AndroidBeat Daily Brief (Sep 28, 2017): LG V30 Off To a Strong Start in South Korea, 3G Variant of Nokia 3310 Launched

Welcome to today’s edition of AndroidBeat’s Daily Briefing where we talk about the LG V30 doing well in South Korea, Motorola updating one of its older devices to Nougat, and more.

LG V30 Off To a Strong Start in South Korea

LG’s recently launched V30 is off to a strong start in South Korea, with strong pre-order performance. Pre-order units of the V30 between September 14 to September 20 was around 15,000 units, which is around 50 percent higher than that of the LG G6.

The V30 will be making its way to the US in early October and considering the buzz surrounding the handset, it is likely going to do well there as well.

Korea Times

Google Assistant Comes to Android TV

Google today announced that it is bringing Google Assistant to Android TV starting with Nvidia’s SHIELD TV and Sony Bravia TVs. With Assistant on Android TV, users will be able to bring up Google’s virtual assistant and jump straight to their favorite TV shows, order popcorn, control other smart appliances around you, and more.

Google

Moto X Pure Gets Android 7.0 Nougat

Motorola today started rolling out the Android 7.0 Nougat update for the Moto X Pure in the US after almost not rolling out an update for the device for almost a year. The last update Moto had rolled out for the Moto X Pure was the September 2016 security update in October 2016.

Android Police

Nokia Releases a 3G Variant of 3310

Nokia has announced a 3G version of its iconic featurephone, the Nokia 3310. The company had previously released a refreshed version of the iconic 3310 at MWC this year, though the device only had support for 2G networks which made it incompatible with all major US carriers.

The 3G variant of the Nokia 3310 will be available from mid-October in the UK and other markets of the world.

HMD


Are you excited about Google Assistant coming to Android TV? Do you plan on buying a 3G variant of the Nokia 3310?