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Android Pay is saying G'day to more Australian customers. Photo: Google

Australia says g’day to Android Pay, still won’t put a shrimp on the barbie for Apple Pay. Photo: Google

Australian banks including Westpac, ANZ and Macquarie have announced that they will soon accept contactless payments made via Android Pay — although would-be Apple Pay customers are still being left out in the cold.

The reason? Banks continue to be unhappy with Apple’s terms for its mobile payments solution, and showing that they are willing to accept Android Pay is a way of forcing a better deal with Tim Cook and pals.

Screenshot: Killian Bell/Cult of Android.

Screenshot: Killian Bell/Cult of Android.

Google is giving those in Europe and Australia the chance to save when they buy a Nexus 5 and an LG G Watch. From now until September 16, the search giant will slash £60/€80/AUS$100 off your purchase when you buy both devices together through Google Play.


Google has today announced that it’s now expanded the availability of its incredibly popular Opinion Rewards application to Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom. For those unaware, the app requires its users to take part in quick surveys in order to earn Google Play credit.


Google’s making it easier to support local developers down under with a new “Made in Australia” collection in Google Play. The section highlights homegrown apps and games, and features titles like the wonderful Pocket Casts from ShiftyJelly, and Jetpack Joyride from Halfbrick Studios.


Seven months after launching in the U.S., and two months after the U.K., the unlocked variant of Motorola’s current flagship smartphone, the Moto X, is now on its way to Australia and will be available to purchase within the next couple of weeks. According to the support page on the manufacturer’s website, potential customers can pick up the handset in either black or white for AUD$549, and will be able to pop in a Telstra, Optus or Vodafone SIM card upon receipt, though, it is expected that support for more carriers will be added in the not too distant future.

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