Android users

We are hot on the tails of the release of several big-name Android flagship phones. These devices will carry the torch for their respective companies for most of this year. Whenever a new crop of devices gets launched a flood of new users enter the Android world. One of the first things new users will do is search the Google Play Store for apps to download.


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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Android 101: Shortcuts are the best Android feature you aren’t using

If you’re an Android newbie, we’re sure you’ve already figured out how to move around and set up icons on your homescreen to your liking. That’s the easy part. In this Android 101, we wanted to educate you on one of Android’s most underused features: shortcuts.


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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The Best Android Phone for Kids [September 2016]

After doing some soul searching and deciding whether your child is ready to get their own smartphone, you’ll want to use this list of the best Android phones for kids as guidance on where to go for buying them their first one.