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November 18, 2019

[Now available] Google Store Black Friday deals: $599 Pixel 4, $299 Pixel 3a, more

All the Google Store Black Friday 2019 deals are now live. Kicking off Thursday, November 28th, highlights include $200 off the Pixel 4 and a bundle that packs Stadia Premiere Edition with Nest Wifi.

June 2, 2019

Google Home Max now $269, $99 Nest Hub w/ Smart Light Kit in latest deals

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.

November 14, 2018

[Update: Pixel 3 BOGO 50% off live] Google Store Black Friday: $99 Home Hub, $300 off Pixelbook, more

Made by Google is heavily advertising its latest lineup from Hardware Stores to pop-ups, but sometimes nothing brings in more sales than a good deal. The Google Store today has shared its Black Friday and Cyber Monday offers, with good deals beginning the week before.

April 22, 2018

Google Pixel 2 XL gets limited-time $150 discount on Project Fi

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.

February 2, 2018

expiredGoogle Pixel XL drops to $549, Android One Moto X4 to $249 w/ limited time Project Fi promo

Project Fi kicked off the year with what is effectively an $80 unlimited plan. Heading into February, the Google MVNO is launching a promotion that drops the Moto X4 to $249 and 2016 Pixel XL to $549.

November 27, 2017

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.

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November 22, 2017

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.

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May 27, 2016


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.

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April 11, 2016

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While Google’s latest approach to smart TVs involves Google Cast, Android TV is still around with new partners and models announced at CES earlier in the year. Now, RCA has revealed details and pricing for its new line of 4K Android TV sets that will be available in June.

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March 29, 2016


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.

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