Posts From Joe Fedewa

Joe Fedewa
Joe Fedewa

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

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,...

Google Chrome may soon get biometric authentication for payments on Android

A couple of months ago, users discovered that Google Chrome for desktop supported "Windows Hello" for payment authentication. That means people could use their fingerprint or face to authorize payments on a Windows PC. Not many people have computers with fingerprint or face unlock yet, but most of us have those biometric security methods available...

Samsung’s next Fold will be called the “Galaxy Z Fold 2”

After all the excitement of the original Samsung Galaxy Fold, we've been waiting to see the company's next "phone > tablet" transformer. The Galaxy Z Flip was a cool form factor, but the size of the Fold makes more sense for productivity purposes. We've assumed the successor to be simply called the "Galaxy Fold 2,"...

[Update 2: Launching on July 21] It sure sounds like the OnePlus 8 Lite/OnePlus Z will be called the OnePlus Nord instead

OnePlus burst onto the smartphone scene by making affordable phones with impressive specifications. However, as time has gone on, OnePlus devices have begun to creep up in price. We've been hearing about the company's return to affordable phones with the rumored OnePlus Z/OnePlus 8 Lite. Evidence is starting to pile up to suggest the phone...

Firefox for Android ditches Preview builds to simplify releases

We talk a lot about Chrome when it comes to Android browsers, but there are several other great options available. Firefox is one such browser and Mozilla maintains a few different builds for people looking to try the latest features. There is stable Firefox, Firefox Beta, Firefox Nightly, Firefox Preview, and Firefox Preview Nightly. Sound...

Chrome is switching to 64-bit on Android 10

The first version of Android to support 64-bit architecture was Android 5.0 Lollipop, launched in 2014. That was a pretty big deal at the time, and nowadays, nearly all Android devices can run 64-bit apps. Speaking of which, starting with Google Chrome 85, the browser is now being released in a 64-bit version for Android...

T-Mobile shuts down Sprint’s legacy 5G network

Sprint and T-Mobile continue to shift things around as part of their merger that went through earlier this year. As expected, T-Mobile is now shutting down Sprint's 5G network. T-Mobile started this process back in April and has been refarming Sprint's 2.5GHz spectrum to augment its own 5G network. We knew this day was coming and...

Honor launches the massive 7.09″ Honor X10 Max and 6.5″ Honor 30 Lite with the 5G MediaTek Dimensity 800

Honor, the smartphone sub-brand under the Huawei Consumer Business Group, is launching two new smartphones in its home market of China: the aptly named Honor X10 Max and the Honor 30 Lite. The X10 Max has a tablet-esque 7.09-inch display, while the 30 Lite has a "smaller" 6.5-inch display. One of the most interesting features...