Lilbits: Remembering LG’s innovative phones, another smartphone Linux distro, and high-performance single-board computers

LG is getting out of the smartphone business and that’s probably a smart move for a company that’s been losing money in that space for the past six years. But it’s still sad to see the exit of a company that had been pushing the boundaries of smartphone weirdness with models like the dual-screen LG […]

Nokia 2.3 is a budget phone with modern design, dated specs, low price

HMD is continuing to crank out Android smartphones at a variety of price points — and the latest model is a follow-up to the low-cost Nokia 2.2 that launched earlier this year. The new Nokia 2.3 has a bigger screen, a bigger battery, support for face unlock, and a lower starting price… but features the same […]

Nokia 2.2 now available for $139 (Android One, Face unlock, removable battery)

After making a debut in Europe and India last month, the Nokia 2.2 budget smartphone is now available the United States. Priced at $139, this phone clearly isn’t a flagship device. But it does have some attractive specs including 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, Android One software, and a 3,000 mAh battery — which […]

Lenovo launches Motorola One and Motorola One Power with Android One

Lenovo’s latest Motorola-branded smartphones… look like the iPhone X thanks to the slim side bezels and the sizable notch in the top of the display. But in terms of software, the new Motorola One and Motorola One Power are all Android. In fact, both phones are Android One devices, which means they run near-stock Android […]

LG’s new mid-range phones feature current flagship specs, previous-gen flagship chips

After launching the LG G7 ThinQ flagship smartphone in May, LG is expanding the G7 lineup with two new models that feature many of the same specs… but which will likely sell for lower prices. The LG G7 One has the same 6.1 inch, 3120 x 1440 pixel display as the LG G7 ThinQ and […]

Meet Xiaomi’s latest Android One smartphones: the Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite

Most of Xiaomi’s smartphones ship with MIUI software, which is a custom user interface, app store, and suite of apps that runs on top of Android. But last year Xiaomi launched its first Android One smartphone featuring stock Android software and a promise to continue delivering software updates for at least two years. Now the company […]

$159 Nokia 3.1 Android One phone up for pre-order, ships July 2nd

HMD is bringing another Nokia-branded phone to the United States. After launching the $269 Nokia 6.1 last month, the company introduced three additional models the Nokia 2.1, Nokia 3.1, and Nokia 5.1. Now pre-orders are open for the 5.2 inch Nokia 3.1 smartphone with Android One Edition software. It’s available from Amazon and B&H and the phone […]

Report: LG Q7 Android One Edition smartphone coming to T-Mobile

It looks like LG may be planning to launch its first Android One smartphone. The folks at xda-developers uncovered evidence that a previously unannounced version of the LG Q7 mid-range smartphone featuring Android One software is in the works, and that it could be available exclusively from T-Mobile in the United States. As an Android […]