Top Android stories of the week (September 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.

EarlyBird has recently received a huge update that allows you to subscribe to specific topics so you never miss stories about your favorite things! 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 Nougat on Computer

36 likes – If you have an old computer and want to turn it into an Android 7.0 Nougat device, you can do so with an app called AndEX. The application requires either a CD or USB thumb drive and costs $9. AndEX also includes Google apps, but since it’s based on the Android-x86 system, not all Android apps will work.

#9 – Galaxy Note 7 replacement options

36 likes – If you want to replace your Galaxy Note 7 instead of exchanging it, Android Central recommends either the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, HTC 10, or OnePlus 3.

#8 – LG V20’s second screen

37 likes – Before LG unveiled the LG V20, an image appeared on Instagram that showed off the second screen that allows users to set different app shortcuts.

#7 – Google Play Services update

38 likes – A new update to Google Play Services for Android Nougat devices added a new feature to your Quick Settings panel. Now, users will see a new “Nearby” tile which will allow to access the settings for the new service.

#6 – Chrome for Android update

39 likes – Chrome for Android has been updated to version 53 and adds support for Android Pay, the web Bluetooth API, and more. These features were being tested via the Beta channel for Chrome but are now available on the stable version.

Read more at Android Police

Download: Chrome for Android

Discuss at Android Forums

#5 – S Note Play Store

39 likes – Samsung released a beta version of its S Note application on the Play Store which allows users to test out new features before they are made official.

#4 – Chrome OS fingerprint

40 likes – Google is working on a new feature that will add fingerprint verification support to ChromeOS. Currently, there are no Chromebooks that include fingerprint scanners, but this points to the possibility of including them at a later time.

#3 – Android features iPhone 7

43 likes – After Apple unveiled the new iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and the Apple Watch 2 there are many features that were already available on Android and Android Wear. Quentyn from Phandroid details each of the “newest” features to Apple’s latest device and how they compare to Android devices.

#2 – Android Nougat Stagefright

48 likes – The Stagefright vulnerability affected many Android devices last year. This forced Android developers to completely rebuild a core part of Android Nougat in order to make sure that new devices wouldn’t be affected.

#1 – New Samsung patent

49 likes – Samsung has filed a new patent which shows a device running both Android and Windows simultaneously. This isn’t the first time a device like this has been rumored, but it would be a first if the device ever was released on the market after the ATIV Q project was scrapped.

What’s YOUR top news item for the week?

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