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This week’s top stories: Best affordable Android phones for December, Google’s Gboard keyboard, Pebble refunds, Galaxy A7 renders & more


In this week’s top stories: Our picks for the best affordable Android phones for December, Pebble starts refunding customers after being acquired by Fitbit, Google’s Gboard keyboard arrives for Android, and much more.

We kicks things off with our rundown on the best affordable Android smartphones you can buy. We take a look at the Google Pixel two months in and give our opinion on why it’s still a worthy iPhone alternative for normal people. Ben shows you a great tempered glass screen protector for Pixel. And Pebble starts refunding backers for wearables it won’t deliver following being acquired by Fitbit.

Google Home gains some new features including Netflix and Photos integration. Google’s Gboard keyboard officially/finally arrives on Android. And renders of Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy A7 planned for 2017 arrive.

These and the rest of this week’s top stories below:

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Jordan writes about all things Apple as Senior Editor of 9to5Mac, & contributes to 9to5Google, 9to5Toys, & He also co-authors 9to5Mac’s weekly Logic Pros series and makes music as one half of Toronto-based Makamachine.