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Lilbits (9-12-2013): The Windows tablets of fall, 2013

Companies including Acer, Asus, Dell and Toshiba have already started to announce plans to launch Windows 8.1 tablets featuring Intel Bay Trail processors in the coming months. But that could just be the tip of the iceberg. WinSuperSite’s Paul Thurrott has a roundup of Windows tablets due out this fall, and it includes the models […]

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Most popular Liliputing articles from 8/30 – 9/06

The annual IFA consumer electronics show kicked off in Berlin this week, and there were some major announcements, including the unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy Note III smartphone and Galaxy Gear smartwatch, new laptops and tablets from Toshiba, Sony, Lenovo, Acer, and Asus, and a few surprises from Alcatel One Touch and Qualcomm. But the most […]

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Xiaomi MI3 smartphone: 5 inches of Tegra 4 or Snapdragon 800 for $327 and up

Chinese device maker Xiaomi has a habit of releasing high-end smartphones for mid-range prices. the company’s latest is no different. The Xiaomi MI3 has some of the most powerful smartphone hardware around, but it has a modes starting price of just $327. Xiaomi plans to offer two variants, one featuring a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core […]

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Xiaomi hires Google’s Hugo Barra, signals international ambitions

Up until recently, Hugo Barra was one of the most visible faces behind Google Android. As vice president of Android Product Management, Barra was a regular at Google’s press and developer events, often showing off new devices and features. Now he’s showing off a new job: Barra is leaving Google after more than 5 years […]

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Lilbits (7-24-2013): Google day edition

In case you missed it, today was a big day for Google news. The company unveiled its new Nexus 7 tablet, which we kind of already knew everything about anyway. But Google also introduced a $35 device called Chromecast which you can plug into a TV and use to stream videos, music, and web content […]

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Lilbits (7-10-2013): CyanogenMod issues security update, Apple fixed eBook prices

Earlier this year the folks at Bluebox Security discovered a vulnerability affecting nearly any device running Android 1.6 or later. The company alerted Google, and eventually let the public know. This week Google confirmed that it’s sent a security patch to partners, but it’s up to individual device makers to update the software for the […]

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Lilbits (6-19-2013): Xiaomi’s first tablet

The folks at Xiaomi got their start by offering custom smartphone ROMs that offered a unique spin on the Android operating system. Since then, the company’s started selling its own phones, as well as set-top-boxes. So what’s next for the Chinese device and software company? Tablets seem like an obvious choice. Here’s a roundup of […]

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Lilbits (5-13-2013) Toshiba Kirabook, Xiaomi laptop, Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini

The Toshiba Kirabook is the first Windows ultrabook to feature a display that rivals the ones found on the MacBook Pro with Retina and Google Chromebook Pixel. But according to one of the first reviews of the Kirabook, that screen might be a mixed blessing on a Windows laptop. Here are some of the day’s […]

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Xiaomi Phone 2S is China’s answer to the HTC One/Samsung Galaxy S IV

There are more companies cranking out smartphones and tablets in China than I can count. But Xiaomi is one of the few companies that actually has a little bit of name recognition outside of China, thanks in part to the company’s popular MIUI skin for Android. It also doesn’t hurt that the company puts out […]