Posts From Joe Fedewa

Joe Fedewa
Joe Fedewa

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

Android 11 Beta 2.5 fixes Pixel 4 screen flickering and more

Earlier this month, Google released Android 11 Beta 2, the Platform Stability release. Like they did with the first beta, Google is now releasing a minor update to address some issues before the next main release. Android 11 Beta 2.5 brings some important fixes for the Pixel 4 and other Pixel devices. Android 11 Beta 2.5...

You can now watch Netflix on the Google Nest Hub and Nest Hub Max

Google Assistant Smart Displays are great for getting visuals that aren't possible on audio-only smart speakers. But smart displays aren't only for viewing typical Google Assistant commands and routines. They can also be used similarly to any Chromecast-enabled display. One service that has been notably absent, however, is Netflix. That's finally changing. The Nest Hub and...

OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7T series gets a new OxygenOS beta with new Clock and Game Space features

It's time for another OxygenOS Open Beta update for the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7T series. The last beta update rolled out in early June with some nice additions. This latest update has a pretty nice list of quality of life improvements. The headliners are an optimized adaptive brightness curve, new Clock features, and some...

YouTube Music is rolling out collaborative playlists and ML-assisted playlists

YouTube Music is Google's much-maligned music service that follows in the footsteps of Google Play Music. Part of what makes it a frustrating service to some people is that it's meant to be a Google Play Music replacement now, but it still lacks many features. Fortunately, the service continues to pick up necessary features. The...

Microsoft shows off the future UI of its Office mobile and desktop apps

Microsoft Office is one of the most used software suites on the planet. It's been kept updated through multiple Windows OS iterations once every couple of years, and it's also seen many changes on Android, too. Microsoft has been slowly revamping the look of its Office apps, and today, they're teasing a new UI for...

Google plans to make Android Go Edition required for new low RAM devices

In 2017, Google announced a modified version of Android for low-end devices. "Android Go Edition" was built specifically for devices with 1GB or less of RAM. In conjunction, Google has released lightweight "Go Edition" versions of many of its popular services. Android Go has never been a requirement for these low-end devices, though. That could...

LG Velvet goes on sale in the U.S. this week for $599

The LG Velvet was announced back in May and it's one of the few LG devices that has seen pretty good buzz from the press around it. The company massively changed up the design and put more care into the smaller details, which is something that has been missing in the past. As mentioned last...

TicWatch C2+ Review: New in Name, Old in Spirit

The Android smartphone ecosystem is full of household names like Samsung, LG, Motorola, and Google. Wear OS smartwatches, however, don’t have the same brand recognition. Sure, there are well-known brands like Fossil pumping out smartwatches, but the heavy hitters in tech are mostly absent (or in the case of Samsung, doing their own thing). Mobvoi...

Ex-Google Pixel camera lead joins Adobe to develop universal Photoshop Camera app

Earlier this summer, there were reports of turmoil within the Pixel team and it was capped by the exit of Marc Levoy. For those who don't know, Levoy led the development of many of the best computational photography features in the Google Camera app. He now has reportedly landed a job as a VP at...

U.S. carrier lists Google G025E as a 5G compatible phone, possibly the Pixel 4a 5G

As the doldrums of summer slowly come to an end, there are several exciting Android devices on the horizon. Google has 3 devices in the works, some of which have been majorly delayed. Two of those are reportedly 5G-compatible, and a U.S. carrier may have prematurely listed the Pixel 4a 5G. Boom! Mobile is a lesser-known...

OnePlus Launcher 4.6.4 adds more options for customization of the home screen grid

Most Android devices come with their own custom launcher built by the manufacturer. On OnePlus phones, that launcher is the aptly named OnePlus Launcher. It's arguably one of the best OEM launchers out there and consistently gets new features. The latest update brings some additional options for customizing the home screen. The screenshots above show OnePlus...

Samsung confirms it will announce 5 devices at Galaxy Unpacked

If you've been following tech news for the last few weeks, then you're probably well aware that Samsung has an event coming up. Several new devices have been leaked ahead of the company's online Galaxy Unpacked event scheduled for August 5th. Today, Samsung's head of mobile confirmed we'll be seeing 5 new devices at the...