Top 10: Android News Stories - 09/25/16

In the world of Android, there is always something interesting happening whether it's revolving around a new application or a slew of new device hardware. While there was no new hardware launched this past week, it was confirmed that Google will be holding an event on October 4th where it's expected that they'll be launching a handful of new products. It's largely thought that they'll be announcing the Pixel and Pixel XL at this event, the two latest smartphones to come from the company, which also leaked out in front and back images this past week. In addition to this, a new rumor this past week also suggests that Google will be announcing a new Chromecast at the event, called the Chromecast Ultra, which is likely to include support for 4K and HDR content. Alongside the Chromecast Ultra unveiling, Google is thought to be launching the Google Home smart speaker as well, with the Chromecast Ultra and the Google Home speaker costing $69, and $129 respectively.

Aside from all of this hardware, Google was rumored to be announcing a new Wi-Fi router on October 4th as well. The router will simply be called Google Wi-Fi and is said to be a mesh technology that will allow consumers to fill the weak signal spots in the home for a stronger, more reliable Wi-Fi network. This is also rumored to cost the same amount as the Google Home speaker with a price of $129, although it's also said that this will be the starting price for a single base unit, as Google Wi-Fi will include modular bases that can have multiple pieces added on and linked together depending on how many consumers need. If you've happened to miss any of this past week's top stories, you can find them in the links below.

Leak: Google’s Pixel & Pixel XL Allegedly Shown Off In Images

Rumor: Google’s Pixel Will Cost $649, Pixel XL Will Cost More

Download: Google’s New Messaging App, Google Allo

Report: Google May Be Placing a Bid to Buy Twitter [Updated]

Rumor: Facebook Developing a Modular Smartphone

Report: Android Nougat Being Tested for Samsung Galaxy S7

Rumor: Google To Launch New Google Wifi Router On October 4

Google “Whipping Up Something Sweet” for Android’s Birthday

Report: Chromecast Ultra To Cost $69 & Google Home Will Be $129

Lockheimer Uses Android’s Birthday to Hype Upcoming Pixels

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