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Lilbits: Nintendo Switch finally supports Bluetooth audio, Google Pixel 6 and Tensor chip details leak, and more

Google’s Pixel 6 smartphone is set to ship soon, as is the company’s Android 12 software. And while Google has already given us a pretty good idea of what the phone will look like, the company hasn’t said too much about special features… like the new Google Tensor processor that makes will make this the […]

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Lilbits: Apple’s walled garden, VoLTE for Ubuntu Touch, and an upcoming Apple display with an A13 chip?

It’s unclear whether it’ll actually come to market, but 9to5Mac reports that Apple is working on a new display with a built-in Apple A13 Bionic processor. Why does a display need the same processor that powers the iPhone 11? One possibility is that it will be a smart display that blends the capabilities of an […]

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The $27 PineTime smartwatch runs open-source software and now it’s ready for non-developers

The PineTime is an inexpensive smartwatch designed to run open-source software and serve as a wearable companion to Linux smartphones (like the PinePhone), among other things. First introduced a few years ago, PineTime development kits began shipping in 2020 and coders began writing software for the platform. Now Pine64 is taking orders for a version of […]

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InfiniTime 1.0 open source firmware released for the $25 PineTime smartwatch

The PineTime is an inexpensive smartwatch designed to run free and open source software. And when I say inexpensive, I mean it sells for $25, or roughly one eighth the price of the cheapest Apple Watch. First announced in 2019, the Pine64 began shipping the PineTime to early adopters in 2020, but at the time it […]

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You can flash firmware on this PineTime smartwatch in Singapore over the internet

The PineTime is an inexpensive smartwatch designed to run open source software. Introduced last year, the PineTime isn’t ready for the general public yet, but developers can purchase a dev kit for $25. Don’t want to spend the money, but want to tinker? One user in Singapore has set up a system that lets you […]

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Lilbits 387: Updates on the PinePhone, Ghost Canyon NUC, and Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite

Pine64 has been making Raspberry Pi-like single-board computers for a while, but over the past few years the company has become one of the most interesting players in the cheap Linux computer space. The company’s PinePhone is a $150 smartphone designed to run GNU/Linux software. The PineBook Pro is a $200 Linux laptop with specs […]

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More details on the $25 PineTime smartwatch (launching in H1, 2020)

The PineTime is an upcoming smartwatch that’s designed to be a companion for Linux smartphones like the upcoming PinePhone. Unlike most smartwatches, it’s designed to run free and open source software. And it’s also dirt cheap — the starting price of a PineTime watch, charging cradle, and wristband is expected to be about $25. The […]

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PineTime is a $25 smartwatch companion for Linux smartphones (work-in-progress from Pine64)

The folks at Pine64 have been selling inexpensive Linux laptops for a few years, and they’re getting ready to launch their first Linux smartphone. But the team also has other products in the works, including new single-board computers, a tablet, and a previously unannounced smartwatch/smartphone companion called the PineTime. The PineTime is interesting for a few […]