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Lilbits: Elden Ring as a Game Boy title, Asus ROG Phone 6 leaked pics, NVIDIA Shield’s latest update

The NVIDIA Shield continues to be one of the most expensive Android TV media streamers on the market, but it’s also one of the most powerful… and one of the most well supported. NVIDIA regularly releases updates that bring bug fixes and new features, and the latest adds support for automatically enabling game mode on […]

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Murena One is a privacy-focused Android phone without Google apps and services

The developers of the /e/OS operating system have been offering an Android-based operating system stripped of Google’s proprietary apps and services for five years. For the past few years you’ve even been able to buy phones that come with /e/OS pre-installed, first in Europe, and more recently in North America. But up until recently that […]

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Lilbits: Remembering the Apple Newton, using a 2003 Windows Mobile PDA in 2022, and exploring one of the earliest builds of Android

Apparently it’s nostalgia week in the mobile tech world. Ars Technica decided to take a trip down memory lane by remembering the Apple Newton 30 years after Apple announced its first handheld. While the Newton was widely considered a flop, maybe it was just ahead of time. We certainly now live in a world where […]

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Amazon Fire OS 8 debuts this summer (Android 11-based software for Fire devices)

The new Amazon Fire 7 (2022) tablet brings a better processor, more memory, and longer battery life to Amazon’s entry-level tablet. The $60 tablet will also be the first to ship with Fire OS 8 when the new Fire 7 begins shipping June 29, 2022. Fire OS is the Android-based operating system Amazon uses for […]

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Open source, privacy-focused smartphone coming soon from Android app maker Simple Mobile Tools

Android app maker Simple Mobile Tools has been cranking out a suite of open source apps that live up to the company’s name for years, offering simple apps that offer many of the functions you’d expect from a modern smartphone including calendar, contacts, keyboard, launcher, music player, phone dialer, SMS, and note-taking apps, among other […]

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Lilbits: Motorola’s rollable phone, artsy tablets from Asus, and Sharp’s phone with a 1 inch image sensor

LG may have gotten out of the phone business before the company got a chance to launch the first phone with a rollable display, and Oppo’s rollable phone may be little more than a concept, but rumor has it that at least one other major phone maker does still plan to bring a rollable phone […]

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Lilbits: Google buys Raxium, Thunderbird is going mobile, and Zoom puts time limits on free 1:1 calls

Zoom became a household name shortly after the start of the global COVID-19 pandemic, as folks flocked to the easy-to-use software for hosting group video calls. The company’s freemium model doesn’t hurt: calls up to 40 minutes are free, while you have to pay for a subscription for longer group video calls. Up until this […]