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Linux Smartphone News Roundup: PinePhone Keyboard, PinePhone eMMC speed hack, and more

Pine64 has been working on an official keyboard accessory for the PinePhone for most of the year. It’s gone through multiple hardware revisions in that time, but it’s finally almost ready to ship and you’ll be able to order for $50 starting next month. For that price, you can effectively turn Pine64’s Linux-friendly smartphone into a […]

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Lilbits: Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra could kill the Galaxy Note

Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S22 Ultra might be the phone that fully replaces the Galaxy Note series in Samsung’s smartphone lineup. Not only does it support S-Pen input, but you can also store the pen inside the phone when you’re not using it, according to leaked real-world pictures. That was pretty much the last thing setting […]

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Lilbits: Newt open source IoT display, Xiaomi’s phone with a 4K display, and Amazon’s whack-a-mole with banned brands

Amazon may have given hundreds of Chinese brands the boot from its storefront, but many of them have found ways to sneak back with a little name change (or sometimes not even that). A new programmable, wireless 2.7 inch IoT display is coming soon to crowdfunding site Crowd Supply. And new phones from Xiaomi and […]

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New Xiaomi TV Stick with Android TV and Google Assistant hits the FCC

After launching its first Android TV stick last year, Xiaomi is preparing for round two. A new Xiaomi TV Stick passed through the FCC website today, and while it looks nearly identical to its predecessor, Xiaomi has improved wireless speeds, updated the processor, and added support for new features. There’s no word on when the […]

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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 […]

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Xiaomi unveils Smart Glasses concept with a microLED display

Nearly a decade after the introduction of Google Glass, smart glasses still haven’t been widely adopted, but that hasn’t stopped companies from trying to make them a thing. Now Chinese phone maker Xiaomi has introduced a Smart Glasses concept with a built-in microLED display and enough processing power to function not only as a smartphone companion, but also as a standalone device.

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Redmi 10 is a big upgrade to a very solid budget-friendly phone

Xiaomi offshoot Redmi had a winner on its hands last year with the Redmi 9. The budget-friendly phone punched above its weight and a potential publishing slip-up may have revealed that its successor will carry on that tradition. The phone showed up briefly in a post on the Xiaomi blog earlier this week before the […]

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Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 series tablets pack premium features for $310 and up

The premium Android tablet space is starting to get interesting again. Samsung continues to set the bar with its high-end tablets, but Lenovo has been nipping at Samsung’s heels with some solid mid-range options and premium models with unusual features like HDMI input. Now Xiaomi is entering the fray with the Mi Pad 5 and […]

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Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 smartphone has under-display camera, ceramic body, and Snapdragon 888+

The Xiaomi Mi Mix line of smartphones have a history of pushing the boundaries of phone design. The first model launched in 2016 and it was one of the first phones to feature super-skinny bezels for a 90+ screen-to-body ratio. Now Xiaomi is introducing the Mi Mix 4, a smartphone with a ceramic body, an […]