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Samsung UFS 4.0 storage will bring 4,200 MB/s speeds to smartphones

Some modern smartphones already use UFS 3.1 storage that offers read/write speeds that are comparable to a decent SSD. But soon you could start to see mobile devices with UFS 4.0 storage that offer speeds that are competitive with a fast SSD. Samsung has already introduced the first UFS 4.0 storage solution, which the company says […]

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Lilbits: Google Play Store Data safety labels, Steam Deck software update, and turning an old phone into a gaming phone

Valve has released a software update for the Steam Deck that brings bug fixes, localized keyboard layouts, and a lock screen. The Google Play Store has started rolling out the Data Safety labels for Android apps and games that Google had unveiled last year. If you’ve ever wanted a mobile phone with a rotary dial, […]

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Lenovo Legion Y90 could be the first phone with SSD & UFS RAID 0 storage

Lenovo’s next gaming phone is expected to be a beast with premium features including a 6.92 inch AMOLED display with a 144 Hz refresh rate and 720 Hz touch-sampling rate, dual USB-C ports, active cooling, and optional accessories including detachable game controllers. Now it looks like the Lenovo Legion Y90 could also be the one […]

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Linux Smartphone News Roundup: PinePhone Keyboard, PinePhone eMMC speed hack, and more

Pine64 has been working on an official keyboard accessory for the PinePhone for most of the year. It’s gone through multiple hardware revisions in that time, but it’s finally almost ready to ship and you’ll be able to order for $50 starting next month. For that price, you can effectively turn Pine64’s Linux-friendly smartphone into a […]

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Lilbits: Raspberry Pi-powered storage server, Android 12’s new Internet tile, and Palm’s new earbuds

A company called KubeSail is introducing a compact network-attached storage device called the PiBox 2 mini which, as the name suggests, is powered by Raspberry Pi hardware. Up for pre-order through a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for $250 and up with an expected ship date of March, 2022, it’s designed to work with up to two […]