Details about the new phones replacing Google's Nexus line emerged just ahead of the company's Oct. 4 launch. Over the weekend, three sites published and then unpublished images of the Pixel and XL.
A "lite" version of Facebook's Messenger chat app is launching. It is aimed at emerging markets, where many people use older phones that don't have enough room to store the full application.
Nougat, Google's update of its Android smartphone software, isn't particularly flashy; you might not even notice what's different about it at first. But it offers a number of practical time-saving features.
As Google celebrates its 18th birthday, rumors are flying about what to expect at its Oct. 4 press event. Possibilities include new Pixel phones, the Andromeda operating system, and a new laptop.
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