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Today Google announced that they will be taking initiatives to help raise fund for special needs project and for children who are in need of special schooling. The company will donate $1 for each purchase made with Android Pay between now and December 31st, amounting up to a total of $1 million. Additionally, the company will double that money - that's $2 for the purchases made via Google Pay on Black Friday. To do this Google.org and Android Pay have teamed up with DonorsChoose.org (an organisation dedicated to make sure that teachers and schools have all the required tools to educate all types of children).


As per Google, the Android Pay is available at over a million locations across the United States, so now you have plethora of options to buy what you want, and contribute to a good cause. In order to set up Android Pay on your device, you will first need a device that has support for NFC payments. You can get this feature in any new mid-range and top-tier smartphone, except the OnePlus 2. To get started, install Android Pay from Google Play, save your credit or debit card on file, and you're ready to roll.

 

Link: Android Pay



OnePlus isn't having as much success as they'd hope in the low-cost flagship segment. Increased competition and other issues is making the launch of their OnePlus 2 difficult. To boost sales, the company offered to sell the OP2 for anyone without an invite for one hour. They're also trying a new marketing tactic that might not be their best idea.


OnePlus has attempted contests in the past, such as Smash The Past and a controversial photo competition. Neither went well. Their new approach is good in theory, but customers aren't likely to enjoy it any more than past contests.


The company wants customers to donate their Galaxy S6 / S6 Edge / S6 Edge+ and Note 5 devices for a free OnePlus 2. All donated phones go to Hope Phones, an organization dedicated to providing medical technology to people in need.


With the Note 5 and S6 Edge+ being worth nearly double the OnePlus 2, it's unlikely many customers will take their deal. It might also have been better if they'd opened up the program to more flagship phones in 2015 than just Samsung.


Source: OnePlus.net

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