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Lilbits: Samsung brings Android 12L to the Galaxy Tab 8 series, HMD introduces the Nokia T21 tablet

Samsung is one of the few companies making premium Android tablets these days… and the company’s been at it for years, even when Google seemed to have largely given up on the space. But now that Google has remembered that tablets are a thing and started releasing versions of Android optimized for large screens, Samsung […]

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Lilbits: Raspberry Pi Zero-like mini PCs compared, RP2040 microcontroller overclocked, and reducing the wait time for Purism’s Librem 5 Linux smartphones

The Raspberry Pi Zero and Raspberry Pi Zero 2 are incredibly small, cheap, and versatile single-board computers… but in a time of global supply chain shortages, they’re also kind of hard to get your hands on these days. But there are also a growing number of other tiny PCs competing in this space. And Bret Weber […]

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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 pairs better hardware with a familiar design

Samsung’s new Galaxy Z Flip4 looks nearly identical to last year’s Flip3. Both are modern flip-phones with a foldable 6.7 inch, 120 Hz AMOLED primary display that bends at the middle allowing you to snap the phone closed and slide it in a pocket or handbag. Both have 1.9 inch AMOLED cover displays that allow you […]

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 brings display, camera, and processor improvements

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 is all the things you’d expect from a modern flagship phone. It has a speedy processor, high quality cameras, plenty of RAM and storage, a waterproof design and a big 6.2 inch AMOLED display with a 120 Hz refresh rate. And that’s just what you see before you unfolded the phone. […]

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Samsung Self-Repair program goes live: buy replacement parts for some phones from iFixit

Up until recently if you broke a Samsung smartphone or tablet that wasn’t covered under a warranty, your best bet was probably to take it to a third-party repair shop or try to find reliable replacement parts and repair guides to perform smartphone surgery on your own. Now Samsung has launched a Self-Repair program. In […]

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Lilbits: Turning a Casio F91W into a smartwatch, Microsoft brings Taskbar overflow back to Windows 11, and more

The Casio F-91W digital watch was first released in 1989, and it’s never gone away. You can still buy one for less than $20 and get a water resistant watch with up to 3 years of battery life. Want a little more out of this classic watch design? Just scoop out the insides and replace […]

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Lilbits: Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 and Flip4 leaked just as global smartphone shipments are falling

Samsung’s next foldables are on their way… and a series of leaks give us a pretty good idea of what they’ll look like. Unsurprisingly, the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 will look like a small tablet that folds in half like a book to give you a pocket-sized smartphone, while the Galaxy Z Flip4 will […]

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Lilbits: Microsoft’s cheaper Surface Duo was canceled before it was ever announced

Developer Lukas Hartman is showing off a prototype of the printed circuit board for the upcoming MNT Pocket Reform mini laptop with a 7 inch display and a modular, open hardware design. And speaking of modular miniatures, the reTerminal is a Raspberry Pi-based device with a 5 inch touch display and a modular design… except […]

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Lilbits: Samsung begins mass production of 3nm chips, Motorola roadmap leaked, and InfiniTime open source firmware for the PineWatch updated

Samsung is the first company to begin mass production of 3nm chips, which it says will bring big improvements in performance and efficiency. Motorola has a bunch of new phones scheduled to ship later this year, including budget, mid-range, and flagship (or nearly flagship) class products. And the developers behind the InfiniTime firmware for Pine64’s […]

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Lilbits: Nothing Phone (1) has a mid-range processor, Samsung developing a cheap(er) foldable

The first smartphone from startup Nothing has generated a lot of buzz in recent months. That’s largely because the company was founded by the same guy who founded OnePlus (another company that new a thing or two about generating buzz… but which has lost a bit of its luster in recent years). It’s also because […]