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Samsung's Galaxy Tab A 8.0 is just $120 ($30 off) right now

Samsung's Galaxy Tab A 8.0 is just $120 ($30 off) right now

Samsung's line of Galaxy A tablets aren't anything special, but they are cheap Android devices with full access to the Google Play Store. That makes them a tantalizing alternative to Amazon Fire tablets, which require workarounds to install the Play Store, and still have weird software quirks to deal with. Now you can get last year's Galaxy Tab A 8.0 for just $119.99, a savings of $30 over the original MSRP.

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Get an open-box Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8" for just $100 ($50 off MSRP)

Get an open-box Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8" for just $100 ($50 off MSRP)

If you don't want to deal with sideloading the Play Store on an Amazon Fire tablet, Samsung's budget Tab A devices are decent alternatives with all of Google's services preinstalled. Now you can get an open-box version of the 2019 Galaxy Tab A 8" for just $99.99, a savings of roughly $50 from the usual new price.

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Samsung tablets are up to 33% off on Amazon for the holidays

Samsung tablets are up to 33% off on Amazon for the holidays

As it does for phones, Samsung offers a wide selection of tablets to meet the needs of different people: young kids, streaming media aficionados, and on-the-go working professionals. Amazon has posted a pretty decent selection of various Samsung tablets for sale today with discounts starting from 14% and up to 33% off. Check them out below.

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[Update: 10.5" Verizon, 8" T-Mobile] 8" AT&T Samsung Galaxy Tab A (2018) gets Android 9 Pie

[Update: 10.5" Verizon, 8" T-Mobile] 8" AT&T Samsung Galaxy Tab A (2018) gets Android 9 Pie

Earlier this year, Samsung shared its roadmap for updating its devices to Android 9 Pie. While it was able to keep its promise for the majority of Galaxy Tab A 2018 (T387AA) owners who received the update in June, customers who bought the device from AT&T were sadly left out. The new OS version has finally arrived this week.

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Samsung announces another uninspiring 8-inch Android tablet, the Galaxy Tab A (8.0") 2019

Samsung announces another uninspiring 8-inch Android tablet, the Galaxy Tab A (8.0") 2019

The state of the Android tablet market in 2019 isn't a pretty one, so much so that Google has decided not to bother making any more of them, but this isn't stopping Samsung from plowing ahead with its latest release. The popularity of 7 and 8-inch tablets has likely declined because we're all using huge phones these days, which makes the announcement of a new Samsung Galaxy Tab A (8.0") all the more perplexing.

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Samsung updates its Pie roadmap: Note9 and Note8 move up a month to January and February, respectively

Samsung updates its Pie roadmap: Note9 and Note8 move up a month to January and February, respectively

Samsung's Android 9 Pie rollout has been rather swift. After beta testing it along with its new One UI on the Galaxy S9, S9+, and Note9, it began rolling it out to users of the first two models late in December. Back then, the company also released a Pie update roadmap with the months it expected to push the OTA for its remaining devices. Now, an updated roadmap has been spotted by SamMobile, pointing to quicker release dates for the Note9 and Note8.

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The 2-year-old Samsung Galaxy Tab A is being updated to Android 8.1 Oreo

The 2-year-old Samsung Galaxy Tab A is being updated to Android 8.1 Oreo

Unexpected device updates give us Android geeks warm fuzzies, and candidates for updates don't get much less expected than budget tablets — but here we are. We've received several reports that Samsung's Galaxy Tab A, released in the spring of 2016, is being updated to Android 8.1 Oreo.

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Moto Z3 Play, Galaxy A8 2018, and other devices get official TWRP support

Moto Z3 Play, Galaxy A8 2018, and other devices get official TWRP support

TWRP is by far the best custom recovery for Android devices; it can do everything from flashing ROMs to performing full storage backups. The last time we covered the project, it added official support for the Essential Phone, Nokia 8, and HTC U11 EYEs. More phones have joined the party since then, including the Moto Z3 Play and a handful of budget Samsung devices.

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[Deal Alert] Get a free Galaxy Tab A 8.0 with purchase of an unlocked Note 8 today only

[Deal Alert] Get a free Galaxy Tab A 8.0 with purchase of an unlocked Note 8 today only

Samsung hasn't seen fit to offer a discount on its unlocked Note 8 yet—you'll still pat $950 for that device. However, you can get a nice little bonus today only. Purchase the unlocked Note 8, and you get a free Galaxy Tab A 8.0 tablet. It's not as capable as the Note 8, but free is free.

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Black Friday Target ad reveals $80 Google Home, $30 Home Mini with $10 giftcard, $30 Fire 7 tablet, and more

Black Friday Target ad reveals $80 Google Home, $30 Home Mini with $10 giftcard, $30 Fire 7 tablet, and more

Thanksgiving is coming up this month in the United States, which means retailers are prepping for Black Friday. Just about every major store will have steep discounts on items, but whether they are worth fighting crowds for is another question. Target's ad for Black Friday was recently released, and there are a few noteworthy deals for Google, Amazon, and Samsung products.

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