Posts From Joe Fedewa

Joe Fedewa
Joe Fedewa

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

Android’s Nearby Share file-sharing feature may support Chrome OS, Windows, macOS, and Linux thanks to Google Chrome

Apple's ecosystem is very cohesive and one of the best examples of that is AirDrop. The feature makes it super simple to share files across Apple devices without needing anyone to install a third-party app. On the Android side, things are a lot messier. While OnePlus, Realme, Black Shark, Meizu, OPPO, Vivo, and Xiaomi have...

Samsung Galaxy A51 5G, Galaxy A71 5G, and ZTE Axon 11 5G/4G forums are open

Phone launches typically slow down in the summer months, but there have still been plenty of new phones as of late. Samsung, unsurprisingly, has announced a couple of new devices and ZTE has joined in as well. We've opened up forums for the Galaxy A51 5G, Galaxy A71 5G, and both variants of the ZTE...

Microsoft Launcher Preview adds app drawer folders, double-tap to lock screen

Microsoft Launcher is a sleeper pick for the best Android launcher. It was originally called "Arrow Launcher" all the way back in 2015, and Microsoft has made several major redesigns since then. Recently, we've seen the launcher prepare for the Surface Duo phone, and the latest preview adds even more goodies. The latest update to Microsoft...

Google Shopping tests a Google Lens shortcut and prepares for AR item previews and dark mode

Google Play Services for AR (formerly known as ARCore) is the company's platform for augmented reality experiences. There are a lot of fun things you can do with AR, but one of the most practical uses is seeing objects in your physical space. Google Shopping may be preparing such a feature along with a dark...

Crayta will be the first game with Stadia’s “State Share” multiplayer feature

Google announced Stadia with a long list of exciting features, but many of those features were not present at launch. "State Share" is one of them and it will finally be coming next month with a game called Crayta. State Share makes it easy to join your friend's multiplayer games. Like State Share, Crayta was also...

Dish Network is taking over Sprint’s prepaid business, Boost Mobile, and Virgin Mobile on July 1st

The Sprint/T-Mobile merger finally went through in April and we've been slowly seeing the effects of it. While T-Mobile's big 5G plans will take some time to develop, we've already seen the carrier expand its 5G network with its newly acquired spectrum from Sprint. One part of the puzzle that allowed the merger to happen...

Google removes 70 malicious Chrome extensions that tracked user data and browsing history

One of the best things about the Google Chrome browser is the wide variety of extensions at your disposal. These extensions can go a long way in making your web browsing experience better. However, as we've seen in the past, extensions can be malicious, especially if they're given broad access to monitor your activity on...

Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides are getting a dark theme on Android

Remember dark themes? There was a time where it felt like we were writing about dark themes being added to new apps every day. Android 10 brought a system-wide dark mode toggle and many apps implemented support for it pretty quickly. Google Drive has a dark theme, but the accompanying Docs, Sheets, and Slides apps...

Red Magic 5G Lite launches in Spain with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G and 120Hz display

Nubia's Red Magic series has been in the news a lot recently, specifically thanks to the Red Magic 5G. Originally launched in March, Nubia's flagship gaming smartphone with a 144Hz display has slowly been made available in more regions and color options. Now, the company is announcing the Red Magic 5G Lite, a phone very...

T-Mobile Tuesdays freebies program is expanding to Sprint customers

T-Mobile and Sprint finally completed their merger back in April. It will take some time before we see many of T-Mobile's big plans come to fruition, but we've already seen some of the smaller "benefits" for Sprint customers. Coming soon, Sprint customers will be able to join the T-Mobile Tuesdays rewards program. For those unfamiliar, T-Mobile...

Reelgood searches streaming services for TV shows and movies, now available on Android TV

It's a pretty well-documented fact that the number of streaming services is too damn high. The TV shows and movies that you actually want to watch are likely spread out among a dozen different services, making it difficult to figure out where a particular TV show or movie is available. Reelgood is an app that...

Android wouldn’t be what it is today without HTC

This week, HTC is back in headlines with the announcement of the HTC Desire 20 Pro and U20 5G. If you read about these devices around the web, you’ll have probably seen a lot of comments like “HTC isn't dead yet?” or “HTC still makes phones?” Besides VR, the company hasn’t been doing much in...