Meanwhile, Western Digital is facing a lawsuit over its decision to use technology in some hard drives that may degrade performance.
And, as expected, the One GX mini laptop is up for pre-order in China. And also as expected, the version that’s launching first is only kind of/sort of a gaming device — it has detachable game controllers, RGB keyboard lighting, and a big exhaust vent on the back, but the 7 inch laptop has an Intel Core i5-10210Y processor with Intel UHD graphics rather than a more powerful Intel Tiger Lake Chip with higher-performance graphics. That model likely won’t be available until later this year or early next year.
Here’s a roundup of recent tech news from around the web.
- One GX mini laptop up for pre-order in China [JD]
One Netbook’s One Mix GX mini laptop with detachable game controllers and 4G & 5G support is up for pre-order in China for about $785.
- We are excited to tell you more about Android 11, but now is not the time to celebrate. We are postponing the June 3rd event and beta release. [@AndroidDev]
Google scraps the June 3rd online launch event for Android 11 beta, which had initially been planned only after the COVID-19 pandemic led to the cancellation of this year’s Google I/I developer conference.
- Lenovo Smart Clock with Google Assistant on sale for $40 [Best Buy]
At $40, this might be the most affordable smart display on the market at the moment. It has a list price of $80, although it’s often on sale for around $60.
- Western Digital gets sued for sneaking SMR disks into its NAS channel [Ars Technica]
Several hard drive makers have been silently releasing hard drives that use SMR technology which can affect performance in some situations. Now a class-action lawsuit has been filed against WD for using SMR tech in drives designed for NAS systems.