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Worldwide Android News 04/03/16 – HTC, Micromax And More

March 3, 2016 - Written By Kristijan Lucic

Micromax releases Canvas Tab P702, A 7-Inch Tablet

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Micromax Canvas Tab P702 is the company’s newest entry level tablet. This device features a 7-inch 720p display, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of native storage. MediaTEk’s MT8735 quad-core SoC running at 1.3GHz fuels this device, and a 3,000mAh battery is also available here. The 5-megapixel snapper is placed on the back, and a 2-megapixel shooter is available up front. Android 5.0 Lollipop comes pre-installed here, and the Canvas Tab P702 is exclusively available at Snapdeal and costs Rs. 7,999.

HTC Vive Now Available For Pre-Order In Australia

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HTC Vive is a very compelling VR headset, and it sure is pricey. The whole VR package is now available for pre-order in Australia, and it costs $817.27, though keep in mind you’ll have to pay an extra $110 for shipping. The whole Vive setup (two controllers, link box, ear buds and Vive accessories) will start shipping on April 5th. If you’re interested, head over to HTC Vive website and pre-order it.

Chromecast 2015 & Chromecast Audio Hit Australia, New Zealand, Japan And South Korea

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Google has introduced the 2nd-gen Chromecast last year, and along with that dongle, the company has also announced Chromecast Audio. Both of these devices have been available out in the market for quite some time now, and their availability is constantly expanding. The two devices are now available in Australia ($42.30), New Zealand ($45.80), Japan ($44.11) and South Korea ($44.58).

Google Play Carrier Billing Rolls Out To Kuwait & Vietnam

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Google Play Billing availability is constantly expanding. Google has rolled out this direct carrier billing to Kuwait and Vietnam, following tons of other countries in the last couple of months. Viettel has enabled carrier billing in Vietnam, while Zain, Ooredoo and Viva have done the same in Kuwait. The MobiFone is actually expected to do the same in Vietnam soon, it is possible that they already did.

Huawei Launches Mate 8 In Taiwan, Costs $535 Unlocked

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The Huawei Mate 8 is currently the most powerful HTC-branded device. This flagship is made out fo metal, and was originally announced back in December. Huawei has re-announced this handset during CES in Las Vegas back in January, and the device is now available in Taiwan as well. The phablet is priced at NT$17,900 ($535), and it features a 6-inch 1080p display, 3GB of RAM (only that variant is available in Taiwan it seems), and it is fueled by the Kirin 950 64-bit octa-core processor. Read our full review if you’d like to know more about the Mate 8.