Top Android Stories of the Week (October 28th)

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 28th.

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The Best Smartwatch for Android [August 2016]

This month we see the addition of a new list to our Best of Android Phones series — smartwatches! Smartwatches are quickly becoming a phone’s best companion, so it’s important to make sure you’re finding the right fit for yours before throwing your dollars around.

Snapchat Copy Cat

Facebook takes on Snapchat with new disappearing messages

Back in 2014, Facebook famously made a $3 billion offer to Snapchat in order to acquire the company. It was turned down and now Facebook has begun incorporating features that make Snapchat unique into its own services like Instagram.

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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.


PlayStation Vue arrives on Android TV today

Sony is expanding its streaming service, PlayStation Vue, to owners of Android TV devices. The company also announced the service would be coming to PC and Mac users in the near future.


Qualcomm has acquired NXP Semiconductors in a $47B deal

Qualcomm has acquired NXP Semiconductors, one of the largest producers of chips that are currently in use in vehicles across the globe. The massive deal is worth $47 billion and will likely fuel Qualcomm’s growth into the smart automotive industry.


Lenovo Phab 2 Pro will be available starting November 1st

Lenovo has put up an official shopping page for its Phab 2 mid-range phablet, which is releasing on November 1st. If the more high-end Phab 2 Pro is what you’re after, you’ve still got a wait ahead of you.

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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?