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Lilbits: Steam Deck, GPD Pocket 3, Stadia Phone Link and a Nokia Tablet

Valve is sending out Steam Deck dev kits to game makers for testing in order to ensure that as many PC games as possible can run on the handheld, Linux-powered gaming PC when it begins shipping to customers in December. Some of those game makers have started sharing images and short videos showing the console […]

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Lilbits: Google Pixel 6 with Tensor processor, Steam Deck, and upgrading the GPD Win Max

The Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are coming this fall and they’ll feature a brand new design with a large camera bar across the back of the phones and upgraded camera hardware including new sensors and lenses. But the biggest chance, Google says, is under the hood. Google’s Pixel 6 series phones will […]

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Lilbits: Nothing introduces something, first look at the JingPad A1 Linux tablet

A startup called Nothing has generated way more buzz this year than you’d expect from a company that’s never released a product yet. But Nothing was founded by Carl Pei, co-founder of OnePlus, a company that knows a thing or two about generating press (not always good press, but at least people were talking). Now […]

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HMD’s Nokia XR20 is a rugged phone built to last (with 4 years of security updates)

The new Nokia XR20 is an Android smartphone with mid-range specs that launches this week with a 2-year warranty and a promise that it will receive at least three major Android updates as well as security updates for at least four years. But with a growing number of Android phone makers promising to deliver years […]

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Nokia G20 is a $199 smartphone that will receive security updates until at least 2024

The Nokia G20 is a budget smartphone with a MediaTel Helio G35 processor, 4GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and a 6.5 inch, 1600 x 720 pixel display. But the most interesting thing about this phone might not be its specs, but rather its support guarantee. It’s an inexpensive phone that will receive Android OS […]

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HMD promises 3 years of software updates for its new mid-range phones (and 2 years for budget models)

Android phone makers have a reputation for offering limited software support for their devices – buy a new phone today and maybe if you’re lucky it’ll receive one major Android operating system update and a few security updates. But that’s starting to change. Google Pixel phones come with three years of guaranteed updates. Samsung flagships […]

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Lilbits: Intel’s 10nm Ice Lake Xeon server chips, Google’s wearables/hearables, and Lenovo’s next weird phone

Intel’s had a hard time ramping up production of 10nm chips, but after delivering two generations of laptop processors manufactured using a 10nm process, the company is finally introducing its first 10nm server chips. The new 3rd-gen Xeon Scalable processors feature Sunny Cove CPU cores based on the same technology as the 10th-gen “Ice Lake” […]

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Lilbits: Remembering LG’s innovative phones, another smartphone Linux distro, and high-performance single-board computers

LG is getting out of the smartphone business and that’s probably a smart move for a company that’s been losing money in that space for the past six years. But it’s still sad to see the exit of a company that had been pushing the boundaries of smartphone weirdness with models like the dual-screen LG […]

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Nokia 1.4 is a €99 Android Go phone with a 6.5 inch screen and a 4,000 mAh battery

HMD’s newest budget smartphone sports a 6.51 inch, 1600 x 720 pixel IPS LCD display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 215 processor, and a starting price of €99 (about $120 US). The Nokia 1.4 is available in select markets starting today and it’ll ship with Android 10 Go Edition software, but HMD says it’ll receive an updated to Android […]

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Lilbits: Google acquires company that lets you turn Windows PCs into Chromebooks (and other recent tech news)

A company called Neverware has been offering software called CloudReady that lets you turn old computers into pseudo Chromebooks since 2015. But in order to do that, the company has been using software based on Chromium OS, the open source version of Chrome OS. Now Google has acquired the company and, among other things, that […]

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Lilbits: Samsung and LG leaks, Chrome OS Phone Hub, and Raspberry Pi HiFi

Google makes the Android operating system that powers most of the world’s smartphones. And Google makes the Chrome OS operating system that powers a growing number of laptops. So you’d think that the company would want to make sure the two play nicely with one another… and you’d be right. It’s just taking a bit […]