Top Android Stories of the Week (October 28th)

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 28th.

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10 surprising Android facts you probably didn’t know

Android has been around for nearly a decade already and a lot has changed since the beginning. You might think you know everything there is to know about Android, but we’ve got 10 things you probably didn’t know.

Snapchat Copy Cat

Facebook takes on Snapchat with new disappearing messages

Back in 2014, Facebook famously made a $3 billion offer to Snapchat in order to acquire the company. It was turned down and now Facebook has begun incorporating features that make Snapchat unique into its own services like Instagram.

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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.


PlayStation Vue arrives on Android TV today

Sony is expanding its streaming service, PlayStation Vue, to owners of Android TV devices. The company also announced the service would be coming to PC and Mac users in the near future.


Qualcomm has acquired NXP Semiconductors in a $47B deal

Qualcomm has acquired NXP Semiconductors, one of the largest producers of chips that are currently in use in vehicles across the globe. The massive deal is worth $47 billion and will likely fuel Qualcomm’s growth into the smart automotive industry.


Lenovo Phab 2 Pro will be available starting November 1st

Lenovo has put up an official shopping page for its Phab 2 mid-range phablet, which is releasing on November 1st. If the more high-end Phab 2 Pro is what you’re after, you’ve still got a wait ahead of you.

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How to FaceTime on Android (or the best alternatives)

If you know a lot of people who use iPhones you probably hear a lot about FaceTime. Android users can’t use FaceTime, but there are plenty of awesome apps for making video and VOIP calls. Here are a few of our favorites!

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Re-predicting Android’s OS dessert names beyond Kit Kat

In 2009, Android enthusiasts got their first tastes of Cupcake and Donut. With Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jellybean, and Kit Kat now in the books – just for fun – I’m revising my predictions.