Best Buy Offers Minimum of $100 Towards Nexus 9 When You Trade in Any Working Tablet

From now until November 29, if you trade in any working tablet at Best Buy, you can get a minimum savings of $100 towards the Nexus 9. If your tablet is in working order, with no cracks on the display, you will receive a $50 gift card, as well as a $50 discount coupon towards Google’s tablet.

Best Buy has few restrictions on the deal, but it does exclude the Nook and other e-readers. To make it short, if you have an old Nexus 7 or Galaxy tablet, now is good time to upgrade.

If this deal interests you, check out the small print below.  (more…)

Moto X (2nd Gen) on Verizon Gets Android 5.0 “Lollipop,” Here is the Full Changelog (Updated)

The Moto X (2nd gen) on Verizon is indeed receiving an update to Android 5.0 “Lollipop” this week. Well, a soak test of the software update is rolling out to members of Motorola’s Feedback Network as I type this, but assuming it goes well, the rest of the world of Verizon Moto X (2nd gen) owners should have it before long.

Update:  Some non-soak testers are reportedly receiving the update as well. Head into Settings>About phone>System updates to check!

We were able to track down the full changelog for the update, which drops in as 22.21.11, in case you are keeping track.  (more…)

Forgotten Shores Chapters for Monument Valley Now Available as $1.99 IAP

The long-awaited Forgotten Shores chapters for Monument Valley are now available on Android through the app itself, priced at $1.99 as an in-app purchase. In the newest set of levels, you will help the same young girl as before, but taking her through much different worlds. To start off, from what I experienced, it appears we are off to a land of fire and brimstone.  (more…)

Morning Routine Update Brings a Material Design Explosion That You Have to Play With

Before you even read this, you may as well go install Morning Routine right now. Trust me, it will be worth it. Even if you don’t need an alarm app (yes, this is an alarm app), I think you will enjoy this app’s Material Design explosion. If you ever wanted to see an app showcase the fun that can be had through Google’s new design language, this is it. In fact, I’m not sure anyone can even top it. Actually, that’s a challenge to all app developers – try and beat this redesign. (more…)

NVIDIA Hosting Black Friday Deal on Two SHIELD Bundles, Save Up to $88

NVIDIA looks to be setting up for a few Black Friday deals of their own, two gaming packages to be specific, which could save you quite a bit of cash up front if you take mobile gaming very seriously.

For a limited time, beginning November 28 at 12:01am and ending the same day at 11:59pm, customers can pick up a SHIELD Tablet “Green Box” bundle (includes SHIELD Controller) for just $399, or a SHIELD Portable with carrying case and replacement Armor for just $199.  (more…)

Nexus 6 Teardown Reveals a Device That You can Mostly Repair

When iFixit performs a teardown, they give us a score in a 0-10 range, with 10 being easily repairable by their standards. While few of us will ever try and repair broken parts on a phone, there is some comfort in knowing that if your $600+ device breaks, you might be able to fix it yourself without having to fork out for a warranty or insurance claim. The latest to receive the treatment is Google/Motorola’s Nexus 6, the whale among us. In somewhat surprising fashion for a late-2014 phone, they gave it a 7 out of 10, which means it is mostly repairable.  (more…)