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Google Pixel, Home and Chromecast discounts for Black Friday

By Jos
Nov 24, 2016
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  1. [parsehtml]<p><img src="https://static.techspot.com/images2/news/bigimage/2016/11/2016-11-24-image-7.jpg" /></p> <p>Google&rsquo;s ambitions as a smartphone manufacturer are apparently off to a good start. According to a report from <a href="http://www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/google-s-pixel-boosts-verizon-entering-holiday-season-wave7">Fiercewireless</a>, Google&rsquo;s first device accounts for 7.5% of new activations at Verizon during the last month &mdash; not bad considering the Pixel and Pixel XL are priced $650 and up.</p> <p>After <a href="https://www.techspot.com/review/1265-google-pixel-xl/">reviewing</a> the device last month we came out convinced it&rsquo;s one of the best Android smartphones you can buy. The Pixel and Pixel XL both retain the Nexus&rsquo; great Android software experience with no bloatware, a clean interface, and fast software updates. Add in compelling exclusive features like Google Assistant, excellent camera performance and a load of optimizations for the specific hardware in the Pixel phones, and the overall package is simply better than any other Android device on the market.</p> <p>If you&rsquo;ve been on the fence about your next smartphone upgrade, you might be interested to know you can score a good deal on Google&rsquo;s smartphone for Black Friday &mdash; so long as you&rsquo;re okay to being attached to a Verizon contract for two years. Right now the Google <a href="https://www.verizonwireless.com/smartphones/google-pixel/">Pixel</a> or <a href="https://www.verizonwireless.com/smartphones/google-pixel-xl/">Pixel XL</a> with 32GB of storage are available for $240 from the carrier while the Pixel or Pixel XL with 128GB of storage can be had for $360.</p> <p>The catch is that you have to pay $650 upfront and the price difference will be deducted from your monthly bill at equal portions throughout the two-year contract.</p> <p>Normally, the 32GB Pixel costs $27.08 per month, with a full a retail price of $649.99. The 128GB version clocks in at $31.24 per month, or $749.99.</p> <p>Google is also cutting the price of Chromecast and Google Home at select retailers. Right now the company&rsquo;s Home assistant is <a href="https://madeby.google.com/home/">available for $99</a> (normally $129), while the non-Ultra varian of the Chromecast is down to $25 at <a href="http://www.staples.com/Google-Chromecast/product_1883575?PID=2187655&amp;CID=AFF%3A2187655%3A2187655%3A10435034&amp;cm_mmc=CJ-_-2187655-_-2187655-_-10435034&amp;cid=SM%3ASBD%3AFACEBOOK%3ASITELIKES%3A20111002%3AEVENT&amp;SID=ebs4d45d7646306581f5f8b1592e158241329428776238sbe&amp;affiliateref=cj&amp;CJPIXEL=CJPIXEL&amp;AID=10435034&amp;storeId=10001">Staples</a> and <a href="http://www.target.com/p/wireless-media-receiver-google/-/A-50072152#prodSlot=medium_1_9&amp;term=chromecast?clkid=4623293bNe340aaf01c26905dbc03b686&amp;lnm=79373">Target</a> (normally $35).</p><p><a rel='alternate' href='https://www.techspot.com/news/67173-google-chromecast-pixel-home-discounted-black-friday.html' target='_blank'>Permalink to story.</a></p><p class='permalink'><a rel='alternate' href='https://www.techspot.com/news/67173-google-chromecast-pixel-home-discounted-black-friday.html'>https://www.techspot.com/news/67173-google-chromecast-pixel-home-discounted-black-friday.html</a></p>[/parsehtml]
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  2. Theinsanegamer

    Theinsanegamer TS Evangelist Posts: 1,479   +1,670

    That price would be great if it was from the play store and not verizon.
  3. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,285

    A 2 year contract deal is great?

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