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Google Pay brings new bank options to users in Australia, Italy, Spain, Norway, Denmark, Finland, and Sweden

Google Pay users in the States have a pretty nice thing going for them, with the service supported by umpteen million financial institutions (give or take a million). But as we travel abroad, the situation's much more hit-and-miss. It's far from a sure thing that Google Pay is available in a country at all, and even where it is, the selection of partner banks can be pretty sparse. So today we're happy to share with you some progress towards remedying that situation, as new banks come online for Google Pay around the globe.

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Google Pay international growth brings new options to Spain, Italy, and Japan

We know: the best news about Google services expanding is when the company finally gets around to bringing one of them to a whole new country. And with Google Pay we've been pretty lucky over the past few weeks, seeing Google bring its payment solution to users in Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, and most recently Chile. But in addition to these new nations joining the Google Pay family, we've also been keeping track of new banks and card providers coming online in nations already covered by Pay. Today we're getting you caught up with some of that latest action, as new payment methods land for users in Spain, Italy, and Japan.

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OnePlus 6T now on sale in Europe, here's where you can buy it

With its latest phone, OnePlus has graduated from 'flagship on a budget' to be a true contender for the best smartphone around. Check out Ryne's review if you don't believe me. Open sales started in the US several days ago, but it's now available to buy in Europe too.

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Amazon Echo and Alexa skills are now available in Italy and Spain

Amazon is now officially selling Echo devices in Italy and Spain, and there are dozens of local Alexa skills from various developers ready to go. This follows launches into France and India earlier this year, as Amazon looks to new arenas of competition with Google Home products.

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Google Photos photo books are now available in Italy, the Netherlands, and Spain

Google Photos is, for many, a life-changing product. It stores and organizes every photo you take in relatively high quality for free (or in original quality for free, if you're a Pixel user). There's still something to be said for printed photos, though, which makes the photo books Google offers a neat proposition. And now, residents of Italy, the Netherlands, and Spain are able to take advantage.

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Google Home and Home Mini now available in Spain, Austria, and Ireland

In late May, we noted that a Spain launch for the Home and Home Mini was imminent after the duo showed up on a Spanish retailer's site. That wasn't entirely surprising given that Google had mentioned they'd be coming to Spain sometime in 2018. A few weeks later, the Home and Home Mini are now available from the Google Store not just in Spain, but also in Austria and Ireland.

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Alexa Skills Kit and Voice Service expand to Italy and Spain, Echo devices coming later in the year

Amazon has announced that the Echo and other Alexa speakers from Bose and Sonos are coming to Spain and Italy later this year. In preparation for that, it is now expanding the Alexa Skills Kit and Voice Service to these two countries.

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¡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 Home and Wifi launch in Spain imminent as products show up on El Corte Inglés

Back at Google I/O, we missed a little interesting nugget of information. It was quietly announced that Google Home and Home Mini will be launching in seven new countries during 2018: Denmark, Korea, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, and Sweden. And it's Spain we're focusing on today as it seems like the launch is imminent in the country: both the Google Home and Home Mini were briefly posted on El Corte Inglés's website then removed, plus the site is also showing Google Wifi router 1-pack and 3-pack (those pages haven't been taken down yet).

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[Update: Three owner confirms availability] Xiaomi is expanding its reach across Europe

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has confirmed that it is expanding its reach across Europe. Its popular handsets and other devices will go on sale in France and Italy later this month. One carrier has already confirmed that it plans to sell Xiaomi smartphones in the U.K., too.

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