As retailers across the country faced an onslaught of online shoppers, Motorola found themselves battling a website being crippled by customers attempting to order their discounted Moto X. As the company missed its own self-imposed deadline to come back online, they promised to offer two additional sales of the Moto X and are making good on that promise.
Thanksgiving is now in our rear-view mirrors and the holiday shopping season has officially begun. The Android world is no stranger to deals on smartphones, tablets and that’s the very reason we’ve curated a list of all the best specials. Want a deal on the HTC One? Done. How about a special Black Friday price on the Galaxy S 4? We’ve got you covered. How about a deal on a Kindle Fire tablet? Keep reading and we’ve got a deal on that as well. In fact, just keep reading altogether and find the latest specials at the nations four largest wireless carriers, national retailers including Best Buy, Walmart, and Target. Wait…there’s even Google’s own Play Store with a huge selection of deals on apps, games, movies, books, music and TV!
Ahead of some big Black Friday deals coming this week from Best Buy and just about every other retailer, the best deal to get your hands on a new Galaxy S4 on contract is already available. Starting today, Best Buy is offering the device on most major carriers for $0 on the usual two-year contract. If you already planned on signing up with the devil for two years to avoid the $600+ retail cost of the S4, you definitely won’t be able to find a better deal than this. Currently available for Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T, BestBuy has the S4 in Blue Arctic, Black, Purple, Red and White, and is also offering the rugged Galaxy S4 Active on AT&T in both blue and gray. The deal is available to new customers, but also for those adding a new device to an existing account or upgrading with a two-year contract extension. These devices usually run $199 – $249 on contract, so you’ll want to take advantage of this deal today while it lasts. Read more
Staples is offering the new Asus Google Nexus 7 2nd gen. 16GB tablet for $179 with free shipping after coupon code 18702 cuts it $50. Using the sam coupon, the 32GB version is just $$219. These deals go fast, grab one while you can.
The new Nexus 7 features a 7″ 1080p HD screen, a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2GB of RAM and built-in wireless charging. 9to5Google reviewed it and found it to be a worthy upgrade over the original Nexus tablet.
Woot has the Samsung Google Nexus 10 32GB Tablet Refurb. for only $279.99 + $5 shipping. As a price comparison, Amazon sells it new for $398 and their customers rated it well with 4/5 stars and positive reviews.
The Nexus 10 features a Dual-core A15 processor. It has 2GB of system memory and 32GB on-board storage memory, Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) OS, a 10.55″ touchscreen with a 2560 x 1600 resolution. Read more
Verizon Wireless has the LG G2 on sale for $49.99 with a two year contract. Coupon code VZWDEAL makes it free with a 2 year plan. That’s the lowest price we’ve seen this recently-released, high spec smartphone. It features a 5.2″ 1920×1080 (1080p) HD IPS touchscreen, Snapdragon 2.26GHz quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, 32GB memory, 13-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel front camera, 1080p video capture, Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11n wireless, microUSB 3.0, and Google Android 4.2.2 OS (Jelly Bean). Read more
Now that Google has finally caught up with demand for the Chromecast we’re getting one of the first real discounts on this nifty media player. Anyone with a valid .edu email address is eligible to purchase a Chromecast for $29.99 with free shipping from Best Buy. The Chromcast will wirelessly beam movies, music, web content and more from Android, iOS, Mac and PC devices to any HDTV via a WiFi connection. As of right now the Chromecast supports Google Play, YouTube, Netflix, and just recently added compatibility with Pandora and Hulu Plus. Initial Best Buy deal ends 11/24. For those of you without a .edu email address, your best bet for a Chromecast is at Amazon thanks to Prime benefits, potential tax savings, and a no-hassle return policy.
Amazon is slashing contract pricing for the Moto X and LG G2 even further. On a two-year contract, you can get the Moto X for $20 on Sprint, $50 on Verizon, and $60 on AT&T. That’s a savings of up to $80 off our previous low from last month. It boasts a 4.7-inch display and a 10MP rear camera that shoots full 1080p HD footage.
Amazon continues to offer the LG G2 for $100 with a 2-year contract on Verizon. It features a larger 5.2-Inch screen and a 13MP camera that also captures full 1080p video. Of course, don’t forget to consider the new Nexus 5 when making your purchase decision.
Ebay has the 32GB Samsung Google Nexus 10 with Wi-Fi for $350 shipped. This is $150 off the regular price, $50 cheaper than Amazon’s price, $20 lower than our previous mention and the current lowest price we can find. The Google Nexus 10 features a 10.55″ touchscreen with a 2560 x 1600 resolution, a dual core A15 processor and 2GB of system memory. It also has built-in 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and rear 5MP camera and 1.9MP front facing cam. Amazon reviewers give the Nexus 10 4.1 stars out of 5.
Samsung 32GB Google Nexus 10 w/ Wi-Fi: $350 (Reg. $499)
In today’s best gaming deals, Amazon has the critically acclaimed shooter, Far Cry 3, for just $20 on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. This matches the lowest price ever. Check out the rest of Amazon’s best video game deals here.
Amazon has the 500GB PlayStation 3 Grand Theft Auto V bundle for just $270 with free shipping. A solid $30 discount on this soon to be released package. GTA5 is also available for preorder on all platforms. Check out the most recent gameplay footage here. GTA5 carries a release date of 9/17.
As part of its Summer Sale, Steam has XCOM Enemy Unknown for just $20 on Mac and PC. That is $30 off the Mac App Store price, $20 less than Amazon and other Mac game dealers. You can also grab the new Walking Dead DLC download: 400 Days for $2.50 at GameStop. That’s a 50% savings compared to Amazon’s $5 price tag.
iOS Universal: CarTunes FREE (Reg. $5)
iOS Universal: Call of Mini Zombies: FREE (Reg. $1)
iOS Universal: Table Top Racing: FREE (Reg. $3)
iOS Universal: Hoppetee!: FREE (Reg. $1)
iOS Universal: Pokedex for iOS: FREE (Reg. $2)
iOS Universal: King of Dragon Pass: $5 (Reg. $10)
iPhone: Prince of Persia Classic: $1 (Reg. $3)
iPhone: WeatherPro: $2 (Reg. $4)
iPad: Prince of Persia Classic HD: $1 (Reg. $3)
iPad: WeatherPro for iPad: $3 (Reg. $5)
PC/Mac Digital Download: The Walking Dead: 400 Days DLC $2.50 (Reg. $5)
Mac & PC Download: XCOM Enemy Unknown: $20 (Reg. $40)
Blu-ray: The Dark Knight Trilogy $25 (Reg. $53) – Lowest price ever
- Batman Begins
- The Dark Knight
- The Dark Knight Rises
eBay has the HP Slate 7 8GB 7″ Android Tablet, model no. E0H92AA, for $129.99 with free shipping. That’s the lowest total price we could find by $39. It features a 7″ 1024×600 touchscreen display, ARM Cortex A9 1.6GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB internal memory, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, microSD card slot, and Android 4.1 OS (Jelly Bean). Deal ends July 3. Read more
The Amazon Android Store is offering a free download of Angry Birds Space HD (Kindle Tablet Edition). That is a total savings of $3 off the list price. Angry Birds Space brings the same action gameplay you’ve come to expect from the franchise, but this time our feathery friends are blasting off into the cosmos. Deal ends 6/2.
The iOS version is also free right now.
Angry Birds Space features 80 interstellar levels on celestial bodies and in zero gravity, resulting in spectacular gameplay ranging from slow-motion puzzles to lightspeed destruction. With regular free updates, brand-new birds, brand-new super powers, and a whole galaxy to explore, the sky is no longer the limit!
One of today’s Woot! specials are the Klipsch Image S4A In-Ear Headphones for with Inline Mic for only $30. These high-tech buds carry a retail price of $99 but typically sell for around $50. The S4A headphones are specifically engineered to work seamlessly with your smartphone, giving you the ability to answer calls, pause/play music and utilize voice commands. The noise-isolating design blocks outside noise so you can focus on the music or phone call your engaged in.
Following their announcement of the new “Coins” virtual currency, Amazon has given all Kindle Fire owners 500 coins for free, a $5 value. Coins can be used by Kindle Fire owners to purchase apps, in-app purchases, and other content from the Amazon Appstore. This generous offer by Amazon will result in them giving away “tens of millions of dollars’ worth of Amazon Coins” to Kindle Fire owners. The 500 free Amazon Coins should already be in your account if you are eligible for the giveaway.
This promotion comes just hours after Amazon’s Kindle Fire Mother’s Day sale has ended.
Looking for a good deal to use your new Coins on? Amazon is still offering 42% off Minecraft Pocket Edition for Android.
The Amazon App Store for Android is offering the cult classic, Minecraft Pocket Edition, at the discounted rate of $4. This addictive game typically sells for $7 and until now has never dipped below that price on Amazon. Majong recently announced that downloads for Minecraft Pocket Edition have exceeded 10 million and that the company has big plans for future updates to the game. This download will work on countless Android smartphones and tablets.
Minecraft – Pocket Edition allows you to build on the go. Use blocks to create masterpieces as you travel, hangout with friends, sit at the park, the possibilities are endless. Move beyond the limits of your computer and play Minecraft everywhere you go.