Hot off the presses

10 Hottest Android Stories This Week (December 9th)

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 December 9th.

Hot Deal

Deal: $50 off the Samsung Gear Fit 2

Amazon has a huge discount on the Samsung Gear Fit 2 today. This fitness smartwatch is going for $50 off, bringing it down to $129.99.

China Taking Over

Oppo expected to expand to the US next year

ZTE, Huawei, LeEco, Lenovo — all of these companies (and then some) have lofty aspirations: they want to dominate the US market. You can potentially add Oppo to that list today.

Best of Phandroid

30+ Best Android Apps [August 2016]

A bunch of great new Android apps have been released in the last month. If you were busy spending time at the beach you may have missed a few of them. Don’t spill your lemonade! We’ve got you covered.

Fit on the cheap

DEAL: Misfit Ray fitness tracker gets a 30% discount

The Misfit Ray is now $30 cheaper on Amazon, selling for just $69.99. The fitness tracker doesn’t come with a lot of features, but it’s more stylish than most and its battery last a full six months.

Built Like a Tank

The Best Rugged and Durable Android Phone [December 2016]

If you’re heading into these hazardous December months and you want a phone that won’t whimper when it slips out of your hand, then the slate of contenders you should be considering is pretty much set.

Charged Up

GIVEAWAY: Best Power Banks Of 2016

We use Power Banks mainly to charge our device, but some of us have a hard time choosing between the many options, as there are a myriad of companies now selling them

Best of Phandroid

150+ Google and Android tips and tricks

Google has posted a master list of over 150 tips and tricks in an effort to get folks acclimated to their various products and services. That’s no small list, and it covers a wide range of things going from Gmail and Chrome to Android and YouTube.

Best of Phandroid

5 things to do with your new Android phone

You’ve just unwrapped your very first Android phone. Congratulations! Here are some of the first things you should do with your shiny new phone.

Xiaomi Goes Global

Xiaomi is looking to expand globally with its Redmi lineup

A new rumor is claiming that Xiaomi will be unveiling global versions of its Redmi 4 lineup of devices which were initially announced back in November. The rumor also claims that Xiaomi is preparing a new version of the Redmi Note 4 and an all new Redmi 4X device.