Posts From Joe Fedewa

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

Google can now automatically pin live scores of future sporting events

If you're a fan of a sports team(s), you know how important it is to always know the score. Google, of course, can help you get up-to-the-minute results from a variety of sports. The problem is it's not really great for live events. They're trying to fix that with the ability to have events get...

[Update: LTE live this week] Mobvoi launches the TicWatch Pro 4G/LTE with dual-layer display and added connectivity

The TicWatch Pro was launched exactly one year ago by Mobvoi, the company founded by an ex-Googler. Previously, they had focused on affordable smartwatches, but the TicWatch Pro was a step up into premium territory. Now, they are building on that with the TicWatch Pro 4G/LTE: everything great about the original with added cellular connectivity. On...

[Update: August 9th] Android Q isn’t even out of beta, but Huawei is ready to show off EMUI 10 next month

We're still a few months away from Android Q getting a dessert nickname and a final release. Android Q Beta 5 was released earlier this week as the first of 2 release candidate builds. OEMs are assuredly already working on Android Q and Huawei is ready to show off their work with EMUI 10 next...

Sony Xperia 1 Camera Review: Better Than “Good Enough”

The Sony Xperia 1 isn't as popular as the latest and greatest from Samsung or Huawei, but it's still an excellent device. XDA TV's Daniel Marchena recently published his full video review and came away very impressed. One thing he liked about the phone was its camera quality. In fact, he has also published a...

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

Summer is beginning to wind down as we enter the month of August. Some people refer to this time as the "Dog Days of Summer," but for us, it means new Android security updates. The patches for this month have been released for the Google Pixel family and the ever-reliable Essential Phone. There aren't many exciting...

Fossil’s Gen 5 smartwatches have the Snapdragon Wear 3100, 1GB RAM, speakers, and much more

Hot on the trails of the Samsung Galaxy Watch 2, Fossil has announced their newest Wear OS series. The Fossil Gen 5 smartwatches feature Qualcomm's latest wearable chipset, 1GB of RAM, speakers, and improved battery life. Gen 5 is available in two body styles of the same size with a variety of watch band options...

[Update 5: Possible Q4 Launch] Huawei’s Android alternative may be coming this Fall with Android app compatibility

The biggest story in the tech world this week is President Trump's executive order to restrict U.S. companies from supplying products to Huawei. One result of this is Google revoking Huawei's Android license. The U.S. Commerce Department has already softened the restrictions, but it's clear the company should be concerned about their future with Android....

Google Fit gets a dark theme and new sleep charts

Android Q is set to come with a system-wide Dark Mode and Google has been busy getting all of their apps ready for it. In fact, a lot of apps have been adding dark themes. The latest Google app to go over to the dark side is Google Fit and it also has some new...

Google tests a new Play Games design with a revamped Home page and bottom bar

If there's one thing we know Google loves to do, it's testing new features and designs on the public. We regularly see reports of users getting unannounced design changes in Google apps. Sometimes these are nothing more than A/B tests, but in other cases, they reveal upcoming features. The company's latest test is a revamped...

Moto E6 and Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 forums are now open

Wherever there is a phone or tablet being sold, someone is looking for more information about it. This week, we have two new device forums opening so people can do just that. The devices are about as different as can be, but if you own one of them you'll want to join the forums. We're...

YoWindow is a weather app that changes its design based on time of day, season, and of course, the weather

Way back in 2014 we covered an app called YoWindow Weather. It was originally billed as a replacement for stock OEM home widgets. In the years since then, YoWindow has continued to improve and evolve. If you haven't checked it out in a while, there's a lot going on. The "window" aspect of YoWindow has to...

Files by Google gets a dark theme and new media player controls

Google's slow march toward every app having a dark theme continues. The company published a blog post today to celebrate 100 million users of the Files by Google app. It was built for areas like India, but Google says people are using it everywhere. 8GB of storage is freed up every second. Google also used...