Android Pay launches in Ukraine, its 15th market, with support for PrivatBank

<p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nexus2cee_pay-1.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-455695" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nexus2cee_pay-1-728x450.png" alt="" width="668" height="413" /></a></p> <p>Android Pay has been around for a few years now, but it's still not available in very many countries. Case in point: it's just made its way to Ukraine, which has become only the 15th country that it's usable in. It's only available at one bank, at least for now: PrivatBank.</p> <p><span id="more-455694"></span></p> <p>November 1st is Android Pay's official Ukraine debut date, but since it's already the 1st there, we're already hearing about it.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/10/31/android-pay-launches-ukraine-15th-market-support-privatbank/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/10/31/android-pay-launches-ukraine-15th-market-support-privatbank/'>Android Pay launches in Ukraine, its 15th market, with support for PrivatBank</a>...

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ARM announces new display technologies to improve VR and HDR

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nexus2cee_Display_Solution_Launch_Pre-briefing_Deck_FINAL_1_2017-10-30_13-05-02.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-455320" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nexus2cee_Display_Solution_Launch_Pre-briefing_Deck_FINAL_1_2017-10-30_13-05-02-728x363.png" alt="" width="668" height="333" /></a></p> <p>If you've got an Android device, outside of a few exceptions, the odds are that it's powered by an ARM processor. Companies like Qualcomm, Apple, and Samsung license the company's tech, so when ARM improves something, we all benefit. Today ARM is announcing some new display technologies which the company alleges can deliver an HDR experience on any screen, while providing increased power savings and performance for applications such as VR. <span id="more-455315"></span></p> <p>In all, ARM is announcing three new bits of technology based on the "Komeda" architecture—itself based...

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The Humble Mobile Halloween Bundle is here: get 7 spooky games for $5

The Humble Store might have had a Halloween sale at its store ongoing since last week, but that wasn’t the only way it was celebrating. Yesterday, Humble launched the Halloween Mobile Bundle, featuring seven titles to give you nightmares. For $1 or more, you’ll get Sanitarium, a mobile port of the classic PC point-and-click adventure […]

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Hands-on with Nokia 2: It’s not about the specs!

After a slew of budget and mid-range devices – Nokia 3, Nokia 5, and Nokia 6 – HMD Global announced its most affordable device as yet, the Nokia 2, priced at €99 ($115). The Nokia 2 comes with Android 7.1.2 Nougat out-of-the-box, and like with all Nokia devices it comes with the promise of pure […]

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Google fixes bug that prevented Motion Photos from being deleted from Drive when you delete them in Photos

<p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nexus2cee_Screen-Shot-2017-10-31-at-7.17.41-PM.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-455687" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nexus2cee_Screen-Shot-2017-10-31-at-7.17.41-PM-728x337.png" alt="" width="668" height="309" /></a></p> <p>Motion Photos debuted alongside the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL as <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/10/11/hands-motion-photos-googles-version-apples-live-photos/">a direct competitor to Apple's Live Photos</a>. These Motion Photos are saved by default whenever you take a picture, allowing you to catch a glimpse of the background while the photo was being taken. But until a day or two ago, these Motion Photos would remain in your Google Drive library, even if you'd already deleted them through Photos.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/10/31/google-fixes-bug-prevented-motion-photos-deleted-drive-delete-photos/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/10/31/google-fixes-bug-prevented-motion-photos-deleted-drive-delete-photos/'>Google fixes bug that prevented Motion Photos from being deleted from Drive...

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Many Galaxy Note8 phones are freezing when the contacts app is opened, even for texting and speed dial

<p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nexus2cee_n8.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-455677" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nexus2cee_n8-728x485.png" alt="" width="668" height="445" /></a></p> <p>Believe it or not, Google isn't the only company with issues on its flagship devices. We've been informed that many units of Samsung's Galaxy Note8 are completely freezing when the contacts app is opened, and that includes when other apps like 'Messaging' and 'Phone' use it as well. Basically, these Note8s are refusing to function as phones.</p> <p><span id="more-455675"></span></p> <p>According to replies on a post entitled 'Note 8 Freezing and unresponsive' in Samsung's forums, many variants of the Note8 are having this problem.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/10/31/many-galaxy-note8-phones-freezing-contacts-app-opened-even-texting-speed-dial/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/10/31/many-galaxy-note8-phones-freezing-contacts-app-opened-even-texting-speed-dial/'>Many Galaxy Note8...

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Google app v7.15 beta adds reset option to customizable search bar, hints at more functionality for Routines and Quartz [APK Teardown]

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nexus2cee_google-2.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-455678" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nexus2cee_google-2.png" alt="" width="728" height="300" /></a></p> <p>A new version of the Google app is making the rounds to users that have opted into the beta channel. This update is a bit tamer than some other recent version bumps. The only change popping up in the live interface at this point is a command to return the Google search widget to its original styling. However, there are quite a few small topics in the teardown, including the addition of Scenes to the upcoming support for Routines (a.k.a.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/10/31/google-app-v7-15-beta-adds-reset-option-customizable-search-bar-hints-functionality-routines-quartz-apk-teardown/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/10/31/google-app-v7-15-beta-adds-reset-option-customizable-search-bar-hints-functionality-routines-quartz-apk-teardown/'>Google app...

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Android 8.1 fixes invisible Do Not Disturb toggle issue from 8.0 Oreo

<p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nexus2cee_Screen-Shot-2017-10-31-at-5.21.30-PM.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-455667" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nexus2cee_Screen-Shot-2017-10-31-at-5.21.30-PM-728x266.png" alt="" width="668" height="244" /></a></p> <p>Believe it or not, <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/08/24/not-disturb-toggle-invisible-android-oreos-volume-controls/">Android 8.0 Oreo actually debuted with an invisible Do Not Disturb toggle</a> in the volume popup. If you knew where the toggle was, it still worked, but that was a bit of a stupid mistake for Google to make. The Android 8.1 developer preview fixes this problem and adds a DND toggle that we can actually see.</p> <p><span id="more-455666"></span></p> <p style="text-align: center"><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nexus2cee_Screenshot_20171030-084831-1.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-455669" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nexus2cee_Screenshot_20171030-084831-1-329x585.png" alt="" width="329" height="585" /></a> <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nexus2cee_Screenshot_20171030-085403-1.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone wp-image-455670 size-medium" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nexus2cee_Screenshot_20171030-085403-1-e1509485469192-329x573.png" width="329" height="573" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center"><strong><em>left: </em></strong><em>8.0. <strong>right: </strong>8.1.</em></p> <p>While...

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Weekly Plan Spotlight: 4 Unlimited lines for $25/ea, free phones included

We’re back with this week’s Plan Spotlight, and this time the offer comes from everyone’s favorite “Un-Carrier.” Okay, technically the deal comes courtesy of MetroPCS, which is T-Mobile’s prepaid brand, not big Magenta itself. Nevertheless, what we’re looking at is 4 lines with unlimited talk, text, and data for $100/month. That’s $25 per line, even […]

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G Suite admins now have greater control over system apps on company-owned Android devices

<p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nexus2cee_Screen-Shot-2017-10-31-at-4.50.43-PM.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-455664" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nexus2cee_Screen-Shot-2017-10-31-at-4.50.43-PM-728x283.png" alt="" width="668" height="260" /></a></p> <p>Many companies have tight restrictions on the apps that are installed on company phones, and now Google can help with that. For those preinstalled apps that can't be managed via the Play Store, Google is now allowing G Suite administrators to control the system apps that are enabled or disabled.</p> <p><span id="more-455662"></span></p> <p>This control will only apply to system apps on company-owned devices, and at launch, the default setting will be for all system apps to be enabled.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/10/31/g-suite-admins-now-greater-control-system-apps-company-owned-android-devices/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/10/31/g-suite-admins-now-greater-control-system-apps-company-owned-android-devices/'>G Suite admins now have greater control over...

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Instagram now supports Arabic, Hebrew, and Farsi

<p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nexus2cee_rtl.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-455660" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nexus2cee_rtl-728x425.png" alt="" width="668" height="390" /></a></p> <p>Here's a thing: Instagram now supports right-to-left languages. Quite frankly, I'm a little surprised that this wasn't present already given the amount of people who speak these languages, but it's here now. If you speak one of those languages, it's very easy to switch your app over to it.</p> <p><span id="more-455654"></span></p> <p>To switch your language to Arabic, Hebrew, or Farsi, just go to the settings tab, then 'Language,' then choose which RTL language you'd like.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/10/31/instagram-now-supports-arabic-hebrew-farsi/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/10/31/instagram-now-supports-arabic-hebrew-farsi/'>Instagram now supports Arabic, Hebrew, and Farsi</a> was written by the...

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