In this week’s top stories: Samsung recalls some Galaxy Note 7 units due to exploding batteries, new Android devices are unveiled at IFA in Berlin, and Google prepares to launch its new Nexus devices with “Pixel” branding.

While new devices were being announced at IFA in Berlin this week, it was somewhat overshadowed by Samsung announcing plans to recall some of its Galaxy Note 7 units due to an issue with exploding batteries. That, and a report that Google is planning an Oct. 4th event to unveil its latest Nexus phones with new ‘Pixel’ branding. Google is also said to be planning a launch of a new 4K Chromecast, Google Home, & Daydream VR viewer at the upcoming event.

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Jordan writes about all things Apple as Senior Editor of 9to5Mac, & contributes to 9to5Google, 9to5Toys, & Electrek.co. He also co-authors 9to5Mac’s weekly Logic Pros series and makes music as one half of Toronto-based Makamachine.