This week’s best smartphone, smartwatch and accessory deals [Oct 22]

There are dozens of incredible smartphone, smartwatch and accessory deals each week, so we thought we’d do you a favor and pull together the best deals we could find. This week’s highlights include the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, the HTC 10, Fossil’s Q Founder Android Wear smartwatch and the brand new Amazon Echo Dot. If …


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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Alcatel Idol 4S review

The Alcatel Idol 4S is a mid-range device with the ambition of playing with the big boys. It has a QHD display, 32GB of RAM and a near-stock version of Android. But is that enough when there are a handful of Chinese flagship smartphone selling for $400 these days?


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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How to view Android notifications, reply to SMS from your computer

Want to view your smartphone notifications on your computer, send a text from your computer or seamlessly transfer files between your Android device and your computer? We’ll show you how to do all that and more with the help of Pushbullet.


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.

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7 tips & tricks to get the most out of Hangouts

Google Hangouts is one of the most in-depth and comprehensive messaging apps available today. Here are some tips & tricks to help you master this great service

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Best Android apps for guitar players

Do you dream of becoming a rock star, plying your virtuosic guitar skills into fame and fortune? Before that happens you need some practice, and luckily there is no shortage of Android apps that can help. From getting tuned up and in time to shredding through scales, here are the apps that should be in every guitar players toolkit, from pro to hobbyist.


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.