The Droid Turf Weekly Recap includes all the major headlines in the Android Ecosystem over the recent week.
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Weekly Recap: 7/24 – 7/28
Google’s YouTube TV service expands
Google’s YouTube TV service that goes for $35 per month has expanded to ten new cities. Joining Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, and San Francisco are Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas-Fort Worth, Detroit, Houston, Miami-Fort Lauderdale, Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Orland-Daytona Beach-Melbourne, Phoenix, and Washington DC. You’ll need to live in one these places to sign up, and Google is offering a 30-day free trial for new customers. [Read More]
Google announces Android O’s fourth and final developer preview
Android O is due out soon, and this week the platform was given an update. The tech giant posted the system images for the fourth and final Android O developer preview. Select Nexus and Pixel devices are compatible. With this preview, Google cleaned up all bugs and issues found in the prior release, and added a new Easter egg in the form of a floating Octopus. The software is nearly ready for the prime time, so trying it on your daily driver may be worth the few hiccups. [Read More]
Tuesday was Motorola’s Hello Moto World NYC event. See all the major stories below.
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128GB unlocked HTC U 11 goes up for pre-order
The HTC U 11 is now available in a new option. Consumers can buy the phone unlocked with 128GB of internal storage for $729. Asian countries will get 6GB of RAM and US buyers of the phone will get 4GB of RAM. All other specifications and design elements are the same as the other HTC U 11 variants. However, this particular model comes in just one color, Amazing Silver. Ordered units will ship out soon. [Read More]
YouTube employee confirms upcoming Play Music, YouTube Red merge
A YouTube employee confirmed Thursday morning that Play Music will soon merge with Google’s YouTube Red service. We’re not really surprised by the fact, considering that subscribers of one have always gotten the other at no added cost. No date has been specified, though Google commented that there will be plenty of notice before any changes are made. This signals that big changes are to come. [Read More]
LG announces its Q2 earnings
LG’s mobile division has had its share of problems over the last few years. LG smartphones have always been impressive from our point of view, and this year’s LG G6 did not disappoint us. However, global markets have thought otherwise. According to LG’s second quarter results, a 4% gain compared with this time last year was achieved, however, the mobile division struggled reporting an operating loss of over $117 million. LG blamed poor flagship smartphone sales for the losses obtained. Learn more in our full report of the results. [Read More]