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Google Pay is the new Android Pay, app gets complete overhaul

February 20, 2018 Doug Demagistris

During CES 2018, Google announced that Android Pay would merge with Google Wallet and be phased into Google Pay. The branding change has been occurring in bits and pieces over recent weeks, but has now gone into full effect just about everywhere. This includes the Android Pay application, which has been updated with a complete overhaul including a new user interface and Google Pay as the name.

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If you still own a Nexus, Google might grant you a 20% discount on Pixel 2

February 19, 2018 Doug Demagistris

Over the weekend, there was an outburst in comments on a Reddit thread in the Google Pixel subreddit. A trusted source looked to see what was going on, and discovered that more than just a few Nexus device owners seem to be receiving email about a 20% discount on Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL.

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Google smartphone shipments improve two-fold during 2017, Essential moved just 90,000 units of PH-1

February 16, 2018 Amiel Pineda

IDC analyst, Francisco Jeronimo, tweeted recently regarding Google and Essential smartphone shipments. According to Jeronimo, Pixel shipments were double that of last year thanks to sales of Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. The figure for Essential is very, very disappointing. It’s not often we hear sales figures for mobile devices, so we’ll take it for what it’s worth. 

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YouTube TV adds Turner Networks, but at a small cost

February 16, 2018 Kaushik Boggarapu

If you’re a subscriber of Google’s affordable YouTube TV service, this week’s news is sure to bring a smile to your face. The YouTube team recently announced support for new networks namely the ‘Turner Networks” including TNT, Adult Swim, TBS, CNN, Cartoon Network, truTV, Turner Classic Movies, and many more.

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Nest joins forces with Google’s own hardware team

February 12, 2018 Doug Demagistris

Nest has been part of Alphabet for the better part of four years now. The company has come out with a variety of smart home gadgets over the years including both moderately priced cameras and thermostats. Nest and Google’s hardware team to some extent have benefited from an integrated relationship, but now, the two are taking this to the next step.

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LG will give you $425 cash for a boot-looping smartphone of theirs

February 9, 2018 Doug Demagistris

LG phones had a share of boot-looping issues in the past, and over the last several months, we’ve reported a few stories regarding the boot-loop prone Nexus 5X. LG wants to make things right, and is now being forced to by a law firm that goes by Girard Gibbs LLC. Here’s what you need to know.

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