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An­droid Nougat is ex­cit­ing for lots of rea­sons, but usu­ally a new An­droid OS comes along­side new hard­ware for us to get our teeth into. The N up­grade was an ex­cep­tion and, while new hard­ware is in­deed com­ing, Nougat was un­veiled with lit­tle fan­fare at the end of Au­gust. But it’s a launch worth cel­e­brat­ing: read more over­leaf.

We’ve a cou­ple more weeks to wait for new Google hard­ware, but the com­pany’s ru­moured 4 Oc­to­ber event is likely to be well worth the wait, with a new Nexus 7 tablet from Huawei (fi­nally), two new not-Nexus-but-Pixel-branded smart­phones, Google Home, Day­dream VR and a 4K Chrome­cast. We’ll have full de­tails in the next is­sue.

It’s not all about Google, of course, and one of the big sto­ries in the past few weeks has been Sam­sung’s face-palm (should that be na­palm) Note7 re­call. Many of us had planned to get our hands on the next Galaxy when it launched on 2 Septem­ber, but in­stead we woke to news that ship­ments had halted and a global re­call was un­der­way fol­low­ing re­ports of the new Note7’s bat­tery start­ing fires and caus­ing may­hem all over the place.

Good job we had IFA 2016 to keep us dis­tracted, with ex­cit­ing launches in­clud­ing the Sony Xpe­ria XZ (p23), Sam­sung Gear S3 Fron­tier (p28), Moto Z Play (p41), and sev­eral Huawei de­vices (p48 on­ward).

We hope you’ve en­joyed this is­sue. Send us your feed­back via face­book.com/An­droidAd­vi­sorUK or email marie_brewis@idg.co.uk.

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