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 […]

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 […]

Lilbits: A new Linux-based tablet OS, and the latest Bond villain is… product placement?

A Chinese company has been teasing a new Linux-based operating system designed for tablets for the past few weeks, promising to release JingOS, “the world’s first iPadOS-style Linux distro” on January 31. But it looks like the operating system may not only be for tablets – the company’s latest tease shows the operating system running […]

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 […]

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 […]

Lilbits: ARM computers, Linux phones, and the Pixel 2 rides off into the sunset

After rocking a Google Pixel 2 as my primary smartphone for the past three years, I took advantage of a Google Fi Black Friday promotion and traded in my phone for a brand new Pixel 4a 5G for $298 after trade-in. There were two reasons I decided the time was right to upgrade. First, my […]

WhatsApp on a $60 phones: HMD launches Nokia 6300 4G and Nokia 8000 4G feature phones

When HMD Global took over the Nokia cellphone brand, the company didn’t just use the name for modern smartphones, but also a series of candybar-style feature phones that bring classic Nokia designs back to life. The latest exampls? The Nokia 6300 4G and Nokia 8000 4G. The former is a 49 Euro (~$60) phone that HMD says […]