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5 Best Buying and Selling Apps for Getting Bargains and Getting Rid of Stuff

Even if you haven’t read the Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo from cover to cover, you’ll probably agree that being surrounded by clutter and old, useless stuff can be suffocating. Why not get rid of your old junk with the help of top 5 best buying and selling apps for Android? They’re free, easy-to-use, and are a fantastic way how to earn a few extra bucks on the side while making your home feel more hospitable at the same time.

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letgo

With $100 million in Series A funding from the South African media company and tech investor Naspers Limited, letgo has been able to enter the mobile market with an aggressive marketing campaign that promotes its mobile-first approach and sleek, user-friendly interface.

letgo founder, Alec Oxenford, explained, “letgo is perfectly tailored for the typical American consumer. It’s a fun, easy to use, and highly visual mobile marketplace that allows users to post, buy, sell and communicate with each other instantly and for free.”

“There has been a lack of innovation in the U.S. classifieds space, particularly when it comes to mobile. We think letgo’s mobile first design, which is streamlined to make buying and selling locally easier and faster than ever, is a key advantage for our platform,” he concluded when interviewed by TechCrunch.

So far, it’s not clear how the app plans to generate revenue. Users don’t have to pay fees, nor does the app take a percentage of the sales, a common practice in the industry. One explanation is that the app will try to live entirely on money generated from advertising; the other could involve a gradual introduction of premium features.

As it is, letgo seems like the perfect platform for selling anything from books and music to fashion, electronics, vehicles, vintage items, and much more. Users who are versed in modern social networks will instantly feel right at home, with letgo’s built-in chat feature and easy registration. The experience is visually-oriented, making it instantly appealing to new users and digital window shoppers.

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Wallapop

Wallapop and letgo are now actually a single company. The two merged earlier this year to increase their odds at beating the incumbent players, mainly Craigslist, and newly emerging startups wanting to compete in the same space.

Before the merger, Wallapop was actually the larger company, valued at over $570 million (over €500 million), according to TechCrunch. Its investors include Insight Venture Partners, an American private equity and venture capital firm based in New York, and Accel, another American venture capital firm.

It was decided that Wallapop will continue operating as a separate platform, possibly to allow the management to selectively test new features. While you can use the app everywhere, the focus is on large metropolitan hubs, including New York, Chicago, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Miami, Boston, Houston, Dallas, Austin, St. Louis, Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco.

Wallapop works in a very similar manner to letgo, making it simple to snap a picture of the item you want to sell, display it online, and communicate with the buyer. The nearly instantaneous nature of selling through Wallapop gives it an advantage over Craigslist, which feels like it’s still stuck in the last decade.

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OfferUp

With the copious amount of advertising time that letgo and Wallapop occupy, it may seem there isn’t any other competition. Wrong. OfferUp is a highly rated mobile marketplace for local buyers and sellers, currently enjoying a very high rating of 4.6 stars given to it by almost 300,000 happy users.

The premise is the same: using your smartphone camera, you quickly snap a picture of the thing you want to sell, display it online, and then wait until somebody who wants to buy it from you contacts you. OfferUp has a built-in real-time chat functionality through which you can instantly negotiate the final price and agree on the time of exchange.

Thousands new items are being displayed by sellers from all across the country every single day, and the community is steadily growing as more happy customers leave raving online reviews and tell their friends and co-workers how they used OfferUp to declutter their garages.

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eBay

Since it was founded by Pierre Omidyar in 1995, eBay has become the largest online marketplace, with sellers from all around the world offering both used and new products in countless different categories. Items can be posted either as auction-style sales or as “Buy It Now” products. The latter option turns the auction model on its head, letting anyone instantly purchase the product like they would from an online store.

eBay makes it possible to sell truly anything from cars and automotive gear, fashion and outfits, home and garden products, to collectibles, video games, vintage items, and even some truly bizarre things, including a single cornflake, partially eaten sandwich, ghosts, and others.

The Android application place most of eBay’s functionality in the palm of your hand, but its user experience can’t rival that of letgo or OfferUp. Why? Because eBay is a multi-purpose behemoth that is as far from being lightweight and streamlined as you can get. Placing a small item on the site can take a while, not to mention that it may get buried under the sheer volume of goods that are sold on the site every single day.

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Craigslist

Craigslist is much more than an online marketplace. It’s the most popular classified advertisements website with sections devoted to jobs, personals, services, gigs, and many other things. The service was founded by a single guy, Craig Newmark, and despite its immense success, it still employs just 30 some people.

Craigslist probably would have already dominated the mobile space, if it wasn’t for their lack of innovation. They still don’t even have their own mobile app, relying solely on third-party developers to fill in the black spot.

The most popular such app is cPro+. Its modern user interface is somewhat reminiscent of letgo’s design, and the quite complete set of features helps to leave the web version behind. Among the features is an integrated map browser, multi-city search, favorite listings, rapid alerts, PIN code lock protection, and others.

If, for some reason, cPro+ doesn’t tickle your fancy, Postings and Mokriya are good alternatives. Both are free, easy-to-use, and come with modern user interface, that makes shopping and selling as easy as breathing. Well, maybe not quite as easy, but you get the idea.

[Deal] Sony Xperia Z5 Premium Dual for $599.98

Xperia Z5 Premium

The #Sony #XperiaZ5Premium is now available for purchase at just $599.98, which is a good deal considering that the device comes with a 4K resolution display on board. The Z5 Premium is the first device in the market right now to pack the said display, which makes it a hot item.

This doesn’t appear to be the U.S. version, although the listing claims that the device comes with Sony warranty. This also means that the handset will feature Sony’s iconic power button/fingerprint scanner combo. If you recall, Sony left out the fingerprint scanner from the American models of the Xperia Z5 lineup.

The Xperia Z5 Premium comes with a 5.5-inch UHD 4K display, a 23-megapixel rear camera, a 5.1-megapixel front camera, an octa-core Snapdragon 810 SoC, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage (expandable), 3,450 mAh battery and Android 5.1 Lollipop (upgradable to Marshmallow). Navigate to the eBay link below for more details on the deal.

Get the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium Dual for just $599.98 through eBay!

eBay 4.0 for Android comes with an all-new design

eBay 4.0 Android

eBay 4.0 Android

#eBay has just announced a major update for its #Android and #iOS apps, bringing a visual overhaul along with it. This is the version 4.0 update of the app and will introduce a better navigation and search option while also giving a new look to the app.

The updated app also comes with a new feature known as ‘Valet‘, which will run you through the process of selling on the platform. This is recommended for new sellers on eBay.

To keep the app free from clutter, eBay has divided the sections into Activity, Shop, and Sell so you don’t have to navigate to multiple options to get to a particular section on eBay.

While the company has already announced the update, it might take some time to reflect on all devices right away. In any case, make sure you hit the Play Store link below to download the updated version of the app manually.

Source: eBayGoogle Play Store

Via: Tech Crunch

Black Friday 2014 Android deals, take three: RadioShack, Newegg, eBay, Sears, and more

Discounts are in the air, our bargain-loving, Android-cherishing friends. Can you feel’ em? Sure you can, after all, we’ve already given you the scoop on Black Friday 2014 deals from a dozen recognized, reliable, respectable online and offline retailers.

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With only 48 hours or so to go until Thanksgiving, and less than 72 before the busiest shopping day of the year, it’s time to tie up some loose ends, and wrap up those wish lists.

Remember, a slew of electronics merchants have turned the Black Friday buildup into a bona fide Black Week, while others remain faithful to traditions and welcome you in their stores for whopping savings as soon as you finish up your Turkey Day dinner.

Here are nine names to watch out for over the next few days, and parts of their holiday offerings for Google devotees:

RadioShack

This Black Friday veteran sure took its sweet time before spilling the beans on its imminent promos, but the waiting paid off. Big time! RadioShack’s Android friendly deals are some of the best around, perhaps only matched by giants like BestBuy or Walmart, and go live on Thursday, at 8 AM.

RadioShack flyer

The first wave of special offers shall last for four hours, followed by a second one between 5 PM and 12 AM, and a third on the way Friday, at 6 AM. Plenty of time to help out your mothers or wives with dinner preparations, and get them a little something, something on the cheap for under the Christmas tree.

Super-awesome deals:

  • Samsung Galaxy S5 – free with AT&T, Verizon or Sprint contracts
  • Galaxy S5 – $500 off-contract
  • Samsung Galaxy S3 – $200 outright
  • Prepaid LG Volt for Sprint – $40
  • Google Chromecast – $25
  • LG G3 – free with two-year pacts
  • LG G3 + LG G Watch – $0 down on AT&T Next, Sprint Easy Pay or Verizon Edge (limited for the first 500 customers nationwide)
  • Net10 Motorola Moto E – $50 with no annual contract
  • Amazon Fire HD 6 – $80
  • Fire HD 7 – $110

Not impressed by any of the above? First of all, you’re nuts. And second, RS pledges to match any printed competitor’s price for all items on sale, plus throw in an extra 10 percent off. If they can discount the products further, because those GS5, G3 and G Watch deals are literally unbeatable.

RadioShack

Slightly less mouth-watering deals:

  • Nobis 7 – $50
  • Fitbit Flex – $100 (plus free $25 gift card for in-store purchases)
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 – $150
  • Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 – $250
  • Ematic, Trio Stealth or Visual Land 7-inch quad-core tablet – $70

Look, we’re not saying the Tab 4 7.0 or 10.1 deals aren’t decent. But enough already. For crying out loud, everyone and their mother has the Tab 4 pair on sale for the exact same prices. As for the Fitbit Flex, it’s up for grabs today on Amazon at $92 or so, before discounts.

Newegg

  • Asus MeMo Pad ME170CX – $80
  • EVGA Tegra Note 7 – $120
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 – $150
  • Asus C200 11.6-inch Chromebook – $180

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Wait, that’s all?!? Probably not. Probably, that’s all Newegg is ready to share at the moment, keeping, much like Amazon, its cards close to the chest until the very last minute. You’re advised therefore to check and refresh the online store early and often on Friday.

Newegg’s steals rarely last more than a few hours. Consider yourselves warned.

eBay

We know, we know, the auction outlet isn’t exactly at the top of your trust list. But these deals will be offered by some of the most trustworthy sellers around. And a few of them are just too good to turn down:

  • Samsung Galaxy S5 G900F with 4G – $450 unlocked
  • 13-inch Asus Chromebook – $150
  • LG/Google Nexus 5 factory unlocked – $319

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Avoid at all costs:

  • iRulu 7 tablet with keyboard – $40

Meh:

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 (incorrectly listed as 10.4) – $300
  • Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 – $200

Sears

64 catalog pages chock-full of phenomenal doorbusters, and only a handful of Android promos worth our time and money? We’d have expected better from Sears, but hey, they’re not exactly the number one destination for tech consumers. Sears is getting a pass from us because of that, especially as they kick off the Black Friday celebration at 6 PM, on Thursday. Perfect timing in our book.

Sears

Hot deals:

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 – $200 (plus $20 back in member points)
  • Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 – $250 (with $20 points)
  • TracFone LG Optimus Fuel – $10 off-contract
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 – $400 (plus $20 back in points for members)

You can probably do better elsewhere:

  • Xtreme 7 tablet – $40 (plus $10 back in points for members)
  • Trio Stealth G4 – $60 with 7-inch screen; $100 in 10-inch variation
  • FunTab 2 7-inch tablet for kids – $90

Shopko

Not exactly a gadget guru either, Shopko pulls off a slightly more enticing slate of bargains for tech enthusiasts in general and Android fanatics in particular. Online, their price cuts should be live tomorrow, Wednesday, while physical stores will be trimming costs Thursday afternoon.

Shopko

Hotties:

  • Roku Streaming Stick – $40
  • TracFone prepaid LG34C smartphone – $10
  • Amazon Fire HD6 – $80
  • Fire HD7 – $110
  • Garmin VivoFit fitness band – $80

Notties:

  • Polaroid 7-inch dual-core tablet bundle with wireless Bluetooth keyboard, stand and sleeve included – $70
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 – $150
  • Double Power 7-inch tablet – $40
  • Polaroid 7 Kids – $50

What is it with retailers and dirt-cheap tabs from obscure OEMs? I mean, we understood the practice a few years back, but you can score a legitimate Asus MeMo Pad for $80, HP 7 Plus or HP 7 G2 at $100 from Amazon today, and beat the Black Friday crowds. With that in mind, why wait and go through a lot of hassle to pick up a $70 Polaroid, or $40 Double Power (yuck)?

Adorama

Three lousy Android items on sale, and savings that can only be described as underwhelming. And we’re being kind. Yes, Adorama, we understand you’re a camera merchant first and foremost, but you need to get your priorities straight and branch out before it’s too late.

Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 – $280 after rebate
  • Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 – $150
  • Dell Venue 7 – $100

TigerDirect

Please tell us this is merely a preview of the promo bonanza to come. It can’t be everything. It just cannot.

Chromecast

  • 10-inch Asus tablet – $150
  • Proscan 7-inch tablet with bundled McAfee Security Suite – $5 after $50 rebate
  • Google Chromecast – $25 (and two free months of Hulu Plus)

By the by, Tiger Direct, maybe next time you’ll actually list the names of discounted objects for us to know what we’re buying. Asus has dozens of 10-inch tabs under its belt. Literally, dozens.

Fred Meyer

Fred Meyer

Not familiar with Fred Meyer? Maybe you should get acquainted, and find one of their brick and mortar locations near you. Just do it quickly, as these sizzling hot deals and doorbusters open at 5 AM on Friday:

  • Amazon Fire HD 6 – $79 with 8 GB storage; $99 in 16 GB configuration
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 – $150
  • Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 – $250
  • 13-inch Asus Chromebook – $200
  • Fitbit Charge – $130 (plus free $25 gift card)

PC Richard & Son

Another smaller, lesser known retailer, one more roster of deals meant to give big kahunas like TigerDirect, Adorama or Sears some serious headaches. Too bad this family-owned business is squarely accessible to residents of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. If you accidentally bump into a PC Richard store on your way to the neighborhood Walmart, here’s what we recommend you look for come Friday, 6 AM:

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 Kids Edition – $130
  • Samsung Galaxy Gear Fit – $100
  • Fitbit Flex – $79

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And here’s what not to bother with:

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 – $150
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 – $250
  • No-name 10.1-inch Android 4.4 tablet – $70

That’s a wrap for today, bargain hunters from all 50 states, but keep an eye out for a convenient Black Friday 2014 survival guide, and more importantly, moar deals. Thursday and Friday, we’ll be at your beck and call with shopping lists that we’ll update as promos crop up. We’re in this together, dear readers, and we promise you won’t regret sticking around.

16GB Nexus 5 selling for $329.99 via eBay

Nexus 5

Although many feel the Nexus 5 is nearing its refresh cycle, it is clearly one of the best stock Android smartphones you can buy right now. And this new deal over at eBay has made it even better as the 16GB model of the smartphone is going for just $329.99. Unfortunately, this is one of those Daily Deals promos, so it will only last until the end of the day (or until stocks last).

As we’ve seen with deals on Nexus devices, this isn’t much of a saving on the Play Store pricing. But the fact that the seller is offering free shipping and with no tax (except in Missouri), makes this deal quite attractive. Nexus devices coming out of Google’s inventories usually have a steep shipping price as well as tax prices attached to it. So by saving those costs, users stand to save close to $50 depending on their location.

Even for mid-2014, the Nexus 5 is a pretty capable device and it packs a 5 inch 1080p display, a Snapdragon 800 quad core SoC, 2GB of RAM, Android 4.4.4 KitKat and a 2,300 mAh battery. The Nexus 5 is also one of the two devices that is officially compatible with Android L developer preview, so there are several perks of owning this device.

Source: eBay

Via: Android Police

Refurbished Nexus 7 (2013) 32GB selling on eBay for $160

Refurbished Nexus 7 (2013) 32GB selling on eBay for $160

One of the nicest deals we’ve seen for the 32GB variant of the Nexus 7 (2013) is making a return today. Interested users can buy a refurbished model for only $159.99 from eBay, for a discount of $110 off the price of a new model. Furthermore, shipping is also free (at least if you’re in the US, since charges will apply for international orders), so if you missed this deal the first time around, well, this is you chance to make amends.  (more…)

Deal: Grab a refurbished Nexus 7 (2013) 32GB from eBay for just $199

Deal: Grab a refurbished Nexus 7 (2013) 32GB from eBay for just $199

It’s not uncommon to see deals on Google’s Nexus line of tablets, and today, we’re seeing one of the better ones on the Nexus 7 (2013). eBay is selling a refurbished version of the 32GB model for only $199.99, a $70 saving over the general price of $269 on the Play Store. As usual, a refurbished device isn’t brand new, but it is still considerably better than any secondhand device you would buy directly from another user, so this could be among the best deals you could find on one of the best tablets in the Android ecosystem. (more…)

Sony Xperia Z2 now available for $599.99 via eBay

Sony Xperia Z2

The Sony Xperia Z2 has been listed on eBay as part of its daily deals promo carrying a price tag of just $599.99. The deal is available only for today, so buyers only have until midnight to make up their mind. If you’ve been held back by Sony’s flagship device due to its pricing, now is perhaps the right time to get the handset.

The device is sold unlocked and off contract with support for AT&T and T-Mobile’s GSM networks in the U.S. The seller will ship worldwide as well, which is another bonus if the handset is too expensive in your home country. Interestingly, this variant of the Sony flagship comes with 4G LTE support, so you can sign up with an eligible carrier and use the device with blazing fast internet speeds.

The seller is offering the Black, White as well as the Purple models of the Xperia Z2, so users have all the color options to choose from. Considering that this is a flagship product, a discount of $200 is certainly big. So make sure you grab the smartphone at the discounted price while you still can.

Source: eBay

Via: Droid-Life

Manufacturer refurbished 2012 32GB Nexus 7 going for $99.99 on eBay

2012 Nexus 7

Ever wondered how cheap Nexus tablets could get? Here’s a new deal for you on eBay where the seller is giving away a 32GB manufacturer refurbished 32GB Nexus 7 for just $99.99. This means the tablet is practically new as it’s not seller refurbished and it’s coming from ASUS. This is easily the cheapest deal we’ve seen on the tablet so far, especially for the 32GB model, so make sure you grab it while you still can.

It’s not a daily deals promotion, so the listing will be available until stocks last. But considering the price it’s going for, we don’t think it will remain in stock for long. The 2012 Nexus 7 isn’t exactly the performance machine that it was at the time of launch, but it still gets software support directly from Google and runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat. It should receive all future Android updates in the coming days, so users will be pretty secured as far as software support is concerned.

The hardware on the 2012 Nexus 7 isn’t anything to write home about as it packs a 7 inch 1280 x 800 resolution display, 1GB of RAM, a quad core 1.2 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 chipset, Android 4.4.2 KitKat and a 4,325 mAh battery.

Hit the link below if you’re interested in getting this budget tablet from ASUS.

Source: eBay

Via: Droid-Life

Nexus 7 2013 (16GB) on sale for $149 from Newegg in refurbished form

Refurbished Nexus 7 2013 (16GB) on sale for $149 from Newegg

On the market for a new tablet and don’t mind taking a look at not-so-new devices? Then you might want to head on over to eBay, where Newegg is currently selling a refurbished 16GB variant of the 2013 Nexus 7 for only $149, $50 cheaper than on Newegg’s own store. That’s a $70 saving on a tablet that retails for $229, which is quite a lot even though you’re getting a like-new device. (more…)

HTC One M8 deal on eBay discounts $50 off full retail price

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The HTC One M8 has been through quite a few deals already, but it also received a boost in its full retail price recently to $699. That turned off a few folks looking for an unlocked version of the phone. However, thanks to eBay’s daily deal, you can make HTC’s latest flagship your current smartphone for only $649 and save $50, while going with either AT&T or T-Mobile as your carrier (the Verizon model is only $599, but you’re probably not looking to get into a relationship with that carrier if you’re reading this.) (more…)

Unlocked Galaxy S5 now available via eBay Daily Deals for $699.99

Galaxy S5

The unlocked Samsung Galaxy S5 is now being sold via eBay in the U.S. for a relatively reasonable price. This Daily Deals listing has the smartphone up for $699.99 with one day shipping available at an extra cost. We’re guessing this is a South Korean import, which is pretty much the only place where the Galaxy S5 is available right now.

As this is a Daily Deals promotion, it won’t last until tomorrow so interested customers will have to make the purchase by the end of the day to get the handset at this discounted price. The price is very reasonable compared to the listings from Newegg and Negri Electronics, so if you’re looking to get an unlocked model of the Samsung flagship and don’t want to wait until the 11th of April, this is the best option available right now. The deal will be available for another 19 hours, so you have plenty of time to make up your mind.

This variant of the Samsung flagship should be no different in terms of hardware, so expect to see all the features which were discussed by the company during its announcement in late February.

So who’s picking one of these up today?

Source: eBay

Via: Android Police

eBay selling 32GB Nexus 10 along with a $100 Visa Gift Card for just $399

Nexus 10

Nexus 10eBay Deals feature frequently on The Droid Guy, and today we have yet another deal for you, just as we head into Black Friday. It’s the Nexus 10 again, yes, but with an irresistible price tag and an added bonus freebie. Interested buyers can now get the 32GB Nexus 10 tablet along with a free $100 Visa Gift Card for just $399.

The Visa Prepaid Gift Card can be redeemed at any location where debit cards are accepted, so you can get a cool $100 off your holiday shopping with the purchase of the premier 10 inch Android tablet. The Nexus 10 might be an old horse in the stable, but it’s still the only large sized tablet to come with full Google support and a stock version of Android.

As with any eBay Deal, the expiration or validity of this deal isn’t mentioned yet, so you might want to hurry before stocks are exhausted. To make the deal more attractive to global customers, the seller is providing free shipping to a large number of countries including the United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Taiwan, South Africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, the Philippines and Singapore.

Source: eBay

Via: Android Police

32GB Samsung Nexus 10 now available for $349.99

Nexus 10

Nexus 10

With the ASUS made Nexus 10 successor in tow, people might not be interested in the original Samsung Nexus 10. However, this new deal on eBay might change your mind as it is offering the 32GB Samsung Nexus 10 for a cool $349.99. This is an eBay Daily Deals promotion, so the pricing won’t last forever, but it’s still something to consider. Even though the Nexus 10 is an year old tablet, it is still supported a lot in terms of software updates by Google. Currently running on Android 4.3, the tablet is also set to receive the next major updates from Google including Android 4.4.

The Samsung made Nexus 10 packs a 10.1 inch 2560×1600 resolution display, a dual core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A15 processor (Exynos 5250 chipset), 2GB of RAM, a 5MP rear camera, a 1.9MP front camera, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and a massive 9,000 mAh battery. The ASUS Nexus 10 is going to be substantially upgraded in terms of hardware, but we’re expecting the size to remain pretty much the same.

Source: eBay Daily Deals

Via: Android Police