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.

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How to hide apps, photos, and text messages on your Android Phone

We all get that uncomfortable feeling when someone else is using your phone. Something embarrassing or confidential is just a few errant swipes away. We’ve created three new guides to help you lock down personal photos, messages, and apps.

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.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Review

Last year, many considered the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 to be a disappointment. It wasn’t a clear upgrade from the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. This year, Samsung isn’t taking any chances. They’ve thrown everything but the kitchen sink into the Note. Does a list of features longer than some books make for a great device?

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.

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How to use Android Pay right now

Android Pay is said to be coming September 16th, but did you know it’s possible to use it right now? If not, well, consider yourself aware. Here’s how to use it yourself.

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Capture scrolling screenshots with any Android device

Capturing a screenshot on an Android device is pretty simple. Press the unique button combination on your smartphone or tablet and you can capture and share a screenshot in a matter of seconds. A handful of new smartphones feature a scrolling screenshot option which allows you to capture an entire web page, yourapp drawer or even …

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