Huawei hits the States

The Huawei Mate 9 will come to the US on January 6th

According to @evleaks, the Huawei Mate 9 will go on sale in the US on January 6th but there is no mention of pricing or whether the Porsche Design variant will be coming.

Hot off the presses

10 Hottest Android Stories This Week (December 9th)

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 December 9th.

Best of Phandroid

How to turn off iMessage when switching from iPhone to Android

Have recent major Android releases like the HTC One M8 and Samsung Galaxy S5 lured you away from your iPhone? Unfortunately, a side effect of the changeover might cause your new device to be unable to receive text messages.

Hot Deal

Deal: $50 off the Samsung Gear Fit 2

Amazon has a huge discount on the Samsung Gear Fit 2 today. This fitness smartwatch is going for $50 off, bringing it down to $129.99.

China Taking Over

Oppo expected to expand to the US next year

ZTE, Huawei, LeEco, Lenovo — all of these companies (and then some) have lofty aspirations: they want to dominate the US market. You can potentially add Oppo to that list today.

Fit on the cheap

DEAL: Misfit Ray fitness tracker gets a 30% discount

The Misfit Ray is now $30 cheaper on Amazon, selling for just $69.99. The fitness tracker doesn’t come with a lot of features, but it’s more stylish than most and its battery last a full six months.

Best of Phandroid

Samsung Galaxy S7 Active Review

The Samsung Galaxy S7 Active is the fourth phone in Samsung’s Active line. It brings an extra layer of toughness to the Samsung Galaxy S7, but this year the difference between the two is smaller than ever.

Best of Phandroid

The Best Cheap Android Phone [October 2016]

Being on a budget shouldn’t doom you to life with a bad smartphone. Thankfully, those who are looking for savings will be happy to learn that there are some pretty great smartphones to be had.

Built Like a Tank

The Best Rugged and Durable Android Phone [December 2016]

If you’re heading into these hazardous December months and you want a phone that won’t whimper when it slips out of your hand, then the slate of contenders you should be considering is pretty much set.

Charged Up

GIVEAWAY: Best Power Banks Of 2016

We use Power Banks mainly to charge our device, but some of us have a hard time choosing between the many options, as there are a myriad of companies now selling them