In this week’s top stories: Google’s new Allo messaging app arrives, Google teases an upcoming launch for its much anticipated Pixel & Pixel XL smartphones as more details emerge, an LG V20 release date and much more.

We kick things off this week with Google’s launch of its new Allo messaging app on Android and iOS.

Google teases its upcoming Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones set for an unveiling on October 4 as more reported details on pricing and specs surface.

And Samsung reportedly plans to resume Galaxy Note 7 sales on October 21st as LG is said to kick off sales of its new LG V20 flagship smartphone on the same date.

These and the rest of this week’s top stories below:

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Jordan Kahn

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.