Roughly 40% of iPads sold on Black Friday were to Android users

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Android users sure want to take a bite out of that Apple. According to more than 90,000 Black Friday receipts from Android and iOS users collected by InfoScout, about 40% of them were Android smartphone owners that bought an iPad. This means that about 36,000 Android users bought an iPad. This is an interesting figure because it shows that although Android is an excellent experience on a smartphone, those consumers aren’t feeling the same way about it on tablets. And with the launch of the new iPad Air, consumers are certainly going to be driven to buy something new with excellent specifications.

Google, on the other hand, has yet to announce their plans for a new Nexus 10 or even a Nexus 8. While some would say it is really up to OEMs to produce great tablets, I would argue that Google needs to shape the tablet experience into something fresh with their Nexus devices. The Nexus line is nowhere near as popular as Samsung’s Galaxy brand, but it certainly is evolving into something mainstream.

Source: InfoScout Blog
Via: Cult of Android

[Deal] Verizon’s One Max, G2, and DROID Ultra full retail prices drop

verizon_blackfriday_retail_drop_one_maxThe latest deal for Black Friday is a price drop for the full retail price on three of Verizon’s best devices. The HTC One Max, LG G2, and DROID Ultra by Motorola are all seeing their full price drop. The One Max and G2 can be bought off-contract for $499 each and the DROID Ultra is available for $449. What is is interesting is that this may not even be a Black Friday-only deal. This could actually be a permanent drop on some great devices. To get your hands on these discounted off-contract phones, hit the source link to be taken to Verizon’s page.

Source: HTC One Max, LG G2, Motorola DROID Ultra

[Deal] Pebble now available from Amazon, Pebble Store holding sale

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Starting today, you can purchase the Pebble smartwatch through Amazon. Amazon is carrying the standard black, orange, red, and white colors; however, they are quickly being sold and are likely to go ‘out of stock’ shortly.

In other Pebble news, the company’s own store has the smartwatch available for $20 less. Hit the source links to pick up yours now. If you’re interested in getting one from Amazon, know that there is no sale going on.

Source: Amazon, Pebble Store

[Deal] Staples sending out mobile coupons, get the Chromecast for $25

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Enter your phone number on Staples’ offer page and you’ll get a text message with a coupon link for $10 off your purchase of $30 or more. Staples may try to force you to carry out the sale on your device, but you can simply copy the digits from the mobile coupon and paste it in your desktop web browser to complete your sale on your computer.

As one user pointed out, you can use the deal on the Chromecast, which is normally $35— it will go down to $25 + free shipping, about $5 less than what Amazon is offering it for today in their Black Friday deal. (You won’t get the free $6 of Google Play credit of course, but if you don’t care about that/won’t use it, then this is a decent deal.)

Source: Slick Deals (1) / Slick Deals (2)

 

[Deal] NVIDIA SHIELD gaming device on sale for $249 for Black Friday, freebies included

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Deals on deals on deals! NVIDIA is adding to the endless amount of Black Friday deals today which will be sure to add up as the day goes on. NVIDIA’s SHIELD Android-powered gaming device, which normally costs around $300, is now on a $50 dollar discount and is on sale for $249.

With your order you’ll also get free shipping and some other add-ins depending on the retailer. Hit the break for details.


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Cyber Weekend Sale: Google Play offering discounted in-app content in top Android games

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Those free apps always get you. To keep playing, or at least at a reasonable pace, you have to throw money at the game. One dollar for extra “game bucks,” or three dollars to skip the level… Whatever it is, they’re almost always annoying and continuously get in the way of actually enjoying a game.

Today, Google is working with some top game developers to bring a series of sales on in-app content for top games in the Play Store. Hit the break for a list of games and the offers.


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[Deal] Staples offering $50 discount on tablets, works today only

nexus_7_staples_deal_novemberForget about Amazon’s Nexus 7 deal for today because Staples is offering a $50 coupon on tablets that are priced at $149.99 and above. And yes, the Nexus 7 is included. You can use the coupon in stores and online. If you decide on picking up a Nexus 7 with 16GB, you’ll only have to pay $179.99. A good deal if you ask me, but it works for today only. Hit the source link to grab the coupon.

Source: Staples

Samsung Hub will discount “the best movies of the year” for Black Friday weekend

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Samsung is getting in on the Black Friday craze this year. According to SamMobile, the company will have around 50 of the “best movies of the year” at reduced prices (as low as $3.99) in the Samsung Hub.” The sale isn’t just for Black Friday itself. It will be all weekend from November 29 – December 2. If you’re interested in taking advantage of the deal, keep your eyes on the Samsung Hub or Media Hub (on a Smart TV) beginning Friday. Some of the movies may be as low as $3.99.

Source: SamMobile

Black Friday sales information from U.S. Cellular released, sale for current customers going on now

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American consumers will undoubtedly be rushing to the stores next Friday to buy, buy, buy, and buy. Black Friday is one of the biggest business days in the country— mainly because of amazing deals like the ones below.

U.S. Cellular has outlined its Black Friday promotions for customers one week before all of the madness begins.


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Best Android apps for finding the hottest Black Friday deals

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Black Friday is quickly approaching, and if you’re looking to make a few good buys, look no further than using an app on your Android phone or tablet. Most of these apps let you look at each store’s ads as well as glance by category. You can even search all ads by keyword and even organize your own list. Hit the break for the best apps available in the Play Store.


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