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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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.

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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.


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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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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Don’t be this girl: Hide porn from your Android phone’s browser history

You might want to think twice the next time you’re feeling a bit aroused and want to check some porn sites out on the go, or you could end up like the young, unfortunate catalyst for what has quickly become a very embarrassing joke. Read on for tips on how to make sure your porn (or anything sensitive) stays out of your Android phone’s browsing history.