Posts From Joe Fedewa

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

[Update 10: Cleveland, Columbus, Hampton Roads] Verizon 5G is Rolling Out to More Cities

While many people are still skeptical about 5G, Verizon continues its rollout plans. Today, the company flipped the switch for four new cities: Atlanta, Detroit, Indianapolis, and Washington DC. Verizon is already selling a couple of 5G devices, but the list of available cities is still relatively small. So the continued expansion is good news. Verizon's...

YouTube gets remote and voice controls in the casting menu

Google's Chromecast and casting ecosystem have been incredibly successful for the company. By plugging in a very affordable device, you can "cast" videos from nearly any streaming app to your TV. One of the most popular apps for casting is, of course, YouTube, and now the Android app is getting more controls. The casting menu is...

[Update: Launched in India] LG’s take on foldables is the G8X with its dual screen attachment

There was some debate on whether LG's next device would be the LG G8X or the LG V50S and today the company put that to rest. Announced at IFA 2019, the LG G8X ThinQ is the company's second device to feature the Dual Screen accessory. This time, however, it's not reserved for Korea only and...

Pokémon GO’s “Buddy Adventure” AR multiplayer mode is available now

Pokémon GO isn't the darling child of mobile gaming like it was back in the summer of 2016, but it's still one of the most-played titles out there. That continued popularity is thanks in large part Niantic's continued support and the slow rollout of new features and events. The newest feature to grace trainers' handsets...

Samsung Galaxy S11 series may have 48MP telephoto cameras

We're starting to get a clear picture of what Samsung will be showing off with the Galaxy S11 series soon. Renders of all three devices (S11, S11+, and S11e) have leaked and some of the specifications have been revealed as well. One of the most noteworthy things about these leaks has been the camera modules....

Google joins Apple and Amazon to develop an open-source smart home standard

The modern "smart home" is a relatively new concept and we're still trying to figure out how it works best. One of the things that complicated the current landscape is the various standards and systems built by technology companies. Will a smart home device work with Google Assistant or Alexa? Will my TV be able...

Huawei P40 and P40 Pro renders reveal flat display, large camera modules

Earlier today, Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Technologies Consumer Business Group, confirmed that the Huawei P40 will be launched in March. We're told it'll launch with Android 10 on board (obviously), but that in place of Google Mobile Services, Huawei will ship the device with its own Huawei Mobile Services instead. Naturally, this is a...

Google Assistant can browse the web in Chrome on the Pixel 4

Technology companies have come at digital assistants from many different angles. One approach is to make the assistant interact with your phone for you. This was one of the big selling points of Samsung Bixby when it was first launched. Google Assistant has been more about providing answers and carrying out tasks, but now it...

[Update: Rolling Out] Chrome OS 79 enables media controls on the lock screen

Over the last couple of years, we've seen Google put an emphasis on bringing more Android-like features to Chrome OS. This has been part of their attempt to make Chrome OS better suited for touchscreen devices such as the Pixel Slate. In August of 2018, Chromebooks started getting lock screen notifications. Now, media controls are...

[Update: New Renders] Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite renders show familiar camera design and S Pen

With the Galaxy S11 series on the horizon, there are a couple of other interesting Samsung devices showing up. We recently got our first look a the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite (or Galaxy A91) after it was confirmed by an FCC listing. There was also a rumor about a Galaxy Note 10 Lite back in...

Samsung unveils entry-level Galaxy A01 with Infinity-V display and 128GB of storage

If you've followed Samsung news lately, you know the company has focused a lot of effort on the A-series. Last week, we saw the Galaxy A71 and Galaxy A51 get officially announced. The A-series has traditionally been for mid-range to low-end phones with some features that make them stand out from other "cheap" devices. Today,...

Google is testing a dedicated media player app for Chrome OS

This may come as some surprise to you, but Chrome OS doesn't currently have a dedicated media player app. Viewing photos and videos is done through the Files apps, which works fine for the most part. It appears Google is working on a media player app for Chrome OS and it will be a System...