Skinny and tall

Watch: Samsung Galaxy S8 vs the competition in size comparison video

The Galaxy S8 is shaping up to be a device like no other. The phone’s tiny bezels give the phone a unique aspect ratio and if you were curious to see how the phone would compare in size against the competition, a new video is giving us a look.

Ready for launch

10 Best Android launchers for your home screen

One of the unique features of Android is the ability to change the home screen launcher. As a result, there are tons of different launchers to choose from.

RIP

Google Talk is officially being shut down today

When Hangouts first launched, Google had given users the option of sticking with Google Talk for their instant messaging needs, but starting today — Google Talk is officially being shut down.

Android O Everywhere

10 Hottest Android Stories This Week (March 24th)

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 Stories for the week of March 24th.

Un-Carrier

T-Mobile now automatically blocks scam callers

You’re sure to be a fan of T-Mobile’s latest network feature if you hate those shady scammers who manage to find your number and attempt to sell you fake services and goods.

News

Google Hangouts is killing SMS support on May 22nd

Google is sending out emails to G Suite admins letting them know that they’ll be ending SMS support in Hangouts on May 22nd. The changes wont affect Google Voice users, but Google will be urging everyone else to use a different app to handle SMS on their device.

Best of Phandroid

How to block calls and texts on an Android phone

There’s a reason why “how to block calls and texts” is such a common question. Unwanted messages are annoying, and there’s really no single straightforward fix. We’ll show you the best ways to block those pesky spammers and ex-girlfriends.

Best of Phandroid

What to do if I forget my lock pattern? [Android 101]

The Android pattern lock is an extremely handy way to put a layer of security on your device. However, unlike a pin code or password it can be easy to forget. What do you do then? We’ve got the answer for you.