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Android 11-based LineageOS 18.1 released with support for dozens of devices

LineageOS, the Android-based operating system that’s probably the most well-known custom ROM these days, is now based on Android 11. The developers have announced the release of LineageOS 18.1, which includes new features, behavior changes, and security patches. There are also updates to some LineageOS-specific apps and features. For example: All LineageOS apps now support […]

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Lilbits: Intel’s Adaptive Boost for Rocket Lake chips, Android 11 for Chromebooks, PinePhone Beta Edition

This week Intel introduced its new 11th-gen desktop processors, code-named Rocket Lake-S. Set to hit the streets at the end of the month, the new processors are manufactured using a 14nm process rather than the 10nm process the company uses for most of its recent laptop chips. But Intel is still promising a modest boost […]

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Magisk v21 adds support for rooting Android 11 (and much more)

One of the most popular tools for rooting Android devices has received a major update that adds support for rooting Android 11. Magisk v21.0 also works with a “completely redesigned” Magisk Manager app, and a bunch of other under-the-hood changes. Magisk v21.0 is still considered beta, and it may not work with all Android devices […]

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Android 11 (Go Edition) gives budget phones a performance boost, gesture navigation, and more

A few days after releasing Android 11 for smartphones and other devices, Google is introducing the latest version of Android optimized for entry-level devices. Android 11 (Go Edition) is set to launch in October, and it will be available for devices with up to 2GB of RAM. Previously Go Edition software was only available for […]

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Lilbits: AMD, Apple schedule announcements

Apple is holding an event next week, when the company is expected to introduce its next-gen iPad and Apple Watch. We’ll probably have to wait another month for iPhone news. That’s the same month we expect to learn more about Google’s Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5 (or maybe Pixel 5s), although they most likely […]

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Android 11 arrives with new notification, communication features and more

Google has released Android 11, and after months of public beta testing, there aren’t a lot of surprises. But the latest version of Google’s smartphone operating system does bring a handful of new features as well as under-the-hood improvements that could lead to a better experience. Android 11 will begin rolling out to Google Pixel […]

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Lilbits: The tiniest “iMac,” Android for PCs, and Surface Duo unboxed

Apple sells iMac computers with a choice of 21.5 inch or 27 inch displays. Want something a bit smaller? Then you’re just going to have to build one yourself… like YouTuber The Casual Engineer did. Kind of. The “World’s Smallest iMac” looks like an Apple computer, but behind the 7 inch display is a Raspberry […]

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Lilbits: Intel breach, new Android and macOS betas, and more

20GB of Intel documents that were obtained without permission have been released onto the internet. They contain previously undisclosed information about Intel’s chips, software, and other intellectual property. According to Intel, the data dump seems to have come from its “Intel Resource and Design Center, which hosts information for use by our customers, partners, and […]

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Lilbits: Windows Terminal, Android Go, and RISC-V

Microsoft has released a new preview version of its Windows Terminal app, which is shaping up to be a pretty powerful, customizable tool for all of the different command line interfaces available in Windows 10. That includes the basic command prompt, PowerShell, and the Windows Subsystem for Linux. The latest version adds support for a […]

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Android 11 Beta 2 is available

Google’s 2nd public beta of Android 11 is here, and the company says the most important thing about it is that it brings “platform stability” for developers. In a nutshell that means while some behind-the-scenes features could still change before Android 11 is released to the public this fall, all of the APIs and app-facing […]

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Android 11 is (probably) launching September 8th, 2020

This week Google is holding a “Hey Google” Smart Home Summit aimed at hardware developers, but open for anyone to check out, since it’s a virtual summit taking place online. While most of the news out of the summit has involved new features coming to Google Assistant-enabled devices, the folks at Android Police noticed that […]