All the best Cyber Monday deals on phones, chromebooks, headphones, smart home hardware, and more

Black Friday has come and gone, but we’re not done with pre-holiday deals by a long shot. Cyber Monday starts in just a few hours, and many retailers have their sales live already. For tonight, the bargains are pretty similar to what they were earlier this week, but plenty of them are still really great deals. New deals are sure to be flying all day Monday, so be sure to check back often. Read MoreAll the best Cyber Monday deals on phones, chromebooks, headphones, smart home hardware, and more was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

How to factory reset your Google Home, Nest Mini, Nest Hub, or other Google Assistant speaker

Smart speakers and smart displays are still relatively-new types of devices, and since many of them don’t have a screen, it’s not always obvious how to do certain tasks. That includes performing a factory reset, which involves different steps on Google’s smart speakers/displays and third-party Assistant devices.
In this guide, we’ll go over how to factory reset every kind of Google Assistant-powered smart thing. No matter if you’re trying to troubleshoot issues, or sell/give your smart device to someone else, this is an easy process. Read MoreHow to factory reset your Google Home, Nest Mini, Nest Hub, or other Google Assistant speaker was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Pixel 4 / Pixel 4 XL case roundup: Reviews of the best (and worst) cases out there

Times have changed since the era of the $349 Nexus 5 and $499 Nexus 6P; instead, practically every flagship smartphone nowadays, Google’s included, costs at least $800. The $800 Pixel 4 and the $900 Pixel 4 XL feel pretty great in the hand caseless, but if you don’t want to risk damaging your shiny new gadget, a case is a must. A screen protector would be good to have, too.
This roundup will feature a wide variety of cases (and some screen protectors). Read MoreGoogle Pixel 4 / Pixel 4 XL case roundup: Reviews of the best (and worst) cases out there was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

2019 Black Friday roundup: Best deals on phones, smart home, TVs, audio, and more (Update: New deals, Friday evening)

Black Friday is barreling toward us like a freight train. Thankfully, retailers are kind enough to warn us about many of the deals they intend to run ahead of time, which helps us help you make the best possible holiday shopping decisions. Here, for your convenience, we’ve rounded up all the best deals we’ve spotted in advance.

Discounts are shown as reported by their retailer, with dates noted if they aren’t live yet. Read More2019 Black Friday roundup: Best deals on phones, smart home, TVs, audio, and more (Update: New deals, Friday evening) was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

50+ amazing Black Friday tech deals for 2019!

Black Friday is upon us and that means fantastic savings across a variety of gadgets and electronics! If you’ve been eyeing some tech throughout the year, there is a good chance that some of them are now on sale, or if you’re looking for some inspiration, here is Phandroid’s best Black Friday tech deals for 2019.
Smart Home

Amazon Echo Show 5 – $89.99 $49.99
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen) – $49.99 $22
Philips Hue 2-Pack Premium Smart Light Starter Kit – $149.90 $109.90
August Smart Lock – $149.99 $79
Arlo Pro 2 Wireless Home Security Camera System – $479 $269.99

Gaming

PlayStation 4 Pro 1TB – $399.99 $299
Xbox One X 1TB Console – Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Bundle – $499.99 $349
Razer Nari Wireless 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset – $149.99 $89.99
Razer DeathAdder Elite Gaming Mouse – $69.99 $29.99
Elgato Stream Deck Mini – $99.99 $61.93

Smartphones

Razer Phone 2 – $399.99 $299.99
Google Pixel 3a – $399 $299
Google Pixel 4 – $799 $599
Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ – $1,099.99 $899.99
Huawei P30 – $749.99 $494.99

Tablets

iPad (7th gen) – $329 $249
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 with S Pen – $649.99 $449.99
Amazon Fire 7 Tablet – $49.99 $29.99
Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition Tablet – $99.99 $59.99
Certified Refurbished Amazon Fire HD 10 Tablet – $119.99 $79.99

Mobile Accessories

Anker Soundcore Bluetooth Speaker – $29.99 $21.99
mophie Power Boost XXL Universal External Battery – $39.95 $31.99
SanDisk 512GB Extreme MicroSDXC – $199.99 $79.99
Anker Wireless Charger PowerWave Stand – $15.99 $11.55
JBL Charge 3 – $149 $109.95

TVs

Samsung QN65Q60RAFXZA Flat 65-Inch QLED 4K Q60 Series – $1,797.99 $997.99
LG 65SM8600PUA Alexa Built-in Nano 8 Series 65″ 4K – $1,049.99 $769.99
Sony XBR65X900F 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV – $1,499.99 $1,098
Amazon Fire TV Cube – $119.99 $89.99
Amazon Fire TV Stick – $39.99 $19.99

Headphones

Bose SoundSport Wireless Headphones – $149 $99
Beats EP On-Ear Headphones – $129.95 $64.9
Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones WH1000XM3 – $349.99 $278
Bose QuietComfort 35 II – $349 $279
Sennheiser HD 599 SE  $199.95 $99.95

Wearables

Fitbit Charge 3 Fitness Activity Tracker – $149.95 $99.95
Fitbit Inspire HR – $99.95 $68.99
Fitbit Versa 2 – $199.95 $148.99
Garmin Forerunner 35 – $169.99 $99.99
Garmin Instinct – $299.99 $199.99

Speakers

Master & Dynamic MA770 – $1260.00 (30% off)
Anker Soundcore – $19.99 (33% off)
Bose SoundTouch 10 – $99.00 (50% off)
Audioengine A5+ Wireless – $399.00 (20% off)
Audioengine A5+ – $319.00 (20% off)
Audioengine A2+ Wireless – $215.00 (20% off)
Audioengine S8 Subwoofer – $279.00 (20% off)
Audioengine HD6 – $559.00 (20% off)
Audioengine 512 Bluetooth speaker – $135.00 (20% off)
Audioengine B1 Bluetooth receiver – $151.00 (20% off)

Smart bulbs

LUMIMAN smart RGB light bulb 2 pack – $19.99  (67% off)
OHLUX smart RGB light bulb 4 pack – $33.43 (24% off)
Kasa smart light bulb – $12.74 (25% off)
LIFX smart RGB light bulb – $33.44 (58% off)
GOADROM smart LED strip – $20.47 (43% off)

Smart thermostat

Nest smart thermostat 3rd gen – $179.00 (28% off)
Nest Thermostat E – $139.00 (18% off)
ecobee smart thermostat – $199.00 (20% off)
ecobee3 lite smart thermostat – $139.00 (18% off)

 

Google Play adds one-tap options for leaving all beta programs, clearing wishlist, and more

Google Play now has quite a few opt-in features for apps. You can join a beta program, add apps to your wishlist, register to get notifications when apps/games are released, and so on. If you want to wipe all of these settings at once, now you can.
A new ‘Google Play preferences’ section in the Play settings is now visible for some users (it seems to be a server-side rollout). Inside, you’ll find one-tap options to clear your wishlist, leave all beta programs, unregister for all upcoming events, and remove all app/game pre-registrations. Read MoreGoogle Play adds one-tap options for leaving all beta programs, clearing wishlist, and more was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google celebrates Independence Day with a baseball doodle game and fireworks in search

Google likes to mark occasions with search Easter eggs (like the Thanos gag for the release of Avengers: Endgame a couple months back) and doodles, and for the Fourth of July this year, it’s done both. Searching “fireworks” will fill your screen with a light show, and a baseball-themed Google doodle leads to a fun minigame.

🌟🔷🔷🔷🌟🔷🔷🔷🌟🔷🌟🔷🔷🌟🔷🔷🌟🔷🔷🔷🌟🔷🌟🔷🌟🔷🔷🔷🔷🔷🌟🔷🌟🔷🔷🔷🔷🔷 Searching for 🔷🔷🌟🌟🌟🌟🔎🌟🌟🌟🌟🔷 🔷 “fireworks” 🔷 🔷🔷🔷🔷🌟🔷🌟🔷🔷🔷🔷🔷🌟🔷🌟🔷🌟🔷🔷🔷🌟🔷🔷🌟🔷🔷🌟🔷🌟🔷🌟🔷🌟🔷🌟🔷🌟
— Google (@Google) July 3, 2019

As hinted at in a tweet, virtual fireworks splash across your screen when you search for “fireworks” on desktop or mobile (a search for “Fourth of July” will cause the same). Read MoreGoogle celebrates Independence Day with a baseball doodle game and fireworks in search was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Pixel 3 XL international model is just $540 ($359 off) at Rakuten with coupon code

Google’s bigger flagship phone, the Pixel 3 XL, can’t be considered new anymore, but it’s still one of the best phones you can buy thanks to its stock Android software and excellent camera. The international model is currently being offered on Rakuten for just $539.95 with a promo code, making it $359 cheaper than the $899 MSRP.

The Pixel 3 XL is equipped with a 6.3″ 1440p OLED display, a Snapdragon 845, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, a 12MP rear camera, dual 8MP front cameras, and a 3,430mAh battery. Read MoreGoogle Pixel 3 XL international model is just $540 ($359 off) at Rakuten with coupon code was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Get two Google Nest Hubs for just $119 ($41 off) on Rakuten

Google Nest Hubs just keep getting cheaper, and cheaper, and cheaper. If you happen to need two of them, you can now get a two-pack of Nest Hubs from Rakuten for just $118.99. That’s $41 off the current price of buying two on their own from the Google Store, at the current price of $79 each.
The Nest Hub is a Google Assistant smart display, meaning it can do everything an Assistant smart speaker can do, plus a few extra tricks. Read MoreGet two Google Nest Hubs for just $119 ($41 off) on Rakuten was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Gboard 8.4 rolling out with taller emoji keyboard and dictionary import/export for some [APK Download]

Gboard has long become more than a simple keyboard app. It also allows you to send rich media files like GIFs, emoji, ASCII symbols, stickers, and even little Google Search cards for quick reference when chatting. So many different options to choose from threaten to make the keyboard feel overcrowded; to help alleviate that, Google is testing a taller media picker for the new Gboard 8.4 release.

As you can see in the screenshots below, the taller keyboard lets you view many more emoji, stickers, and GIFs at once, although the added space naturally comes at the expense of real estate for the rest of the screen — Google Keep looks outright cramped. Read MoreGboard 8.4 rolling out with taller emoji keyboard and dictionary import/export for some [APK Download] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.