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[Update: APK Download] Tez, Google's mobile payment platform in India, gets rebranded to Google Pay

Naming and branding things isn't Google's forte. One day a service is launched, the next it's renamed, and the third it's rolled into another service, which then gets rebranded again. That was the story for Google Wallet and Android Pay, until they were unified into Google Pay. Now Google Tez is also joining them under the same umbrella.

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Google products in India are gaining support for more languages

Google has a massive user base in India, but, until recently, there's been a dearth of Google products that support Indian languages. At this year's Google for India event, the company announced that it is taking strides to correct that.

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The Galaxy A8 Star is another overpriced phone for India

India is perhaps the most competitive smartphone market in the world, but Samsung doesn't seem to care much. The company has launched a number of phones targeted at India over the past few months, like the Galaxy On6, On8, and J2 Core; all of them are priced much higher than comparable devices from Xioami, OnePlus, and others.

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Poco F1 by Xiaomi could be a true flagship killer: $300 for SD845 and LiquidCool technology

Earlier in the month, we reported on rumors that Xiaomi was preparing to launch a subbrand offering flagship specs at affordable prices in an overt attempt to compete with OnePlus. Pocophone's first device is now official after an event in New Delhi, India, streamed live on YouTube.

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Samsung re-releases the Galaxy J8 in India as the Galaxy On8

Last month, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy On6, a rebranded Galaxy J6 sold exclusively online. Perhaps renaming existing phones is working out for Samsung, because the company just did it again. Today it announced the Galaxy On8, a phone identical to the already-released Galaxy J8.

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[Update: Changes are live] WhatsApp takes more action against misinformation by testing forwarding restrictions

Just like every other popular social networking, instant messaging, or news aggregation platform under the sun, WhatsApp has been having trouble keeping the spread of misinformation in check. To that end, the Facebook-owned IM service recently launched a feature clearly separating forwarded messages from those specially addressed to you.

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HTC denies claims that it will stop selling phones in India

HTC has not been doing well lately, to say the least. The company is currently laying off 1,500 employees, and its June sales were down 68% from last year. Now there are reports that HTC is exiting the Indian market, which the company is denying.

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Samsung Galaxy On6 launching in India July 5, starts at ₹14,490 (~$210)

The Galaxy On5 was a budget phone from Samsung, released in India in 2015. It received mostly poor reviews, and MetroPCS in the United States started selling the phone in late 2016. Today Samsung announced a sequel, the On6, which will go on sale in India on July 5.

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[Update: APK download] Uber is piloting a Lite version of its rider app in India

Scaled down versions of apps are nothing new; Google has made plenty of "Go" apps specifically for emerging markets where internet connections are unreliable, phones are generally less capable, and plans offer less data. Uber is now getting in on the act, too.

Uber Lite has been built with India in mind — where it's currently being piloted — but it will be coming to other regions around the world later on. It's been designed to save space, weighing in at only 5MB (or about three selfies as Uber helpfully points out), and run on any Android phone. Even when on a network with poor connectivity, a response time of just 300ms is touted, so you should be able to book a ride almost immediately.

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Samsung Galaxy J8 goes on sale in India June 28 for INR 18,990

Last month, Samsung announced four new Galaxy phones for the Indian market, including the A6, A6+, and J6. The fourth model, the Galaxy J8, will be available to purchase from tomorrow. For just INR 18,990 (around $277) you get a 6” HD+ super AMOLED Infinity display (18.5:9), dual rear cameras, and a design not dissimilar to Samsung's more expensive handsets.

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