Posts From Joe Fedewa

Joe Fedewa
172 posts

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

Google Chrome is finally adding support for the Windows 10 Action Center

Google Chrome for desktop has support for push notifications built in. You've seen the pop up on websites asking if you'd like to enable notifications. Web apps, such as Google Play Music, can also use these notifications to show information. Windows 10 has a notification system called Action Center, but Chrome doesn't utilize it. That...

Sony Xperia Open Devices now available for building on the latest Linux 4.4 Kernel

Sony is one manufacturer that takes the "open source" part of Android more seriously than others. They contribute a lot of code to AOSP and they have the Xperia Open Devices program that makes it easy for developers to tinker. Sony releases device trees, kernel trees, binaries, and build instruction to compile AOSP for all...

How to get the Android P screenshot editor on any Android device

Yesterday, we got out first taste of Android P and the plethora of changes and new features. Opinions on the revamped design are very divided, but one feature, in particular, has received unanimous praise. Stock Android finally has a built-in screenshot editor. With Android Oreo on only 1.1% of devices, Android P is even further away...

Google and Huawei Will Face Class Action Over Nexus 6P Bootloop Issues

In April of last year, a class action investigation began concerning Google, Huawei, and the Nexus 6P bootlooping issues. Many users were reporting issues with the Nexus 6P shutting down randomly, even when the battery was showing up to 60% charge. Other users reported endless bootloops and battery drain. Nexus 6P owners claimed that Google and...

Google disables WebUSB in Chrome amidst phishing concerns

Phishing is a major concern if you live a lot of your life on the internet. There are plenty of ways to protect against phishing attacks with software, but one of the best methods is hardware USB keys. An authentication device can protect you even if the attacker has your username and password. At least that's...

Facebook Messenger Lite Adds Support for Video Calling

Facebook Messenger is one of the most popular messaging apps on the planet. Since almost everyone has an account, it's no surprise that Facebook is an easy way to get in touch with someone. The app used to be a clean and simple, but over the years it has become a bloated mess. They even...

BlackBerry Accuses Facebook and WhatsApp of Patent Infringement

Text communication quickly became one of the most popular features on smartphones. BlackBerry was one of the first companies to really put an emphasis on messaging. BBM was the original messaging app that locked people into an ecosystem. Nowadays, you don't need a phone from a specific manufacturer to send messages. There are hundreds of...

Huawei Mate SE is an improved Honor 7X, now available in the U.S. for $229

To say Huawei's year started off a little rocky is an understatement. The company had their big AT&T launch crushed the day before their CES keynote speech. The situation got even worse when the FBI, CIA, and NSA advised against using Huawei phones on U.S. carriers. The good news for Huawei fans in the U.S....

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 Android Oreo MIUI Global Stable Beta update now available

Xiaomi continues to crank out Android Oreo updates. In the last few weeks, they've updated the Xiaomi Mi 5, Xiaomi Mi 6, and Xiaomi Mi Note 2. They started recruiting beta testers for Android Oreo on the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 back in January. Now, we're finally seeing the first MIUI 9 Global Stable Beta...

Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 7 Plus, and Nokia 6 are now part of the Android Enterprise Recommended Program

Late last month, Google announced a new certification program called Android Enterprise Recommended. The list of approved devices at launch included the Pixel 2 and Pixel devices, BlackBerry KeyOne, Huawei Mate 10, LG V30, LG G6, and a few others. The Nokia 8 was on that first list and now it will be joined by...

Android and Pixel Security Bulletins for March are Now Available with OTA and Factory Images

The calendar has flipped to March, which means it's time for new Android security patches. The March update resolves 16 issues in the 2018-03-01 patch and 21 in the 2018-03-05 patch. OTA images and factory images are available now for the Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 2, Pixel XL, Pixel, Pixel C, Nexus 6P, and Nexus...

Button Launcher for Android Wear 2.0 lets you customize what apps to launch on button presses

Android Wear devices predominantly use the touch screen for interaction, but they do also have physical buttons. These buttons are programmed for certain tasks by the OEM, but what if you want to set up your own shortcuts? Android Wear doesn't currently allow users to customize these buttons. XDA member moneytoo has a solution called "Button...