Tuesday , November 21 2017

Google launches Tez, a new digital payment app for India; here’s everything you need to know

Google has jumped into the crowded and fiercely competitive digital payments space in India, and launched a new digital payments app – Tez. Tez, which means ‘fast’ in Hindi, is a UPI-based app that can be used for online transactions, as well as paying offline at stores. UPI (Unified Payments …

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Asus ZenFone V with Snapdragon 820 and 4 GB of RAM makes its debut

Asus has quietly unveiled a new smartphone that will be exclusive to Verizon. The ZenFone V (V520KL), as it’s called, offers high-end specs but isn’t quite up there with the likes of the Galaxy Note 8, LG V30, and other flagships. The device comes with a 5.2-inch Full HD AMOLED …

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Android 8.0 update: when will you get it?

The Android 8.0 Oreo update brings the next major version of Android to our devices, starting with Google’s own Pixel and Nexus devices. As always we can expect it to take anywhere from a couple of months to more than half a year to appear on phones by the likes of …

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Latest Action Launcher update brings adaptive icon support to devices running Lollipop and later

One of the more user-facing features available in Android 8.0 Oreo is support for adaptive icons, which allow the shape of launcher icons to be changed across the whole operating system. For instance, if a smartphone manufacturer wants to make all its icons square, circular, or teardrop shaped, they now …

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Must read: top 10 Android stories

This week we went hands-on with the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2, learned the Google Pixel 2 launch date, compared the V30 and the Galaxy Note 8, and much more. Here’s the news of the week! Who wants to win a Google Pixel? The Google Pixel is compact, powerful, and has …

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Google Pixel International Giveaway!

Welcome to the Sunday Giveaway, the place where we giveaway a new Android phone each and every Sunday! A big congratulations to last week’s Samsung Galaxy Note 8 International Giveaway winners: Rodolfo M. (Philippines), Lucas G. (Brazil), and Jairo M. (Mexico). This week we are giving away a brand new Google Pixel courtesy …

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The Essential Phone now works on Verizon’s network

Andy Rubin took to Twitter to announce that the Essential Phone’s Verizon certification has finally been completed. See also: Essential Phone review: Maximum hardware, minimum software Essential Phone review: Maximum hardware, minimum software 2 weeks ago Just two days ago, Andy Rubin and the Essential team held an AMA on …

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10 best Android Wear games

Yes, there are games for Android Wear. Admittedly, they’re a little difficult to play so most of the better titles include easy controls and simple ideas, but gaming on your Android Wear device can actually be fun. Some of the games are new and some are old. Most of these …

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10 best reading apps for Android

Reading is a very enjoyable experience. It’s relaxing and it gets you away from the real world for a little while. Plus, it’s educational and people who read generally have better vocabulary skills. It’s a win-win, really. Those wanting to turn some pages came to the right place. Here are …

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Verizon plans to terminate 8,500 rural accounts due to roaming data usage

Verizon is sending out notices that it will disconnect 19,000 lines spanning 8,500 accounts due to high roaming fees. Users in rural parts of 13 states (Alaska, Idaho, Iowa, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Utah, and Wisconsin) face the ax by October 17. If the current …

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