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Target unveils Black Friday discounts, best deals start November 27th (Update: Live)

With Amazon and Best Buy already offering many of their holiday discounts, the race to be the first to offer Black Friday sales seems to be one in which Target is not participating. This has not stopped them from offering a huge number of discounts on popular electronics, though. To help you sort through the deals, we've compiled a list of the best discounts you can expect. The deals begin becoming active for Target RedCard cardholders first at 12:01 AM PT on November 27th. If you are a part of Target's Circle reward program, you can expect the deals to become active a few hours later, at 4:00 PM.

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Walmart announces big Black Friday deals on Android phones, Chromebooks, TVs, and a ton more (Update: Live)

Black Friday is only two weeks away, and the internet is bursting at the seams with potential savings. Joining the fray of deals that have graced the front page of Android Police — like the ones from Best Buy, Target, Amazon, and more — the retail behemoth Walmart has unveiled its list of Black Friday discounts.

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Huawei releases the MatePad Pro in China to tackle the iPad

Despite the continual shrinkage of the Android tablet market, Huawei continues to take the tablet-making business seriously. After getting a glimpse of the Huawei MatePad Pro a couple of weeks ago, the device has now been officially unveiled. The company looks to be positioning it as a rival to the iPad Pro in China, and that's the only place it's launching right now.

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(Update: Announcement date) Huawei MatePad Pro renders look like an iPad Pro with a hole-punch camera

If these new leaks are to be believed, Huawei’s tablet line will soon expand to include a premium device with new MatePad branding. The company already has a broad lineup of tablets under the MediaPad series, and the upcoming MatePad Pro will supposedly be positioned as the top-tier option. Its press shots recently came to light in two separate leaks by Evan Blass and 91mobiles, showing a rather contemporary design with thin bezels and a hole-punch camera.

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[Update: In the US] Android 9 Pie rolling out now to Samsung Galaxy Tab S3, Tab A 2017

We're fast approaching the final release of Android Q, but Android 9 Pie is still trickling out to some devices. Two such devices: Samsung's Galaxy Tab S3 and Galaxy Tab A, both released in 2017. The tablets have started seeing the update in some Asian countries.

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[Update: Now $120] Upgrade from that Fire tablet to a 32GB Lenovo Tab 4 10" for $130 ($50 off)

If you're looking to grab an Android tablet to perform some menial or easily automated programming tasks or just like having that extra device lying around to play with, it looks like we're in the clearance stage for Lenovo's 10.1" Tab 4. That means you can grab one from either Amazon or B&H for a fair price.

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The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 is official with Snapdragon 855 and improved S Pen, available September 6 for $649

Some people will tell you the market for premium Android tablets is all but dead, but Samsung doesn't believe that. After releasing the Tab S4 last year, Samsung is skipping a number this year with the Galaxy Tab S6. Samsung promises an improved S Pen experience, along with more powerful hardware. If you're the accessory type, there's also a better keyboard case for Samsung's premium tablet.

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Diminishing differentiation: Are all our gadgets making each other redundant?

There sure are a lot of gadgets around. Consumers today own laptops, desktops, tablets, televisions, e-readers, smartphones, smartwatches, smart speakers, smart displays, smart TVs, and smart everything-elses in myriad combinations. If you’re economically fortunate enough, you might own at least one of each of these categories of products, and for some categories, probably more than one.

As much as I delight in this abundance of gadgetry, sometimes I take a step back and think, isn’t this a bit much? Not because of some penchant for minimalism or an anti-consumerist attitude, but because of all the overlap. So many of these devices do the same things.

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Amazon refreshes Fire 7 lineup with more storage, hands-free Alexa, and some depressingly drab colors

The Fire 7 and Fire 7 Kids Edition are Amazon's most accessible tablets and they remain a decent, trusted option against other products at their respective price levels. Now, 2 years since they were last made over, the company is pushing out another refresh. While not much has changed on paper, some of the tweaks do bring more bang for the same number of bucks.

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You're holding it wrong — Touching the corner of the Galaxy Tab S5e reportedly kills WiFi performance

The Samsung Tab S4 is a nice piece of hardware if you're into Android tablets, but it's very expensive. The new Tab S5e has some of the S4's features but drops the price to $400. It turns out it also drops the WiFi signal when you touch the corner. Maybe we're all just holding it wrong.

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