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Xiaomi rolls out Mexican firmware to global Mi A3 units, breaks dual-SIM functionality

Xiaomi rolls out Mexican firmware to global Mi A3 units, breaks dual-SIM functionality

Xiaomi is cautioning Mi A3 owners not to download a global firmware update because of "a serious bug" that prevents dual-SIM customers from utilizing both slots. The warning comes after an Indian user came into trouble with his OTA.

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Spotify to launch proper lyrics in 26 markets today

Spotify to launch proper lyrics in 26 markets today

Spotify has been working on proper lyrics support for ages. It likely takes this long to implement the seemingly simple feature in part due to licensing issues surrounding songtexts, which already led to a lawsuit against Google. Spotify seems to have finally found a suitable solution, as TechCrunch reports that the company is planning to roll out lyrics synced with music to 26 markets today. The US, Canada, and the UK aren't among these, though.

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[Update: 22 more nations] Student pricing for YouTube Premium is available in 28 new countries

[Update: 22 more nations] Student pricing for YouTube Premium is available in 28 new countries

Until today, YouTube Music Premium and YouTube Premium plans offered special pricing for students, though only in the USA. But now, the reduced cost option is available in eight new countries.

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The Play Store gives users a new cash payment option

The Play Store gives users a new cash payment option

A few days ago, we reported that the Play Store is beginning to offer a new payment option for users. Starting in Mexico, users can top up their balance at a convenience store, so they don't need to have a credit card, carrier billing, or any other payment method linked to their account. At I/O, Google officially introduced the feature and explained how it works.

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Top up your Google Play balance with cash at convenience stores, starting in Mexico

Top up your Google Play balance with cash at convenience stores, starting in Mexico

For users around the world, there are different ways to pay for purchases on Google Play. The most widely supported method is a credit card, but that's far from a ubiquitous possession in many countries. That's why Google Play offers carrier billing, Paypal integration, gift cards, and various other ways to simplify paying for apps, games, and other digital goods. But the easiest way of all is cash, and this is how you could soon start topping up your Play balance.

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Google One will expand to Argentina, Australia, Brazil, and Mexico in the coming weeks, more regions later

Google One will expand to Argentina, Australia, Brazil, and Mexico in the coming weeks, more regions later

Google One's launch has been fraught with delays and pseudo-announcements. The unifying storage service was introduced in May, but only select users got invited to try it out, then Google re-announced it again a few weeks ago, saying it was available to everyone in the US. But we all know that just meant it was starting to be available to all. Now comes the news that One is finally stepping outside the borders of the USA and going south to Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina, then sailing across the Pacific to Australia.

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Instagram starts testing a Lite version of its app in Mexico [APK Download]

Instagram starts testing a Lite version of its app in Mexico [APK Download]

With mobile data getting faster and smartphones having larger storage, you'd be forgiven if you thought the need for slimmer and more efficient apps is dwindling. Quite the contrary, many developers are building bigger apps with overflowing features, which are not optimized enough for the lower-end devices and slower networks that are still found all around the world. To provide an alternative and avoid alienating this large user base, these developers are making "lite" versions of their apps — we've already seen this happen with Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Twitter, Uber, LinkedIn, Skype, Shazam, and all of Google's Go apps. Instagram is now joining the fold with its own Lite app.

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Google Home and Home Mini launch in Mexico (Updated)

Google Home and Home Mini launch in Mexico (Updated)

We knew it was bound to happen when Google Home added support for Mexican Spanish, but now the Home and Home Mini speakers have officially launched in Mexico and are available for purchase.

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¡Vale! Google Home can now speak three dialects of Spanish (Spain, Mexico, United States)

¡Vale! Google Home can now speak three dialects of Spanish (Spain, Mexico, United States)

¡Hola! If you speak Spanish and prefer to talk to your virtual assistants in that language, then I have good news for you. Google Home's settings have been updated now so you can choose Español as your default language for your smart speakers.

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Google Station spreads its public Wi-Fi love to Mexico

Google Station spreads its public Wi-Fi love to Mexico

It's really easy to take internet connectivity for granted: between increasingly capable cellular networks, and high-speed private Wi-Fi access points in our homes and workplaces, staying connected 24/7 is more effortless than it's ever been. At least, that may be the case for some of us, but wireless infrastructure varies wildly around the globe, and there are millions of fellow users out there who would no doubt love to see their local internet access seriously overhauled. Today Google's doing what it can to help, as it announces the availability of free public Wi-Fi in over sixty popular areas across Mexico as part of an expansion of Google Station.

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