Google drops Pixel C tablet from $500 to $349, following Android N developer release

Google gives its flagship tablet a substantial price cut for developers (or who claims to be one), following the release of a new developer version of Android on Wednesday.
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Google has dropped the price of its flagship Pixel C tablet to $349 for the 32GB tablet -- $150 off the retail price when it launched three months ago.

The price cut came on Wednesday following the release of the Android N developer preview, a new version of Android likely due out to the public in the coming months. Most notably the update adds a native side-by-side app mode in Android and better notifications.

Google hopes the price cut encourages more developers to buy the Pixel C tablet to test Android apps.

To be eligible for the discount, you must go through Google's special developer webpage, but as Arstechnica notes, it looks like Google is selling the tablet to anyone. The price cut includes the tablet only, as an attachable keyboard is an extra $149.

If you're looking to fiddle around with the latest version of Android, you may want to take advantage of this deal. It's not clear how long Google will be running it.

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