Google IO 2016 Coverage

Android Pay has officially launched in the UK

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Google I/O 2016 is kicking off later today, but Android fans in the UK have a different reason to be excited, the launch of Android Pay. There was a somewhat premature launch yesterday, but the service is definitely live today, with the Android Pay app ready and available to be downloaded from the Play Store in the UK. Join us after the break for details on how to set up Android Pay, as well as which banks support it and where you can use the mobile payments system. Read more

ASUS again teases that ‘Zenvolution’ for Computex 2016

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In December 2015, word got out that ASUS began production on its next flagship(s). Jump to last week and we’re hearing about a June release for the ZenFone 3 and its variants. It seems very likely that the phone will be made available next month as the company scheduled a Computex 2016 event for the end of May. So now we’re getting videos teasing the upcoming ‘Zenvolution’ from ASUS.

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[Video] First look at Android Wear’s MODE bands

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Wearing the same watch day in, day out can be a little boring, but if you only have the one watch, what can you do? Luckily, if you have an Android Wear smartwatch you can now change straps, and thus the appearance of the watch, with the recently announced swap-and-switch MODE bands. Justin has got his hands on a couple of MODE bands, which you can see getting unboxed in the video below. Read more

[TA Deals] Let Ditto handle your notifications (17% off)

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We’ve all distracted ourselves and the people around us with our phones’ notifications. Calls, messages, reminders, and everything else appear and just get in the way of the activity right in front of us. Ditto, a sleek little device from Simple Matters, allows you to put your phone away and choose which notifications come through and get your attention. Through Talk Android Deals, you start experiencing smarter notifications with Ditto for less than $35.

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Moto G4 and G4 Plus specifications and image gallery

Motorola unveiled its Moto G4 and G4 plus handsets earlier today with both models featuring 5.5-inch Full HD displays, Snapdragon 617 octa-core processors and 3,000mAh batteries. While both models have mostly the same specifications, the G4 Plus has both a better camera and a fingerprint scanner (which explains that square button beneath the display). Join us after the break for the rundown on specifications and gallery of images. Read more