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Lilbits 359: Google Pixel 4 “Coral” and “Flame” smartphones coming this year?

If history has taught us anything, it’s that Google will probably launch a new set of flagship smartphones sometime around October… although we may see the mid-range Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL much sooner than that. While we still don’t know very much about what the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL will look […]

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Lilbits 323: What’s inside the Surface Go?

Microsoft began shipping the Surface Go tablet this week, and it’s the smallest, cheapest, and lowest-performance device in the company’s current line of Surface products. It’s also the first Surface tablet with a USB Type-C port and the thinnest Surface device to date. But it’s what’s inside that counts… and the folks at iFixit tore […]

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Lilbits (3-26-2015): Freeze your eReader in a block of ice

Some companies boast that their gadgets are waterproof. But what about ice-proof? Last year PocketBook launced a water-resistant eReader called the PocketBook Aqua. A year later the folks at Vido decided to see just how sturdy this thing was… so they didn’t just get it wet. They froze it solid. I first read about the experiment […]

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MINIX unveils Neo X8 line of Android TV boxes with Amlogic S802 chips

Android TV box maker MINIX has earned a reputation (among the small group of folks who track these things) for offering products with reliable performance and decent specs. Now the company is introducing two new boxes designed to let you run Android apps on your TV, and they’re the most powerful MINIX boxes yet. The […]

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2 GHz Amlogic S802 brings more speed to Android TV boxes

Chinese companies have been cranking out Android-powered set-top-boxes and TV sticks for a few years, with most of the best models in the past year powered by Rockchip RK3188 quad-core processors. But there may be a new performance champ in town. Amlogic’s new S802 processor is an ARM Cortex-A9 quad-core CPU with Mali 450 graphics. […]

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XBMC running in Linux on a TV box with an Amlogic AM8726-MX chip (video)

The folks behind the XBMC media center application have made a lot of progress porting the software to run on Android. But if you’d rather have a small, low-power XBMC box that runs on Linux, new options might be available soon. Pivos Technology’s XIOS box can run Android or Linux, and there are XBMC builds […]

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AMLogic AML8276-M8 quad-core processor coming this summer

Chip maker AMLogic is getting ready to launch its first quad-core processor. The AMLogic AML8726-M8 is due out in the second half of 2013, and it’s a quad-core chip based on an ARM Cortex-A9 design. It’ll likely be used in upcoming Android tablets, and at least one company has announced plans to launch an Android-powered […]

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Coby MID7060 7 inch tablet in the works

Coby’s Kyros MID1060 isn’t the company’s only new Android 4.0 tablet. A 7 inch model called the Coby Kyros MID7060 also showed up at the FCC website this week. The tablet has a 7 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel capacitive touchscreen display and a 1 GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor. While the user manual doesn’t specify the processor, […]

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Coby Kyros MID1060 10 inch tablet with Amlogic CPU on the way

Coby is getting ready to launch a new 10 inch tablet with an Amlogic AML8726-MX dual core processor. It’s called the Coby Kyros MID1060, and while it’s not showing up on the Coby website yet, the tablet did pass through the FCC this week. The Coby Kyros MID1060 features a 10.1 inch, 1280 x 800 […]