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Things are heating up on the promotion front, with just one week left until the Thanksgiving Day feasts and eight days before the darkest, sweetest Friday of the year. Yes, ladies and gents, Black Friday is nigh, and in keeping with tradition, most online and offline electronics retailers have disclosed their celebratory ads. Some are so desperate for attention they’ll organize pre-Black Friday sales this Friday, on the 21st, but for the most part, you’re advised to stay put. Good things come to those who wait, and the deals we’re...

While HTC did not give a specific timeframe last week as to when the Google Play Edition M7 and M8 would be getting their Lollipop updates, HTC Vice President Mo Versi has said that they are now aiming for a release on Friday. @martywinsen Hi Marty, got delayed – new target is Friday. Working aggressively to get it out as quickly as possible. Thanks. Mo — Mo (@moversi) November 18, 2014 This is only for the Google Play Edition devices, as they do not run HTC’s Sense UI and were only sold directly to customers through Google...

  With the 2nd-gen Moto G getting Lollipop a few days ago, it was only natural that Motorola would launch updates for their other devices. Now they have, with the Pure Edition of the 2nd-gen Moto X. With this update, you get all of Lollipop’s improvements with Material Design and more. But since this is only the pure edition, you won’t get the OTA yet if you’re using a device from a carrier like AT&T or Verizon. Hopefully those will come later. More Motorola devices are set to get Lollipop updates as well,...

Considering we’re still more than two weeks away from the formal opener of the busy holiday shopping season, we already know a lot about what’s coming. And for the most part, we like what we’re seeing. Three high-profile retailers have had their Black Friday deals revealed in full, one of which officially previewed the discount extravaganza by giving us a taste of its “doorbusters”. We mean, of course, Best Buy, although the sample they put out is nothing compared to the cards they keep close to their chests. Unfortunately for...

Android Lollipop (5.0) was released for the 2nd-gen Moto G a few days ago, and now it’s getting more widespread. The Nexus 5, Wifi-only Nexus 7 (both 2012 and 2013 models), and the Nexus 10 are now getting LTE updates both OTA and in full factory images. #AndroidLollipop rollout has started and will soon be available on most #Nexus devices. Dessert is served. pic.twitter.com/XVFX2tEbHv — Android (@Android) November 12, 2014 So if you have any of the Nexus devices listed above, you can manually check for an OTA update,...

If you still don’t have an LG G3 and are looking to get one, you now have another color to choose from. The LG G3 now comes in Blue Steel and is exclusively available at Best Buy stores. Since it’s only at Best Buy, this means it’s limited to either AT&T, Verizon, or Sprint. Other than the color swap, this is still the LG G3 that launched earlier this year. With the Snapdragon 801, 2 GB of RAM, a 5.5″ QHD display, and more, it’s still a great smartphone. And if you want to have Lollipop, LG is releasing...

The 2nd-generation Moto G is now getting Lollipop. That is correct, the Nexus phones and tablets are not the first ones getting a major update this time. This isn’t a soak test, but is the full release. The OTA update comes at a size of 386.7MB, a lot nimbler than some other platform’s updates. Since Motorola’s UI is nearly stock, you should be getting most if not all of the features that Lollipop has to offer, including Material Design, lock screen notifications, Project Volta, and more. With the 2nd-gen Moto G being...

Must resist the urge to buy Android gear prior to the ceremonial holiday shopping season kickoff. You must do it. No matter how badly you may need a new phone or tablet, or how lucrative early deals on various retailers may look. They’re nothing compared to what’s coming, and savings currently offered are peanuts. Black Friday is the biggest shopping day of the year for a reason, and Android is an integral part of that. Besides, we’re just three weeks away. We can almost feel the rush. See it, touch it. And to further incentivize...