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The Nest Hello smart doorbell went up for sale a few days ago on Nest’s site alongside the Nest x Yale Lock. But given the fact that Google owns Nest and that the Google Store already offers many Nest products, it was only a matter of time before the Hello made its way to the Google Store.
For your $ 229, you’ll get a doorbell with an HD camera, night vision capabilities, and two-way audio.
Nest Hello can now be purchased from the Google Store in the US and Canada was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Following in the footsteps of the US versions, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ in Canada are now in the process of being updated to Android 8.0 Oreo and Samsung Experience 9.0. It’s definitely been a long time coming, but the update is finally rolling out. So far devices sold by Koodo, Rogers, Videotron, Bell, Telus, Virgin Mobile, Fido, and Freedom Mobile have received the update notification. You should also get it if you bought your handset unlocked. Note that you may need to manually check for the update through Settings in order to get it. The build number for the new release ends in BRB7,…
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Google Pay can now be used with Wear OS devices (the new name for Android Wear as of yesterday) in Canada, Spain, and Australia, as spotted by Android Police. Previously, the payment service was only officially available on Wear OS devices in the US and UK.
As Android Police points out, enforcement for use strictly within the US and UK had been somewhat lax, with people in other countries using the service without issue. However, those who installed the Oreo update on the Huawei Watch 2 found that their ability to use Google Pay on the device was then disabled outside of the US and UK.
Now that Google has confirmed the additional support in Canada, Spain, and Australia, users in those countries can use their Wear OS smartwatches to make…
Facebook Lite originally launched in 2015 as a lightweight app aimed at users in countries with slower mobile networks. Fast-forward three years and the app is rolling out to more developed countries.
Facebook Lite is launching today in several more countries, including the U.S., Canada, Australia, the U.K., France, Germany, Ireland, and New Zealand. You can grab the app from the Play Store right here.
As for why the app is now launching in countries like the U.S. and U.K., Facebook said, “We’ve seen that even in some developed markets people can have lower connectivity, so we want to make sure everyone has the option to use this app if they want.”
While Facebook Lite is meant for users with slow connections, it could also be a nice app for folks that just want a slimmed down, speedy Facebook experience. That’s because the app offers many of the same features as the standard Facebook app, like posting status updates and photos, RSVPing to events, commenting on posts, and following people and businesses.
Are you going to try Facebook Lite?
Rumblings of a PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds release on Android for western markets started late last year, when two different versions of the game were announced for China: one made by TIMI Studio Group, the other by Lightspeed & Quantum Studio. The latter version has made its way across the globe during the last three months, as PUBG Mobile is now live on the play store. But, this is a soft launch, so it’s Canada-only (for now).
PUBG Mobile for Android soft launches in Canada, even though everyone has moved on to Fortnite was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds, the ‘battle royale’ style game where everyone tries to be the last player standing while scrounging for supplies to keep them alive, has launched on Android in Canada MobileSyrup reports, which could presage a future release in the U.S.
The arrival of the mobile version of the game more generally known as PUBG coincides with it reaching the 5 million player milestone on Xbox, where it’s been available since late last year after debuting on the PC in early access earlier in 2017. It’s not cross-play compatible, unlike Fortnite, however, so if you’re playing the Android version you’ll be matched up against others with the app, which is published by Chinese Internet giant Tencent.
This Android port wasn’t developed by original PUBG studio Bluehole, but they say they oversaw the creation of this mobile version. Based on early testing with a Pixel 2 XL, it looks and feels a lot like the original.
PUBG doesn’t have quite the hype of Fortnite right now, since that’s begun a cross-platform play mobile beta and also Drake just played a session with one of the most popular professional esports players in the world. But a mobile version close at hand (and available now, if you’re Canadian) is reason to get excited.
Google recently rebranded Android Pay to Google Pay, and it’s now running a promotion to increase use of the service. From now until May 14th, you can get a $ 10 Google Play credit if you make five purchases via Google Pay, with just a few caveats.
The promo is pretty straightforward – just make five purchases sometime between now and May 14th to get a free $ 10 credit for Google Play, which you can use to buy apps, movies, books, and more.
Get a $ 10 Google Play credit when you make 5 purchases with Google Pay from now until May 14th in the US, UK, Canada, and Australia was written by the awesome team at Android Police.