Posts From Joe Fedewa

Joe Fedewa
Joe Fedewa

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

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...

Xiaomi’s Mi TV Stick Android TV dongle appears in Europe for €40

Android TV has seen a bit of a resurgence in recent months. Thanks in large part to rumors of Google working on its own Android TV dongle, people are excited about the platform again. Unreleased hardware aside, there are some other new products on the horizon. One such product is the Xiaomi Mi TV Stick. The...

Hands-on video reveals the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra in full detail

Samsung officially announced that Galaxy Unpacked 2020 will be held (virtually) on August 5th. The invites tease the previously leaked bronze renders of Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. As the event gets closer, we're seeing more and more leaks. Earlier this week, we saw the device in the flesh for the first time, and now we're...

Gboard is adding support for Android 11’s new emojis

Among the many additions in Android 11 is support for the new emojis included in Unicode 13, announced earlier this year. New emojis are great, but it can take a while for everyone to get them on a system level. Thankfully, keyboard apps can add support at any time, and that's exactly what Gboard is...

Google announces new developer features at the “Hey Google” Smart Home Summit

This week, Google is hosting its virtual "Hey Google" Smart Home Summit. This is a 2-day event focused on the new tools and features for the smart home developer community. At the event, Google is announcing a few platform tools and routines for developers to be aware of. New Devices for the Smart Home for Entertainment...

The Samsung Galaxy A71 5G UW is Verizon’s cheapest 5G smartphone

As was announced last month, the Samsung Galaxy A71 5G UW is launching on Verizon this week. This device is special because it's Verizon's most affordable 5G smartphone to date. Starting at $649, you can get access to Verizon's Ultra Wideband mmWave network for much less than most flagship 5G phones on the network. 5G NR...

The €349 Moto G 5G Plus brings 5G, 48MP quad cameras, and a 90Hz display

Motorola burst back into the flagship scene earlier this year with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865-powered, 5G-enabled Motorola Edge+. Alongside the Edge+, Motorola also unveiled the slightly cheaper Edge with the upper mid-range (but still 5G-enabled) Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G. Now, Motorola has announced an even more affordable 5G-enabled smartphone in the Moto G 5G Plus. We first...

Samsung Internet Beta gets a Chrome-like tab grid

Google Chrome is obviously a very popular browser for Android users, but there are plenty of other decent options as well. Samsung Internet has actually grown to become a super solid and feature-rich browser, even though it's also based on Chromium. Samsung even has a beta channel for the browser that gets updated frequently. The...