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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.

Lollipop is on its way to the One M8. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android.

Lollipop is on its way to the One M8. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android.

Android 5.0 Lollipop is edging closer to release for Verizon subscribers with an HTC One M8, but it’s still going to be a few weeks before it begins its rollout. HTC has confirmed that the software is “in the lab” and it expects it to be ready in early March.

You knew it was going to happen. Photo: Phandroid

You knew it was going to happen. Photo: Phandroid

It’s been more than three months since the Nexus 6 first went on sale in the U.S., and consumers are still waiting for it to become available on Verizon.

The reason for the delay is unclear, but it looks like the company may have held things up so that it would have time to slap its logo on the back of each handset.

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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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