10 Hottest Android Stories This Week (November 18th)


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 – Huawei Google Pixel

51 likes – In an interview with Huawei’s Consumer Business Group, it was confirmed that the company pulled out of negotiations with Google for development on the Pixel and Pixel XL due to Google’s plans to remove any other brand recognition.

#9 – New Google Photos Update

52 likes – The latest update for Google Photos now allows a new slider called “Deep Blue”. This slider allows you to change the color of the sky in any photographs that you are taking.

#8 – SwiftKey Keyboard Incognito Mode

53 likes – SwiftKey has updated its Keyboard app to include a new incognito mode. This update will temporarily stop SwiftKey from learning new words and phrases.

#7 – US Phones Backdoor Hack

54 likes – It has been revealed that BLU phones include an application that is a backdoor hack which shares various pieces of information with companies in China every 72 hours. This information includes text messages, GPS location, and who you have called.

#6 – ZTE Stock Android

55 likes – ZTE has announced it is looking into creating a near-stock Android experience in its new devices. This new smartphone would be removed of all bloatware and offer a cheaper Nexus-like option.

#5 – Quick Charge 4

56 likes – Qualcomm has introduced the new Snapdragon 835 processor which includes Quick Charge 4.0. The new version of Quick Charge can provide up to 20% faster charging and 30% higher effiency when compared to Quick Charge 3.0.

#4 – Google Play Music Redesign

56 likes – Google released an update to its Play Music application which features an all new interface. This update also offers more personalized suggestions on the front page of the application.

#3 – MKBHD Pixel Review

57 likes – MKBHD has released his video review of the Google Pixel and states that the device features enough of a upgraded performance from its camera and software to put it above the competition.

#2 – Night Mode Android Nougat

59 likes – If you want to enable Night Mode on your non-Pixel devices, there is a new application by the name of “Night Mode enabler” which uses the System UI Tuner to enable Night Mode.

#1 – Google PhotoScan App

61 likes – Google has released a new application by the name of PhotoScan which allows you to take a picture of an old print photo and have it saved within your Google Photos library.

What’s YOUR top news item for the week?

Disagree with the Top 10? Let us know in the comments and vote for yourself everyday by downloading EarlyBird on Google Play!


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