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Original Samsung Galaxy S gets Android 5.1 (unofficially)

The original Samsung Galaxy S smartphone launched in mid-2010 and it’s been a long time since Samsung has release a software update for the phone. But nearly 5 years later independent developers are keeping the phone up to date. Xda-developers forum member humberos has released a custom ROM that brings Android 5.1 Lollipop to the first-gen […]

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Lilbits (6-05-2014): AMD’s new G-Series embedded chips

It’s not just AMD’s notebook chips that are getting a refresh. The company also launched a new series of embedded chips aimed at low power machines such as thin clients, retail point-of-sales machines, industrial applications, or other environments where you might not need a traditional PC to do some computing. The new AMD G-Series chips […]

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Lilbits (2-03-2014): Samsung Galaxy Note Pro priced at $850

The Samsung Galaxy Note Pro is an Android tablet with a 12.2 inch, 2560 x 1600 pixel display, a quad-core processor, 3GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, 802.11ac WiFi, and Samsung’s S Pen system for writing, drawing, or interacting with apps using a pressure-sensitive pen. It’s one of the most powerful Android tablets Samsung has […]

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OminiROM multi-window concept for Android borrows from webOS

One of the key differences between Android, iOS, and other mobile operating systems and their desktop or notebook counterparts is support for multi-window modes. On a desktop PC you can open as many windows as you’d like and arrange them side-by-side or in other configurations. On a phone or tablet, you’re usually stuck looking at […]

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Android ROM news: Gallery replacement, smart phone dialer, and more

Google and big companies like Samsung aren’t the only ones regularly adding new features to the software for Android phones and tablets. Startups like CyanogenMod and community supported projects such as OmniROM and Paranoid Android are regularly tweaking Google’s software by adding new features. Here are a few of the latest updates from the custom […]

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OmniROM brings Android 4.4 (and tweaks) to phones and tablets

Samsung’s probably never going to release an official Android 4.4 software update for the Galaxy S2 or original Galaxy Note — but that’s what custom ROMs are for. The developers of OmniROM have just launched nightly builds of their Android 4.4 KitKat-based software, and it’s alreadyavailable for phones and tablets including Samsung’s older phones, most […]