Posts From Joe Fedewa

Joe Fedewa
171 posts

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

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 reportedly launching in August with upgraded camera

Samsung announced the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ earlier this year, which means the next major flagship will be the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. Samsung traditionally launches the new Note phones in late Summer/early Fall. A report from Bloomberg claims the Galaxy Note 9 will be announced at an "Unpacked" event on August 9th. Bloomberg doesn't get...

Moto G6, LG G7 ThinQ, and LG V35 ThinQ will work on Project Fi

Google has announced three new phones will be available on the Project Fi network. The Moto G6, LG G7 ThinQ, and freshly announced LG V35 ThinQ will be coming soon to Project Fi. These devices join the Pixel phones, Nexus devices, and the Moto X4 on Google's MVNO. Project Fi has been praised by consumers, but one...

The Google Pixel 3 XL may have a notched OLED display from LG

The Pixel 2 XL was almost universally praised when it launched, but it had one issue that everyone seemed to notice. The LG-made OLED was consistently blasted in reviews. As time went on, Google tightened up quality control and the displays seemed to get better. Hopefully, we won't have a repeat of the situation this year...

The AT&T LG V35 ThinQ is an LG G7 with an OLED screen but no notch

The LG V35 ThinQ has popped up on our radar a few times in the last couple of months. Today, LG has made the device official. The previous reports were all true: it has an OLED display without a display notch and it's exclusive to AT&T. This is the third V Series phone LG has...

All Nokia phones from HMD Global will get Android P

Hot off the heels of their announcement of the Nokia 5.1, 3.1, and 2.1, HMD Global has shared some good news regarding Android P. The company's Global Marketing Manager, Niel Broadley, confirmed that Android P will be coming to the entire Nokia portfolio. This is part of their commitment to fast and pure updates. All devices from...

Nokia 5.1, Nokia 3.1, and Nokia 2.1 are budget Android One devices with Android 8.1 Oreo

HMD Global has announced three new devices in their budget Nokia line. The Nokia 2.1, Nokia 3.1, and Nokia 5.1 are all firmly in the low-end to the mid-range category, just like their predecessors from last year. Nokia 2.1 Nokia 2.1 OS Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition) Display 5.5-inch 16:9 720p (1280x720) Chipset Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 4x1.40GHz Cortex A53 GPU Adreno 308 RAM 1GB Storage 8GB, MicroSD slot Rear camera 8MP Front...

‘Motorola One Power’ is an Android One device with a display notch

The notch has officially made its way to Android One devices. At least that's what appears to be the case in a new leaked image of a device called "Motorola One Power." There are a lot of strange things about this phone, regardless of the display notch. This Android One device marks a return of...

Chrome OS may soon allow you to uninstall apps from the launcher page

Chrome OS development has really picked up in the last few months.  With the Play Store on a lot of Chromebooks now, Google has been putting a lot of focus on the Android experience within Chrome OS. That means optimizing the OS for touch screens and bringing over some features from Android. We've seen a...

Dirac Panorama Sound is coming to smartphones to bring immersive sound on small speakers

Dirac is a Sweden-based audio company that provides some of the tech found in Xiaomi, OPPO, Huawei, and OnePlus devices. They work with OEMs to optimize the sound quality in smartphone speakers, which are notorious for being bad. The technology can have a drastic impact on mobile devices. Check out our interview with Dirac's general...

OxygenOS 5.0.3 for the OnePlus 3/3T brings May security patch and Face Unlock

Last time we checked in on the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T, they were receiving an OxygenOS Open Beta update with a few new features. Today, OnePlus has begun rolling out OxygenOS 5.0.3 to the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T. This is a full stable release for all devices. The update includes Face Unlock, the latest...

Substratum’s rootless theme plugin for Android Oreo is half-off for 5 days

Substratum is one of the most popular Android modding tools available today. There's a huge community of talented people who have created awesome themes and mods. Now that a majority of new devices are running Android Oreo, you'll be required to purchase the Andromeda add-on to use Substratum. It will be on sale for 50%...

YouTube Music will let you upload your own songs like Google Play Music

Last week, Google announced a revamped YouTube Music service. It will have an ad-supported free tier and a paid "Premium" tier. Understandably, Google Play Music users have been wondering about how this new service will affect them. Google has been slowly sharing more information about the future of Play Music. According to The Verge, Google confirmed that...