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Now you can run some Windows apps on Ubuntu Touch phones (emphasis on some)

Ubuntu Touch is mobile version of the popular Ubuntu GNU/Linux distribution that’s optimized for phones, tablets, and other small touchscreen devices. Like many mobile Linux distros, it also allows you to run some Android apps if you install Waydroid to run Android in a container. Now you can run some Windows apps as well, thanks […]

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Volla Phone X23 is a rugged phone that runs Google-free Android or Ubuntu Touch

The Volla Phone X23 is a smartphone with a 6.1 inch HD+ display, a MediaTek Helio G99 processor, 4GB of RAM. 64GB of storage, and a ruggedized body that’s MIL-STD-810H tested and IP68 rated for water and dust resistance. Unlike many modern phones, it also has a user-replaceable battery, a headphone jack, and a microSD card […]

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Ubuntu Touch 20.04 release candidate is now available for select smartphones and tablets

Canonical scrapped its plans to bring Ubuntu to smartphones and tablets years ago. But the independent developers at UBPorts have been keeping the dream alive since 2017. Now they’ve announced a release candidate of a new build of Ubuntu Touch that marks a major milestone: it’s the first version of the Linux-based operating system based […]

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Lilbits: Run Palm Pilot apps in your browser with the Internet Archive’s emulator

The Internet Archive manages to keep internet history alive by offering backups of millions of web pages and other content, including many pages that are no longer available in their original forms. But the Internet Archive is also an online library that offers access to plenty of other content, including music, videos, and (somewhat controversially) […]

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Lilbits: Pine64’s RISC-V computer coming soon, MediaTek still plans to power Windows PCs… eventually

The Star64 is a single-board computer aimed at developers and early adopters who want to get their hands on a system with a RISC-V processor that offers reasonably fast performance. Pine64 first announced the board this summer, and now the company has revealed that it’s on track to go on sale next month. Pine64’s Star64 […]

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Lilbits: Raspberry Pi OS updated, eero’s first routers reach end of life(ish), Sony mobile gaming accessories launching next week

Wireless routers make life a lot easier by allowing your phones, tablets, PCs, TVs, and all sorts of other devices to connect to the internet without running a series of Ethernet cables around your house. But since these routers are basically little computers that connect to the outside world, they’re subject to security threats just […]

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Lilbits: Xiaomi 12S Pro has a 1 inch image sensor, Ubuntu Touch comes to the JingPad A1

The JingPad A1 was positioned at launch as a tablet that would ship with a custom, tablet-friendly, Linux-based operating system that helped set it apart from Android tablets (with a user interface that looked distinctly iPad-ish). But its makers ran into some speed bumps resulting in layoffs and a fire sale. That doesn’t mean you […]

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Lilbits: Nothing Phone (1) has a mid-range processor, Samsung developing a cheap(er) foldable

The first smartphone from startup Nothing has generated a lot of buzz in recent months. That’s largely because the company was founded by the same guy who founded OnePlus (another company that new a thing or two about generating buzz… but which has lost a bit of its luster in recent years). It’s also because […]

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Ubuntu Touch could breathe new life into the troubled JingPad A1 Linux tablet

The JingPad A1 is a tablet with premium specs and software that’s both unusual, and unfinished. Launched last year by a Chinese startup called Jingling, the JingPad A1 was designed to run a tablet-friendly Linux distribution called JingOS. But the company that makes the tablet (and its operating system) has fallen on hard times, putting the […]