Posts From Joe Fedewa

Joe Fedewa
Joe Fedewa

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

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...

HMD Global is rolling out Android 10 to the Nokia 1

HMD Global is one of the better companies when it comes to Android updates. Not only do they provide updates for their newest devices, but they also continue to support older devices. As the licensee of the Nokia smartphone brand, HMD Global announced the Nokia 1 budget smartphone back in 2018 running Android Oreo. The...

[Update: Launches Globally] Samsung launches a UV sterilizer for phones and other gadgets

The COVID-19 pandemic has made many people more aware of their own hygiene habits. We're washing our hands after bringing in packages, wiping down our groceries, and using hand sanitizer after touching doorknobs. Gadgets like smartphones and earbuds can be covered in nasty stuff too, which is why Samsung is launching a UV sterilizer to...

Google+ is now dead as Google Currents for G Suite takes over with apps for iOS and Android

It's been a while since Google+ was in tech headlines, but today may be the last time we'll be hearing of the service. In 2018, Google announced the failed social network would be shutting down for consumers after a data breach was disclosed, and the company made good on that promise in early 2019. However,...

Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides now support a dark theme on Android

Last month, it was discovered that Google was working on bringing a dark theme to its suite of office apps. These dark themes weren't just for the front page of the apps either but were in fact full dark themes that also extended to the editing view. Today, Google officially announced that the dark themes...

July 2020 security update goes live for the Google Pixel and Samsung Galaxy S20

We're already 6 days into July, but since today is the first Monday of the month, that means it's time for the latest batch of Android security patches. Google has published the latest Android Security Bulletin for the month of July and is also rolling out the update to the Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL,...