In this week’s top stories: What to except at Google’s October 4 event next week, the latest official-looking Pixel and Pixel XL renders, Google Home news, and much more.

We kick things off with the latest renders of Google’s upcoming Pixel and Pixel XL Android smartphones, and we give you our breakdown of everything we expect to see at Google’s event next week in addition to the new phones.

We move onto some Google Home news including references to a new Google Home app. And we discover Google is testing its Andromeda Chrome OS/Android hybrid on the HTC-made Nexus 9.

Google’s new Allo app passes 1 million downloads, and Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 replacements continue to experience some overheating and battery issues. 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.