Google is officially launching the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro on October 19th. But thanks to a series of recent leaks, there’s not much mystery surrounding the phones. While official pricing details may have to wait, we have a pretty good idea of what to expect unofficially. And now thanks to a few more leaks, we also know most of the phones’ key selling points and specs. We even know how to completely disassemble and reassemble the upcoming phones, thanks to leaked service manuals and videos aimed at technicians.
In other recent tech news from around the web, Walmart’s cheap 4K Android TV media streamer is now even cheaper, Lenovo has a new 16 inch notebook set to launch soon in China, retro gaming utility ScummVM turns 25 this weekend and celebrates with a new release, and if you’re not happy with the way the new Windows 11 context menus look, there’s a simple app that will make them more Windows 10-like.
More Pixel 6 promo materials leaked [@evleaks]
UK retailer Carphone Warehouse appears to have published its product pages for the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro a little early. The pages have since been removed, but not before folks saved screengrabs.
Pixel 6 repair manual leaked [/r/GooglePixel]
Following an earlier leak with an instructional video showing how to assemble/disassemble a Pixel 6 smartphone, the complete repair manuals have now been posted online.
onn 4K UHD Android TV media streamer for $20 [Walmart]
Walmart’s Onn 4K UHD media streamer with Android TV was already cheap when it launched in June for $30. Now it’s selling for just $20. (There’s also an unofficial LineageOS 18.1 build for folks that want a custom ROM with root access and an ad-free UI).
ScummVM 2.5.0 released 20 years after version 0.0.1 [ScummVM]
ScummVM turns 20 this weekend, providing a game engine for classic point-and-click games. Since then it’s grown enormously, with support for 250+ games including Sierra On-Line and LucasArts classics. Latest additions including Grim Fandango and Myst 3.
Lenovo Yoga 16s [Lenovo/Weibo]
Lenovo teases the Yoga 16s 2022 laptop in China, with a 16 inch, 2560 x 1600 HDR, 500-nit, slim-bezel display. There’s no word on pricing, global availability, or processor yet.
Windows 11 Classic Context Menu v1.0 [Sordum]
Windows 11 includes new, more modern-looking right-click context menus. But they’re also less info-dense. Prefer the Windows 10 versions? There’s a registry hack for that – or use Win11 Classic Context Menu, a free one-click app.
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Is it 20 or 25yo? Because your title and article don’t match up.
Yep, I realized that and updated the headline to reflect 20 years. (Sadly the typo lives on in the URL).
Wow 20 years already on ScummVM? I remember using it on Windows Mobile back in 2003ish. I don’t recall if it was supporting both Lucasarts and Sierra games back then, but I played Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis on my HP Ipaq.
Funny thing, ScummVM is actually part of the reason I started visiting Liliputing. I bought an HP Touchpad, and I wanted to install Android on it to run ScummVM specifically (the 4:3 screen was perfect). Brad had the best articles for installing Android on the Touchpad.
It’s a shame the Android version of ScummVM was neglected for so many years. I eventually moved onto using DosBox because ScummVM was nearly impossible to use properly for several versions of Android. Looks like development picked up again last year on the Android version, so maybe things are better now.
Yep, I recall playing through most of the Monkey Island games on a Dell Axim Windows Mobile PDA!
ScummVM on Windows Mobile/CE was actually what introduced me to Monkey Island. Before ScummVM, I was mostly a Sierra fan. I came to realize that Lucasarts made the better adventure games.
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