Posts From Joe Fedewa

Joe Fedewa
171 posts

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

Huawei will stop providing bootloader unlocking for all new devices

Earlier this month, we wrote about Huawei and Honor users not being unable to access the page for generating bootloader unlock codes. The page was removed with no explanation, but they were at least still taking requests in a Google Doc and giving out bootloader unlock codes. Today, the news is much grimmer. Huawei (and...

Google Play Music uploaded music and saved playlists will migrate to YouTube Music

Google Play Music is in the process of being replaced by YouTube Music and YouTube Music Premium. It's all a bit messy and complicated, but that's what we've come to expect from Google. The situation has led to a lot of confusion among current Google Play Music subscribers. Google says nothing will happen to Play Music...

Unreleased Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 MIUI 9 ROM shows off new full screen gestures

Last week, we wrote about some big changes in the latest unreleased beta build of MIUI 9 for the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2. The build was quickly pulled because it showed off some radical design changes for MIUI. Just about every major aspect of the system UI was redesigned from the lock screen, notifications, recent apps, quick...

Google reportedly working on a HoloLens-like standalone AR headset

Augmented reality is a popular topic in smartphones today. Google has embraced this trend with ARCore and fun things like AR Stickers. Augmented reality is an overlay on top of the real world. All you need is some sort of "lens" to view it through, such as a phone camera. A step up from that...

[Update: Google working on wider compatibility] Wireless Android Auto will require Android P if you don’t have a Pixel

Back in early April, wireless Android Auto was finally launched. The feature launched with version 3.1 of the Android Auto app but it was only for Google's Pixel and Nexus devices. At the time, Google said they were “actively working with phone manufacturers on adding software compatibility” for non-Google devices. Now we have more information...

HTC U12+ specifications and official renders leak

The HTC U12+ is the next flagship phone we have circled on the calendar. We'll finally get to see the device at HTC's event next week on May 23rd. The device has only shown up a few time in leaks and rumors, but today we have everything and the kitchen sink. Evan Blass (@evleaks) has shared...

OnePlus 6 Marvel Avengers Edition is coming to India and China

OnePlus is no stranger to releasing special edition movie tie-in phone models. The OnePlus 5T had a Star Wars Edition launch in a few countries before the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. OnePlus teased an Avengers: Infinity War tie-in back in early April, but they didn't say anything about it when they announced...

Download the OnePlus 6 wallpapers by Hampus Olsson

The OnePlus 6 was finally officially announced earlier today and we've already gone hands-on with the device. The phone doesn't go on sale until next week, but we've got something to give you a taste right now. Hampus Olsson, the designer of the wallpaper found on most OnePlus devices, has released the wallpapers for the OnePlus 6 on...

Android P on Google Pixel 2 may bring automatic color mode adjustments

When the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL were launched last year, there was a lot of fuss about the color of the OLED display. Some users complained about the display looking dull, so Google added a new color mode. The current color modes are Natural, Boosted, and Saturated. Android P, however, could bring a...

Latest MIUI 9 build for the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 brings Android P-style UI changes

With the introduction of Android P, Xiaomi released a near-stock build of Android P for the Mi Mix 2S. While we still aren't sure what the next version of MIUI will look like, it appears that an upcoming version of MIUI 9 will bring a redesign to the lock screen, notifications, recent apps, quick settings,...

Chrome OS will support Gboard and app shortcuts soon, Picture-in-Picture mode with Android P

Chrome OS has been receiving a lot of attention from Google lately. In the past few months, we've seen countless Android features make their way to Google's web-based OS. It has been getting better touchscreen support, Android P-like system tray, in-line notification replies, floating keyboard, and more. Google is clearly prepping for a big Chrome OS push this year...

reCAPTCHA v3 beta will detect if you’re human without annoying interactive challenges

If you're a frequent internet user you've probably had to prove that you're a human a couple dozen times. Websites use reCAPTCHA to make users prove they aren't bots. A lot of people don't know that Google actually own reCAPTCHA. They acquired the system back in 2009. Google has been announcing new features for a plethora...