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Mobian begins porting its Debian-based OS to more smartphones and tablets

Mobian is a mobile Linux distribution based on Debian. Designed to run on phones and tablets compatible with mainline Linux kernels, the operating system originally supported just three devices: the PinePhone, Librem 5, and PineTab. But now the team has announced initial support for a few more devices: the OnePlus 6, OnePlus 6T, Pocophone F1 […]

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Xiaomi’s Pocophone F1 is a $300 smartphone with a Snapdragon 845 processor

Xiaomi has long had a reputation for offering mid-range phones with high-end specs, but the company’s latest might be the best example to date. In fact, the new phone is so unusual that it’s not even being sold under the Xiaomi name: the company set up a new brand for it. Meet the Pocophone F1, […]

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Lilbits 316: E-waste

Microsoft’s new budget Surface laptop might launch tomorrow. The first Chromebooks with Snapdragon 845 processors are on the way. And The New York Times looks at the potential for financial gain as well as environmental disaster that comes with the growing global problem of e-waste. Here’s a roundup of tech news from around the web. […]

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Snapdragon 845 benchmarks show it’s, unsurprisingly, Qualcomm’s fastest chip yet

Mobile World Congress is coming up in a few weeks, and if history has taught us anything, it’s that we’ll likely see a whole bunch of new phones announced that feature Qualcomm’s latest processors. The most powerful of the bunch is the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 845. When the chip maker unveiled the processor last year, […]