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Lenovo 8" Smart Display drops to $83 ($117 off) on Rakuten

Having a visual Google Assistant device in the kitchen is something I didn't know I wanted, but now it's hard to live without. There are a few options out there, but today's deal is one to consider. Rakuten members can score an 8" Lenovo Smart Display for a mere $83, a very nice $117 off the $200 MSRP.

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[Update: OnePlus 7 too] TWRP adds support for the OnePlus 7 Pro and many more devices

TWRP is the most trusted Android custom recovery around at the moment and is adding support for more devices all the time. Over the past month or so, 14 new phones and tablets have appeared on the TeamWin Recovery Project site, including the beastly new OnePlus 7 Pro. Support has also been added for all Android One Fifth Generation handsets.

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LineageOS Pie arrives on 10 more phones, including the Xiaomi Mi 6

LineageOS is one of the most popular custom ROMs around, and certainly the one with the most officially-supported devices. The last time we covered the project, it brought Android 9 Pie to ten new devices, including the Nvidia Shield. Since then, ten more phones have been updated to LineageOS 16.0 Pie.

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Lenovo's budget S330 Chromebook is just $160 ($90 off) right now

One of the many Chromebooks Lenovo released last year was the S330, a budget 14-inch model that still had decent hardware. The original MSRP was $250, but more recently it has gone for ~$220. Now you can get it from Walmart for just $159.99.

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[Update: Up for pre-order] The long-awaited Lenovo Smart Clock will likely go on sale imminently

When the Lenovo Smart Clock was unveiled at CES in January, it was hard not to want one despite the $79.99 price tag. It's a tiny smart display with a 4-inch screen made specifically for your nightstand and it's undeniably adorable. It's been pretty much radio silence since the announcement, however, with only a vague Spring arrival touted. New pages just added to the Lenovo support site suggest we won't have to wait much longer.

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Lenovo's teaser video for the Razr foldable phone was a fan-made concept

Lenovo has a history of not being fully honest when it comes to announcing phones. Last year, the company was criticized for teasing a bezel and notch-less phone, only for the real phone to have a notch and significant bezels. This time, Lenovo showed off renders for its in-development fodable Razr phone to press in China — except it was a fan-made mockup used without permission.

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North American smartphone market shows steepest decline ever

The smartphone market isn't what it used to be anymore. By now, pretty much every person in North America owns at least one of these devices, and combined with mostly iterative improvements and slowing innovation from manufacturers, demand has naturally decreased. Thus, shipments in Q1 2019 are down to 36.4 million, 18 percent less than last year's Q1 record-breaking 44.4 million. This is the steepest fall ever recorded.

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The best cheap Chromebook around is just $250 ($50 off) right now

In a sea of poorly-built Chromebooks with low-quality screens, Lenovo's C330 is a surprisingly good machine. We reviewed it last year and gave it our 'Most Wanted' award, and now you can get it for just $249.99 from Newegg and Amazon $50 off the original price.

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New Motorola RAZR for Verizon confirmed to be a real thing by Bluetooth SIG

What's next from Motorola? As we leave behind the Moto G7 series, we're left in a holding pattern for what might be a foldable phone that will bring up the legacy RAZR name. It's been a month since we last heard anything about the speculative project, but we now have some evidence from the Bluetooth SIG that there is at least a RAZR phone in the works along with a potential Android One phone.

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[Update: Nextbit Robin and other devices too] LineageOS 16 Pie adds support for 2016 Pixels, Xiaomi Mi 8, and more

After months of anticipation, the popular LineageOS custom ROM finally released a version based on Android 9 Pie last month. The project has already updated 30 devices to Pie, but now a few more have been added. Also, two phones now have official Oreo builds.

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