Lilbits 334: Google Pixel 3 launch is coming Oct 9th (probably)

With all the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL leaks in recent weeks, you’d be excused for thinking we already know everything there is to know about the new phones (or at least the larger one). But that hasn’t stopped Google from scheduling a “Made By Google” event in New York City on the […]

Moto Z2 Force and Moto X4 use Qualcomm’s Neural Processing Engine for speedy landmark detection (no Google Lens required)

Qualcomm’s Neural Processing Engine is a system that can leverage the GPU on some recent Qualcomm processors for hardware-accelerated image recognition and similar activities. But it only works if a phone maker enables the neural engine. Apparently Motorola has done that, because Qualcomm just announced that two already-shipping phones from the Lenovo subsidiary are the […]

Moto X4 Android One smartphone leaked (coming to Project Fi?)

Motorola recently unveiled the Moto X4, a smartphone with upper middle range specs including a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor, a 5.2 inch full HD display, a 3,000 mAh battery, IP68 water resistance, and at least 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. It also has a 16MP front camera, 12MP and 8MP rear cameras, and the phone […]

Return of the X: Motorola launches Moto X4 (and it’s a mid-range phone)

The original Moto X was arguably the phone that relaunched Motorola’s smartphone business as we know it. The 2013 smartphone had nearly stock Android software and innovative (at the time) features including an Active Display (that showed notifications even when the screen was off), and Touchless controls (like always-listening voice controls). One thing that’s easy […]