Newest Play Services update hints at Android Pay on Wear and more Instant Apps

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The next Play Services update that Google is planning will be version 10.0, and it’s bringing a couple highlight features with it. The update hints at finally bringing Android Pay to Android Wear watches, which is something that has been discussed and rumored about since Android Wear was brought to market. Sure, it took a couple years, but better late than never, right?

Best live wallpaper apps

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Live wallpaper are a great way to spruce up your device. Whether you’re looking for something new and different because the holidays are coming up, or just because you can, we have ten here to recommend to you. And if you’re not familiar with live wallpaper, it’s exactly that: live. You can say goodbye to that boring, flat photo behind your apps and say hello to something that moves around and may even be interactive. Here, where we’ve got everything from elements to holidays to pets and to clock towers reminiscent of the 19th century, there’s a new live wallpaper in here for anyone and everyone.

Android 7.0 Nougat comes to Moto Z Droid, Moto Z Force Droid with Daydream VR in tow

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Here’s the surprise of the week: the Moto Z Droid and Moto Z Force Droid on Verizon are getting an update to Android 7.0 Nougat. Speedy updates have gone downhill since Lenovo took over Motorola, and Verizon isn’t exactly known to be first to the party as far as the latest updates go. So, this is quite the surprise — a surprise owners of these two Droid devices are going to like very much.

Join us after the break for details.

Nest Aware gets several upgrades for Nest Cams

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Google’s Nest unit announced several updates to the Nest Cam and their Nest Aware platform, their framework and app for making advanced use of Nest Cam devices. Leading the way is a new feature to make it possible to share clips on social media. Nest is also making it easier to view content from Nest Cams by adding support for platforms like Android TV, Apple TV and iPhones to go along with the Android platform support.

4K UHD movies ready to appear on Google Play Movies

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Google has provided the market with an upgraded Chromecast device this year, the Chromecast Ultra, that supports 4K video streaming. There is also a decent chance that you may be in the market for a new television this year that supports 4K resolutions and retailers certain seem to be hoping those will be a big seller this holiday shopping season. With all of this hardware now available, users will be looking for 4K content and Google appears to be just about ready to supply that as well through the Play Store on their Google Play Movies & TV platform based on some reports that are starting to surface.

Lenovo Yoga Book review: The big effort for an Android laptop misses

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We know Android phones. We know Android tablets. Those form factors have long been where Android devices have thrived, but Lenovo is trying something new in 2016. The Yoga Book is a laptop running Google’s mobile operating system, which we’ve rarely seen from global brands over the years. And, since it’s from the Yoga line, you can use it in a variety of ways. So you’re not actually bound to this being an Android laptop. It can still be a tablet.

Hit the break for our review of the Lenovo Yoga Book.