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Big surprise: Android Pay coming your way

Google has formally announced something we already knew was coming anyway. Android Pay is real and is here. Google's latest attempt to cash in, no pun intended, on the mobile wallet trend tries to learn from the reasons that Google Wallet failed. Practically, this means that it has partnered with major payment networks, banks, carriers, and retailers even before it launched, ensuring that it will not only have an audience but also somewhere that audience can use it, whether it be an online purchase or a brick and mortar buy.

Brillo takes Android deeper into your homes

Even before this announcement, it was no secret that Google wants to play a bigger role inside homes, and Nest just isn't enough, with only two products on its shelf. With Brillo and the Weave protocol, however, Google can considerably expand its influence to both existing and upcoming smart appliances. Leveraging the ubiquity of Android, Brillo promises to make things simpler for OEMs, app developers, and especially users in controlling and orchestrating all those disparate pieces that together make up the so-called Internet of Things.

Android M is here: app permissions, doze mode, USB-C

Google I/O 2015 has kicked off and, no surprise, Android is front and center. Also no surprise that Google has announced the existence of Android M just as it had announced Android L at the same event a year ago. And like its predecessor, the features of Android M will slowly be revealed over time while the latest version of Android treks its way to a Q3 2015 release. For now, Google has revealed some of M's key features, which, as expected, includes App Permissions.

Enter to win a Nexus 9, Chromecast, and Google Play gift card [DEALS]

The Google Gadget Giveaway offers the chance for one lucky person to take home a new Android powered Google Nexus 9 tablet, a Chromecast stick, and a $100 Google Play gift card. It’s a formidable combination that’ll help anyone get more out of their home entertainment system. Enter to win an entertainment and productivity prize package valued at $550 with The Google Gadget Giveaway, presented by Android Community Deals.

ZeroLemon SolarJuice 20000mAh pack harnesses sun power [DEALS]

We just can't get enough of ZeroLemon's selection of emergency battery packs here at Android Community Deals. This time, we're once again turning our attention to one of their more environment friendly products. The ZeroLemon SolarJuice power bank combines two unique features you will rarely find together in a single battery pack. Aside from being able to recharge over any lighting condition, as the name implies, it also boats of 20,000 mAh of juice, capable of fast charging two devices at the same time.

Let a hundred apps flourish with the Android Game Dev Bundle [DEALS]

Summer is here, and with it come vacations and days of fun, some of which translate into some good old-fashioned gaming. But what if you're tired of simply being on the receiving end of such interactive content? What if you think you have the seeds of what could be the next Angry Birds, Candy Crush, or Clash of Clans? Then better roll up those sleeves (if you have any) and dust off that keyboard. You're gonna learn how to make Android games, or apps, with this Android Game Developer Bundle.

Android Community Weekly Digest: May 24, 2015

Things have been rather slow this week, though it feels more like the calm before the storm. Indeed, we're hearing a few whispers about Google might be bringing to the tablet at I/O 2015 nex week. That, of course, doesn't mean that nothing noteworthy happened this week, like the launch, sort of, of the YotaPhone 2 in the US and LG's continued attempts to milk everything it can out of the G4 brand. This is your latest edition of Android Community's Weekly Digest, covering the period from May 18 to May 24, 2015.

Save 67% on a 2 year subscription to NordVPN [DEALS]

No one can deny that the internet offers huge benefits. The only problem is that the internet has also opened up a whole new world of opportunity for criminals. These nefarious individuals use their skills to hack into networks to gain access to personal information such as banking records, credit card numbers, and more. You can protect yourself from these threats, however, if you employ a VPN service. Enjoy two years of protection from hackers and identity thieves with NordVPN, just $39 at Android Community Deals.

Last chance to join the Huawei Watch Giveaway [DEALS]

With all the focus on the big players in the smartwatch industry, it might be too easy to forget the relatively smaller players that have products that are just as interesting, sometimes even better. The Huawei Watch didn't exactly make a big splash, but we found out for ourselves that it was a little hidden treasure waiting to be discovered. And now you can discover that yourself, for free even, if you get to be the lucky one in this Huawei Watch Giveaway that is quickly coming to a close.
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