Posts From Joe Fedewa

Joe Fedewa
Joe Fedewa

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

Spotify for the desktop can finally initiate casting to Google Cast devices

Spotify isn't a perfect music streaming service, but it is easily one of the best options out there. One of the features that makes Spotify so great is "Spotify Connect." It allows you to open the app on any device and control the music wherever it's playing. Google Cast devices are included in Connect, but...

Smart actions can now set reminders from notifications of other apps

One of Android's best features is the contextual actions that show up in the notification shade. The smart actions can give you easy responses to messages, a shortcut to copy a code, quick access to Google Maps navigation, and many more things. Now, there's a new button showing up to let you quickly create a...

Gboard image pasting is now live, Lens replaces Google Search

Earlier this year, we discovered in an APK teardown that Google was preparing to add image pasting to Gboard. This allows you to copy and image and paste it from your Gboard clipboard. That feature finally appears to be rolling out along with Google Lens integration. As you probably know, Gboard currently allows you to copy...

[Update 2: Live in US] Samsung is planning to offer a debit card this summer

Samsung is the latest tech company looking to get into the personal finance game. According to Samsung, the company is planning to introduce a debit card for Samsung Pay this summer. The card will be backed by SoFi, an online personal finance company that has gained traction in the last five years. Tech companies getting into...

YouTube Music is now available on Android TV through the YouTube app

Google is slowly but surely getting ready to shut down Play Music, and YouTube Music is its replacement, for better or worse. The company has been adding features to bring YTM up to speed with GPM, but there are still plenty of areas in which it lags behind. Android TV support is one of those,...

Samsung app confirms the Galaxy Buds Live will feature active noise cancellation

Samsung has an event coming up on August 5th, and we already know the company plans to announce 5 devices. It's widely assumed that one of those "devices" will be the Galaxy Buds Live (lovingly nicknamed "Beans"). The Buds Live has leaked numerous times, but now Samsung itself has confirmed a few details in the...

T-Mobile will require VoLTE for all phones starting January 2021, AT&T to follow suit in February 2022 – Here’s what that means for you

The constant evolution of network technology is exciting to follow but only if you have the means to stay up-to-date with new advancements. In our industry, that means buying new smartphones, routers, and plans from carriers. Furthermore, you have to make sure that whatever you purchase is actually compatible with the network you're paying for....

AT&T’s sub-6GHz 5G network is now available across the U.S.

The major US carriers are duking it out to offer the best 5G networks, and AT&T is, of course, one of the main contenders. While their growing 5G network doesn't boast the same throughput as Verizon's Ultra Wideband mmWave 5G, AT&T's sub-6GHz provides far better coverage. Today, the carrier announced they've reached a big milestone....

“Red Velvet Cake” is Android 11’s internal dessert name

Last year, with the launch of Android 10, Google's tradition of giving major Android releases a dessert nickname came to an end. Up until that point we had feasted on cupcakes, donuts, eclairs, froyo, gingerbread, honeycomb, ice cream sandwiches, jelly beans, KitKats, lollipops, marshmallows, Oreos, and Pie. But what dessert could have been used for...

Corning announces Gorilla Glass Victus with 2m drop protection and twice the scratch resistance

Smartphone design has gone through several major trends. Plastic was a common choice for back covers for a while (and still is widely used). Metal became popular in "premium" smartphones for a short time, but due to a variety of reasons, glass is now the top choice. The vast majority of high-end (and even many...

Full Samsung Galaxy Note 20 spec leak reveals the phone won’t have a 120Hz refresh rate display

We're exactly two weeks away from Samsung's next Galaxy Unpacked event and the 5 devices they're launching keep leaking online. Although we know that 5 devices will be announced, exactly which 5 devices will be shown off at the event are still up for debate, though we can safely rule out the Galaxy Z Flip...

Google Messages RCS reactions and sticker suggestions are now official

The plainly named Messages app is now Google's champion in its attempt to refocus its messy messaging strategy. A big part of that strategy is RCS support, which has been slowly rolling out to more people (despite carrier involvement). RCS is considered by some to be the iMessage equivalent for Android, and the latest update...