In this week’s top stories: Pixel manufacturing defect, Sony Xperia XZ review, Android 7.1.1, our Google Wifi review, the best Android phones for December, and much more.

We kicks things off with our own account of a manufacturing defect on the Pixel causing an air bubble of sorts to appear on some devices. We give you our Sony Xperia XZ review. Android 7.1.1 rolls out to Nexus and Pixel devices. And we go hands-on with four great and affordable cases for the Pixel and Pixel XL.

Chrome 55 for Android arrives. Stephen gives you his Google Wifi Review. Our picks for the best Android phones in December. And we finish off with our Lenovo Phab2 Pro Review in this week’s top video.

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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.