Hottest Android Black Friday 2016 deals on tablets, phones & more

$250 gift cards being bundled with Android smartphones, up to $100 being knocked off Android tablets by big retailers for Black Friday 2016

Hottest Android Black Friday 2016 deals on tablets, phones & more

It’s a lot easier to find Black Friday 2016 deals for Android smartphones and tablets than it is for competing Apple products, so if you’re a fan of Google’s Linux kernel-based mobile OS or willing to give it a shot, then Best Buy, Target and others are more than happy to accommodate on Nov. 25.

Here’s where to look if you want to compare Android products to those from Apple or running Windows

Android smartphones

Verizon: $10/month for Android smartphones

Verizon is offering phones such as the Samsung Galaxy S7, Pixel Phone from Google and Moto Z Droid for $10/month for 24 months, 0% APR, which is a savings of up to $400 on these devices.

MORE: 50-plus Eye-popping Black Friday 2016 Tech Deals

Best Buy: Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge bundled with VR kit

Best Buy will sweeten the purchase of a new Android phone, which costs about $28 per month for 24 months under an installment plan, by tossing in a $250 store gift card PLUS A Samsung Gear VR viewer.

samsung galaxy s7 or s7 edge vr kit

Samsung Galaxy S7 VR kit bundles can be had at cut-rate prices for Black Friday 2016

Target: Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 edge

Like Best Buy, Target is offering a $250 store gift card, plus a Samsung Gear VR headset. In addition, Target includes a $50 Oculus content pack to supplement the VR headset. 

Newegg: ZTE Axon Pro unlocked smartphone

This 5.5-inch Android phone comes in Gold, boasts 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, with a 13mp rear camera and 2mp dual-lens front camera. Online retailer Newegg is slicing the price from $400 to $250.

Samsung: Gear VR headset

Slap this 1-pound device onto your Samsung smartphone and start seeing things in 360 degrees. Samsung is cutting the price from $100 to $70.

Android tablets

Samsung: Galaxy Tab A 10.1-inch tablet

Samsung starting on Nov. 18 will cut $100 off of this big-screen 16GB Android device with Wi-Fi support, bringing the price down to $200.

galaxy tab a 10.1 inch tablet

Galaxy Tab A 10.1-inch tablet

Shopko: Samsung Galaxy Tab E Lite tablet

Shopko’s Black Friday sales start online the day before Thanksgiving and online at 4pm Thanksgiving Day. Among the deals, this 7-inch Android tablet for $70, which is $60 off the regular price. It comes with 8GB of storage and can be expanded via a 32GB microSD card.

Meijer: Samsung Galaxy Tab E Lite 7.0

Marked down from $120 to $70, plus you get a $20 store gift card tossed in. Android device features 8GB of storage, 1GB of RAM and a 7-inch screen.

Sam’s Club: Samsung 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab A tablet

This Android tablet bundle, for $189 ($100 off), comes with 16GB of internal storage, plus a 32GB microSD card. The tablet weighs a bit more than a pound and boasts a 2mp front-facing camera and 9mp rear-facing one.

BJ’s Wholesale Club: Samsung Galaxy Tab A tablet

BJ’s is offering this 7-inch Android tablet with 16GB of storage, plus a bonus 16GB microSD card, for $90, which is $50 off the regular price. BJ’s is offering this deal from Nov. 18 through Nov. 29, though stores are closed on Thanksgiving.

Staples: Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7-inch tablet

Staples, whose Black Friday 2016 deals start online on Thanksgiving day, is cutting the cost of this Android device with 8GB of storage by a third to $100

Kmart: Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7-inch tablet 

This Android device with 8GB of storage regularly goes for $150, but Kmart is selling it for $100 and including $50 of Shop Your Way Reward points to use at a later time.

Staples: Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8-inch tablet

The office supplies retailer is knocking $70 off of this 16GB Android tablet, which is powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor.

Toys R Us: Polaroid Wi-Fi tablets

Yes, Polaroid makes tablets, too! The toy store is offering Polaroid 7- or 9-inch Wi-Fi tablets for $30 ($30 off) and $40 ($30 off) respectively. The tablets run Android and come with 8GB of storage.

Walgreens: Polaroid 7-inch tablet

Walgreens might not be the first place you think of to buy tablets and Polaroid might not be the first manufacturer you think of either for this item, but Walgreens is cutting the price of Polaroid’s 7-inch tablet to $30, so if you’re looking for an inexpensive one, you don’t have much to lose here. The Android device comes with 8GB of storage.

Walmart: RCA 7-inch tablet

Walmart is cutting the price of this Andoid device from about $50 to $28. Add a folio or bumper for $8.

This story, "Hottest Android Black Friday 2016 deals on tablets, phones & more" was originally published by Network World.

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