Posts From Joe Fedewa

Joe Fedewa
184 posts

Managing Editor at XDA-Developers. Lover of all things with displays.

[Update: Google’s statement] Pixel 2 owners reporting blurry panoramas compared to the Pixel 2 XL

The camera is arguably the best feature of the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. Google has consistently received praise for their excellent camera software. In many head-to-head comparisons, the Pixel camera comes out on top. However, not everything is perfect. A bug has been affecting the Pixel 2 camera (not the XL model) since...

Chrome OS will start recommending Android apps optimized for Chromebooks during setup

Chrome OS has been slowly evolving to be more like Android. What started as a glorified web browser has become a much more powerful OS with access to the Play Store. Google has been doing a lot of work to make the Android integration work even better, and now it looks like they are going...

Nokia X6 may launch globally as the Nokia 6.1 Plus

HMD Global launched the Nokia X6 in China back in May. It has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor, dual rear cameras, and a 19:9 display with a notch. It's a nice mid-range device with decent specs, which has led to people outside of China wondering if they will ever get the device. The Nokia X6 will...

Samsung Gear S4 may be called “Galaxy Watch” and run Wear OS

Samsung gave what was then called Android Wear (now Wear OS) a shot back in 2014 with the Samsung Gear Live. Since then they have focused on their own Tizen OS for Gear smartwatches. Infamous Twitter leaker Ice Universe is now reporting that Samsung is coming back to Google's smartwatch OS with a device simply...

Cheaper and lighter Microsoft Surface tablet passes through the FCC

Microsoft is currently working on a couple of interesting entries in the Surface line. Last week, there was an exciting report about a foldable, pocketable Microsoft Surface device. That device looks really promising, but it likely will be very expensive. Microsoft is also working on a more affordable Surface tablet and it appears to have...

LG G5 Android Oreo update is imminent in Korea as kernel sources are posted

The LG G5 was launched in early 2016 with a gimmicky modular concept and Android Marshmallow. It was updated to Android Nougat later that year and since then users have been waiting for Android Oreo. Back in May, the LG G6 started getting Oreo and the LG V20 and G5 were said to be close...

Samsung’s Android Go phone won’t run stock Android, revealed in leaked photos

Android Go is Google's slimmed down, barebones OS for devices with low-end specs. We've seen several of these devices launch from a variety of OEMs around the world, but the biggest Android player has been absent. A couple of weeks ago we heard Samsung was testing an Android Go device in several countries. Today, we...

Google Camera 5.3 prepares to add correction for wide-angle distortion on faces

Wide-angle lenses have been a great addition to smartphone cameras. They allow you to essentially take a step back and get more in the frame. However, wide-angle lenses are not without their drawbacks. Distortion is a common side-effect when using these lenses. The outside edges of the photo can appear warped and it can even...

Essential Phone receiving Android P Beta 3 with July security patches

Today has been a big day for Android updates. The latest Android P Developer Preview was just released earlier today along with the July Security Bulletin. The Essential Phone is already joining the party. Just like with the last Android P beta release, Essential is sending out the update on the same day. Android 8.1 Oreo...

Android Security Updates for July are now available with OTA and Factory Images

The first week of a new month means a fresh batch of Android security updates. Hot on the tails of Android P Beta 3 (Developer Preview 4), Google has posted the Android Security Bulletins for the month of July. These bulletins mark the release of the latest security updates for Pixel, Nexus, and other Android...

Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 render shows slim bezels and no home button

Android tablets are not the trendy devices they used to be. There was a time when every Android OEM was releasing a tablet, but those days are long gone. Samsung is one of the few OEMs still pumping out decent Android tablets. The latest tablet to leak is the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4, and it...

How to enable YouTube Dark Mode on Android right now (Root)

Google recently added a Dark Mode to the YouTube mobile app (following Dark Mode for the desktop website), but there's just one problem: iOS users get it first. Dark Mode is still "coming soon" to Android and we're not exactly sure how long it will take. The good news is the Android developer community has once...