Lilbits: Ubuntu on Windows, rising smartphone shipments, and first-time Mac and iPad buyers

When Apple introduced the M1 processor late last year, the company made bold claims about its performance and efficiency. And when reviews of the new Macs powered by the chip started to come in, it turned out that those claims were largely true – Apple’s new processors are among the fastest desktop and laptop chips […]

Lilbits: Samsung’s new Galaxy laptops leaked, new Oculus Quest 2 tricks, and RCS is doomed (or at least stagnant)

Samsung has scheduled a “Galaxy Unpacked” event for later this month, promising that the “most powerful” Samsung Galaxy device is coming. While the Galaxy brand is probably most commonly associated with smartphones and tablets, all signs point to this being a laptop launch. And Evan Blass has spilled the beans on specs, photos, and details […]

Samsung Galaxy Book S laptop with Snapdragon 8cx coming in September for $999

As expected, Samsung is launching a new Windows on ARM notebook with a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, a thin and light design, and a promise of all-day battery life. It also features always-connected capabilities thanks to integrated support for connecting to cellular networks. The Samsung Galaxy Book S with a Snapdragon 8cx processor will be available starting in […]

Lilbits 326: Google announcements, Google leaks

Google released a pretty major update for Chrome OS today, and the company has started certifying “YouTube Signature” devices for smartphones that will provide an optimal experience. But most of the big Google-related news today comes from leaks. We’ve got the best look yet at the upcoming Google Pixel 3 XL (unless it’s all part […]

Samsung launches Galaxy Book line of 2-in-1 Windows tablets

As expected, Samsung is expanding its line of Windows tablets. What I wasn’t certain of until today is that Samsung’s new Galaxy Book line of devices includes two new 2-in-1 tablets. There’s a 10.6 inch model with a Core M3 processor and a 1920 x 1280 pixel display and a 12 inch model with a […]

Samsung “Galaxy Book” Windows device coming soon?

Korean electronics giant Samsung makes a wide range of products including TVs, washing machines, smartphones, and computers. Clearly you can tell one product category from the other by looking: a phone doesn’t look much like a refrigerator. But the brand names usually offer some help too: Samsung’s “Galaxy” line of products tend to be Android […]