For customers in the Asia-Pacific region, Google is marking its birthday a bit differently this year and using the occasion as an opportunity to promote its upcoming flagship phone. Purchasing something this weekend from one of three Google Stores will net you a discount when buying the Pixel 6 later this year.
At I/O 2019 last month, Google announced price cuts for its entire Home lineup. Another round of deals have kicked off today on the Google Store and other retailers, with the most notable being a $269 Google Home Max and $99 bundle that includes the Nest Hub, Home Mini, and C by GE smart bulb.
Three years ago today, Google revealed that it was entering the U.S wireless business as a mobile virtual network operator. Project Fi has since added group plans, an unlimited plan called Bill Protection, and more devices, with the service considered easy to understand and a good deal for some, particularly international travelers.
The Google Store rolled out a suite of deals on Black Friday, but on Cyber Monday announced a new set of offers on its most in-demand items. A Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL purchase nabs a Google Home Mini and $100 store credit. Meanwhile, the first Pixelbook offer throws in a Google Home.
In time for Black Friday, Google Play is hosting a number of offers on movies, TV shows, books, and Android apps. Many of the deals start today and end on Cyber Monday, but some of the best savings come into effect this Saturday.
Back in March, Chromecast was renamed to Google Cast and Vizio announced the first Cast-enabled televisions. Philips just announced four new sets as part of the 6000 series Google Cast Ultra HDTV. Like recent affordable Android TV showings from RCA, these models start at $649.
Despite wearing a Moto 360 with fitness tracking features for the past year, I continued to use a Fitbit on a daily basis. A fitness tracker from the San Francisco-based company has been on my body for the better part of the last four years, and in February, Fitbit announced a fashion-oriented fitness band called the Alta that particularly caught my eye. I had to give it a shot.
After just a week of usage, the $130 retail Fitbit Alta has completely replaced my full featured Android Wear device and I’ve come to realize that less is more. At least for me, the Alta has proven — and this has been echoed many times over at 9to5Google — that the fundamental features of actionable notifications and apps on a smartwatch are a convenience that can easily be lived without.