Posts From Joe Fedewa

Joe Fedewa
Joe Fedewa

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

Today’s OnePlus Day deals include the OnePlus 8 Pro, OnePlus 7T McLaren, and more

OnePlus has been sharing deals every Wednesday for the last few weeks, and this week is no different. This week's "OnePlus Day" includes deals on the OnePlus 8 Pro, OnePlus 7T series, and the Bullets Wireless Z earbuds. The deals below are available only today, July 15th, on OnePlus.com, so act fast if you see...

Google Play Pass expands to 9 new countries and adds a $30/year subscription option

Google launched Play Pass in September of 2019 as a subscription service for apps and games without ads or in-app purchases. While the service has slowly gained more apps, it's been exclusive to the U.S. this whole time. Finally, Google Play Pass is expanding to new countries and it's also getting a yearly subscription option. First,...

Microsoft Outlook is inserting Bing Search into Android’s long-press menu

Microsoft makes some truly great Android apps, but the company keeps finding itself in hot water over how they're promoting their apps. Last year, Microsoft was inserting ads for OneDrive into Android's share sheet. The latest tactic involves promoting Bing Search through Outlook on Android. Some Android users on the Pixel community forum (via AndroidPolice) who have...

Possible Razer Phone 3 prototype shows up on a Chinese marketplace

Razer was one of the first companies to really embrace the idea of a "gaming phone." The original Razer Phone launched in 2017 and it was followed by the Razer Phone 2 in 2018. However, last year, there was not a Razer Phone 3. It was originally said to have been canceled, but no one...

[Update: Available in Canada] Truly wireless Google Pixel Buds are officially available

The second-generation Pixel Buds, which Google is referring to as the "new Pixel Buds," were announced back in October 2019. Google promised they would be available in "Spring 2020" and here we are. The Pixel Buds 2 can be purchased starting today for $179, but only in one color option. Unlike the first Pixel Buds, the...

TicPods ANC Review: Hard to Say “No” at This Price

Truly wireless earbuds have been a popular segment in the smartphone accessories market for a while now. More recently, though, we’ve seen a rise in earbuds with active noise cancellation. Mobvoi is no stranger to the wireless earbuds market so it wasn't a surprise when it announced the TicPods ANC earlier this summer. I’ve been...

The Google Pixel 4a “5G” and Pixel 5 show up in the latest Google App code, but not the Pixel 5 XL

We've been tracking both the Pixel 4a and Pixel 5 for quite a while now, but the pandemic has put a serious hold on Google's phone plans. Despite the Pixel 4a showing up in hands-on videos, getting fully benchmarked, and going through a camera review, its launch was allegedly delayed a couple of times. The...

Chrome OS now supports Google’s Nearby Share file sharing feature

Google has been working on its answer to Apple's AirDrop for a while now, but it finally became available for some users on the latest Google Play Services beta last month. "Nearby Share" is a feature that works through Google Play Services to bring native proximity sharing to nearly all Android devices. There was evidence...

[Update: Screenshots] Google Chrome’s media controls can soon be popped out into a floating overlay

Google has been working on revamped media controls for Chrome for a while now, and they recently went live in the Stable version earlier this year. The global media controls allow you to manage whatever media is playing right from the toolbar instead of navigating away from your current tab to the tab/window that's playing...

The LG Velvet’s new UI is coming to 6 other LG smartphones

The LG Velvet is one of the company's most exciting devices in a while, and that largely revolves around the brand new design. While the hardware shows the most drastic change, LG has also refreshed its software for the Velvet. The company has now announced that 6 older smartphones will be getting the updated UI...

Google Chrome may get audio controls similar to Android 11

One of the most noticeable features in Android 11 is the new Media Controls. With the release of Android 11 Beta 2, the new controls became enabled by default. Besides looking nice and having their own dedicated spot in the Quick Controls panel, they have a button to switch media output between connected devices. Google...

Google may release the stable Android 11 update on September 8th

The first Android 11 Beta was released about a month ago, which means the next update should be coming very soon. Google shared its release timeline with the first Developer Preview, noting that the first two beta releases would come out in June and July. Subsequent releases, however, are scheduled vaguely for "Q3." Google may...