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Lilbits: Surface Duo’s Android 11 update is finally here, Google’s next Chromecast is coming… eventually, and dual booting Android & Windows on a OnePlus 6T

When the Microsoft Surface Duo dual-screen smartphone first launched the streets in September 2020, the phone shipped with Google Android 10 and some custom Microsoft software designed to make the operating system more dual-screen friendly. When Microsoft unveiled the Surface Duo 2 a year later, it was running Android 11. At the time, Microsoft said […]

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Mobian begins porting its Debian-based OS to more smartphones and tablets

Mobian is a mobile Linux distribution based on Debian. Designed to run on phones and tablets compatible with mainline Linux kernels, the operating system originally supported just three devices: the PinePhone, Librem 5, and PineTab. But now the team has announced initial support for a few more devices: the OnePlus 6, OnePlus 6T, Pocophone F1 […]

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OnePlus 7 is basically a OnePlus 6T with some spec bumps (not coming to the US)

The OnePlus 7 Pro is launching this week for $670 and it packs a whole bunch of premium features including a big, bright, high-resolution display, a virtually bezel-free design, a triple-camera system, a pop-up selfie camera, and support for up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of UFS 3.0 storage. So that’s the OnePlus 7 […]

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OnePlus launches the OnePlus 6T with bigger screen, smaller notch

Less than half a year after introducing the OnePlus 6 smartphone, Chinese phone maker One Plus is back with the OnePlus 6T. The new model has more RAM and more storage than its predecessor, but the first thing you’ll probably notice is the new design: the OnePlus 6T has a smaller notch and a bigger, […]

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Lilbits 341: You can still install Google Play on the latest Fire Tablets

Amazon’s new Fire HD 8 tablet went up for pre-order about a month ago and started shipping today… and of course the first thing some folks did was try to figure out if you could install the Google Play Store on the tablet. You can. While Amazon’s tablets ship with an operating system called Fire […]

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Smartphones with headphone jacks are a dying breed (OnePlus, Apple the latest to kill them off)

Apple wasn’t the first company to release a smartphone without a headphone jack, but the company certainly jump started the trend with the launch of the iPhone 7 in 2016. You can probably make a pretty strong case that the Android phone makers that did it first were just trying to claim bragging rights by […]