It’s a huge week of news and leaks in the Android world! Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, and Jerry Hildenbrand settle in for a roundtable feast of epic proportions, beginning with Android 8.0 updates to some Motorola phones, the Blueborne Bluetooth vulnerability, and data throttling on T-Mobile.
Moving on to the main course, Google spent $1.1 billion to acqui-hire HTC’s best engineers, more details and photos have surfaced for Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, and Pixelbook, and a smaller Google Home Mini speaker is on the way.
For dessert, the Moto X4 is coming to Project Fi as the first Android One device for the U.S., and an unlocked Moto X4 with Motorola’s software will be shipping this year.
Show Notes and Links:
- Motorola confirms Android 8.0 for Moto Z, Moto G5 lines and Moto G4 Plus
- Let’s talk about Blueborne, the latest Bluetooth vulnerability
- T-Mobile is raising monthly prioritization limit to 50GB per month
- Google is spending $1.1 billion to hire HTC’s best smartphone talent
- Google Pixel 2 XL shown in black and white, pricing rumored at $849
- Google Pixel 2 will start at $649, offer ‘Kinda Blue’ third color option
- Google Pixelbook convertible breaks cover with high-end hardware, big price
- Google’s smaller Home Mini speaker will cost just $49
- Moto X4 coming to Project Fi as first Android One device for the U.S., priced at $399
- Unlocked Moto X4 with Motorola software will come to the U.S. this year