Top 10 Android Stories of the Week (June 10th)


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 – More leaked images of the OnePlus 3 surface

29 likes – The OnePlus 3 is the latest device to be subject to the rumor mill and leaked images. This time around, we get a better glimpse as to what the OnePlus 3 has in store once announced next week.

#9 – Google formally launches Nearby

30 likes – Google has launched its Nearby services, which will allow your device to detect apps and information when visiting your favorite stores or restaurants. This works with the help of beacons, but could also trigger notifications from Android Wear or Google Cast devices.

#8 – Nextbit Robin’s camera & gallery app can be used on any Android 6.0+ device

30 likes – The Nextbit Robin was launched last year, but some folks have been wanting to try out the devices applications without purchasing the Robin. Luckily, a user over at XDA has ported the camera and gallery apps from the Robin, to anyone with an Android 6.0 Marshmallow device or higher.

#7 – Google updates Chrome to v51, officially removing merged tabs and apps

31 likes – Long live merged tabs. Google has updated its mobile Chrome application to version 51, which officially removes the ability to merge your open Chrome tabs with your Recents Apps list.

#6 – Android N’s name will be revealed in a few weeks

31 likes – At Google I/O 2016, Google failed to give everyone a hint as to what Android N would be named, or when it would be revealed. Thanks to the Android Twitter account, we will finally know the name of Android’s next iteration in the next few weeks.

#5 – 15 best camera apps for Android

32 likes – As with most third-party apps for Android, there are a ton of different camera applications available on the Play Store. The folks at Android Authority take a look at the 15 best options, and why you each one made the list.

#4 – Google keeps track of how many apps you’ve ever installed

33 likes – Ever wondered just how many Android devices you’ve owned? What about how many apps you’ve installed over the years? Well a recent update to the Google Account Dashboard gives you that information and more. Now you can find out how many applications have been installed and associated with your Google account.

#3 – Google will reportedly adjust its revenue take from Play Store sales

34 likes – When the Play Store released, Google promised developers a revenue split of 70/30. Hot on the heels of Apple’s change in the guard, Google is reported to also be making a change to a revenue split of 85/15.

#2 – Google publishes demo on how Android apps will work on Chromebooks

36 likes – At Google I/O 2016, Google announced that Android apps would be coming to Chromebooks, but the session was not live-streamed. Now, Google has published the demo and session, which details how everything will work when the update is released later this year.

#1 – Google Search is testing a Material Design layout

43 likes – Out of all the Google webpages, YouTube and Google Search are the only ones that don’t feature Material Design. Now, it seems that some users are reporting an update in the design of their Google Search page layouts to match up with Material Design guidelines.

What’s YOUR top news item for the week?

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