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Lilbits: Cross platform edition (Stadia on iOS, Apple TV on Chromecast, HBO Max on Roku)

Apple doesn’t let developer submit apps to the App Store if they effectively include their own app store… and that means game streaming services like Stadia, Luna, GeForce Now, and Xbox Cloud Gaming need not apply. But there’s an alternate path to streaming games on iPhones and iPads: the web browser. Amazon’s Luna game streaming […]

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Ubuntu Touch OTA-15 brings bug fixes and support for more phones

The latest release of Ubuntu Touch for smartphones and tablets is starting to roll out and for the most part this release focuses on stability, bug fixes, and adding support for more devices. But Ubuntu Touch OTA-15 also paves the way for the next few releases, which will bring much bigger changes. Probably the most interesting […]

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Lilbits: Deeper dives into Intel’s discrete GPU, Raspberry Pi’s PC-in-a-keyboard

Over the weekend Intel officially introduced its new discrete graphics solution for laptops. The first notebook with an Intel Iris Xe MAX GPU is now available for purchase, and at least two more are on the way in the coming months. But the GPU is based on the same Intel Iris Xe technology Intel uses […]

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Ubuntu Touch OTA-14 brings support for more phones, bug fixes, and more

The developers of the Ubuntu Touch operating system for smartphones and tablets have released Ubuntu Touch OTA-14. Coming just a little over a month after OTA-13, the biggest changes include support for installing the Linux-based operating system on additional hardware, including mobile devices running Android 9. Among other things, that means you can now install […]

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F(x)tec Pro1-X is a phone that ships with Linux or Android (and has a keyboard)

The F(x)tec Pro1 is one of the only modern smartphone to feature a physical keyboard. Soon it will also be one of the phones available with a choice of the Android-based LineageOS or Linux-based Ubuntu Touch operating systems. The makers of the phone have launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for the F(x)tec Pro1-X, a slightly […]

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F(x)tec Pro1-X smartphone runs Ubuntu Touch or LineageOS, has a physical keyboard (crowdfunding)

The F(x)tec Pro1 is an unusual smartphone by contemporary standards. It has a large screen that covers most of the front of the device. But there’s also a physical keyboard that slides out from behind the screen when you need it, allowing you to use the phone like a tiny laptop. First launched in 2019, […]

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Volla Phone set to ship to crowdfunding backers in November

About a year after launching a crowdfunding campaign for a smartphone that would ship with a choice of a de-Googled version of Android or Ubuntu Touch software, the makers of the Volla Phone say production is underway, and the phone is on track to ship to backers in November. The phone is still up for pre-order […]

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Lilbits: Leak season (Pixel 5, Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite)

Amazon is holding a hardware event on September 24, when the company will most likely introduce new Echo smart speakers, new eero mesh WiFi routers, and a new entry-level Amazon Fire TV Stick. WinFuture obtained some marketing documents for the previously unannounced device, and it looks like the new model adds a live TV button, […]

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Ubuntu Touch OTA-13 released with browser improvements, new features, support for more phones

The latest version of Ubuntu Touch for smartphones adds stable releases for six more smartphones, an updated browser engine that improves performance by 25-percent, and a bunch of new features. The UBports team says Ubuntu Touch OTA-13 will roll out to supported devices within the next week. Here are some of the changes in the […]

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Lilbits: One Netbook’s UMPC for engineers, another LG Wing leak, and more

Another day, another set of leaked images showing off the upcoming LG Wing dual-screen smartphone with T-shaped design. LG is set to officially launch the phone on Monday, so the leaks should be replaced by confirmed details soon. In other news, there’s a new release of the Deepin Linux distro (with a very attractive user […]