Chrome OS will soon gain Android Parallel tasks support. With Android Parallel tasks, ChromeOS PCs will be able to have more than one Android app run in the foreground, bringing it a step closer to a "real" desktop OS.
Andry Rubin, the former VP of Android at Google and the mind behind smartphone startup Essential, has returned to the company after taking a leave of absence following claims of inappropriate behavior from his time at Google. Read more here.
During the Google I/O 2017 developer conference, Google introduced Android Go as a part of the Android 8.1 rollout. Android Go's purpose is to serve as an operating system for smartphones that have lower specs allowing them to be cheaper.
The Moto X4 and Moto Z2 Force, Motorola's latest mid range and flagship smartphones, are the first in the world to leverage Qualcomm's new Neural Development API; allowing for machine learning implementations in smartphones to go further than ever.
LG has officially allowed the unlocking of European V30 models using the fastboot OEM method, allowing for things like custom ROMs, root, TWRP and much more. If you own an Asian or US variant of the V30 though, you're not in luck.
The Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL were haunted with a modders worst nightmare: not being able to unlock the bootloader. This was confirmed to be a bug and a fix has now been pushed out to prevent the issue.