Samsung Pay for Gear S3 Works on Many Phones, Except for Pixel

Recently discovered, Samsung Pay for the Gear S3, Samsung’s latest smartwatch, is working for many smartphones on the market that aren’t made by Samsung. For example, if you utilize a LG G5 and a Gear S3, you can now use Samsung Pay from your smartwatch. Considering Samsung’s rather closed approach to its ecosystem in past years, this is pretty major. I mean, you couldn’t even use their smartwatches without a Samsung phone for a while, so this news is great.  (more…)

Verizon’s Black Friday 2016 Deals are Here and You’ll Want to Take a Look

Yesterday, we highlighted one of the Verizon Black Friday deals for 2016, which included Google’s Pixel phone for as low as $10 per month. Today, Verizon pushed out their whole list of Black Friday deals and I think you’ll want to take a look. The deals include free phones galore (with trade-ins), free $200 VISA gift cards, $200 savings on Android phones $400+, price drops on tablets, and a whole bunch of well-priced accessories.

Ready for the whole list? Have at it.

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Huawei Executive Confirms Reasoning Behind Company’s Refusal to Produce Google’s Pixel Phones

In early October, a report circulated that HTC was not Google’s first choice for manufacturing the Pixel devices. In fact, Google first approached Huawei, the makers of the Nexus 6P, but due to Google’s fierce desire to have no other branding on the devices besides its own, Huawei stepped away from the deal.

Confirmed this week by Huawei executive Colin Giles, having no mention of Huawei in any promotional or branding material was apparently a major turn off for the company. It is reported that years ago, Huawei decided it would not be a contract shop for other companies looking to produce handsets. Since Google was looking purely for this exact thing, the deal never took place.  (more…)