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Lilbits: Google Pixel 6 reviews, Kodi 19.3, and JioPhone Next

Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro reviews are starting to arrive, and they’re looking pretty good. The phones aren’t perfect, but they seem to largely deliver on Google’s promises, and with prices starting at $599, they’re more affordable many competitors, which make any flaws a lot easier to handle. In other recent tech news […]

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Latest Chromium OS build for the GPD Pocket 1 and 2 brings hardware, software fixes for these mini-laptops

The GPD Pocket and Pocket 2 are tiny laptops small enough to fold up and slide into (some) pockets… thus the name. With 7 inch touchscreen displays and QWERTY keyboards, they’re about as small as you can get while still supporting touch-typing on a laptop. GPD ships the Pocket mini-laptops with Windows 10 software, but […]

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Updated ChromiumOS builds turn GPD Pocket and Pocket 2 into tiny Chromebooks

Last year Keith Myers ported the open source version of Google’s Chrome OS so that it could run on the GPD Pocket and GPD Pocket 2 mini-laptops. But the software was a bit buggy at the time, with issues affecting audio, screen rotation, and other hardware. Now Myers is back with a new Chromium OS […]

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Daily Deals (9-17-2019)

The mini-laptop market has been experiencing a mini boom in the last year, but the company that really kicked things off is GPD, which has released a number of tiny laptops and handheld computers in the past few years. For the most part, they aren’t exactly cheap — but GPD sort of addressed that in […]

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Official Ubuntu MATE for GPD Pocket handheld PCs updated to versions 19.04 and 18.04.2

The GPD Pocket line of pocket-sized, laptop-like computers ship with Windows 10, but folks have been figuring out how to run GNU/Linux on them since day one. Last year the developers behind Ubuntu MATE made things a little easier by offering official versions of the operating system optimized for the GPD Pocket and GPD Pocket […]

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GPD Pocket 2 handheld PC now available with 8GB RAM, Celeron 3965Y processor

GPD continues to iterate on its Pocket 2 line of handheld computers. A top-of-the-line model with an Intel Core m3-8100Y processor, 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage continues to sell for $669 to $750, depending on where you buy it from. But late last year the company introduced a cheaper model with a Celeron 3965Y […]

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GPD launches a cheaper Pocket 2 mini laptop with Celeron 3965Y

Chinese device maker GPD kicked off the recent mini laptop craze by launching the GPD Win handheld gaming PC and GPD Pocket mini laptop. This summer the company introduced an updated Pocket with an improved keyboard and a faster processor… along with a higher price tag. Folks who pre-ordered during a crowdfunding campaign were able […]

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There’s an official Ubuntu MATE 18.10 build for GPD Pocket devices

Canonical released Ubuntu 18.10 this week. But Ubuntu isn’t just a single operating system: there are also a bunch of official and unofficial flavors. So this week we also got Kubuntu 18.10, Lubuntu 18.10, Ubuntu MATE 18.10, and Ubuntu Budgie 18.10, just to name a few. They include core Ubuntu updates plus a group of […]