Posts From Joe Fedewa

Joe Fedewa
Joe Fedewa 1155 posts

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

TCL 10 Pro and TCL 10L will get at least Android 11 and 2 years of security updates

TCL kicked off 2020 by announcing a slew of phones for a big push into the US market. The TCL 10 Pro and TCL 10L eventually launched last month as solid phones under $500. Both devices launched with Android 10 and TCL's own UI on top, but the question with mid-range devices is always how...

Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL drop to $279 and $319 on Amazon

Looking for a sweet deal on a smartphone ahead of the holiday weekend here in the US? With the Pixel 4a launch on the horizon (though slightly delayed), the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL have been dropped to new all-time low prices on Amazon and B&H Photo. The Pixel 3a is priced at $279...

Sony’s upcoming WH-1000XM4 headphones may support DSEE Extreme, enable Ambient Sound when talking, and connect to multiple devices

In the vast sea of wireless Bluetooth headphones with active noise cancellation, there's one product that has stood among the pack: the Sony WH-1000XM3. People really love these headphones (multiple XDA staffers have them), which means people are really interested in seeing how Sony will follow up on them. Information has started to pop up...

Google releases Assistant-powered Action Blocks and new accessibility features in Maps, Live Transcribe, and Sound Amplifier

Today is Global Accessibility Awareness Day and Google is using the opportunity to announce several new accessibility-minded features. "Action Blocks" are finally ready for a public release, and new accessibility features are coming to Live Transcribe, Sound Amplifier, and Google Maps. Action BlocksAction Blocks is a feature that Google introduced last year. In a nutshell, it's...

The Google Pixel 4a launch may have been delayed until July

The Pixel 4a has been in the news a lot lately and we've been expecting an announcement to come soon. Rumors from earlier this month pointed at a June launch to coincide with the Android 11 Beta Launch Show. Unfortunately, it's sounding more and more like we'll be waiting a bit longer. New reports are...

[Update: Italian] Google Translate’s real-time translation feature is rolling out now

A few months ago, Google started work on a new feature in Translate called "Continuous Translation." This feature was eventually shown off to the public in January earlier this year, but now it's finally ready for primetime. The feature is now called "Transcribe" and it will be rolling out to Google Translate for Android in...

Google Play Movies adds its first Dolby Vision HDR titles

Earlier this year, Google announced support for HDR content on Google Play Movies & TV. The company specifically mentioned HDR10+, but we knew it was preparing to support Dolby Vision HDR as well. Today, we're seeing a batch of Dolby Vision HDR titles available on the platform. Joker and A Simple Favor are the first two...

AT&T and Verizon face heavy scrutiny for misleading 5G claims

The big buzzword for mobile carriers right now is "5G," and there's little chance the marketing and hype will slow down anytime soon. After all, 5G is a great opportunity for carriers to plaster big, impressive-sounding numbers on every billboard and TV commercial. The only problem is that a lot of what they're hyping up...

[Update 11: San Diego, 5G Uploads] Verizon 5G is Rolling Out to More Cities

While many people are still skeptical about 5G, Verizon continues its rollout plans. Today, the company flipped the switch for four new cities: Atlanta, Detroit, Indianapolis, and Washington DC. Verizon is already selling a couple of 5G devices, but the list of available cities is still relatively small. So the continued expansion is good news. Verizon's...

Google Chat will soon let customers see conversations from Hangouts

It's been a long and twisting road for Google Hangouts. Launched in 2013, the service was an instant favorite with Android users and the SMS integration won over even more users. Nowadays, the Hangouts brand is split into a "Classic" version for consumers and the G Suite version was renamed to Google Chat. There is some...

Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy S20 with mmWave 5G support launches June 4th

Earlier this year, Samsung launched the Galaxy S20 series, and all three models supported 5G in some capacity. The Galaxy S20+ and Galaxy S20 Ultra supported both sub-6GHz spectra as well as mmWave frequencies (Verizon's Ultra Wideband). The smallest Galaxy S20 5G, however, only supported sub-6GHz. That changes in June as Verizon is launching a...

Google Photos adds new controls for shared photo albums

Google Photos is arguably the company's most popular service and it continues to get better. Sharing photos is a big part of storing photos in the cloud, which is why Google makes sure it's easy to do so. Last year, Photos added a feature for sharing photos in a messenger-like UI. Now, Google is making...