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Lilbits: OSOM V1 will be Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 powered, ONEXPLAYER working on a handheld with Ryzen 6000U

Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor is expected to bring a 10% boost in CPU and graphics performance and a 20% improvement in AI performance when compared with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, while also lowing power consumption by as much as 30%. So it’s no surprise that a bunch of phone makers plan […]

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Lilbits: OnePlus Nord 2T, Moto G71, and GeForce NOW brings Fortnite to iOS (and Android, and anything with a web browser)

Fortnite was famously booted from the App Store and Google Play Store a few years ago when Epic Games intentionally flouted Apple and Google’s rules in order to kick off a legal challenge. While it’s still fairly easy to install Fortnite on an Android phone by sideloading it, the game has only recently returned to […]

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Lilbits: Picture-in-Picture coming to Android TV, Steam Deck gains per-app performance profiles, and more

Android 13 is coming to phones and tablets this fall… but also to Android TV devices. Among other things, Android 13 for smart TVs will bring support for picture-in-picture mode, allowing you to keep watching video from one app or service while interacting with another or while browsing for the next thing you want to […]

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Lilbits: Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4 leaked, Microsoft’s new adaptive accessories, Android 12 Beta, and more

During the first day of the 2022 Google I/O developer conference we learned that the Pixel 6a, Pixel 7, Pixel Watch and Pixel Buds Pro are all coming this year, with a Pixel Tablet expected to launch in 2023. That’s a lot of news for one day. But it’s just the tip of the iceberg. In […]

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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 […]

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Lilbits: What Europe’s antitrust crackdown on big tech could mean for users around the globe

The European Union is poised to adopt new antitrust rules for the biggest tech companies that could have widespread consequences for online advertising, app stores, and interoperability of messaging apps. Imagine being able to install a third-party app store on an iPhone, for example, or use Signal to send messages to your contacts who only […]

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Lilbits: Google IO 2022 announced, Android 13 DP2 released, and Mac Studio reviews are in

The Mac Studio is a compact desktop computer that looks a bit like a few Mac Minis stacked atop one another. But with a choice of Apple’s M1 Max or M1 Ultra processors, it has a lot more horsepower than any Mac Mini (or most other laptop or desktop computers, for that matter). The Mac […]

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Lilbits: Goodbye Galaxy Note, hello Apple foldable (in four years… maybe)

Surprising absolutely nobody who’s been paying attention to the fact Samsung hasn’t released a Galaxy Note-branded phone since 2020, but that the new Galaxy S22 Ultra sure looks a lot like a Note, Samsung has confirmed that it’s killing off the Galaxy Note brand… but that features like the S-Pen will live on in the […]

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Lilbits: Streaming Android apps to a PC, new Windows 11 features, and mobile Linux updates

Windows 11 may be getting native support for running Android apps thanks to a new Windows Subsystem for Android. But it’s not a Google-approved system, which means you may have to jump through some hoops if you want access to the Google Play Store and all the apps in it. But it looks like Google is […]