Samsung is holding an event on August 11th, when the company will unveil its next-gen foldable smartphones, widely expected to be the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 (the latest phone with a screen that unfolds to become the size of a small tablet) and the Galaxy Z Flip3 (the latest Samsung flip-phone with a flexible display that fold in half to take up less space).
One phone the company won’t be launching this year? A new Galaxy Note. Samsung has confirmed that instead of releasing a standalone phone under the Galaxy Note brand this year, the company will instead bring features like the S-Pen digital pen to other phones… including the Galaxy Z Fold3.
Here’s a roundup of recent tech news from around the web.
- Samsung confirms the Z Fold 3 will have an S-Pen [Samsung Mobile Press]
The company has also confirmed that there will not be a new Galaxy Note phone this year.
- Meanwhile Evan Blass leaked more details about Samsung’s new foldables [@evleaks]
Expect the Fold3 to have a 7.6 inch display when unfolded and a 6.2 inch external display. It’ll also feature IPX8 water resistance. The Galaxy Z Flip 3, meanwhile, is said to have a 6.7 inch internal display and 1.9 inch cover screen.
- WayDroid lets you run Android apps on Linux phones [LinuxSmartphones]
The software is still a work in progress and not easily installable by end users, but demonstrations show that by installing the Android-based LineageOS in a container on Linux phones, you can run Android apps at near-native speeds.
- LibreELEC (Matrix) 10.0 RC1 [LibreELEC]
LibreELEC 10.0 RC1 is the release candidate for the next version of this lightweight GNU/Linux distribution built around Kodi 19.1 media center software. Note that developers recommend a clean install rather than upgrading.
- The Haiku Project Celebrates the Release of Beta 3 [Haiku]
Haiku OS Beta 3 released, with updated web browser, support for 28 languages, and improved hardware drivers. The update comes about a year after beta 2 and continues the development of this open source spiritual successor to BeOS.