Android docks are thin on the ground, mostly because there's just too many phones and tablets for accessory makers to invest in developing them. Philips is the exception, and while their range of Fidelio docks have been well-received, they're also pretty expensive. On that note, you can pick up the Fidelio AS140/37, their mid-range Android speaker dock, for just $49.99 in Target stores. That's $60 off the suggested retail price, and more than $30 off of Amazon's price. The deal is not available on Target's website - trying to get it into your cart will only return an error. We called a local store to make sure the deal is active.
There's no doubt that the Samsung Galaxy S III is the best phone on all four major carriers right now. If you're considering picking one up on Big Red (despite its locked bootloader), you can now score the 32GB version in white or blue from either Amazon Wireless or Wirefly. Yeah, we know: it's a tough choice. First you have to decide which color to buy, then which vendor to buy it from. To make it easier, you could just do a couple of coin tosses. Maybe you'll end up with white from Amazon Wireless. Or perhaps the blue one from Wirefly.
We just posted a Fall 2012 smartphone buyer's guide in which the Galaxy S III came out the best phone across all carriers. And now, if you're willing to switch to Sprint, you can get the best dang Android phone on the planet for just
- 1.5 GHz Dual-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 CPU (MSM8960)
- Qualcomm Adreno 225 GPU
- 2GB Ram
- 16GB With MicroSDHC slot
- 4.8 inch, 1280×720, Pentile AMOLED Display
- 2100 mAh Removable Battery
- 8MP Rear Camera, 1.9MP Front Camera
- A multicolor notification LED
- WiFi A/B/G/N, Bluetooth 4.0
- NFC (with Google Wallet)
- Dimensions: 136.6 mm (5.38 in) × 70.7 mm (2.78 in) × 8.6 mm (0.34 in)
- Weight: 133 g (4.7 oz)
- Android 4.0.4 with TouchWiz
If there were ever a time in your life when the thought "you know, I should switch to Sprint and get the EVO LTE" crossed your mind, now may be the best time act on it: it just dropped to a penny on Amazon Wireless. A freakin' penny.
Amazon Wireless wants to you have this phone so badly, they're willing to hand it right over - so long as you don't have a problem with committing to The Now Network for the next couple years.
- 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8960
- Adreno 225 GPU
- 1GB RAM
- 16GB ROM (Partitioned: 2.09GB for Apps/9.93GB for Data) with microSDHC slot
- 4.7-inch 1280x720 IPS LCD Display
- 2000 mAh Battery (Non-Removable)
- 8MP Rear Camera, 1.3MP Front Camera; Back Side-Illuminated Sensor
- WiFi A/B/G/N
- Bluetooth 3.0+
- FM Radio
- LTE, GPS, NFC (with Google Wallet!), and MHL
- Dimensions: 5.31" (L) x 2.72" (W) x 0.35" (T)
- Weight: 4.73 ounces
- Android 4.0 with HTC Sense
If you think it's worth the switch to score a [basically] free EVO LTE, hit the link below.
Google Music has become quite the app over Android's lifecycle, and there are plenty of very solid alternatives out there. But the vast majority of them offer a rather tired way of accessing your local music collection, splitting them into the same artist, album, genre and playlist sections we've been using for decades. n7player Music Player (yes, it's repetitive) has a uniquely visual way of displaying your tunes, worth checking out for any music lover who wants to shake things up. We've covered this app before, but for the next week it'll only cost you a single greenback in the Google Play Store.
HTC's latest flagship – the One X – is a gorgeous device, both inside and out. From its incredible Super IPS LCD2 display to its dual-core processor, the One X is a piece of hardware not to be taken lightly. Those of you who may have been lusting after the One X since its debut earlier this year, but who haven't been able to justify its price tag are in luck – the One X (in both white and gray) has dropped to just $79.99 on both Amazon Wireless and Costco.com when you buy it to upgrade from your existing AT&T-connected handset or opening a new account.
EA's Real Racing 2, a game that we covered at launch back in December, is the self-proclaimed "most hotly anticipated racing game ever made for Android." It is also on sale (for a limited time) for just $0.99, 80% off its normal $4.99 price tag. The sale comes in celebration of the announcement of Real Racing 3, the next entry in EA's extremely well-crafted racing series.
The game, for those who aren't familiar, brings intense racing action to your Android device with over 40 miles of track in 15 different, equally immersive locations. The game has an interesting control scheme, allowing players to rely on touch or tilt controls to steer, and offering several customizations to "tailor to your personal driving style."
Real Racing 2 offers players the chance to work their way up - from rookie to pro - in Career mode, or simply enjoy a one-off Quick Race with "highly skilled" AI drivers.
Last month, both Amazon Wireless and Wirefly offered a promotion for a $40 credit with the purchase of a new 4G LTE phone on Verizon Wireless. Now, Amazon Wireless is offering a similar deal for anyone who purchases a phone on Verizon and activates a new Share Everything plan.
Basically, if you purchase select Verizon phones from Amazon Wireless between now and August 2nd, you'll get a $40 credit on your bill (which may "take up to three bill cycles to process").
If you were planning on pulling an upgrade anyway, you might as well go ahead and jump on this deal.
I'm sure you all remember the "magic alien goo" that lets your device stick to basically anything - walls, ceilings, mirrors... whatever. When we first told you about it, the samples UDS had on hand sold out double-quick. Good news: it's finally back in stock! For $10, you can score one 8" x 4" PuGoo pad and stick your phone (or small tablet) virtually anywhere.
UDS is also offering a killer deal for Android Police readers: one silver Capta and three PuGoo Pads for a a mere $30! If each item were ordered individually, you'd end up paying over $60 for the same set.
We've got a bunch of deals for you folks today! To start things off right, refurbished Kindle Fires are currently available from eBay Daily Deals for a mere $140. The Amazon-branded slate, as you will no doubt recall, was one of the hottest selling Android-branded tablets prior to the advent of the Nexus 7. While both tablets are priced to ship, the Kindle Fire is the closest to impulse-buy we've ever seen it. While the Nexus 7 absolutely blows the Kindle Fire out of the water in terms of raw functionality, if you're looking for an Amazon-centric device for a steal, it's hard to beat this one.