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Top 10 Android News Stories Jan. 17th

January 17, 2016 - Written By Justin Diaz

Life gets busy and sometimes that causes us to miss out on some of the latest news about the topics we’re interested in. If for you that happens to smartphones and other mobile related tech, there’s been quite a few news worthy things happening in the world of mobile this past week. Sony officially announced that the Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact would be launching in the U.S. soon, but then it was also later revealed that the U.S. models would not feature the fingerprint sensor like the models sold everywhere else.

Long awaited support for promo codes on the Play Store from developers has finally been introduced, and in a somewhat shocking reveal, Samsung will be manufacturing the Snapdragon 820 processor. Google also revealed the dates for their upcoming annual developer conference Google I/O, and it was learned that Alphabet executive Eric Schmidt would be meeting with the pope in the near future. While the amount of functionality for smartwatches and wearables is steadily growing, Ford recently announced that they’re currently working on cars which will be able to read the driver via their wearables. If you’ve missed out on these and some of the other top stories from this past week, you can find all of the links for them down below.

Android Pay Launches “Tap 10” Promo to Give Stuff Away

Xiaomi Mi 5 To Go On Sale A Week After Feb 20th Launch

Sony’s Xperia Z5 and Compact Lose Fingerprint Sensor in US

The Google Play Store Finally Supports The Use of Promo Codes

Sony’s Xperia Z5 and Compact Coming to US at Starting $499.99

Samsung Will Manufacture Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 CPU

Chinese Investors Give Uber Close To $2 Billion In Funding

Alphabet’s Eric Schmidt Will Meet With Pope Francis

Google I/O returning to Mountain View, May 18-20th, 2016

Future Ford Vehicles To Read Driver With Wearable