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Lilbits 333: Windows on Snapdragon 850 is (almost) here

Qualcomm unveiled the Snapdragon 850 processor in June, promising it would offer up to a 30 percent performance improvement for Windows-on-ARM laptops and tablets when compared with the Snapdragon 835 chip. Based on my experience with the Asus NovaGo and its Snapdragon 835 processor, Windows on ARM needs all the performance boosting it can get. […]

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Now you can install Android 6.0 on a Nexus 4 (unofficially)

Google recently released Android 6.0 Marshmallow for recent Nexus phones, tablets, and TV boxes. How recent? If you’ve got a Nexus 5 smartphone you’re good to go. But if you’ve got a Nexus 4, not so much. At least that’s true if you want to install an official version of Android 6.0 distributed by Google. […]

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Google Android L ported to the Nexus 4 smartphone (unofficially)

Want to try out Google’s upcoming version of Android, but don’t have a Nexus 5 phone or Nexus 7 tablet? If you’ve got a slightly older Nexus 4 smartphone then you’re in luck — there’s an unofficial port of the Google Android L developer preview available for that phone. At this point Android L for the […]

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Google Nexus 4 back on sale in Canada

Google will start taking orders for the popular Nexus 4 smartphone in Canada this afternoon at 3:00PM Eastern. This actually marks the return of the Nexus 4 to the Google Play Store in Canada. But Google sold out of phones almost immediately when the Nexus 4 first launched last month. Now it’s time for a […]

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How to unlock, root Google Nexus 4, use custom recovery and more

The Google Nexus 4 is one of the first devices to ship with Google Android 4.2 Jelly Bean software. But if you want to install custom firmware, run apps that require root access, or make other changes, there’s good news: The Nexus 4 is just about as easy to work with as earlier Nexus devices. […]