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Lilbits: Could Google kill the open web with its proposal to strengthen “trust” between browsers and devices?

Handheld gaming device maker AYN is teasing an upcoming crowdfunding campaign for a new Android & ARM-powered model. A new dev board is up for pre-order that looks a bit like a larger Raspberry Pi… but which has an Intel processor and M.2 connectors, among other things. And the folks that recently brought the Fairphone […]

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Murena Fairphone 4 brings the repairable smartphone to the United States with /e/OS software

Dutch company Fairphone has been making modular, repairable smartphones using sustainable and ethically-sourced materials (where possible) for the better part of a decade. But up until now they’ve only been available for purchase in Europe. That changes today with the launch of the Murena Fairphone 4, which comes from a partnership between Fairphone and the […]

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Murena One is a privacy-focused Android phone without Google apps and services

The developers of the /e/OS operating system have been offering an Android-based operating system stripped of Google’s proprietary apps and services for five years. For the past few years you’ve even been able to buy phones that come with /e/OS pre-installed, first in Europe, and more recently in North America. But up until recently that […]

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Lilbits: /e/OS (de-Googled Android) turns five this year and NVIDIA unveils Hooper GPU architecture (for servers first).

It’s been more than four years since developer Gaël Duval announced plans to develop a fork of Google’s Android operating system that would strip away Google apps and services to make a more privacy-centric mobile operating system. Since then, /e/OS has come a long way. You can even buy phones that come with the software […]