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[Deal Alert] Mastercard offers Transport for London and Caffé Nero deals for Android Pay users in the UK

We Brits are just getting used to Android Pay - I paid for a pint in my local pub the other day and was very excited when it worked - and in an effort to increase adoption, Mastercard are offering Transport for London (TfL) refunds and Caffé Nero offers to anyone paying with their Android phone.

For the TfL offer, people using the Tube, Tram, bus, Docklands Light Railway, TfL Rail, Emirates Air Line, the Thames Clipper service, Gatwick Express National Rail services in London every Monday for the next four weeks will be entitled to a refund providing you're using Android Pay.

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Google Allo hits 5 million downloads in the Play Store, is #8 in Top Charts

Google Allo, the second of Google's two new messaging apps, has just hit five million downloads in the Google Play Store. All the anticipation for Allo (let's forget about the subsequent letdown for now) has made its download numbers soar. However, the aforementioned letdown is quite apparent in its current ranking in the Play Store; while Allo sat at #1 in Top Charts just five days ago, it's since fallen to #8.

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Mercedes and Kia add new Android Auto models

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OnePlus releases community build 3.5.3 for OnePlus 3 with cellular data firewall, scrolling screenshots, and more

OnePlus is still plugging away at the merger of Oxygen and Hydrogen OS with a new community build for the OnePlus 3. This time, it's version 3.5.3, and the changes are surprisingly substantial. You can give it a shot now, but the usual warnings about bugs in pre-release software apply.

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New Amazon Fire TV stick brings quad-core CPU, Alexa Remote, and AC Wi-Fi

Just two days ago, Roku announced their new lineup of media center devices, and today Amazon has made public their latest Fire TV Stick. If you are unfamiliar with Amazon's hardware offerings, the Fire TV Stick is their competitor to the Chromecast (even to the point of Amazon removing Chromecast listings from their store). But unlike the Chromecast, and similar to the recently-announced Roku Express, all applications run directly on the device. The Fire TV stick also has a sizable game library, which is certainly unique at the price point.

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The LG V20 officially becomes the first phone to launch with Nougat this week... in South Korea

Oh, LG. You and your marketing gimmicks. The LG V20 was announced as the first phone that would launch with Android 7.0 Nougat, and indeed, that's about to happen. However, the launch this week is only happening in South Korea. The rest of the world has to wait. It's still first, though. LG was technically correct—the best kind of correct.

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BlackBerry to stop developing its own hardware, will rely on manufacturing partners instead

It looks like the ill-fated BlackBerry Priv will end up being the last piece of hardware developed internally by BlackBerry. The company has announced today that it is ending all hardware design efforts so it can focus on software. This comes alongside the company's quarterly results, which show yet another big loss. This is really the last course of action the company has.

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Spaces v1.7 adds capability to save posted images [APK Download]

As some readers might recall, there were a couple of fairly unusual, and very time-consuming teardown posts last week. In the final dash to finish them up, a few app updates were sidelined until they could be checked more thoroughly. Most of them have turned out to be bug fixes or have only small changes that don't really call for attention. The update to Google's micro-community app Spaces isn't very significant either, but it does resolve one of the most common complaints in the app since its release: it's now possible to save images posted to a space.

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Saving images is a pretty standard feature in most apps, so it's not surprising many early users of Spaces complained when there was no way to make local copies of images or re-share them to another app.

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T-Mobile offers free unlimited LTE data in several European and South American countries until Dec 31, 2016

T-Mobile offered free LTE data in Brazil for its customers who were traveling there for the olympics, then later extended the offer for the paralympics. It also had a similar offer for those who were traveling to some European countries.

Those offers have either expired or are about to expire soon, but T-Mo is having none of it. It's extending this free LTE data roaming option until the end of 2016, so that's December 31, 2016. It's also adding more countries in South America. Here are the countries you can travel to and where you can expect to be charged nothing for your data usage if you have a T-Mobile SIM:

European Destinations
Armenia, Austria, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Ukraine, United Kingdom

South American Destinations
Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Easter Island, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela

The offer starts on October 1, so don't go using allthedata just yet. It seems that texting is also unlimited in these countries, as part of Simple Global, and calling is charged at a flat rate of $0.20/min.

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Firefox Aurora arrives on the Play Store in "unreleased" state

For a couple of years, Firefox Aurora, the developer edition of the popular browser, has only been available directly from Mozilla. As of today, Aurora has landed on the Play Store, in early access (i.e. unreleased) form. This is presumably because it's unstable and not meant to be used by the general public, and only by those interested in what's coming soon or building the web. Regardless, it is always good to see things in development that will later be deployed to the public version of Firefox, which is currently on v49.

I've been trying to find out when Mozilla first released Aurora for Android, but the best I've found is v29.0a2, made available on February 7 2014.

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