$50 off the Shield itself, plus free case, Sonic 4 Episode 2 and Expendable: Rearmed
NVIDIA is getting in on the Black Friday action, offering its own Shield handheld gaming device for $249, down from the usual price of $299. And to sweeten the deal, the manufacturer is throwing in a free carry case, valued at $39.99, as well as two free games — Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode 2 and Expendable: Rearmed.
"The NVIDIA Shield isn't going to appeal to a wide audience, but I don't think it was designed to do so. It's clear that NVIDIA had one thing in mind when the built the Shield, and that was to create a top-of-the-line gaming device that runs on the Android platform. NVIDIA certainly succeeded, and for anyone looking for the ultimate Android gaming system has found it in the Shield."
Interested? Hit the link below to get started. The deal comes with free shipping and runs until 11:59pm PST on Monday, Dec. 2.
Many Samsung devices discounted until next Tuesday in 'Flash Sale'
British retailer Carphone Warehouse is jumping on the Black Friday and Cyber Monday bandwagon, announcing the opening of a "Flash Sale" for Samsung mobile devices today. Many handsets that previously required an upfront payment on-contract — including the Galaxy S4, Galaxy S4 Mini and Galaxy Ace 3 — are free for the duration of the sale. Others, are free on certain contracts and include a free gift — the Galaxy Note 3, for instance, comes with a free Galaxy Tab 3 7-inch tablet on contracts from £33 per month.
Samsung Netherlands offers Galaxy Note 3 customers discount plus 64GB card this Saturday
Samsung is hoping to tempt Dutch consumers towards its Galaxy Note 3 handset this weekend, with a one-day promotion giving buyers €125 off the price of the handset (after a mail-in rebate) and a free 64GB microSD card. The offer is valid at participating stores — Phone House, Vodafone, Bell Company and Media Markt — this Saturday, Nov. 30.
Customers will get their SD cards when they buy the device, and the rebate will be given within 15 days when buyers send in a copy of their receipt, IMEI sticker and a completed registration form. Vodafone NL customers picking up a Note 3 on "Red Essentials" contract get the phone for free and a €45 monthly fee, down from €54. More details, including terms and conditions, are can be found at the source link.
Following some recent (and not-so-recent) leakage, the Motorola Droid Ultra and Droid Mini have appeared in white on Verizon's online store. Nothing has changed besides the color of the phones' exterior — you're still basically looking at a Moto X-class device in a different form factor with added "Droid" branding from Verizon. The phones' prices are also unchanged — the Ultra is $99.99 on a two-year plan, $449.99 outright or $18.97 on Verizon Edge, while the Mini remains $49.99 on-contract, $399.99 outright or $16.81 on Edge.
Eight games free in the UK, nine in the U.S. until Sunday
Amazon has announced that its Appstore for Android will be giving away a selection of top Android games this weekend. The "Ultimate Game Collection" promotion runs from today, Nov. 29, through until Sunday, Dec. 1. Free titles include the paid versions of Sonic the Hedgehog, Angry Birds Space Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Rooftop Run and Fruit Ninja. Here's a breakdown of the sales on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk — the only major difference is U.S. buyers get Battle Bears Fortress as part of their promotion.
We somehow survived Black Friday, and the weekend of savings finishes off with Cyber Monday sales. We're here to point you to the best deals on Android apps, and we'll be updating this list all day long, so feel free to let us know in the comments about any sales you find. Be sure to act fast - these price cuts aren't sticking around for long. Updates will be made at the bottom of each list, so refresh often and keep scrolling. If you're looking for hardware, be sure to check out our massive round-up over here!
We're rounding up the very best deals for Black Friday 2013 in tablets, smartphones, speakers and headphones, mobile accessories, and other cool electronic stuff! Check it all out here for the greatest deals that America's retailers have to offer on the day after Thanksgiving. Prices will, of course, mostly only be applicable on Black Friday (that's November 29), and in some instances on Thanksgiving Day (November 28), and may only be available in limited quantities and only in stores.
We'll be updating this page frequently leading up to Black Friday, so check back later for even more deals!
While manufacturers like HTC, Sony and Motorola have been pretty forthcoming with their Android 4.4 KitKat update plans, we've yet to hear much out of LG, which launched its latest handset this fall on Android 4.2.2. But now LG Canada has given G2 owners their first inkling of when to expect that KitKat update.
MobileSyrup reports that it's been told by LG Canada rep Court Elliot that Canadian G2s should receive the update around "late Q1" next year. The Android 4.4-based firmware will apparently be offered to all Canadian carriers at the same time, though this doesn't guarantee a concurrent rollout across all operators.
Late Q1 is a ways off, especially considering the likes of Motorola and HTC are slating updates for January, but at least it gives G2 owners a rough idea of what to expect. Of course there's also no guarantee that other countries' G2s will be held to this schedule, as things often get messy when carriers become involved.
As the U.S. celebrates Thanksgiving, Google+'s unofficial mascot Mr Jingles is getting in on the action, stuffing his face with endless slices of pumpkin pie when he clears your G+ notifications. (Prod the little guy with your finger or mouse pointer to see the animation on your phone or the web.)