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Report: Google’s first fully custom smartphone chip could launch in 2025 (Tensor G5)

Google has been shipping Pixel smartphones with Google Tensor-branded processors since the company launched the Pixel 6 in 2021. Up until that point, Google had used Qualcomm processors for its smartphones. Using its own processors gives Google more control over the performance and feature set of its phones. But so far all of the Tensor […]

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Lilbits: Google’s Tensor G2 chip revealed (powers the Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro, and Pixel Tablet)

Google debuted its first-gen Tensor processor with the Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro last year. While the chip didn’t have the fastest CPU or graphics around, it was able to offer decent all-around performance for flagship phones with reasonably affordable price tags. But its secret sauce was the TPU, or tensor processing unit […]

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Lilbits: Handheld gaming PCs, iPhone 14’s repairability improvements, and Google Tensor G2 chip details

Valve has been ramping up production of its Steam Deck handheld gaming PC throughout the year, and while there were long wait times when the portable computer went on sale earlier this year, the wait times are getting shorter and shorter. Meanwhile other companies making handheld gaming computers are releasing new details about upcoming devices. […]

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Google Pixel 7 and Pixel Watch coming this fall, Pixel Tablet in 2023 (and Pixel Buds Pro this summer)

Google’s next smartphone is the $449 Pixel 6a and it’s set to hit the streets this summer. But it’s not the only new Pixel device coming this year. The company’s first set of true wireless earbuds with active noise cancellation will go on sale alongside the Pixel 6a. This fall Google will launch a new […]

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Google’s $449 Pixel 6a is a smaller, cheaper Pixel 6

Google’s Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro flagship phones have been among the company’s most successful to date. Google says it’s the fastest-selling Pixel device to date, already having sold more devices than the Pixel 4 and 5 combined. But for the past few years the company’s mid-range phones have really hit a sweet spot […]

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Lilbits: Google Pixel 7, Amazon ruins Comixology, and the second coming of Google Inbox

Google’s next phone will most likely be the Pixel 6a, a cheaper version of the company’s current flagships. But Google is unsurprisingly already working on the Pixel 7… and now the first details are starting to leak. So far all we know is that it’s likely to feature a 2nd-gen Google Tensor processor and a […]

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Lilbits: Google’s Tensor SoC, RISC-V phones, WSATools, and more

This year’s Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro smartphones are the first to ship with Google’s Tensor GS101 processor (which is the same chip that the company is expected to use in the upcoming Pixel 6a). But according to YouTuber Marques Brownlee makes the claim that Google had planned to use the chip in last […]

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Lilbits: Facebook abandons facial recognition, Linux 5.15 released, Netflix games, Microsoft Edge for Linux, and more

Facebook is giving up on using face recognition in its app a decade after introducing the feature, and in the coming weeks Facebook’s parent company Meta says it will delete facial recognition templates for a billion different people. In other recent tech news from around the web, we have a deep-dive into performance of the […]

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Lilbits: Google’s 2nd-gen Tensor chip, PinePhone Keyboard, and Amazon Kindle for $50

  Disclosure: Some links on this page are monetized by the Skimlinks, Amazon, Rakuten Advertising, and eBay, affiliate programs. Amazon’s entry-level Kindle is on sale for $50 today, which is the lowest price to date for Amazon’s eReader with a front-lit E Ink display. And the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K is on sale for […]

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Lilbits: Nintendo Switch finally supports Bluetooth audio, Google Pixel 6 and Tensor chip details leak, and more

Google’s Pixel 6 smartphone is set to ship soon, as is the company’s Android 12 software. And while Google has already given us a pretty good idea of what the phone will look like, the company hasn’t said too much about special features… like the new Google Tensor processor that makes will make this the […]