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Android 12L will bring better support for foldables and large-screen devices

Android 12 only began rolling out to Pixel phones last week, but Google is already preparing the next update – a version that’s optimized for foldables and large-screen devices. And you won’t have to wait until Android 13 is available next fall to get it. That’s because the next update will be called Android 12L, […]

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Microsoft reveals Surface Pro 8, Surface X and Surface Go 3

Microsoft announced updates across its range of Surface devices today. While previous years have brought mostly modest evolutionary changes, this round of updates brought some major improvements and a few surprises, too. Microsoft Surface Pro 8 Let’s start with the Surface Pro 8. Microsoft says that it’s twice as fast the Surface Pro 7 thanks […]

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Topjoy Butterfly tablets with DES Slurry ePaper displays hit Kickstarter, ship in November (crowdfunding)

Topjoy, makers of the Falcon mini laptop, are back with some new devices to share. This time around they’ve stuck to the winged creature theme with the Butterfly tablets. It’s a fitting choice, given the fact that butterflies generally have colorful, paper-like wings and the Butterfly tablets feature color ePaper displays. First unveiled in August, […]

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Nokia T20 tablet with a 10.36 inch display and optional mobile data coming soon?

The latest time a Nokia-branded tablet hit the streets was in 2014, with the release of the Nokia N1 Android tablet featuring an Intel Atom Z3580 processor and an $249 price tag. But now it looks like a new Nokia tablet could be in the works. Nokiamob spotted listings for an unannounced Nokia T20 tablet at […]

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MediaTek makes a play for premium tablets with the Kompanio 1300T chip

MediaTek has become a major player in the smartphone and Chromebook space in recent years with a wide range of entry-level, mid-range, and budget chips for each. The company’s processors also power a number of budget tablets including Amazon’s Fire tablet family and Lenovo’s entry-level Android tablets. Now MediaTek wants in on the premium tablet […]

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Lilbits: More Windows 11 details leaked and Amazon’s war on fraudulent product reviews

A day after folks started digging into a leaked build of Windows 11, more details about the next version of Windows are starting to emerge. First of all, despite some significant changes to the taskbar, start menu, and other UI elements, the operating system is largely the same as Windows 10 under the hood. Second, […]

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Tablets and Chromebooks continue to do well during the pandemic

We learned earlier this month that PC shipments continued to surge during the first quarter of 2021. Now IDC reports that two particular product categories are doing particularly well: Chromebooks and tablets. According to IDC, 39.9 million tablets were shipped in the first quarter of 2021, which is a 55.2 percent increase over the same […]

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Lite leaked ahead of April 28 launch (again)

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Lite is an Android tablet with a 12.6 inch display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G processor, 4GB of RAM, support for S-Pen input and optional support for 5G mobile data. Samsung isn’t expected to officially unveil the tablet until its Galaxy Unpacked event on April 28, and it’s not expected to […]

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Canalys: Tablet and Chromebook shipments hit all-time highs in Q4, 2020

According to the latest global PC market report from research firm Canalys, PC makers shipped 458.2 million computers in 2020, up 17 percent from shipments in 2019. Much of that growth came in the fourth quarter of the year, with a total of 143.7 million units shipped, up 35-percent from the same period a year […]

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Reports: Tablet shipments were up in Q3, smartphone shipments were down

As the global COVID-19 pandemic continues to reshape the way people around the world live and work, two new reports suggest there’s been an impact on the types of mobile devices people are buying. According to IDC, global tablet shipments were up nearly 25-percent in the third quarter of 2020 when compared to the same […]

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Global tablet shipments are up as people shop for Work From Home tools

Global PC shipments were down during the first quarter of 2020 due to supply chain issues, but they more than bounced back in the second quarter, as customers snatched up computers for working and learning from home. But it looks like tablets might have had an even better Q2. Canalys reports that overall tablet shipments […]

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Lilbits 6-03-2020: Amazon’s new Fire HD 8 is here, TrueNAS embraces Linux, and more

Right on schedule, Amazon has flipped the switch from “pre-order” to “buy now” for the new Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet. The starting price for this year’s model is $10 higher, but what you get for that money is a faster tablet with speedier WiFi, more RAM, more storage, a USB-C port, and a more […]