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Google Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro come with Tensor G3 chips, 7 years of updates

Google’s newest flagship smartphones introduce a new Google Tensor G3 processor, improved cameras, brighter displays, and a new design that features rounded edges and a matte finish for the camera bar, and new color options. But Google says the main selling points for its new Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro smartphones aren’t reflected in the specs, […]

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Lilbits: Mobian’s first stable release (Debian for phones), Pixel Feature Drop, and cheap Intel chips for gaming

Mobian is a mobile GNU/Linux distribution that starts with Debian as its base, but adds support for mobile-friendly user interfaces such as Phosh, Plasma Mobile, and sxmo and support for smartphone hardware including cellular radios. It’s been under development for a few years, but now the team behind Mobian have announced that the first “stable […]

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Lilbits: Apple leaks ahead of WWDC (iPads to work more like laptops, Macs with M2) and gaming performance of Intel’s Celeron 7305 and Pentium 8505

Chinese PC makers AYA and AYN have both announced plans to offer budget handheld gaming computers that undercut Valve’s Steam Deck on price by using AMD Mendocino or Intel’s entry-level Alder Lake-U processors. While we don’t know much about the performance of AMD’s chip yet, YouTuber Taki Udon has already begun running gaming tests on […]

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Lilbits Leaks: Walmart’s Android TV stick, Qualcomm’s next-mid-range laptop CPU, Samsung’s Galaxy A phones

Walmart’s working on a media streamer powered by Google’s Android TV software. The company hasn’t actually announced the new product yet, but an FCC listing spilled the beans. Meanwhile Evan Blass has spilled the beans on Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy A72 smartphone, Windows Future has spilled a few beans about Qualcomm’s next-gen Snapdragon processor for mid-range […]

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Pixel 4a available for pre-order for $349, Pixel 4a (5G) and Pixel 5 coming this fall

Google’s follow-up to last year’s Pixel 3a is official. The Google Pixel 4a is a mid-range phone with some flagship-like features including an OLED display. Google’s excellent camera features, and guaranteed OS and security updates for at least three years. The Pixel 4a is available for pre-order now for $349 and ships August 20, 2020. But […]

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Pixel feature drops to bring new tricks to Google’s smartphones

There are a few key selling points for Google’s Pixel smartphones. They tend to have great cameras. They get security and software updates delivered straight from the company that makes the Android operating system that powers most of the world’s smartphones. And they have some unique features that aren’t widely available on other phones. From […]

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First-gen Google Pixel phones getting their last update in December 2019

One of the key selling points of Google’s Pixel smartphone (and Nexus phones before them) is that, unlike most Android devices, they come with a guarantee of two years of major operating system updates and three years of monthly security updates. Sometimes you get lucky and Google keeps supporting them for a little longer than […]

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Report: Google could launch a mid-range Pixel phone this summer

The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are pretty great smartphones… but they’re also pretty expensive smartphones, with prices starting at $649 and $849, respectively. If you want a more affordable phone with near stock-Android software, there are Android One phones like the Xiaomi Mi A1 and Moto X4. But soon there may be […]

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Camera NX brings Pixel 2 portrait mode to other phones

The Google Pixel 2 has one of the best smartphone cameras on the market, and one of the niftiest features is its support for portrait-style photos that blur the background. While that’s not an unusual feature for top-tier smartphones, most other phones that have a portrait mode use dual cameras to achieve it. Google’s Pixel […]

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Deals of the Day (10-20-2017

Google’s new Pixel smartphones are pretty good. But so are last year’s Pixel and Pixel XL. If you don’t feel like buying a brand new phone you can save a few bucks by picking up last year’s model. Unfortunately, Google has only marked down the prices by about $100, which means you’ll still have to […]

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If you take a lot of photos, the original Pixel has a perk the Pixel 2 does not

Google’s Pixel smartphones have some of the best cameras available on any phone. The 2016 model was one of the best available at the time… and the 2017 model is said to have an even better camera. If you use those cameras to snap a lot of photos, Google also offers a bonus feature: if […]