Google is making it easier to turn any laptop into a Chromebook with Chromium OS

Chromebooks come with Google’s Chrome OS software pre-installed. But Google also maintains an open source version called Chromium OS that can theoretically be installed on just about any PC or Mac. The only catch is that it historically hasn’t been all that easy for casual computer users to install. But that’s about to change. Last […]

Sideloading some Android apps could get more complicated as Google pushes Android App Bundles

One of the things that’s long set Android apart from iOS is that while both Google and Apple maintain app stores, Google makes it fairly easy for users to install apps downloaded from sources other than the Google Play Store. It’s a process commonly known as sideloading. But starting later this summer, sideloading some apps could […]

Lilbits: Samsung’s One UI comes to Wear OS watches, Xbox Cloud Gaming comes to Windows 10 and iOS (via the web)

Last month Samsung and Google announced plans to merge their smartwatch platforms into a single, unified platform bringing the best of Google’s Wear OS and Samsung’s Tizen. Now Samsung is giving us an idea of what next-gen Galaxy smartwatches running the new software will look like. Among other things, Samsung is promising updates to the […]

Lenovo Smart Clock 2 with Google Assistant coming in September for $90 (wireless charging dock included)

The Lenovo Smart Clock line of devices are some of the smallest, most affordable smart displays powered by Google Assistant. Now the company has introduced a new Lenovo Smart Clock 2 that has a 4 inch touchscreen display, 3W front-firing speakers, and a wireless charging dock that lets you power the display and recharge your […]

Google and Jo introduce the JioPhone Next is a budget Android phone for India

Most smartphone made by Google in recent years have been mid-range and high-end devices, but the company also continues to support low-end Android smartphones thanks to initiatives like Android Go Edition, which is optimized for devices with entry-level hardware. Now Gooogle has announced it’s working with India’s Reliance Jio to produce a budget smartphone called […]

Lilbits: Windows 11 leaked, Nintendo Game & Watch Zelda Edition coming this fall

Microsoft is hosting an event on June 24 to discuss the future of Windows. And evidence was mounting that in addition to giving the operating system a new look, Microsoft was getting ready for a new name: Windows 11. Now a leaked build of the operating system is making the rounds, and websites including xda-developers, […]

Google Android 12 beta 2 brings new privacy features and UI changes

Google has released the second public beta of Android 12 and, among other things, it includes some of the new privacy features the company first highlighted during its Google I/O developer event in May. There’s a new Privacy Dashboard that makes it easy to see which apps have recently used your device’s mic, camera, or location […]

Lilbits: Windows 11, Qualcomm’s next flagship chip, and Walmart & Target’s Prime Day counterprogramming

Two big leaks today – Microsoft might finally be ready to retire the Windows 10 brand name and replace it with something new, and Qualcomm’s next-gen flagship processor could be a doozy. First, the chip. ARM says chips based on its new ARMv9 architecture will bring big boosts in overall performance and efficiency, and even bigger […]