Posts From Joe Fedewa

Joe Fedewa
Joe Fedewa 1075 posts

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

How to download Android 11 Developer Preview for Google Pixel and other Android devices

Google has officially kicked off the Android 11 Developer Preview program, just five months after the stable release of Android 10. They're starting things a little earlier this year (the first Android Q beta dropped in March). If you're curious about the next version of Android, you can download Android 11 right now for the...

Google’s Advanced Protection program now blocks sideloading non-Play Store apps

Google's Advanced Protection program is the company's strongest security for "those who need it most." This program can safeguard personal or business Google accounts of anyone at risk of targeted attacks, like political campaigns, journalists, business leaders, etc. While it's not something most people need, it is available to anyone. Today, Google announced some new...

Google will certify Chromebook accessories under new “Works With Chromebook” program

We have a lot of gadgets in our lives, but for every laptop and smartphone, there are even more accessories that go with it. Choosing the right accessory in a sea of options can feel daunting at times. How do you know which accessories will work the best with your device? To help consumers make...

Google Translate’s real-time translation feature is rolling out now

A few months ago, Google started work on a new feature in Translate called "Continuous Translation." This feature was eventually shown off to the public in January earlier this year, but now it's finally ready for primetime. The feature is now called "Transcribe" and it will be rolling out to Google Translate for Android in...

[Update: More renders] Motorola Edge+ leaked renders show off waterfall display and triple cameras

Motorola (owned by Lenovo) has been doing a bang-up job in the low-end and mid-range smartphone segment. The Moto G7 series was very successful, and they've followed it up with the Moto G8 series. However, the company is set to return to the flagship market this year with the Motorola Edge+. We're getting a new...

New Google Chrome flag will show the full URL in the omnibox on desktop

One of the things people like about the Chrome browser is its simple design. While it may not feel lightweight in terms of performance, the interface is still clean and simple. Sometimes, however, that simplicity can be taken too far. Chrome 76 removed part of the URL from the omnibox, but a new Chrome flag...

Imint partners with Qualcomm to optimize its video enhancement tech for the Snapdragon 865

The hardware in smartphone cameras has gotten incredibly good. We're seeing phones launch with crazy high megapixel counts, "SuperZoom" abilities, macro lenses, wide-angle lenses, and much more. What has become even more important that hardware, however, is camera software. Qualcomm announced that they are partnering with Imint to optimize its video enhancement tech for the...

OnePlus 8 series may be revealed on April 15th without the OnePlus 8 Lite

The OnePlus 8 series has been on our radar since it first leaked all the way back in October. We're expecting three devices to launch in the series: the OnePlus 8, OnePlus 8 Pro, and the OnePlus 8 Lite. We initially believed that all three devices will be announced at the same time next month,...

OxygenOS Open Beta 10 rolls out for the OnePlus 7/7 Pro with February 2020 patches, better tap-to-wake performance, more

The next OxygenOS Open Beta for the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro is here. The last Open Beta rolled out late last month, and now the company is releasing Open Beta 10. This update includes the February 2020 security patches, optimized RAM management, better tap-to-wake performance, and more. Check out the full changelog and...

Chrome OS 82 tests a Material Theme redesign of the Files app and a revamped Linux terminal with tab support

Chrome OS has evolved a lot over the last several years, and Google is not stopping any time soon with the changes to attract both regular users and developers. In Chrome OS 82, Google is testing two major UI changes to the Files app and the Terminal app. First, the Google Material Theme redesign looks...

Samsung’s free Galaxy Sanitizing Service will clean your phone with UV light

COVID-19 (the 2019 novel coronavirus) has quickly come into focus and taken over our daily lives. It has been officially declared a pandemic by the WHO, and people are doing everything they can to slow the spread of the virus. Washing your hands is one of the most important things you can do, but clean...

Chrome OS may soon get a native printing and scanning app

Late last year, Google announced that Cloud Print will be killed off in 2021. Cloud Print was a service that allowed users to connect a local printer to the cloud to print to it from any device. This tool was especially useful for Chrome OS devices, which left us wondering if some sort of replacement...