Top 10 Android Stories of the Week (June 3rd)


The amount of Android news each week can be overwhelming, but you can follow the best of the best with an app called EarlyBird – News for Android. It includes ALL of the Android news you crave and lets users decide what matters most to them.

You can download the app on the Google Play Store or, for desktop users, find related discussion in the Android Forums News section.

Here’s what you picked as your favorite news stories for the week:

#10 – Android Pay now supports a modified DPI and works on rooted devices

33 likes – In previous versions of Android Pay, the app would break if you were using a different DPI setting than what came with the device, or if you were rooted. The latest update, version 1.3, fixes that thanks to the DPI changes that Android N brings along with it.

Read More at XDA Developers

Discuss at Android Forums

#9 – “Show Installed Apps” toggle in Play Store begins rolling out

34 likes – Being able to access your installed apps is already pretty easy, but Google is reportedly rolling an easier way to view your installed apps while browsing the various Play Store categories and lists.

Read More at Android Police

Discuss at Android Forums

#8 – The OnePlus invite system is gone forever

34 likes – After much confusion and controversy over the past two years, OnePlus has finally reached the point where it feels comfortable getting rid of the invite program. With the OnePlus 3 right around the corner, this should make for an easier buying experience.

Source: OnePlus Forums

Discuss at Android Forums

#7 – End-to-End encryption coming to Facebook and Facebook Messenger

34 likes – There has been much controversy surrounding end-to-end encryption with Google’s upcoming Allo app. However, it seems that Facebook is trying to keep its users more protected by rolling out this feature in beta versions of the Facebook and Facebook Messenger apps.

Source: Twitter

Discuss at Android Forums

#6 – 11 year US government study shows cell signals cause increase of cancer risk in mice

35 likes – For years there have been debates about whether cell phones cause an increased risk of cancer. After an 11 year study, the US government has concluded that there is an increased risk when using cellular waves on mice.

Read More at bioRxiv

Discuss at Android Forums

#5 – Google’s Anil Sabharwal talks about what’s next for Google Photos

37 likes – Google Photos recently hit its first birthday and Google’s Anil Sabharwal took a few questions about what’s in store for the future of the photo service. Some new features that could be rolling out to Google Photos include smarter storage control, Google Assistant, and easier sharing functions.

Read More at BuzzFeed

Discuss at Android Forums

#4 – Google Photos may provide unlimited original backups for Nexus users

37 likes – In the most recent update of Google Photos, an APK teardown discovered there could be plans to provide Nexus users unlimited, original quality photo backups in the near future.

Read More at Android Police

Discuss at Android Forums

#3 – Future Inbox by Gmail update could bring a virtual assistant

40 likes – In another APK teardown, it was found that Google may be looking to integrate a virtual assistant into its Inbox by Gmail application. This provides yet another way to keep on top of your pesky email inbox.

Read More at Android Police

Source: APK Mirror

Discuss at Android Forums

#2 – Google Play uninstall manager helps you free up space

40 likes – We’ve all had devices that have run out of storage, but you typically have to navigate to Google Play’s settings panel to decide which apps to install. Google is rolling out a new feature that shows an uninstall manager prompt when trying to install a new app, but don’t have sufficient storage.

Read More at Android Police

Discuss at Android Forums

#1 – Sundar Pichai promises Google will have more control of Nexus

42 likes – Sundar Pichai was subject to an interview at Recode’s Code Conference. When asked about the future of Nexus devices, he mentioned that Google has no plans to manufacture its own Nexus device in-house, but it does plan to have more control over both the software features and hardware design of future Nexus devices.

Read More at The Verge

Discuss at Android Forums

What’s YOUR top news item for the week?

Disagree with the Top 10? Let us know in the comments and vote for yourself everyday by downloading EarlyBird on Google Play!


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