IFA kicked off this week in Berlin and that meant a wave of announcements from some pretty big companies. LG was the king of it all with the unveiling of the V30, but Motorola, Sony, Google, Samsung, and Nest also had some big products to show off. We also walked you through the unlimited data plan battle, carrier by carrier, and received our retail Essential Phone for a first look.
Things are getting nuts around here with all of the new phones on the way, so be sure to stay up through our list below of the best Android stories of the week.
- Watch: DL Show Episode 150 | Subscribe
- Feature: Our US wireless unlimited data plan comparison
- LG V30 announced! | Specs | First T-Mobile 600MHz phone
- Watch: LG V30 first look and tour!
- 24 hours with the Essential Phone: Some thoughts
- DEAL: Samsung’s Note 8 trade-in offer is worth a look
- T-Mobile’s next Uncarrier event is next week
- Moto X4 is official and nothing like the old Moto X phones
- Nest’s new Thermostat is the $169 Thermostat E
- Google Assistant speakers are coming in waves right now
- Sony is making a sweet little Google Assistant speaker
- Sonos has a new smart speaker on the way too
- Android Oreo factory images and OTA files are more generally out
- YouTube TV expanded to 12 new markets this week
- Sony Xperia XZ1 and Compact announced
- Here are the Sony Xperia devices getting Oreo
- Whoa: SanDisk now sells a 400GB microSD card
- Samsung announced new fitness wearables
- Fitbit also announced the Ionic smartwatch
We’ll have a new NFL Eliminator Challenge next week!