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Nokia 9 PureView won’t be getting Android 11, HMD offers discounts on new phones instead

HMD Global, the company that’s been producing Nokia-branded smartphones over the past few years, had earned a reputation for offering decent bang for the buck, a near-stock Android experience, and several years of guaranteed software updates. And then came the Nokia 9 PureView. When the company launched the phone in 2019, it shipped with Android […]

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Lilbits: Google’s Pixel 6a could be a cheaper phone with a Tensor processor

With a $599 starting price, the Google Pixel 6 isn’t exactly a high-end smartphone by today’s standards. But soon there may be a cheaper option. Google’s next mid-range smartphone is expected to the Pixel 6a, and a few days ago we got our first look at it courtesy of some leaked renderings. Now the folks […]

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Lilbits: A smartphone with a smartwatch on the back, mini PCs, and Linux for phones, PCs, and servers

Over the past few years Unihertz has made a habit of zagging in the smartphone space when the rest of the world is zigging. Looking for a BlackBerry-style phone with a physical keyboard? There’s the Unihertz Titan. Want a small screen? Check out the Jelly, Atom, or Titan Pocket lines. But the upcoming Unihertz TickTock […]

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Purism’s Librem 5 Linux smartphone costs $1199 after the latest price hike

The Purism Librem 5 was one the most powerful smartphone capable of running mainline Linux software when the first units began shipping in limited quantities a few years ago. But it’s also one of the most expensive – and that’s even more true after a price hike that took effect this month. When Purism launched […]

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The Moto G200 5G is a mid-range phone with flagship specs

For the most part the Moto G line of smartphones have been budget handsets since the first model launched in 2013, but the new Moto G200 5G breaks the mold. With a starting price of €450 (about $510), it’s not exactly an expensive phone by 2021 standards. But it’s also not an entry-level device. And with flagship-class features […]

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The new Moto G Power smartphone has a 50MP camera and a 5,000 mAh battery

Motorola’s Moto G Power line of smartphones have a history of offering big batteries and low prices, and the latest version keeps up the trend. The new Moto G Power (2022) has a 5,000 mAh battery that Motorola says should last for up to three days on a charge. But the $200 smartphone also packs a few […]

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The Balmuda Phone is a small, expensive, and unique phone from a Japanese company known for toasters

Balmuda is a Japanese design company that makes high-end products for the home including a toaster, kettle, and lantern. Now Balmuda is also a phone maker. The Balmuda Phone is an unusual phone with a unique design by 2021 standards: It has a 4.9 inch display and a curved back that the company says makes the […]

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OnePlus launches Nord 2 Pac-Man Edition smartphone for Europe, the UK, and India

The OnePlus Nord 2 is a mid-range smartphone that launched this summer with a handful of premium features including a 90 Hz OLED display, three rear cameras, and plenty of RAM. Now the company has introduced a new OnePlus Nord 2 Pac-Man Edition with the same specs, but a design inspired by the classic arcade […]

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Lilbits: Roku kills private channels (goodbye porn and piracy), Google makes 2-factor authentication mandatory for more users

Roku is changing the way it allows developers to beta test channels… and that change will effectively close a loophole that has allowed companies and individual users to provide unofficial “private” channels over the years. One of the most obvious casualties will be porn sites, but there are thousands of different private channels that will […]

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Sony’s $1800 Xperia PRO-I is a high-end camera that’s also a smartphone, I guess

Sony makes high-end cameras. Sony also makes smartphones. So it’s no surprise that the company also makes the cameras used in many smartphones, including Google’s highly-rated Pixel smartphones. Up until recently, Sony’s own phones weren’t really known for stand-out camera capabilities though. But earlier this year the company changed that by introducing the Sony Xperia […]

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Lilbits: Google Pixel 6 reviews, Kodi 19.3, and JioPhone Next

Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro reviews are starting to arrive, and they’re looking pretty good. The phones aren’t perfect, but they seem to largely deliver on Google’s promises, and with prices starting at $599, they’re more affordable many competitors, which make any flaws a lot easier to handle. In other recent tech news […]