OnePlus 2 permanently discounted- anyone who bought one recently to get retroactive discounts

OnePlus has been attempting to redress itself for a few months now, trying to please its users with updates, hot fixes and price reductions for its devices. The latest move in attempting to appease customers is to drop the price of OnePlus 2. The ordering and shipping difficulties that customers complained about in the past are now being taken care of (with the drop of the invite system) and orders above $100 will ship for free.       OnePlus 2 will drop $40 from its price, going down to $349 permanently. The smartphone launched in July and it came in two different configurations: a 16GB storage version with 3GB of RAM and a 64GB version with 4GB of RAM. The rest of the specs are comprised of a Snapdragon 810 processor with a 5.5” 1080p display, 13MP camera, fingerprint sensor and a 3300 mAh battery. The 16GB version is out of stock at the moment, but the 64GB version used to cost $389 until today. Keep in mind that OnePlus’ flagship does not have NFC, fast charging or wireless charging, if that makes any difference.   Anyone who bought a OnePlus 2 in the last 15 days will also get the retroactive $40 discount, which is a great and unexpected deal that will not make them feel somehow cheated.   Source: OnePlus  

US Mobile brings Xiaomi and Meizu to the US market

Xiaomi and Meizu are finally and officially on the US market thanks to US Mobile. The Chinese smartphone manufacturers have become some of the most popular in the world but they want to conquer the US as well. Now they have a bigger chance, especially since one of the biggest US carriers is offering them support.       Xiaomi is one of the most popular OEMs globally and the second most popular manufacturer on the Chinese market at the moment. Its “low cost, high end” offerings are hard to resist, and the spec sheets prove it. The US market has been uninfluenced by the Chinese offerings, but that is going to change as US Mobile is finally letting Xiaomi and Meizu in.   US Mobile has promised to offer support and service for the devices it sells and this should assure users that they will not have to fear the need for after-sales support from China. The bad part of the deal is that the devices will not support LTE bands for the US. They are imported from China and not created specifically for the USA networks, which makes them unoptimized. They will be unlocked, however.   The devices are not the most recent smartphones that Xiaomi and Meizu have launched on the Asian market either, but they don’t lag too far behind. Among the offerings you will find Meizu Note 2, Xiaomi Mi 4, Xiaomi Mi 3 and Redmi 2.   Even if the news itself may not be very exciting, it does […]

[Deal of the day] Celebrate Valentine’s Day with two discounted Moto Droid Turbo 2 on Verizon!

Valentine’s Day is approaching fast and if you have a significant other you may already be sweating and worrying about what the best gift for the occasion is. Put those flowers and chocolates away, because tech is the gift of the future. Or so thinks Motorola because it just made the best deal possible for you!   In this age of consumerism, why not change things a bit and give up on the proverbial “love” gifts in exchange for matching smartphones? You can now get Two Motorola Droid Turbo 2 phones from Motorola/Verizon at half the price! Isn’t that pure love?   https://twitter.com/Motorola/status/690269139013885953   In order to be eligible for this deal you have to buy a Droid Turbo 2 that you can pair with a duplicate device or with a Maxx 2 phone. You can get them as stock devices from Verizon or you can spice them up a bit in the Moto Maker. Most people will just chose two Turbo 2 devices, and not as much for the matching brand, but for the sake of saving $300, and not less than $200 for a cheaper device.   In order to be eligible for this deal you have to keep in mind that you must activate your phone on Verizon. The promotion does not have an end date at the moment, but expect it to be over after Valentine’s day.   Source: Verizon  

[Freebie alert] Janice Joplin Greatest Hits album for free on Google Play Music

Are you a Janice Joplin fan but you – for some reason – don’t have all of her albums on your Google Play account yet? Well, you are in luck friend, because today you can get the Greatest Hits compilation from Janice Joplin for free from the Google Play Music store. The album is only available to US customers but, if you are lucky, you may get it in other countries too.       Janice Joplin became a sensation in the 1960s, when experimental rock and the hippie movement were at their peak. She remained a highly important musical figure after her death in 1970 at the fresh age of 27. She is one of the classic American rock musicians whose music endured over the ages. The Greatest Hits compilation found on the Google Play Music store is not new, but the 1973 album that has become something of a staple for her music, and it includes two tracks added in the 1999 re-issue. The album includes the hit Me and Bobby McGee, which made Joplin famous globally.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7hk-hI0JKw   As it happens with all free albums on Google Music, you will be able to add the album on your library and you will be able to listen to it whenever you want. You will be able to use the album even after it returns to paid status. Enjoy your music!   Source: Google Play Music Store  

[Deal of the day] Amazon app and game deal happening now! Get over $30 worth of games now!

If you have a Kindle tablet or an Amazon Fire phone and you want to check out what you may be able to play on it after the holidays – or if you just want more free stuff that you would usually have to pay for – why not take a look at Amazon’s app deals for today?     Some of the best games you can find on Amazon’s apps and games section or on Google play store are available for free. Let’s see what you can get for free below:   SworkIt Pro 2Do ToDo List AVG AntiVirus PRO Android Security Last Horizon Batman: Arkham City Lockdown Christmastry Bridge Constructor Playground Explore Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Goat Simulator MMO Simulator Victor’s Cold Lifeline SpongeBob Moves In Shiver: The Lily’s Requiem   Usually, these games and apps cost between $0.99 and $11.99,but today you can get them for free! All you have to do is go to the source link below, get all the apps you want and add them to your library and you will be able to download them whenever you want.   Source: Amazon  

[Discount of the day] Minecraft Story Mode episode one on Google Play for $0.10!

The hour of presents and discounts has come just before the holidays and now you can buy yourself a Minecraft Story Mode first episode for only 10 cents! Telltale Games have made a reputation of bringing interesting and unique story-driven adventures to life, where players can influence their experience via the choices they make.       If you are a Minecraft player already, you should know that Telltale did not just invent a story set in this fun world, but they made a story about how this world came to be, with what makes zombies and skeletons come out at night and why you can teleport to the Nether when you want to.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcKmyM6YQY8     You can get the first episode at %90 off and you can purchase Minecraft Holiday Skin packs at %75 off. The first episodic chapter of the Minecraft Story Mode adventure launched on Google Play a few months ago at the price of $4.99, but this week you can get it at the amazing price of $0.10. Give it a look via the widget below!