Samsung promises at least 4 years of security updates for Galaxy devices launched since 2019

Most Android device makers have a pretty lousy track record when it comes to offering long-term support for their gadgets. But that’s finally starting to change. One of the latest signs? The world’s top smartphone maker (in terms of shipments) has announced that it will deliver at least four years of security updates for all […]

Lilbits: More Android 12 details emerge, that 7-screen laptop is even pricier than you thought, and Samsung’s next watch could run Android

Google released the first Android 12 Developer Preview this week but, as usual, the company only really focused on the new features and behavior changes that would affect developers. But the folks at xda-developers, Android Police, 9to5Google, Droid Life, Ars Technica, and other blogs have been poking and prodding Android 12 Developer Preview 1 to […]

Lilbits: Windows 10, 21H1, Office 2021, and NVIDIA’s crypto mining GPUs

Microsoft has developed a habit of releasing two major Windows 10 updates per year, usually with the spring update including at least a few big new features and the fall update focusing more on under-the-hood things that you might not notice as much. This year the company is flipping things around. The spring update will […]

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 […]

Leaked Windows 10X builds paint a picture of a simplified Windows OS

When Microsoft first revealed it was working on a new operating system called Windows 10X, the company said it was designed for dual-screen devices like the Surface Neo tablet. But with the Neo delayed, Microsoft announced Windows 10X would first ship with single-screen devices. Now a leaked pre-released build of the operating system is making […]

Microsoft is bringing “news and interests” to the Windows taskbar

Soon you may be able to doomscroll right from the Windows taskbar. Microsoft is rolling out a new preview build of Windows 10 to members of the Windows Insider program on the dev channel and, among other things, it includes a “news and interests” feature integrated into the taskbar. You’ll be able to get a […]

Android phones with Qualcomm chips could get up to 4 years of updates moving forward

Buy an Android phone from Google, Samsung, HMD (Nokia), or a handful of other companies and you should get OS and security updates for at least three years. But soon we may start to see phone makers promise four years of updates… and if we’re lucky, more device makers will hop on the update bandwagon […]

Lilbits: Xiaomi’s telescopic smartphone camera, Purism’s Linux phone that’s also a PC

In order to keep smartphones thin while still offering versatile camera features, smartphone makers have largely taken the same approach in recent years – instead of using cameras with lots of moving parts, throw a bunch of different stationary cameras on a phone. That way you can have different focal lengths to mimic the kind […]

Ubuntu 20.10 released (and it’s the first version with full Raspberry Pi support)

The latest version of the popular Ubuntu Linux distribution is out today, and among other things, Ubuntu 20.10 brings updates to the desktop environment, better hardware support for select PCs with fingerprint sensors or touchscreens, and for the first time there are official desktop and server builds of Ubuntu available for Raspberry Pi computers. The […]