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Google wants to show carriers how to get it right. Photo: Google

Google wants to show carriers how to get it right. Photo: Google

After finally lifting the lid on its new Apple Pay competitor this morning, Google confirmed plans to take on carriers as well. The search giant will launch its own wireless service within the coming months, but it will serve only as a proof of concept to “show what’s possible.”

Photo: Google

Photo: Google

Google is stepping up its game in the mobile payments space this year by striking a deal with AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile to pre-install Google Wallet on all Android phones.

The move comes after Apple Pay has started to take over the mobile payments space, despite launching less than six months ago. With the new pre-installed Google Wallet deal, Google will hopefully add more consumers to the feature that’s been around since 2011 but hasn’t grown as quickly as the company hoped.

Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

LG G3 owners on AT&T are finally getting the latest Android 5.0.1 Lollipop update, almost two months after it reached users in the U.K. The release brings a long list of new features and improvements, and weighs in at around half a gigabyte.

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“Give me that Lollipop.” Photo: Samsung

 

Samsung has only gotten around to bringing Lollipop to two Galaxy S5 variants in the U.S. so far — the ones connected to Sprint and Verizon — but there may be a way to get it on other handsets early.

According to one Samsung staffer, your local Samsung Experience Shop can flash the company’s latest Lollipop software onto almost all Galaxy S5 handsets, but there are few caveats.

The HTC One (M7). Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android.

The HTC One (M7). Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android.

Looking to secure an older flagship at a great deal? At Best Buy, you can currently pick up the HTC One M7 for just $149.99 off-contract… so long as you’re with AT&T or Verizon, and you don’t mind blue. Other colors on other carriers are available at just $50 extra.

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