2017 Roundup: Top News Stories of this year & Our Achievements

So 2017 is about to end. We are just few days away from the new year. We are sure that you have already started the new year celebrations for this year.  We hope this year was awesome for you. Indeed it was incredible for us. Noting down the few acheivements of AndroidHits.

  • AndroidHits hit 1 lakh Facebook followers.
  • Our Editor In Chief AKHIL G entered in Google Hall Of Fame.
  • We recruited 3 new staffs.
  • Opened new office in Kochi.
  • Approved by Google News.

You got it! This year was incredible for us. You are also a part of this journey. So for you,  we have created a list of top news stories of this year for your convenience. Check them out:

January

Android 7.0 Nougat update now available for Sony Xperia Z3+, Xperia Z3+ Dual and Xperia Z4 Tablet

Honor 6X First Impressions & Hands-on Review

Xiaomi launches Redmi Note 4 in India with Snapdragon 625

LG patents the foldable smartphone-tablet Hybrid

Google plans to launch Android One smartphones in US

 

Nokia 6 Registration Crosses 500,000 within 24Hrs Ahead of January 19 Flash Sale

Andy Rubin reportedly coming back with ‘Essential’ to compete Android and Apple Inc.

WhatsApp is no more available for older Android versions

 

Google Play introduces Carrier Billing for Vodafone and Airtel users in India

Nokia 3 and Nokia 5 launched at MWC

February

LG G6 officially launched at MWC 2017

WhatsApp will now support two step verification

Google and LG Debut Android Wear 2.0

Looks like Google discontinued 32GB Pixel C Tablets

March

Telegram brings Voice Calls to its latest update

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ launched with ‘infinity display’, Snapdragon 835

Meizu patents bezel-less display with new Bone conduction speaker

Facebook introduces ‘Messenger Day’- a new feature like Snapchat stories

April

Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ devices are now available in India for Rs. 57900 and Rs. 64900

Google gives more power to the Google Home; It can now track flights for you

Google Duo now globally supports voice calling

Honor 8 Pro with 6GB RAM and 4,000mAh battery launched

May

Andy Rubin’s Essential smartphone unveiled with modular functionality for $699

Google Play Music New subscribers will get free 4 Months of Service

Xiaomi Mi Max 2 with a massive 5,300mAh battery and 6.44-inch display launched

Google Opinion Rewards now available in India; Answer quick surveys and earn Google Play Gift cards

Android O Beta registration is live now!

HTC U11 Unveiled Today With Edge Sense, Snapdragon 835, 6GB RAM and Android 7.1

Smartron srt.phone launched in India at Rs. 12,990

WhatsApp Users Can Now Pin Their Favourite Chats on Top

June

Qualcomm unveils new Snapdragon Wear 1200 wearable platform and Snapdragon 450

Vivo unveils Under Display Fingerprint scanning system

WhatsApp now allows to share any file types, bundle shared media and now a revamped call screen

Vivo to launch world’s first smartphone with In-Screen Fingerprint Sensor at MWC Shanghai

OnePlus 5 officially launched in India, Now available exclusively on Amazon

Google hires Apple’s CPU Chief Architect; planning to manufacture own SoC?

Report: Amazon is working on their own smartphone lineup codenamed as Ice

Moto Z2 Play launched; powered with Snapdragon 626

July

Google Play Services becomes the first app with 5 billion downloads

WhatsApp counts 1 Billion Daily Active Users

LinkedIn Lite app launched in India for Android devices.

WhatsApp is testing PiP video calling feature

#RIP: Nextbit to drop the support for Robin smartphones by the end of this month

Nokia and Xiaomi signed Collaboration Agreement Today

August

Moto G5S and Moto G5S Plus launched in India

WhatsApp Beta for Android supports Verified Business accounts

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is official: Everything about the device

WhatsApp launched Facebook like colorful status update

Asus unveiled Zenfone 4 series in Taiwan

Govt sends notice to Xiaomi, Apple, 19 others over user privacy hacking concerns

Google Allo now available as web version

Google announces the voice support for 8 more Indian languages

Google Pixel 2 live images leak

Skype for Android revamped: themes, activity indicators, chat sorting options

Blackberry KEYone launched in India

 

September

T-Mobile to sell Rugged Samsung Galaxy S8 Active

Instagram Counts 800 Million Users and 500 Million Active Daily Users

MediaTek MT6739 Chipset is official with the support for VoLTE, Dual Cameras and 18:9 ratio Display

Google Turns 19 Years old today, Let’s celebrate with Google

Exclusive: Nokia 2 tipped to be launched in November

Google Tez is here, A new Mobile payment system for India

Google’s Material Design Awards 2017 go to these Apps

ASUS launches ZenFone 4 Selfie Series in India

Android Distribution Updated, 15.8 Percent Devices are on Nougat and No Sign of Oreo

Hotstar goes international; now streams Full HD (1080p) too

Xiaomi Launches Mi A1 First Android One From The Company

October

Nokia 2 launched with Snapdragon 212 and 4,100mAh battery

Oppo F5 Launched with 20MP Front Camera and AI Technology

“Hey Google” Wakeup Command is now available for some Android Devices

Samsung introduces Bixby 2.0: Opens Developer SDK

Nokia 7 launched with Snapdragon 630, Carl Zeiss camera

Live Location Sharing is coming to WhatsApp

Google Assistant can now control Chromecast devices

Honor 7X launched in China with 18:9 Ratio Screen and Dual Rear Cameras

 

November

Instagram adds the ability to remix the photos received in direct

Burgundy Red Galaxy S8 launched in Korea

MediaTek launches MT2621 IoT chipset with enhanced network capabilities

Xiaomi prepares for another smartphone launch, Desh Ka Smartphone!

Lens is now available for the Google Assistant

WhatsApp is testing new features for group admins

Google Removes UC Browser from the Play Store for spying user data

Moto X4 Launched in India with Snapdragon 630 and 4GB RAM for INR 22,999 ($353)

Nokia 5 3GB RAM variant launched

December

Google Pixel C Tablets get discontinued

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus Get listed on FCC

Google is reportedly planning to open more brick-and-mortar stores in India

Google launches Appsperiments, experimental apps for mobile photography

Messenger Kids launched, A new app for families to connect

Google Tez hits 12 Million Downloads in India, Introduces bill payment feature

 

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