Lilbits 6-22-2020: One GX mini laptop will support US 4G LTE wireless networks

The latest mini-laptop from One Netbook is a computer with a 7 inch display, a backlit keyboard, a big exhaust fan in the back, and a set of detachable game controllers that can be connected to the side of the system. The One GX is designed to be a handheld gaming computer, and later this […]

Lilbits 402: Google Pixel 4a in July, Razer Blade 17 today, and a GPD Win Max update

Google’s next Pixel phone is expected to be a mid-range device called the Pixel 4a. Based on a series of leaks, it seems likely that the phone will have a 5.8 inch OLED display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 processor, 6GB of RAM, a single 12.2MP rear camera, a 3,080 mAh battery, and a plastic body. […]

Computer history Museum releases Eudora email client source code

Before email was something you could access on the web, on your phone, or via Outlook, there were a handful or primarily text-based email applications such as Elm and Pine. One of the first popular email utilities to feature a graphical user interface was Eudora, created for Mac computers by Steve Dorner in 1988. Qualcomm […]

Google Android 7.0 source and Nexus factory images released

Google started rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat to folks with recent Nexus devices yesterday. Now the company has made factory images, OTA images, and binaries available for those devices. The source code for Android 7.0 is also being uploaded. In plain English, that means if you’ve got a supported device you can download and install […]

Custom ROMs, kernel source released for some MediaTek-powered phones

MediaTek’s processors have proven immensely popular with Chinese smartphone makers in recent years. But phones with those chips haven’t received much love from the folks who develop custom ROMs, kernels, and other altered firmware for Android devices… largely because MediaTek’s habit of failing to release the kernel source code for its chips, as required by […]

Tizen 2.3 Alpha source code released, with support for wearables

The developers of the open source Tizen operating system have released the source code for Tizen 2.3, and it’s not just for smartphones and tablets anymore. Tizen 2.3 includes support for wearable profiles. While Tizen was originally developed as a platform for smartphone and tablets, there¬†are no phones or Tizen tablets shipping yet. That could […]

Google posts factory images, binaries for 2013 Nexus 7 tablet

It may have taken a little longer than planned, but Google has uploaded¬†factory images and binaries for the new Google Nexus 7 tablet. You can download the factory image and use it to restore the tablet to its factory state if anything goes horribly wrong, and developers can use the binaries to build custom firmware […]

Android open source maintainer quits over proprietary code issues

Google may develop the Android software that runs on millions of phones and tablets. But the company also releases the source code for most new builds of Android once it’s ready for public consumption — and at that point outside developers start ripping it apart to see what makes it tick, often building custom versions […]

Android 4.3 source code released, custom ROMs coming soon

Google has released the source code for Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, along with factory images for the latest Nexus phones and tablets. And that means independent developers can start tweaking, modifying, and otherwise using the code. It also means that new builds of popular custom ROMs are on the way. The CyanogenMod team has already […]