Weekly Roundup: Highlights of Week 30

Hi there. Welcome to your favorite Android Hits weekly roundup. Let us talk about the significant instances we have experienced in last week.

Last week, the 30th week of 2017 was one of so tireless, weak weeks we have ever been into. NO newly launched devices, yet we have celebrated many memorable moments of mainstream manufacturers and companies out there. Again, welcome to the Android Hits Roundup and let’s take a walk.

LG V30 To Go On Sale By September 28

One of the most anticipated smartphones from LG, the V30 has reportedly confirmed to start the selling by September 28. The pre-orders will begin on July 17. While recalling, the LG V30 is leaked to Launch with an OLED display plus with the top-tier specs on hardware spec sheet.

Google+ Public Beta began

Google+ has started taking registrations for their Public Beta program but limited to selected users. The eligibility criteria to join the program are:

  •  Active poster on Google+
  • Motivated to learn more about Google+ and contribute to product discussion
  • Eagerness to provide high-level feedback on our product

Moto Z2 Force to receive Google DayDream

Motorola has bee said to be working with the Google, again to bring the Google DayDream VR to their MOto Z series. The Motorola Moto Z2 Force will soon get direct OTA update from Motorola which could enable the smartphone to be compatible with Google DayDream VR. It is highly likely to be released soon as the older Moto Z already supports DayDream.

Meizu Pro 7 and Pro 7 Plus launched

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Meizu had launched Meizu Pro 7 and Pro 7 Plus smartphones last week in China with dual display technology. The smartphones have a secondary display on the rear panel with dual camera. Smartphones are powered with the 5.2-inch display, Helio P10, 4GB+64GB, and the 5.7-inch display, Helio X30, 6GB+128GB respectively for Pro 7 and Pro 7 Plus.

Huawei surpasses other brands in China

The sales graph of Huawei from their Homeland China was so cheerful as they have gained the first position in most selling smartphone brand of Q2 2017 in China. The company surpassed Oppo with 37% more sales compared to same time last year.


Nokia 2 Design renders leaked

Nokia’s recently spotted Nokia 2 device is making thrills with a flourish design. A Youtube channel presented some designs for the device recently that we had mentioned it before when it was spotted on GeekBench. Nokia 2 is expected to be powered an SP212 with 1 GB RAM as well as a 4.5-inch display. The device is believed to be released into entry level devices. Operating System wise, Nokia 2 expected to run Android 7.1.1 OS with HMD Global’s native interface. The cameras of an 8MP rear sensor and 5MP front sensors are also rumored.

Lenovo K8 Note to be launched on August 9

The day will be one of the most expectable days for Indians. Lenovo K8 Note will be launched officially on the aforementioned date in India. Lenovo gave “KillerNote” tag name for the Lenovo K8 note and said it would be one of the best competitors against smartphones in mid range segment. Nothing far except the processor and memory we know. It will be powered by a MediaTek HelioX20 and 4GB of RAM along with the Android 7.1.1 Operating System on the base.
Whatsapp counts 1 Billion Daily Active Users
Whatsapp is building its endeavor to higher peaks. Whatsapp achieved a new milestone in the record of Social Networking. World’s biggest instant messaging service app, Whatsapp counted about 1 Billion users per day. A lot of joy is that Whatsapp recorded 1 Billion users per month in last year. In that peak of excitement, Whatsapp ensured giving new feature as well as thanked their users. They assured delivering simplicity, reliability, and security to Whatsapp in future.

Google Pixel 2 Renders and Video leak
Last week, Google Pixel 2 Device leaks made charming waves in the smartphone world. The released renders were looking similar to CAD drawings despite the fact that they revealed the design of the smartphone. There will not be the dual camera, but fingerprint scanner will have a place on the back panel. No mentions about the release date unless expectations before the end of September. It will be struggling for google to get on sale with a huge price value for Google Pixel 2.

Best App Picks in Week 30

Here are our best app picks from last week. Feel free to let us know if you found some apps worth listing in coming weeks.

Skippy: YouTube turned into books


If you are a kind of person who really wants to watch youtube videos, but gets bored and irritated y unimportant part of the sessions? Then, this app is obviously for you. Add the Skippy: YouTube turned into books to your smartphone app repository to watch informative Youtube videos with time-saving tweaks. The app automatically skips the videos to it informative major parts, and you will get enough information, and you can save your time. It does not cover every millions and million of videos out there in Youtube. Instead, the developer had chosen videos from several categories like Tech, Education, Social Studies, Art, Culture, and Inspirations. The youtube channels currently supported by Skippy are: TED, TED-ed, Kurzgesakt, Crash Course, Vox, Khan Academy, etc.

[appbox googleplay com.plainbagel.skippy]

Home Security Camera – Alfred
 This app can convert your old smartphone into a Home Security Wireless Camera. It has several useful features like:
  • WiFi OR 3G/4G
  • Universal Support

[appbox googleplay com.ivuu]

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10 thoughts on “Weekly Roundup: Highlights of Week 30”

  1. Yes as almost the usual, it was another quite interesting week. Among so many different news, yes finally Meizu has launched the Pro 7 (duo). Honestly speaking, we really had heard enough about it, I heard about it more than I heard regarding the Not…

  2. I’ve already joined the Moto Z ecosystem. I won’t need to get any extra mods…. I’m just bummed the unlocked version doesn’t seem to be released yet. If it we’re, I’d jump on it with the free projector. As it is, I’m gonna wait.

  3. I wish Motorola would have unveiled a Droid Turbo 3. I loved both the original and the Turbo 2 and they were perfect for me. I shouldn’t have to get a phone and buy mods for it to get extra juice, though. Not a fan of that.

    As it is, there’s plenty of time before I get a new phone, barring a bad situation. I don’t like to just upgrade for the sake of it. Not one of those phone enthusiasts. I upgrade for practicality, but definitely battery power comes into play when I select a phone. By then I figure the next-gen Samsungs will be out and who knows what they’ll be like compared to the ones coming out this year. Could just be minor upgrades, or could be radically better.


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