10 Hottest Android Stories This Week (May 28th)


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 Pixel Project Fi Blacklisting

39 likes – A new issue has arisen which has revealed issues when purchasing the Pixel or Pixel XL from third-party retailers, after the device was already purchased and activated through Project Fi. The issues show the device being blacklisted with little reason as to why this is happening.

#9 – Google Assistant ‘Preferred Input’

39 likes – A new setting in Google Assistant allows you to switch your ‘preferred input’ from using your voice to the app showing the keyboard by default.

#8 – Google Family Services

39 likes – In a new blog post, Google has shared how you and your family can make the most out of various Google products, including YouTube TV, Google Calendar, Google Keep, and Google Photos.

#7 – PayPal Android Pay Integration

40 likes – After being announced back in April, the PayPal application has been updated with support for Android Pay. This new update now allows you to attach your PayPal account with Android Pay to make payments on the go.

#6 – StockDroids Comparison

40 likes – If you’re looking for a new device and want to compare what’s available on the market, StockDroids is a new website that offers comparisons between devices that offer a stock Android experience.

#5 – Samsung Stretchable Display

40 likes – Samsung confirmed plans to announce an all-new stretchable display at the Society for Information Display conference. The display is an OLED panel which is bendable in both directions.

#4 – Google Play Music Improvements

41 likes – Ara from Android Central took a look at the Google Play Music experience to give us an idea on how Google could improve the overall experience. The list includes a UI overhaul, the ability to upload and download items without a desktop computer, and more.

#3 – Gboard Machine Intelligence

42 likes – In a new blog post, Google explained how it uses machine intelligence to improve the overall experience with its Gboard application.

#2 – Google Phone Update

44 likes – An update to the Google Phone application now makes it easier to message someone after a call has failed, along with hints regarding RCS calling and a new voicemail backup system.

#1 – Clear App Cache on Android

50 likes – Android Central has published a tutorial which explains what app cache data is, and how/when you should clear the data from your Android device.

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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