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Worldwide Android News 09/26/14 – Xperia Z3 Series, OnePlus One Earbuds and More!

September 26, 2014 - Written By Tom Dawson

 

Google Play Books Expands Further into Europe

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It might have taken Google quite some time to start expanding Google Play throughout Europe and the globe at large, but it seems that things are moving nice and quickly now. Play Books seems to be the next thing to expand into Eastern Europe, with reports of the service going live in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Ukraine. Things should be live for readers in those regions, but if not, consult the Google Support page that is “the list” and perhaps contact Google to get some more info on the matter.

Google Now Gets New Flight Card

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Google Now’s Flight Card has been updated, with it now tracking how much flights will cost you, allowing you to get the best deal at the best time, perfect if you’re not bound by holiday requirements or something like that. As of right now though, it seems that this feature is restricted to just US flights, which is a shame, but it’s a good start. Indian readers will remember that Jet Airways is the only Indian airline to integrate with Google Now, so far anyway.

OnePlus One Introduce Own-Brand Earbuds

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Earlier in the week, OnePlus finally released their own earbuds to go with the OnePlus One smartphone. We wouldn’t be surprised if this decision was made to launch this week after the cancellation of those lovely bamboo stylecovers, but nevertheless the buds look pretty nice, match the overall look of the OnePlus One and there also going to cost just $15 when they go on sale, which is not a bad deal at all.

Motorola’s Deck Bluetooth Speaker Coming in India for RS 8,990

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Motorola has recently launched the Moto G and Moto X in India and along with the new devices come some new accessories as well. The Motorola Deck is a really attractive Bluetooth speaker designed specifically for the new Motorola smartphones and it’ll be available in India soon for RS 8,990. It features a 3.5mm jack, the ability to pair to as many as five different devices and will playback music for as long as 10 hours on a single charge.

Sony’s Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact Launch in India

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As we reported earlier in the week, Sony’s latest devices have now launched and been priced in India and while they don’t come cheap, the Xperia Z3 and the Z3 Compact are arguably worth that extra money when compared to other smartphones that have recently hit the market. The Xperia Z3 will cost RS 51,990 meanwhile the Xperia Z3 Compact will come in at RS 44,990. Both of these phones are pricey affairs, but with that excellent 20.7-megapixel and Snapdragon 801 with 3GB of RAM inside both of these devices, these are worth the money, that’s for sure.