Top 10 Android stories of the week (July 1st)


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 – Set reminders with Google Now

29 likes – We’ve always been able to set reminders with Google Now, but it used to require users to tap through to confirm the reminder. An upcoming update will remove the need to confirm the reminder, making this experience truly hands free.

#9 – Share music with Google Play

30 likes – The latest version of the Google Play Store shows that the new Family Share plan will allow users to share music with one another. Additionally, the latest version has increased the size of pre-loaded data from 20MB to 30MB.

#8 – OnePlus 3 Review

30 likes – PocketNow has published its OnePlus 3 review and gives the device a rating of 8/10. Although the device is admired for providing a flagship experience for just $399, the device features a “less-than-stellar” display and an unimaginative design.

#7 – Android Nougat Revealed

32 likes – After months of speculation and teasing, Google officially unveiled the latest version of Android. Android Nougat will be version 7.0 of Android and will be released later this year.

#6 – Google Trans-Pacific Internet Cable

32 likes – Google and NEC Corporation have announced a partnership that would introduce a new trans-pacific internet cable that spans from Oregon to Japan. This was originally announced in 2014, but the work officially went online this week.

#5 – Android Apps Beta Catalog

32 likes – If you want to join the beta program for a specific app, it can be tough to find the right links. Luckily, a new website has popped up that is a catalog of all the Android Beta app programs, along with the ability to easily opt-in and download the beta.

#4 – OK Google Commands

34 likes – Ok Google commands are growing all the time, but it can be tough to figure out what can be used and what can’t. A former developer has created a website that lists all the OK Google commands, and users can actually search by a specific term if need be.

#3 – Play Store Beta Tab

38 likes – At Google I/O, it was announced that the Play Store would give users the ability to sign up and control which beta programs they are a part of. Google has flipped the switch on this feature and users can now view the Beta tab within the Play Store, as well as view applications that are still in development.

#2 – Google Maps Update

39 likes – The latest update to Google Maps allows you to specify multiple destinations while traveling. This will make it easy to add various places to stop in between your starting location and final destination.

#1 – Google Smartphone

52 likes – Google has been rumored to be making its own smartphone for some time, but those rumors were originally put to bed by CEO Sundar Pichai. A new report from the Telegraph states that Google is in fact working on its own smartphone and will be released in 2017.

What’s YOUR top news item for the week?

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