Posts From Joe Fedewa

Joe Fedewa
220 posts

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

Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 with DeX support is here for $650

Samsung will be finally announcing the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and the Galaxy Watch next week, but today they've got another device to unwrap. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 has been showing up in leaks and rumors for a few months. We've seen it plenty of times, but now it's official. Android tablets certainly aren't...

Gboard can now add text to GIFS, adds 28 new languages

Back in the day, keyboard apps were exactly that: keyboards. They were used to simply type, swipe, or dictate text. Nowadays, any decent keyboard app can do so much more. Google's Gboard is a perfect example of this. Not only does it include a basic keyboard, it also has emoji, stickers, GIFs from around the...

Google Clock app can now use Spotify for alarms

Unless you're an expert at getting up at the same time every morning, an alarm clock is a necessary evil. There's nothing worse than hearing the obnoxious beeping when you're deep in sleep. The Play Store has plenty of great alarm clock apps that can help make the wake-up experience as stress-free as possible. Today,...

Download the best Google Camera port for your Android device

One of the best developments in the Android community in recent years has been Google Camera ports. The Google Pixel's picture-taking ability is spectacular, even though the camera hardware may be better on other devices. A lot of the Google Pixel's photo magic comes from the Google Camera app. Features like HDR+ and portrait mode...

“Disable YouTube for guests” on Google Home rolling out for some iOS users

To the surprise of no one, Google Home devices have tight integration with Google services. That includes everything from Google Calendar to Google Play Music. The YouTube family of services, of course, is also included in the bunch. You can use Google Home to send videos to a Chromecast device, tune in to a specific channel...

Turning off/on lights via Google Home now only controls lights in the same room as the speaker

Home automation doesn't require smart speakers, just like smart speakers are useful for more than home automation. But the two make a great combination. It's super handy to be able to control things around your house with your voice. One of the most basic functions is turning lights on and off. Google Home can, of...

Scheduled routines now available for the Google Home

Google announced Routines for Google Assistant way back in October of 2017. It took 6 months for the feature to finally roll out, but when it did, it was not fully operational. There were only a handful of preset routines that didn't offer much customization. Eventually, Google opened them up a bit more and they...

Android P Beta 4 is here for Google Pixel/Pixel XL & Google Pixel 2/Pixel 2 XL

Today just got a lot more exciting. Google has just released the final Android P Developer Preview for the Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, and Pixel 2 XL. This is Developer Preview 5 and Android P Beta 4, for those keeping track. Factory Images and OTA Files are available now! The previous developer preview/beta was...

42mm Samsung Galaxy Watch in Rose Gold appears on Samsung’s site

Samsung devices have been popping up a lot in leaks and rumors recently. The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 has been the subject of multiple reports. We've seen it in four different colors, heard about the new Bluetooth S Pen features, and spotted a wireless charger accessory. The wireless charger was interesting because it can charge a...

Samsung Galaxy S10+ may be the last Plus device as it merges with the Note line

Samsung first started the "Plus" line of Galaxy S variants with the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ in 2015. Since then, every new Galaxy S device has been accompanied by a larger model (though the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge didn't have the "+" attached). A new report from The Bell suggests Samsung will retire the Plus...

Google Now cards make a spiritual return in Google Assistant

The evolution of Google Assistant can be traced back to 2012 when Google Now was all the rage. Google Now was an interface of cards that tried to predict when you would need certain information. It changed a lot over the years and eventually disappeared completely in favor of the redesigned "Feed." Google Now is...

Spotify tests stripped-down “Safety Mode” UI when connected to Bluetooth devices

There is no shortage of music streaming services available today, but Spotify might be the most popular. It has been around for a while and boasts one of the largest music libraries. Spotify has apps for just about every platform you can imagine, including Android, of course. A recent update to the Android app is...