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Google Wallet is now available in total 45 countries [6 New]

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Last month, Google launched the Google Wallet app for 39 countries, and it’s now expanded to 6 more markets including South Africa, Serbia, Moldova, Azerbaijan, Qatar, and Iceland.

As of now, the Google Wallet app is expanding in Moldova, Qatar, Serbia, and South Africa, where users can now add credit and debit cards to the virtual wallet and start payments through Android phones or Wear OS watches.

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Consumers residing in Azerbaijan and Iceland will soon get Google Wallet app support for their Android phones, while the Wear OS variant will be available “in the upcoming months.”

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The Google Wallet app gives you fast, secure access to your everyday essentials. With just your smartphone, you can tap to pay everywhere Google Pay is accepted, board a flight, or go to a movie.

Following the latest expansion of service, Google Wallet is now available in 45 countries via the Google Play Store. In near future, Google’s likely to bring more capabilities so it can replace your physical wallet.

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Samsung Wallet app launched to store cards, IDs, digital keys, and more in one place

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Samsung Galaxy F55 5G launched in India with striking deals on Fit 3, 45W charger

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Samsung launched Galaxy F55 5G in India, bringing striking deals bundling Fit 3 and a 45W charger. The phone comes with a premium vegan leather finish back panel. The company first introduced the device in China as the Galaxy C55 5G.

For the first time, the company is offering a classy vegan leather design with a saddle stitch pattern with the Galaxy F55 5G in India. The device features a Super AMOLED+ 120Hz display and is available in two mesmerizing colors – Apricot Crush & Raisin Black.

The Galaxy F55 5G will be available in 3 storage variants on Flipkart, Samsung.com, and at select retail stores. For a limited period, consumers can avail a 45W charger at just INR 499 or a Galaxy Fit3 at just INR 1999 apart from an instant bank discount of INR 2000.

The Galaxy F55 5G features a 6.7” Full HD+ sAMOLED+ display. Its 120Hz refresh rate makes scrolling through social media feeds a breeze. It also supports 1000 nits of high brightness and Vision Booster technology, ensuring users effortlessly enjoy their favorite content.

The phone is equipped with a 4nm Snapdragon 7 Gen1 processor to deliver seamless multitasking. Thanks to One UI optimization, the processor provides a swift mobile gaming experience with high-speed connectivity along with high-quality audio and visuals.

The F55 5G has a 50MP primary camera with OIS and a 50MP high-resolution front camera for detailed, sharper selfies. Besides, it packs a 5000mAh battery that enables long sessions of browsing and gaming, as well as supports 45W fast charging.

Last but not least, Samsung is reaffirming its commitment to customer satisfaction by providing four generations of OS upgrades and five years of security updates with Galaxy F55 5G, ensuring users can enjoy the latest features and enhanced security for years to come.

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Huawei foldable dethroned Samsung with 257% growth

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Huawei outpaced Samsung in the global foldable smartphone market in Q1 2024. TechInsights reveals that Huawei scored a whopping 257% YoY growth in the worldwide smartphone market, letting it claim the leadership crown from Samsung.

According to the report, Samsung lost its leadership to Huawei in the foldable market in Q1 2024. The Chinese phone maker managed to become the leader in the first quarter, with Chinese sales bringing a major push to claim this milestone.

The study notes that the Chinese tech giant secured its lead in the overall foldable phone market by dominating the Fold type segment. Despite a 25% decrease in market share YoY, Samsung maintained its leadership in the Flip-style foldable phone.

Surprisingly, Motorola scored an annual growth of 1260% with its clamshell foldable Razr. While notable growth was recorded by Honor (+480%), Vivo (+331%), and Xiaomi (+41%), Samsung (-25%) and Oppo (-75%) experienced a decline in market share.

The Chinese foldable phone market exhibited a growth of 94% year-on-year. As for the North American region, it grew by 143% YoY, and Motorola surpassed Samsung to take the top spot, with Samsung in second place and OnePlus in third.

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Apple to unveil AI-generated emoji and OpenAI collab at WWDC

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At WWDC 2024, Apple will likely unveil AI-generated emoji and OpenAI collab. Apple is unlikely to debut significant AI or Generative AI features that Google and Samsung. Rather, the company could reveal basic AI features like transcribing voice memos or auto-generated emojis.

According to MarkGurman, the Apple WWDC 2024 event may include basic AI features and OpenAI collaboration. Apple’s rumored “smart recap” feature could summarize missed texts, notifications, and other things like “web pages, news articles, documents, notes and other forms of media.”

The Voice Memo app could also get a big boost in AI-generated transcripts. Apple could also announce AI-powered improvements to on-device Spotlight search, internet searches with Safari, as well as writing suggestions for emails and texts.

Rumors also indicate AI-powered features that will let users retouch photos and generate emoji based on what you’re texting. Siri voice assistant may also get a better, more natural-sounding voice, powered by Apple’s own large language models.

Earlier, Apple was rumored to be in talks with Google to integrate Gemini AI. Apple is reportedly allowing OpenAI to integrate its ChatGPT chatbot with its operating system. However, Gurman reports that the company is still working with Google to reach an agreement on Gemini AI.

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