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This week we got a first-hand look at the new LG V30 and Moto X4, reviewed the Essential Phone, and much, much more. Here's the news of the week!

Published onSeptember 3, 2017

This week was a crazy one in the world of Android. We got a first-hand look at the new LG V30 and Moto X4, reviewed the Essential Phone, and much, much more. Here’s the news of the week!

By the way: There was way too much IFA 2017 coverage this week to include in this article. Head here to see all our IFA 2017 coverage in one place!

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LG V30 hands-on: A mobile photography powerhouse LG has announced the LG V30 with several upgrades, including a new OLED screen and lots of new camera features. Let’s take a closer look at all the changes!

Essential Phone review: Maximum hardware, minimum software Does the first smartphone from Andy Rubin’s Essential live up to the hype? Find out in our full Essential Phone review.

Moto X4 hands-on: the center of your mobile disco The Moto X4 is a new mid-range device from Motorola with one really compelling audio feature.

Google Assistant vs Siri vs Bixby vs Alexa vs Cortana – Best virtual assistant showdown We pit the five most popular AI assistants against each other in this comparison of the Google Assistant, Siri, Amazon Alexa, Bixby, and Cortana!

LG V30 vs the competition LG officially took the wraps off the V30, which looks to be a multimedia powerhouse. Let’s see how it stacks up with its competition.

BlackBerry unveils the KEYone Black Edition: a faster, more stylish variant The upgraded handset will arrive with more RAM and internal storage space, as well as a new lick of paint.

Sony Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact hands-on: a flagship in two sizes Sony’s Xperia XZ1 and Xperia XZ1 Compact bring flagship specs and a new 3D Mapping camera feature, but are they different enough from previous Sony phones?

Hands-on with the Samsung Gear Sport, Gear Fit 2 Pro, and Gear IconX 2018 Samsung is filling in the gaps of its wearable strategy with a new, slightly smaller Gear Sport smartwatch, Gear Fit 2 Pro fitness band, and Gear IconX 2018 wireless earbuds.

Does every flagship need a killer feature? These examples suggest they might! Is a single ‘killer feature’ what it takes to really sell an Android phone? Here are some flagships that suggest that might be the case.

Google’s ARCore hopes to introduce augmented reality to the Android masses Similar to Apple’s ARKit for iOS devices, ARCore allows developers to make AR apps for Android phones without the need to purchase special hardware.

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