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HMD’s latest Nokia C series budget phones include a model with a removable battery

There’s good news and bad news for fans of smartphones with old school features like removable batteries, microSD card readers, and headphone jacks. The good news is that HMD’s got a new line of budget phones that cover those bases. The bad news is that the new Nokia C2 (2nd-edition), Nokia C21, and Nokia C21 Plus are very […]

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Android 12 Go Edition will bring a speed boost to budget phones in 2022

Google’s Android 12 software brought big changes to the look and feel of Google’s operating system for smartphones and tablets including flagships like the Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. But Android isn’t just for flagship devices, and now Google is outlining some of the new features coming to budget phones running Android 12 […]

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Moto E6i is a budget Android Go phone with a Unisoc processor

Most recent Android smartphones ship with processors from Qualcomm, MediaTek, Samsung, or Huawei. But over the past few years we’ve seen chips from a new player called Unisoc show up in a handful of smartphones from Hisense, HMD, and other companies. Now Motorola is launching a budget phone with a Unisoc Tiger SC9863A processor. The […]

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Google brings Night Mode to budget smartphones with Camera Go app

Google’s Night Sight allows you to use a smartphone to shoot photos that capture a surprising amount of detail when you’re in a dark or dimly lit environment by using software to stitch together data from multiple images to make a brighter photo than you’d normally be able to get using a phone camera. The […]

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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: 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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Google unveils Android 9 Pie (Go Edition) with faster boot times and better security

Google’s Android Go Edition software is designed to run on entry-level smartphones, and since introducing Android 8 Oreo (Go Edition) last year, Google says device makers have shipped more than 200 different phones powered by the software, with some models selling for as little as $30. But while these phones can run Android Go Edition software, […]