Thanksgiving doesn’t tend to be a big day for news in the United States… but as Black Friday sort of expands to take over the whole week, retailers have been pushing bargain after bargain.
You can find some of the best deals in our Black Friday 2013 mobile bargains roundup.
Meanwhile, elsewhere in the world Mozilla is celebrating the expanded availability of Firefox OS, while Spanish phone maker Geeksphone promises to deliver one of the best phones to run Mozilla’s software so far.
Here’s a roundup of tech news from around the web.
- Geeksphone Revolution smartphone to offer Mozilla’s mobile software with better specs than any Firefox OS phone
Spanish phone maker Geeksphone was one of the first companies to offer devices with Firefox OS. While most Firefox OS handsets have low-end specs (and low-end price tags), the company is now working on a higher-performance device called the Geeksphone Revolution which will run the open source version of Firefox OS, as well as Android. [CNET]
- Firefox OS phones are now officially offered in 13 countries
Speaking of Firefox OS, Mozilla has announced that phones running its web app-focused operating system are now available in Greece, Hungary, Montenegro, and Serbia. [Mozilla]
- Apparently Adobe Flash for Android is really dead
It’s been a while since Adobe Flash was available from the Google Play Store, but up until recently you could still load it on an Android phone manually and use it with any browser that supports the plugin. If you’re running Android 4.4 though, the Flash party is over. [reddit]
- 10W Intel Bay Trail chip perform like 65W Core 2 Duo chips from a few years ago
Intel’s latest Atom, Celeron, and Pentium chips based on Silvermont or “Bay Trail” technology are energy-efficient, relatively inexpensive processors. But that doesn’t mean you can’t use them for serious computing tasks. [Fanless Tech]
- Get 1 month of Hulu Plus for free from Newegg
Hulu normally offers users a 1-week free trail of Hulu Plus, but if you use a promo code from Newegg, you can snag 1 month of unlimited movie and TV show streaming. [Newegg]
- Amazon is selling the Google Chromecast for $30 today (plus a free video rental)
Need a way to watch those Hulu videos on your TV? You can pick up a Chromecast for $5 off… that’s not a lot of cash, but since the normal price is just $35, this is one of the best deals I’ve seen for a Chromecast. [Amazon]