Cyber Monday 2013 Deals

30 November 2013

Black Friday may be over, but the holiday sales season is just getting started – there’s Cyber Monday coming up! So we’re gathering the very best deals in tablets, smartphones, and other cool electronic stuff for what’s come to be known as Cyber Monday. It’s the day that online retailers decided to get in on the stupid good savings game, and unlike Black Friday you don’t have to line up or deal with crowds of insane people. So click on through and check out all the greatest deals that online retailers have to offer on their big holiday sale day.

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Android Central

Vector is our cross-platform, cross-site podcast where we talk about the technology that matters to all of us. In this episode, Don Melton, former Engineering Director of Internet Technologies at Apple, deep-dives into his non-browser-based passions: Blu-Ray, transcoding video, H.264, and managing massive amounts of media. Bottom line, if you want to get your videos onto your devices, and you're not afraid of command-lines or codecs, you're in for one hell of a ride. But, yeah: Warning: Contains extreme nerdery.

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Second in our new weekly series about living with Google Glass.?

'Are those the Google Glasses things?'

If you buy Google Glass, get ready to field that question. Every day. I’m not sure what’s more surprising at this point — the number of people who can properly identify Google Glass, or the number of people who have no problem asking me to confirm their suspicion. Interestingly, a decent number of people I come across have said “How do you like Google Glass? I’ve seen a few people with those before.”

Whether they’re scared about breaking it or just shy enough to not inquire, few people have actually asked to try Glass on. In any case, the interaction always ends up being a positive one. Everyone asks a few simple questions about how it works, what I see and of course how much it costs — usually asked with a sense of intrigue and wonder that you just don’t see from “normal” people around consumer electronics today.

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The title says it all. HTC has kept its promise and has released the Android 4.4 update for the HTC One Developer Edition and Unlocked US variants of the phone. We still have not received the update notification on our device, but there should be quite a few KitKat specific …


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Moto G

The new Moto G is one of the best values you can get in an Android smartphone — and it's now available for preorder on Amazon. Pricing is exactly the same as from Motorola — $199 for the 16GB mode, and $20 less for 8GB. Those prices don't come with those pesky two-year contracts, either.

This one's definitely worth taking a look at, folks. Here's how we put it recently in our full Moto G review:

Depending on your perspective, the Moto G can be seen as a ridiculously cheap phone considering its quality, or a ridiculously good phone for its price. 

The phones start shipping Dec. 6.

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KitKat HTC One

Yet another thing to be thankful for

HTC USA's Twitter account just gave word that unlocked and developer edition HTC One phones have a new update pushing out today. This OTA will bring KitKat and Sense 5.5 to the One, and sounds like a pretty good way to cap off a day of thanks.

HTC One Unlocked and Developer Edition owners – your Kit Kat roll out starts today! Let us know your favorite new additions. #KitKat #HTCOne

— HTC USA (@HTCUSA) November 29, 2013

We've seen a few of the changes with Sense 5.5 for the M7, but seeing KitKat in action on a Sense phone will be a first. Keep an eye out if you've a dev or unlocked model (or made your AT&T version into one), and be sure to share what you find when it happens.

Discuss: HTC One forums

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FIFA app

FIFA — that's the world governing body for soccer — has released its own Android app, appropriately named "FIFA."

The app, which is free and available for devices running Android 2.3 and up, is a portal into the latest soccer news, from the upcoming World Cup next summer, to the European leages to the MLS here in the United States. As far as apps go, this one's pretty decent (though the font's a bit annoying), with the usual sort of design you'd expect from a news-type app. There's also a section for live matches, and you can get recaps on video on photo galleries as well.

We've got a few screen shots after the break.

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Note 3Samsung Argentina has revealed two new color options for its oversized Galaxy Note 3 handset today — "rose gold" and red, bringing the total number of color variants up to five. The rose gold Note 3 is white, like the standard "classic white" version, but with bronze accents around its edges, buttons and camera. The red version is — well, red.

There's no official indication as to when, or even if these new colors will spread outside of Argentina, but recent rumors from Samsung fansite SamMobile point to the red version launching internationally in the first week of 2014, followed two weeks later by the rose gold model.

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Black Friday 2013 Deals

28 November 2013

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!

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LG G2

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 OS version 4.2.2. 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.

That's 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.

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