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Opera Apps Club brings premium app subscriptions to emerging markets

Opera has launched its Apps Club worldwide, a subscription service for premium Android apps that provide developers access to more markets with “all you can download” plans. Consumers, who may have not been able to via traditional store methods due to low credit card penetration, can then take advantage of these offers. Think of it as a Netflix-style subscription service, but instead of just TV shows and films, you can unlock content in supported apps.

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LG’s budget K10 and K4 launch in Europe this week, other markets to follow

LG has announced that its latest budget phones, the K10 and K4, will be starting their global rollout in key markets this week. The initial launch will see the two smartphones rolling out across Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). And LG says that the devices will begin landing across Latin America, the Middle East and Asia in the coming weeks.

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Competition and Markets Authority in the UK clears the BT and EE merger

BT is set to merge with EE, and the company has just received the green light from the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) in the UK. This body has approved the merger, which clears BT’s £12.5 billion acquisition of EE to become the UK’s largest mobile telecoms company. The CMA found that the merger of the two companies would not result in substantial lessening of competition in the UK.

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Mid-range LG Zero to launch in Taiwan this week, other markets to follow

LG has announced that its latest mid-range smartphone, the LG Zero, will start arriving this week in Taiwan, with several other markets in Asia, Europe, and Latin America to follow.

LG brings a Ray of light to emerging markets

LG Ray is now official, becoming the latest entry-level offering from the South Korean manufacturer. The phone will be available in the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) region later this week, followed by Latin America. LG is targeting 3G markets with the handset, which comes with a brushed-metal finish at the back along with rear-mounted volume and power buttons.

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Sprint announces faster LTE Plus network, launching today in 77 markets

Sprint has announced the rollout of its LTE Plus network, available now in 77 of the carrier’s markets. Built using LTE Advanced technologies like carrier aggregation and beamforming, Sprint’s LTE Plus is meant to deliver faster speeds and more consistent service.

Samsung plans to launch its contactless payment service in new markets come 2016

Samsung is planning to bring Samsung Pay to China, Spain, and the UK at the start of 2016, after debuting in the US and South Korea on the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge. Samsung managed to process $ 30 million in transactions in South Korea during the first month of operation.

Motorola begins Marshmallow rollout for Moto X Style and 2014 Moto X in select markets

Motorola’s David Schuster took to Google+ today to announce that the company is set to start the initial deployment for Android 6.0 Marshmallow to the Moto X Style in Brazil and India and the Moto X (2014) in Brazil, while the updated is expected to start rolling out for the 2015 Moto X Pure Edition in the “next few weeks.”

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LG’s Nexus 5X is now available for purchase in select launch markets

The Nexus 5X is now available for purchase in select markets. LG has announced that the company’s third Nexus smartphone can be ordered on the Google Store and at participating retailers in Canada, India, Ireland, Korea, Japan, and the UK and US. Additional markets in Europe, Asia and Latin America are expected to follow suit in the coming weeks.

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HTC announces One M9+ Aurora Edition, Butterfly 3 for international markets

Google obviously stole the spotlight this morning with its barrage of announcements, but HTC had some things to say as well.  We’ve previously heard about HTC’s event in Japan, and suspected that variants of the top-end One M9+ and Butterfly J would be discussed (rather than the One A9, which was just teased).  Turns out those rumors where true.

One M9+ Aurora Edition


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