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Microsoft brings Android 12L to the Surface Duo (with a Windows 11-inspired skin)

Microsoft is rolling out a software update for its dual-screen smartphones that makes Android look and function a bit more like Windows 11. Part of that is just due to the update to Android 12L – Google has optimized its mobile operating system to take better advantage of larger screens by adding support for a […]

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Lilbits: Signal drops SMS, Microsoft launches Surface Studio 2+, more Apple services coming to Windows, and Intel layoffs ahead?

Thanks to falling demand for PCs and increased competition from rival chip makers, it looks like Intel may be planning to layoff thousands of employees soon.  In addition to the introducing the new Surface Pro 9 and Surface Laptop 5 today, Microsoft has unveiled a Surface Studio 2+ for creative professionals… but it’s a kind of […]

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Lilbits: Samsung brings Android 12L to the Galaxy Tab 8 series, HMD introduces the Nokia T21 tablet

Samsung is one of the few companies making premium Android tablets these days… and the company’s been at it for years, even when Google seemed to have largely given up on the space. But now that Google has remembered that tablets are a thing and started releasing versions of Android optimized for large screens, Samsung […]

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Lenovo Tab P11 2nd-gen tablet coming soon with Android 12L and MediaTek Helio G99

Lenovo’s new Tab P11 (2nd-gen) is a mid-range Android tablet with an 11.5 inch, 2000 x 1200 pixel IPS LCD display with a 120 Hz refresh rate, a MediaTek Helio G99 processor, and quad speakers. It’s also the company’s first tablet to ship with Android 12L pre-installed, although Lenovo is promising to deliver at least two major […]

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Lilbits: Google is taking Android tablets seriously (again), Elementary OS troubles, and more about Apple’s M1 Ultra

It’s been more than a decade since Google released Android 3.0 Honeycomb, the first version of the company’s mobile operating system specifically designed for tablets. The next release, Android 4.0, basically merged the smartphone and tablet operating systems into one… and Google hasn’t really paid much attention to tablets or tablet apps since then, leaving […]

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Google releases Android 12L for Pixel phones, coming to tablets & foldables later this year

When Google first announced it was working on Android 12L, the company described it as an update focused on tablets and foldables thanks to new features optimized for large screen displays. But now that Android 12L is out of beta, guess which devices will be the first to run Android 12L software? Google’s Pixel phones. […]

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Lilbits: Android 12L Beta 2, Windows 11 Preview 22533, and Rockchip RK3588S

Windows PC shipments were up nearly 15% year-over-year in 2021 according to the latest report from research firm IDC. Google has released a second beta of Android 12L, the upcoming version of its mobile operating system optimized for tablets & foldables. Microsoft has released a new preview build of Windows 11 to Insiders. And Rockchip […]

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Android 12L is built for tablets and foldables, but now you can run the beta on Pixel phones

It’s only been a few months since Google released Android 12, but now you can beta test the next version of Google’s operating system for smartphones and tablets. Android 12L is expected to launch in early 2022 with numerous optimizations for large-screen devices including tablets and foldables. Google released a developer preview for the Lenovo […]