Top Android Stories of the Week (November 4th)


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 – Google Home Review

45 likes – The Verge has published it’s full review of Google Home and says that although the product is aesthetically pleasing and sounds good, it doesn’t seem like a finished product just yet.

#9 – Google Fit Update

45 likes – An upcoming update to the Google Fit application will allow users to log hydration, adds new goals for climbing-based workouts, and backup app data.

#8 -Google Play Store Fraud

45 likes – There are some developers on the Play Store who manipulate their app listing with fake reviews and fake installs. Google has announced it is aware of the problem and has rolled out new tools to stop these fraudulent practices.

#7 – Nexus 6P Nougat Battery

46 likes – Now that Android 7.0 Nougat is available on the Nexus 6P, users are starting to report battery issues where the device will simply shut down and can’t be turned back on until the device is plugged in.

#6 – Android App Subscriptions

48 likes – Google has announced it has plans to let a developer offer an introductory pricing for a new app or game. Then, after a specified amount of time, the app will go to it’s “regular” pricing.

#5 – Fingerprint Quick Action

48 likes – A new application from XDA-Developers, adds the ability to either turn your phone’s display off or open the notification panel when pressing the fingerprint scanner. 

#4 – Round Search Widget

49 likes – Google is testing a redesigned search widget as a few users have reported seeing a rounder search widget within Google Now Launcher.

#3 – History of Android

51 likes – Ron from ArsTechnica has put together a history of Android roundup, taking a look at everything from the first release, to today. This includes Android Wear and Android 7.0 Nougat.

#2 – Nexus Fingerprint Gestures

54 likes – Despite initial rumors, a new report suggests that Google is looking into bringing fingerprint gestures to both the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X. Google introduced these gestures with the Pixel and Pixel XL.

#1 -Android Smartphone Sales

58 likes – Smartphone sales for Q3 2016 have been released and revealt hat Android devices were responsible for 88% of sales, with Apple in second place at 12.1%.

What’s YOUR top news item for the week?

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