A month after Liliputing reported on a $190 PC stick with a dual-core Intel Gemini Lake processor called the MINISFORUM S40, a new model call the S41 is available. And it’s got a quad-core Gemini Lake processor, which should lead to a significant performance bump when it comes to multitasking or running multi-threaded applications.
Here’s a roundup of recent tech news from around the web.
- MINISFORUM S41 PC Stick [Banggood]
The MINISFORUM S41 is a $200 PC-on-a-stick with a quad-core Intel Celeron N4120 processor, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage. via AndroidPC.es
- Android 11 Beta arrives early for some Pixel phones, here’s everything new [9to5Google]
Whoops. Looks like Google accidentally sent out Android Beta 1 to some folks a little early. New features include custom Power Menu settings, support for media controls in Quick Settings (dev option only), new icon shapes, and more.
- Three years of postmarketOS [posmarketOS]
Linux-based smartphone operating system postmarketOS turns 3 years old, now boots on 200+ devices (not all of which can do much more than boot), and continues building on the promise of delivering long life to aging smartphones.
- ZTE Axon 11 SE 5G [ZTE]
ZTE introduces mid-range Axon 11 SE 5G smartphone for the Chinese market, with MediaTek Dimensity 800 processor, 6.5 inch 2340 x 1080 pixel display, quad cameras, and a 4,000 mAH battery. It sells for about $280 and up in China (for a 6GB/128GB version). Update: It looks like a less powerful version is heading to Europe with a slower MediaTek Helio P70 processor.
- Sony’s PS5 event delayed [Sony]
Sony postponed its scheduled June 4 PS5 event because, as Google said when postponing its Android 11 beta event over the weekend, now isn’t the time for a celebration.
- Atari VCS Update [Atari VCS]
The first 500 Atari VCS units are scheduled to come off the factory line in mid-June, and the team behind the Linux-based gaming PC with a retro-inspired design hope to produce the other 11K+ units for Indiegogo backers this summer.