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

European Commission rules against Three UK’s proposed merger with O2

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After BT acquired the UK’s largest network, EE, all eyes have been focused on whether CK Hutchison (owner of Three UK) would be allowed to buy O2 from Spain’s Telefonica. The question has been answered, and while it isn’t good news for the companies involved, it could be some welcome news for UK consumers. The European Commission has ruled against allowing the deal on the grounds that it would have reduced customer choice and likely seen prices increase. Read more

[Deal] Grab the Huawei P9 for just £300 from Vodafone

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While the Huawei P9 launched just over a month ago at an event in London, the handset has only recently started shipping out to the people who placed pre-orders. The Huawei P9 has an official RRP of £449, but the UK carrier, GiffGaff, were offering it on Pay As You Go for as little as £369 last week. We thought that was pretty good at the time, but it’s actually possible to get the P9 even cheaper, for just £300 plus top-up in fact. Read more

[Deal] Grab a SIM-free Huawei P9 from GiffGaff for just £369

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You’ve probably read a lot about Huawei and its latest flagship, the P9, in recent weeks, since its launch in London on April 6th. Featuring a dual-camera setup and a superb fingerprint reader on the rear, the P9 is proving to be quite impressive as we work up to typing out our review of the handset. The Huawei P9 launched in the UK with an official SIM-free price of £449, but if that proved a little expensive for your pocket, how does £369 plus £10 a top-up sound? Join us for more details after the break. Read more

Where to get the HTC 10 in the UK

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The HTC 10 is official, with a 5.2-inch QHD Super LCD 5 display, Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM, a 12MP UltraPixel rear camera, and yet another well-designed aluminum body. We’ve told you where you can get the HTC 10 in the States, but where can you pre-order the device in the UK? So far, details are a little scarce, but it is possible to snag HTC’s latest flagship for as little as £512 (SIM-free). Read more

The BBC launches the iPlayer Kids app for smartphones and tablets

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If your little one, or ones for that matter, have access to a phone or tablet, it can be a chore making sure they only watching content that is appropriate to their age. While age-appropriate channels such as CBBC and CBeebies has been available via the BBC’s iPlayer app, the UK broadcaster has now released a kids-only version of the app, imaginatively called iPlayer Kids App.  Read more

Vodafone UK’s 30-Day Network Guarantee allows you to cancel the contract with no strings attached

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With the acquisition of EE by telecoms company, BT, being given the go-ahead by regulators, and Three UK in the process of acquiring O2, Vodafone UK needs to offer something unique to stay relevant. To that end, Vodafone UK has announced that it will offer a 30-day Network Guarantee to new and upgrading customers whereby they can choose to stay or leave after 30 days, with no strings attached.  Read more