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Android Go phones will be available soon

Engadget

Android Oreo had quite the interesting feature lurking in its software: Go Edition, which was designed for smartphones with 1 GB of RAM or less. Today, the company announced that the first set of Android Oreo (Go Edition) phones will be unveiled next week and be available for purchase soon after that.


Google Pay combines Android Pay, Google Wallet into single service

ZDNet

Managing an Android Pay and Google Wallet account wasn't a lot of work, but it sure could get confusing at times. In a move to streamline its payment platform across the web, mobile, and retail locations, Google is combining its two payment platforms into one the company announced on Monday.


Google Android Security report 2017: We read it so you don't have to

ZDNet

Google released its Android security report just to let you know that you're not loading up on potentially harmful applications. While the report is partly a marketing vehicle for Android given Apple often touts its security, there are some key takeaways to ponder. We read through the 56-page Android report so you don't have to. Here are the key takeaways. This report is about perception and corralling an ecosystem that's hard to wrangle.


Google Lens arrives on every Android phone with Google Photos

ZDNet

Google on Monday said Google Lens, an app that uses artificial intelligence to identify objects using a phone's camera, is now rolling out to all Google Photos users on Android. Previously, Google Lens was only available for the Pixel lineup. Google Lens' wider support is rolling out on a gradual basis, and everyone should have the update in the next few days, Google tweeted. During MWC in February, Google detailed the Lens app, which can scan a business card and turn it into a contact, will be more widely supported. Google's aim for Lens is understanding what you're looking at and take actions based on that information.