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Lilbits (12-23-2013): Updating your devices (officially or not)

Want to make sure your gadget is running the latest software? Sometimes that’s easy… sometimes it’s less easy. And sometimes it’s officially unsupported. Today’s roundup of tech stories from around the web includes a few OS updates: Hackers have figured out how to install Android 4.4 KitKat on Google’s now-defunct Nexus Q media streaming orb. […]

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ODROID-U3: $59 dev board with the power of a Galaxy S3

Hardkernel offers a line of small developer boards aimed at programmers, hobbyists, and other folks interested in building and testing hardware and software applications. The company’s ODROID boards are typically small and relatively inexpensive, but now the company has released the cheapest model yet. The Hardkernel ODROID-U3 sells for $59. It’s about the size of […]

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CyanogenMod hits 10 million users before shipping first phone

The Oppo N1 smartphone with CyanogenMod software will be the first device to ship with this custom version of Android preloaded when it goes on sale December 24th, 2013. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t already a lot of people running CyanogenMod — this weekend, the popular custom ROM crawled past the 10 million user […]

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Samsung Galaxy Tab “Pro” models coming in 2014?

Samsung reportedly plans to launch up to 4 new tablets in the next few months, including a low-cost “Lite” model, and possibly 3 high-end “Pro” tablets. According to SamMobile and MovePlayer, the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro models will come with 8.4 inch, 10.1 inch, and 12.2 inch displays. The specs for the larger Pro […]

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Deals of the Day (12-20-2013)

Tis the season for cheap digital downloads. There are a number of great deals on apps, games, music, books, and other digital media this time of year — often aimed at folks who just got a new tablet or phone as a present and are looking for new apps, music, or other content. But you don’t necessarily […]

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Oppo N1 with CyanogenMod coming December 24th, Google Apps included

The Oppo N1 isn’t just the first phone to ship with CyanogenMod pre-loaded, it’s also the first device running CyanogenMod’s custom version of Android to get Google Certification. That means Google’s given the go-ahead for the Oppo N1 to come pre-loaded with the Google Play Store, Gmail, Google Maps, and other Google apps. Up until […]