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Samsung's Black Friday sales are live for phones, tablets, and more

Like most everybody else, Samsung is kicking off the holiday sales a little early with numerous deals on its popular phones, wearables, and other electronic gadgets. The trade-in promotion on the Galaxy S10 and Note10 are especially nice as long as the phone you're trading is relatively new. More Samsung deals are available from Walmart, Costco, and Best Buy.

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Every 5G city and region for every major carrier in the US (Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint)

Smartphone networks are constantly evolving: adding more capacity, expanding to new areas, and generally trying to get a leg up on the competition. But while improvements are always being made, every few years we see a massive shift as the industry transitions to the latest technology. It's been about eight years now since we saw 3G start giving way to 4G, and right now we're witnessing the early days of the move from 4G to 5G.

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Adobe Acrobat Reader passes 500 million installs on the Play Store

If you've ever had to view PDF documents, there's a good chance you're already very familiar with Adobe's Acrobat Reader. After starting off on Windows and Mac platforms back in the 1990s, Acrobat Reader arrived on Android devices in 2010. Even after the arrival of plenty of competing options, Acrobat Reader has managed to remain popular and has now hit a milestone of over 500 million installs on the Play Store.

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Amazon announces gargantuan list of Black Friday deals (Update x2: More items)

With Halloween in the rearview mirror and November speeding like a freight train toward Thanksgiving, the official holiday shopping season will be here before you know it. To help you get a jumpstart on your wishlist, we have a sneak peek at some of the Amazon device deals leading into Black Friday.

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24 temporarily free and 33 on-sale apps and games for the weekend

The week before Thanksgiving is wrapping up, so here are some app sales to celebrate the start of the weekend. Enjoy.

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(Update: Credit arriving) Pixel 4 pre-order customers still waiting on Google Store credit as Black Friday sale approaches

Some Pixel 4 pre-order customers feel they've been left behind by Google's Black Friday offers. Long story short, when they reserved their phones to receive $100 of Google Store credit within 6 to 8 weeks, many people were assuming the company would forego a holiday season sale on phones it had just launched. However, the Pixel 4 will indeed be $200 off starting on November 24, and that has left first adopters with a bruising.

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The Android Police Podcast is live!

In the next couple of weeks, you’ll be able to use a phone on 5G from all of the big four carriers. You probably shouldn’t rush to try them out just yet, but how do the next-gen cellular networks stack up right now? But first, a bit of Galaxy S11 talk on the Android Police Podcast.

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OnePlus security breach exposes order info — payments and passwords reportedly safe

OnePlus's security team has just announced that some of its customer information had been accessed by an unauthorized party. Name, phone, email, and shipping address data for some customers was exposed, and impacted users have been informed by the company of the security breach via email.

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Google Pay adds 38 more banks and credit unions to its long list of US partners

Paying for goods at a cashier terminal with just an Android or Wear OS device is one of the many glorious conveniences smartphone owners have at their disposal — or at least many of us do. Eight years after Google Wallet debuted and eventually became Google Pay, some US banks and credit unions are just now picking up support for the service. Here are the latest names to join the masses:

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Nokia teases new phone set to be unveiled on December 5th

Nokia may be far from its Lumia heyday of the early 2010s, but the iconic phone manufacturer still has some tricks up its sleeve. According to a post on Nokia's official Twitter page, the next handset in its Android resurgence is poised to make its debut as soon as December 5th.

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