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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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.


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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Moto Z Droid Review

Let’s face it, smartphones are getting a bit stale. Sure, we always see a new design, or a new way for users to interact with the fingerprint scanner, but we’ve reached a point where the market is a bit boring. LG attempted to shake things up with the modular design on the LG G5, but that …


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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Samsung Galaxy S7 Review

For this year’s Samsung Galaxy S7, Samsung is not only gunning for new customers with one of the most compelling handsets on the market, but trying to win back old users or perhaps those that were holding off on upgrading their S5s. With a bag full of tricks at its disposal, is the Galaxy S7 not only a worthy successor to the S6 but the S5 as well? Read on for more.

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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!