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Lilbits: The tiniest “Steam Deck,” Android’s desktop mode gets (a little) better, and would you pay for Google’s AI search features?

AI is the buzziest buzzword in tech right now… although since it’s an abbreviation for two words, maybe it’s a buzzphrase? Anyway, chip makers are slapping so-called Neural Processing Units into their silicon destined for smartphones, tablets, and PCs. Mobile and desktop operating systems are backing AI features into their software.  And search, social media, […]

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Lilbits: Another Linux laptop update, another Rockchip processor, another Pixel 9 leak

Google’s Pixel 9 series smartphones aren’t expected to launch until this fall, but details about the next-gen flagships started to leak earlier this year with a series of pictures that allegedly showed the Google Pixel 9 and Pixel 9 Pro. But according to a new report, those pictures actually showed the Pixel 9 Pro and Pixel […]

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Lilbits: Android 15 Dev Preview 2, MediaTek chips with NVIDIA graphics, and Spellcheck for Notepad

Google has released the second developer preview of Android 15. As usual, since the company is initially targeting developers, the announcement is primarily focused on changes that app and game makers need to know. But also, as usual, observers have started to dig in and find other changes. Mishaal Rahman has posted some of his findings […]

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Android 15 Developer Preview brings partial screen sharing, “notification cooldown” and other changes

The first developer preview of Android 15 is now available, giving us a first very early look at what to expect from the next major version of Android, which won’t officially launch until much later this year (probably in the fall). Android 15 Developer Preview 1 can be installed in an emulator or on a Google […]

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Lilbits: Layoffs at Mozilla, Android 15 Dev Preview coming soon, and Playdate is finally “in stock”

The Playdate handheld gaming device with a 1-bit display and a hang crank on the side is a cute and quirky device that’s very different from some other handhelds. But it’s also been a lot harder to actually get your hands on. Playdate began taking pre-orders in mid-2021 and finally began shipping the handheld almost a year later. […]