Android 11 to bring support for resizable picture-in-picture mode (among other things)

Google brought picture-in-picture support to Android starting with Android 8.0. This lets you, for example, keep watching a YouTube video in a small screen while you navigate away from the YouTube app and open the home screen or other apps. Up until now, you could move that picture-in-picture window around… but you couldn’t change its […]

Fairphone 3 is now available with either Android or the Google-free /e/ OS

The Fairphone 3 is a mid-range smartphone that stands out due to its easy-to-repair design that features components partially made from ethically-sourced materials. When the phone launched last summer it was only available with Android 9. But folks who prefer a Google-free experience now have another option. The /e/ foundation is selling the Fairphone 3 […]

Vivaldi Mobile web browser for Android goes stable (Vivaldi 3.0 for desktop is also here)

Vivaldi is a web browser designed for folks who want to be able to customize the heck out of the tools they use to surf the web. The first version of Vivaldi for desktop computers was released in 2015, but the first public beta of Vivaldi Mobile for Android was released just last year. Now […]

Paranoid Android returns with a stable Android 10 ROM

Once upon a time Paranoid Android was one of the most innovative custom ROMs for Android smartphones. Its developers added features for power users, and spent time rethinking Android’s navigation buttons, notifications, and other core features. But things have slowed down in recent years, and the last stable build of Paranoid Android was released in […]

Google may require seamless updates for all phones that ship with Android 11

Google brought support for seamless updates to Android phones in 2016. In a nutshell this means that operating system updates can be downloaded and installed in the background, allowing you to update with relatively quick and simple reboot — and if anything goes wrong, your phone will just revert to the only version of the […]

Lilbits 385: Laptops big and small

A few days ago we reported that a Dell XPS 17 laptop was likely on the way. Now we know what it’ll probably look like, thanks to an image spotted on Dell’s website. Meanwhile One Netbook continues to leak tidbits of information about the company’s upcoming mini-laptop designed for gaming. This time we have a […]