Survey & giveaway: We just hit 2 million likes on Facebook!

It’s official, we’re multi-millionaires! Woohoo!

Wait, what do you mean, Facebook likes don’t count? They do count for us. In fact, for the team here at Android Authority, the two million people that like us on Facebook mean a whole lot more than anything that real multi-millionaires can buy with their money. You’re that important.

To each and every one of the two million Facebook users who follow us: thank you! You helped turn a small and scrappy blog into one of the most popular mobile tech publications in the world. With every like, share and comment on our posts, you’ve helped us become a little better.

We thank you for the criticism too. We may be Facebook multi-millionaires, but we still screw up more than we’d like to admit, whether it’s an embarrassing typo or a totally wrong opinion about your favorite device. Just know that we listen!

If you want to help us serve you better (on Facebook and beyond), we have a small favor to ask: fill out this quick survey. It will help us better understand exactly who you guys are, what you like to read about, and what we can do to make our Facebook page more engaging and informative.

Especially for our Facebook friends, here’s a small token of appreciation. Enter our “2 Million Likes” sweepstakes for a chance to win one of ten Android Authority t-shirts. Just visit the Android Authority page from the widget below to enter the giveaway. We ship all over the world!

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Our community is a major focus for us in 2017 and Facebook is a big part of our plans. We can’t share the details just yet, but you can definitely expect more Facebook-only giveaways, fun contests and content you won’t find anywhere else. If you liked our Facebook page before, we hope you’ll absolutely love it in the next months.

Now excuse us, we have some celebrating to do!

Android Authority Plays Pokemon Go

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Pokemon Go is, without a doubt, the biggest mobile game of all time. Perhaps the best meme so far is the one that says, “Michelle Obama has been trying to get America to go outside and exercise for eight years. Nintendo did it in 24 hours.” That is about as succinct as you can possibly get when it comes to Pokemon Go.

In this video, Android Authority members Josh Vergara and Joe Hindy embark on a short journey to play the game themselves to see what it’s like. They capture some Pokemon, take down a Gym, check out the mechanics, and engage in some general shenanigans while enjoying the world around them.

Join Josh as he checks out the Staples Center and various landmarks along with Joe, who gets caught behind a bus and notifies viewers that hitting children is a bad idea. It’s quite a fun little adventure and you’ll get to see what Pokemon go is, how it works, and how you play!

OnePlus X stock status situation creating some serious confusion

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According to a number of users on the OnePlus forums, the OnePlus X is out of stock at the moment and might not be coming back.

Here’s what is currently known: the device is listed as out of stock on the OEM’s web stores around the world and cannot be ordered. In addition, the following e-mail is being sent to those who ordered it just recently:

OPX finished

As stated in the above e-mail, the device is out of stock and said supply will not be replenished. At the very least the company is offering a $10 store credit for use on another product, including the OnePlus 3.

However, one of the users on OnePlus’ official forum, Aazkyn, claims to have contacted the company directly and been provided with this response:

Thank you for reaching out. Yes, the OnePlus X will still be restocked since our management hasn’t announced yet that it would be phased-out Adam. So rest assured it will still get back on stock. And about the restocking, I do apologize but we cannot give any estimate to when it will happen. But please do stay tune to our webstore to buy right away when it get back on stock.

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While it’s difficult to say what the absolute final word is here, assuming the above is accurate then the phone will indeed be available again in the future. Given that the X is not even a year old yet, and the company itself didn’t make any mention of discontinuation, it would seem logical that it will be sold for a longer duration of time. Plus, it’s worth noting that OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has already gone on record to indicate there won’t be a OnePlus X successor.

Android Authority has reached out to OnePlus for further clarification on these matters. We’ll be sure to update this post as we learn more.

Must read: 10 top Android stories of the week

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What’s the best time to buy an Android smartphone? Some say it’s right now. With phones like the S7 Edge, LG G5, and very soon the HTC 10, the only problem will be deciding which one’s the best. We’re here to help!

Who wants to win a Galaxy Note 5?

Oh yeah, the Note 5 is back to the Sunday Giveaway. Enter for your chance to win this amazing phone right here.

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Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge vs Nexus 6P The best of Samsung vs. the best of Google – the choice is harder than ever, but we’re here to help you decide.


Opinion: Smartphones have gotten so good, it’s hard to really get excited anymore The Age of Smartphone Innovation is dead. At least that’s the feeling we’re getting when we see how similar phones have become and how even budget devices now offer a pretty great experience.


HTC will unveil its latest flagship on April 12th HTC wants another chance. If you think it deserves it, you are probably interested to see what the HTC 10 is all about.


It’s possible to use dual SIMs and a microSD card on the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge… with a little work If you must have both dual-SIM and microSD, the Galaxy S7 Edge is no longer off the table. A little work is requred.


Why Android N freeform window mode isn’t worth the effort right now There’s a reason Google chose not to include freeform multiwindow in Android N – from our experience, it’s just not so good, at least for now.


Right on schedule, AMOLED displays are now cheaper to produce than LCD Price has always been the major factor holding back OLED adoption. Until now.


Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge vs Samsung Galaxy Note 5 So you want a Samsung flagship, but just can’t make up your mind between the S7 Edge and the Note 5. Here’s what you need to know.


Small talk: Is the iPhone SE a serious size option in 2016? It’s 2016 and Apple just released a new 4-inch smartphone. But is there room left for tiny screens in a phablet’s world?


Samsung Galaxy S7/Galaxy S7 Edge tips and tricks Maybe you’re not familiar with Samsung’s phones. Or maybe you want to know everything about your phone. Either way, don’t miss these tips and tricks.


SXSW 2016 through the eyes of LG G5 We visited the SWSW festival in Austin, Texas, and this is how we saw it through the two lenses of the LG G5!


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Battling the post-MWC blues? We have just the right medicine for you! The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are in our hands, and in-depth coverage is right around the corner. If that’s not enough, here’s 10 Android stories we handpicked for you this Sunday.

Who wants to win a Galaxy S7?

The Edge is sexy, but if you want your screens flat, you can’t beat the Galaxy S7. We’re giving away one this week and this is your chance to win one.

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Samsung Galaxy S7/Edge vs Nexus 6P quick look Heavyweights collide in this battle of the very best Android devices out there.


LG G5 and Galaxy S7 in 20 seconds How would you describe the Galaxy S7 in 20 seconds? How about the LG G5? In the closing hours of MWC 2016, we asked our friends and colleagues to give us their very quick G5 and S7 impressions.


Vivo Xplay 5 launched with 6 GB of RAM, Snapdragon 820 and dual-edge display This phone probably has more RAM than many computers. Let that sink in for a second. Once again, a Chinese company is pushing the specs envelope – will more Android OEMs follow?


Do we really even need an app drawer in Android? Google is rumored to be killing the app drawer, everybody freak out! That has been the blogosphere’s reaction to our exclusive report on the lack of an app drawer in Android N. But is the freaking out warranted? Do we really need the app drawer?


10 interesting facts about Samsung In 1995, Samsung’s chairman Lee Kun Hee ordered $50 million worth of phones, TV sets and other Samsung-made electronics be destroyed in front of 2000 employees. Modern Samsung, a company focused on quality, began that day. Now go read 9 other interesting facts about the biggest phone maker in the world.


USB Type-C: Not living up to the potential it can B (for now) Why does the Galaxy S7 lack a USB Type C port? Hype aside, do we really need Type C on new devices? Here’s why this technology is not living up to its potential just yet.


State of Mobile Networks: USA March 2016 Carriers love to brag about having the fastest network and the best coverage. We go through OpenSignal’s data to see which network really is the best.


HTC 10 shown off in several new images Finally, we get our first look at the HTC 10 a.k.a the M10. Worth waiting for? You be the judge.


Is Amazon Prime really worth it? $99/year for free shipping and a bundle of services – sounds like a good deal, but is Amazon Prime really worth it?


Samsung Pay: What is it, how does it work and how do I use it? We answer your Samsung Pay questions that you were too embarrassed to ask.


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