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Lilbits 323: What’s inside the Surface Go?

Microsoft began shipping the Surface Go tablet this week, and it’s the smallest, cheapest, and lowest-performance device in the company’s current line of Surface products. It’s also the first Surface tablet with a USB Type-C port and the thinnest Surface device to date. But it’s what’s inside that counts… and the folks at iFixit tore […]

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Android P is almost here, final beta is available today

Google has released the fourth and final beta of Android P… or the fifth developer preview, depending on how you want to look at it. Android P brings a bunch of new features including native support for phones with notches in the display and/or multiple cameras, gesture-based navigation (and a new mulltitasking window), and a […]

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Google releases Android P Developer Preview 3

The road to the next major release of Google Android is paved with five developer previews… but it’s the first three that count the most, since DP4 and DP5 are basically release candidates (which means the only significant changes are likely to be bug fixes). With that in mind, Google has released Android P DP3, […]

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What’s new in Android P Beta?

The next version of Google Android is coming later this year, and while we got a first developer preview earlier this year, Google is launching a beta program today with a bunch of new features. One of the key themes in those new features? Intelligence. Android P uses on-device machine learning to help save battery […]

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Developers port some Android P features to run on older Android versions

The first developer preview of Android P was released yesterday, but it’s only available for Google Pixel phones and Google describes it as an early, buggy build that you probably don’t want to use on your primary smartphone. But if you want to get a taste of some upcoming Android P features without actually installing […]

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What’s new in Android P? (Developer Preview 1 is now available)

The next major version of Google Android is coming later this year, but developers and early adopters will be able to get an early look starting today. Google is releasing the first developer preview of Google Android P and, among other things, it adds native support for phones with camera cut-outs in the screen (notches), […]

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Android P may let you use a phone as a Bluetooth mouse or keyboard

Most Android smartphones support Bluetooth, allowing you to connect wireless headphones, mice, keyboards, and other accessories or to transfer contacts or files between devices without wires. But according to xda-developers, it looks like Google may be adding another Bluetooth feature: the ability to use your phone as a mouse or keyboard for an external device. […]

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Android P will restrict camera, mic usage by background apps

Ever worry that your phone is recording you when you’re not paying attention? It looks like Google is taking steps to reduce the chances of that happening. Xda-developers has been digging through code commits for the next major version of Android and the website says its found evidence that Android P will prevent idle apps […]

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Bloomberg: Android P will embrace the notch, folding display, and other new trends

The next major version of Android could help pave the way for new styles of smartphones including those with multiple displays, folding screens, or iPhone X/Essential Phone-style notches in the top of the screen for the camera system. That’s according to a report from Bloomberg, which cites “people familiar with the situation.” Of course, you […]