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Volla Tablet is a Google-free Android tablet that also supports Ubuntu Touch (crowdfunding)

The Volla Tablet is a 12.3 inch tablet with a 2560 x 1600 pixel display, a MediaTek Helio G99 processor, 12GB of RAM, 256GB of storage, and support for optional accessories including a backlit keyboard cover and a digital pen. But what really makes it stand out from most tablets is the software: Volla will offer […]

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Volla Tablet will ship with Android, but supports Ubuntu Touch multi-boot (crowdfunding)

Volla makes smartphones that support both Android and Ubuntu Touch operating systems. The company launched a crowdfunding campaign for its first phone in 2019 and began shipping that phone a year later. Since then, the German company has expanded its product lineup and Volla currently offers a few different phones and a bunch of accessories. […]

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Lilbits: Layoffs at Mozilla, Android 15 Dev Preview coming soon, and Playdate is finally “in stock”

The Playdate handheld gaming device with a 1-bit display and a hang crank on the side is a cute and quirky device that’s very different from some other handhelds. But it’s also been a lot harder to actually get your hands on. Playdate began taking pre-orders in mid-2021 and finally began shipping the handheld almost a year later. […]

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Lilbits: Amazon to drop Android (for Fire TVs), Fossil to drop smartwatches, Ubuntu Touch OTA-4 released, Lichee Console 4A reviewed

Seven years after Ubuntu developer Canonical stopped supporting a mobile version of the GNU/Linux distribution designed for smartphones, the folks at UBPorts continue to keep Ubuntu Touch alive and ticking. This week the team rolled out Ubuntu Touch OTA-4 with support for over two dozen smartphones and tablets. In other recent tech news, it looks […]

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Ubuntu Touch OTA-3 released with support for over two dozen devices (including the PinePhone and PinePhone Pro)

Ubuntu Touch is a mobile Linux distribution designed to run on smartphones and tablets. And this week a new version is starting to roll out for more than two dozen supported devices. Ubuntu Touch OTA-3 is based on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and includes the latest Ubuntu security updates, as well as a number of mobile-specific […]

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Lilbits: Humane’s wearable Ai Pin, Google’s next foldable, and a cheap micro server with speedy wired connectivity

Earlier this year a startup called Humane demonstrated an upcoming device that’s expected to be a screenless wearable AI assistant. But when the company didn’t actually show us what it looks like or tell us when it would arrive. Now we have answers to both questions… kind of. The company partnered with Paris-based fashion house […]

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Lilbits: Microsoft launches Surface Thunderbolt 4 Dock, System76 teases made-in-Denver Linux laptop, and Google Drive scraps 5-million file limit

System76 has been selling PCs that ship with Linux pre-installed for years. But for most of that time the company has worked with third-party manufacturers. A few years ago System76 announced plans to establish its own factory in Denver. Since then, the company has begun building its own desktops and keyboards. Now the company’s CEO […]

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Ubuntu Touch OTA-1 Focal brings Ubuntu 20.04 LTS to smartphones

The community of developers who have been keeping the dream of Ubuntu phones and tablets alive since Canonical abandoned the project have announced that the first stable build of Ubuntu Touch based on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS “Focal Fossa” is here. Ubuntu Touch OTA-1 Focal is officially supports five phones at launch. It can also run […]

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Ubuntu Touch OTA-25 ships this week (final build based on Ubuntu 16.04)

A new build of Ubuntu Touch is scheduled for release on March 24, 2023. It will bring a number of bug fixes and usability improvements. Ubuntu Touch OTA-25 will also be the final version of the operating system that’s based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS “Xenial Xerus”. Update 3-31-2023: Ubuntu Touch OTA-25 is now available for several […]