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

Here’s an easy way to browse any genre you want on Netflix

Netflix’s recommendations algorithm is actually pretty decent, but sometimes they include genres and categories that you have absolutely no care for, and leave out a crap ton more that you do. Thankfully there’s a way you can find exactly what you’re looking for.

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.

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7 cool tricks every Android phone user should know [VIDEO]

Since there are so many different things you can do with an Android phone it’s inevitable to be unaware of some basic tricks. We’ve compiled a list of seven cool tricks that every Android user should know.

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.

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

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Re-predicting Android’s OS dessert names beyond Kit Kat

In 2009, Android enthusiasts got their first tastes of Cupcake and Donut. With Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jellybean, and Kit Kat now in the books – just for fun – I’m revising my predictions.

Xiaomi Goes Global

Xiaomi is looking to expand globally with its Redmi lineup

A new rumor is claiming that Xiaomi will be unveiling global versions of its Redmi 4 lineup of devices which were initially announced back in November. The rumor also claims that Xiaomi is preparing a new version of the Redmi Note 4 and an all new Redmi 4X device.