Top 10 Android stories of the week (July 8th)


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 – Vivo X7 Pre-Registrations

24 likes – The Vivo X7 has opened up its pre-registration period to much fanfare with over 1 million registration. Although this doesn’t account for the number of devices pre-ordered, the fact that over 1 million people are interested in this $375 mid-range device.

Read more at GSM Arena

Discuss at Android Forums

#9 – Google Summer Squad

24 likes – Google has launched a summer camp for kids in the U.K. dubbed “Summer Squad”. Participants will learn how to code through various lessons and will collect badges along the way. Additionally, Google is providing this program free of charge.

Read more at Engadget

Discuss at Android Forums

#8 – Huawei declines

24 likes – Huawei may be growing in other parts of the world, but it is not immune to rough sales numbers in Asia. The company is currently competing against the likes of Vivo, Oppo and ASUS.

Read more at Android Authority

Discuss at Android Forums

#7 – Lenovo bendable smartphones

26 likes – After showcasing its flexible smartphone prototype at Lenovo Tech World, the company stated that it expects more of these devices to arrive within the next five years.

Read more at CNBC

Discuss at Android Forums

#6 – Samsung S Health update

26 likes – Samsung has pushed a large update to its S Health application, which encourages you to challenge your friends. The update includes a new way to track your workouts, a leadership board to compete against friends and family, and general improvements.

Read more at Samsung Newsroom

Discuss at Android Forums

#5 – Google Now on Tap translations

28 likes – Google Now on Tap has received an update that will automatically translate foreign text by holding the home button and displaying it on your screen. The service also will scan QR and bar codes making it easy to pull up the hidden information.

Read more at Google Search Blog

Discuss at Android Forums

#4 – Google Play Family Library

28 likes – At Google I/O 2016, Google announced a way for one user account to share applications and media content. Google Play Family Library officially arrived and is available for anyone to take advantage of.

Read more at Android Police

Discuss at Android Forums

#3 – Google Android Wear smartwatches

29 likes – According to a report, Google is working on 2 new Android Wear smartwatches that will integrate Google Assistant. The two smartwatches would be some of the first devices with Assistant compatibility and will come in two different sizes.

Read more at Android Police

Discuss at Android Forums

#2 – Hummingbad Malware

36 likes – We aren’t immune to malware on Android, even with advances in security. The latest malware to hit the Play Store has affected over 85 million Android devices around the world, and is accruing $4 million in ad revenue per year for the company behind it.

Read more at 9to5Google

Discuss at Android Forums

#1 – 2016 Nexus phones

39 likes – Android Police was able to get its hands on some mockups of what will supposedly be the next two Nexus devices. Both devices will feature the same design, seemingly taking a cue from Apple with its iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.

Read more at Android Police

Discuss at Android Forums

What’s YOUR top news item for the week?

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