Posts From Joe Fedewa

Joe Fedewa
851 posts

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

October 2019 security patches are out for Google Pixel phones and Essential Phone

October means many things: pumpkins, trick-or-treating, spooky movies, and, of course, a new batch of Android security updates. Last month, Google rolled out Android 10 and the first patches. Now we've got some new fixes this week for the Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel,...

Amazon’s new Fire HD 10 tablet has USB-C charging and costs $149

Amazon's Fire tablets are far and away the most popular non-iPad tablets on the market. They're extremely cheap, have decent specs, and they're an easy gateway to all of your Amazon content. These tablets technically run Android, though it looks nothing like "stock." The latest Amazon Fire HD 10 tablet adds USB Type-C and costs...

Nubia Z20 Hands-on: Dual-Screens in a Different Way [Video]

Dual-screen phones were a big talking point this week thanks to, surprisingly, Microsoft. They showed off the Surface Duo, which features two displays connected by a 360-degree hinge. The Nubia Z20 is another dual-screen phone, but it takes a very different approach. XDA TV's TK Bay unboxed the phone and showed off how it works. There...

AT&T may join Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint in carrying the Google Pixel 4

With the Pixel 3, Google took some big steps towards making the devices available in more places. The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL were available from three of the major US carriers: Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile. According to a leaked internal email, the Pixel 4 could cross the AT&T off the list as well. The message...

Google Duo gets an Android 10 dark theme

Google Duo has had a pretty eventful week. First, Google Duo audio calling support rolled out to Google Home smart speakers. Next, support for calling your Google Home speakers from Duo finally rolled out as well. Now, Duo is getting a dark theme that works with Android 10's system-wide setting. The dark theme in Google Duo...

Google Play Books 5.4 adds a dark theme in the main UI

It seems like every other day another Google app gets a dark theme. Just to recap the latest additions, the Play Store's dark theme is rolling out for real this time, Google Fi has a dark theme, Files by Google has a dark theme, etc. Google Play Books is the most recent app to gain...

OnePlus 8 (yes really) leaks with a punch hole display and triple cameras

The OnePlus 7T was officially unveiled last week and it's going on sale in the US on October 18th. Even though the OnePlus 7T is not available for purchase yet in the U.S. or Europe, we're already getting a look at the next OnePlus phone. Infamous leaker @OnLeaks has shared renders of the OnePlus 8. These...

Next-gen Google Assistant, Motion Sense gestures, and Pokémon game shown off in leaked Pixel 4 marketing videos

The Pixel 4 leaks have slowed down a bit recently, mostly because we know so much already. There's nothing left to discover about the physical devices themselves, so we've moved more toward the software features. Recently, we've seen Google's Recorder app, Live Captions, live wallpapers, and updated Pixel Launcher. Next up, we're getting a closer...

Microsoft announces a dual-screen Android phone, Surface Pro 7, Surface Laptop 3, and more

Microsoft held a big Surface event today and they had a lot to show off. 10 new products in total were revealed, along with some other important announcements. Unexpectedly, the company even had a Microsoft Surface Android device to talk about. There's a lot of excitement around Microsoft products right now. So without further ado,...

You can buy the OnePlus 7T one week early at pop-up events in NYC and London

The OnePlus 7T was finally announced last week and we already have our full review up. However, while the phone went up for sale in India last week, it's not available anywhere else for a couple of weeks. OnePlus will allow people to get their hands on the OnePlus 7T early at pop-up events in...

Remap the S Pen button on the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 with sideActions

Android users love to stretch the functionality of every aspect of their phones. This is why the modding community is so active. People want complete control over their device. If there's a button on a phone programmed to do something, we want it to do something else. The developer of the popular bxActions app is...

OnePlus 7T Camera Overview – Still Thrice as Nice [Video]

The OnePlus 7T was officially announced this week and we were lucky enough to get our hands on it early. We already posted our initial review of the device, and now we're going more in-depth on the camera alone. There's not just one camera, of course. The OnePlus 7T has triple rear cameras like the...