Lilbits: Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G leaked, a new Manjaro build for phones, and used phone shipments are up

Samsung is holding an event on January 14 to officially launch its Galaxy S21 smartphone lineup. But images and details have been leaking for some time. Now Evan Blass has released a high-res picture showing the Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G from multiple angles and without any watermarks. But are new phones a hot commodity anymore? […]

Archos Play Tab is a 21.5 inch Android tablet for tabletop games or something

French electronics maker Archos was one of the first companies to release an Android tablet… way back when Android was a smartphone-only operating system that didn’t officially support tablets. In recent years company has become better known (if it’s known at all) for making cheap phones and attempting to get in on the smart home […]

Lilbits 331: Non-IFA news edition

The IFA show in Berlin technically begins on Thursday, but Intel, Acer, and Dell have already kicked things off with a series of announcements related to new processors and a whole bunch of new laptops. But not all the news this week is coming out of IFA. The Information reports that Amazon is getting ready […]

Archos Hello is an Android-powered “Home Assistant” (that seems separate from Google’s smart display platform)

Lat month Google unveiled a new “smart display” platform for Google Assistant-powered speakers-with-displays. Lenovo, LG, JBL, and Sony all plan to bring smart displays to market this year, where they’ll compete with similar gadgets from Amazon including the Echo Show and Echo Dot. French device maker Archos also seems to want a piece of the […]

Archos launches 3 budget phones with 18:9 (2:1) displays

Slim bezels and 18:9 displays: they’re not just for expensive phones anymore. While the first phones with these ultra-wide (or tall, I guess) screens were high-end handsets with high-res displays, speedy processors, and astronomical price tags, a growing number of phone makers have been taking the trend downmarket in the past few months. The latest […]

Archos launches 4 new phones, including two with gimmicks (or special features)

French device maker Archos hasn’t been a big name in the Android tablet space for a while, but the company continues to crank out entry-level and mid-range smartphones year after year. The latest include two phones that actually look pretty good on paper, especially when you consider their prices. And then there are the other […]

Archos is bringing a rugged tablet, 2 dual-camera phones to MWC

Archos may have been one of the first companies to launch an Android tablet, but it’s been a while since the French company has offered anything more interesting than a line of budget phones and tablets that do little to stand out in a crowded marketplace. But this week the company did make a few […]

Archos to build Kodak-branded tablets for European market

Over the past few years the Kodak name has gone from one that represents a pioneering film and photography company to a brand name that’s slapped on products built by other companies. There are phones built by Bullitt Group, and soon there will be tablets built by Archos (PDF link). Kodak has announced it’s working […]

Archos 55 Diamond Selfie has a terrible name, but decent specs

French consumer electronics company Archos isn’t exactly known for making stellar smartphones, but the company’s new Archos 55 Diamond Selfie actually looks pretty decent on paper. The 5.5 inch phone has a full HD display, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage. And it has a starting price of just £180 in the UK, which is […]