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Soon you’ll be able to dual boot Android and Windows on Surface Duo phones (unofficially)

The Microsoft Surface Duo and Surface Duo 2 are dual-screen smartphones that ship with a bunch of Microsoft apps and services running on Google’s Android operating system. But some folks would rather run Windows on a Microsoft-made device like the Surface Duo, and thanks to the third-party developers behind the WOA Project, you’ve been able […]

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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: Installing Windows on all the things (or at least the Steam Deck and Surface Duo 2)

Microsoft may be have rolled out a more Windows-like user interface to its dual-screen Surface Duo smartphone lineup, but the devices still ship with Google’s Android operating system. That hasn’t stopped developers like Gustave Monce from working to install actual Windows software on the phones. Up until recently, a lot of that work has focused […]

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Lilbits: RISC-V and de-Googled phones, and Qualcomm sees 2024 as the year of the Snapdragon-powered PC

Microsoft’s new Windows Dev Kit 2023 is a $600 mini PC with 32GB of RAM, a 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD, and the most powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon processor to date… but it’s still not as fast as a 2-year old Mac Mini, and reviews of Microsoft’s Surface Pro 9 5G tablet (with the same processor) suggest that […]

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Microsoft’s Surface Pro 9 is a 2-in-1 tablet with a choice of Intel or ARM chips and a $1000 starting price

For the last few years Microsoft has divided its Surface Pro tablet lineup in half. The Surface Pro X line was powered by ARM-based chips from Qualcomm while the Surface Pro (standard) models featured Intel processors. This fall Microsoft is shaking things up with the new Microsoft Surface Pro 9 which is available with Intel or […]

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Lilbits: Windows on the Surface Duo 2, Fire TV on the Echo Show 15, and new Echo Dot smart speakers are also eero WiFi range extenders

It’s been four years since Microsoft updated its Surface Studio line of all-in-one desktop computers, but it looks like a new model could be coming soon. Amazon is adding new features to its Echo Show 15 and eero mesh WiFi router systems, and the company’s newest Echo Dot smart speakers also have eero capabilities baked […]

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Now you can install Windows on the Microsoft Surface Duo dual-screen smartphone (updated)

It’s been a few years since Microsoft stopped developing Windows-based operating systems for smartphones and ended support for existing devices that shipped with Windows 10 Mobile. But if you want to run Windows on a Microsoft-made smartphone, now you can. Earlier this year developer Gustav Monce succeeded in installing Windows on the 1st-gen Microsoft Surface […]

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Of course Windows 11 has been ported to the Lumia 950 XL smartphone (Updated)

Microsoft is holding an event on June 24 to unveil the future of Windows… but the future is already here for some folks thanks to a leaked Windows 11 build that’s been floating around the internet for the past few days. Some folks have already installed it on PCs or in virtual machines. But at […]

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You can install Android 12 on a Microsoft Lumia 950 XL (but you probably don’t want to… yet)

The Microsoft Lumia 950 XL was released in 2015 as one of Microsoft’s last smartphones to ship with Windows 10 Mobile software. These days Microsoft is focusing its mobile efforts on Android (by releasing apps for Android phones as well as its own Android-powered phone). Meanwhile, hackers have been focusing on how to load other […]

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Stupid Lumia 950XL tricks: Now you can run AutoCAD on this obsolete phone

The Microsoft Lumia 950 XL was the most powerful smartphone to ship with Windows 10 Mobile when it was released in 2015. But it was also one of the last phones Microsoft ever shipped with the operating system. The Lumia 950 XL has had a interesting afterlife though – now that Windows 10 on ARM […]

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Hacker brings dual-display support to a Lumia 950 XL running Windows 10

Microsoft’s first new smartphone in years is the dual-screen Surface Duo which will ship with Android software. But while Microsoft has given up on developing Windows for smartphones, a small group of hackers have been keeping the dream alive by doing crazy things like porting the full Windows 10 desktop operating system to run on […]