Posts From Joe Fedewa

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

A successor to the 18-inch Samsung Galaxy View may come to AT&T

Android tablets might not be a big deal anymore, but that doesn't mean they aren't big. Three years ago, Samsung demonstrated this with the gigantic 18.4-inch Galaxy View tablet. It weighed 6 pounds and cost $600, but it filled a very niche void. It even had a built-in handle. According to a new report, the behemoth...

Google’s updated Chromecast with Bluetooth also has better 5GHz Wi-Fi

The Chromecast has undoubtedly been Google's biggest hardware success. For $35-70 you get a cute little dongle that plugs into the back of your TV and turns it into a Smart TV. The only remote you need is a smartphone. It's a simple concept executed very well, and now almost every home has one. A...

The OnePlus 6T may launch on T-Mobile in October

OnePlus phones are popular among the Android enthusiast community, but most "normal" people don't know much about the company. That has slowly changed over the years, but OnePlus remains to be fairly unknown in the mass market. According to a new report, that is about to change as the OnePlus 6T will be launching on T-Mobile...

Google One cloud storage subscription service is now available for everyone

Google One was first announced at Google I/O earlier this summer. In true Google form, the existence of this service is a little confusing. Basically, Google One is an all-in-one subscription package for Google Drive, Gmail, Google Photos, and online support. The service was initially invite-only, but today is launching in the US and a...

Google Coach may be a new health and fitness assistant for wearables

Health and fitness have become a huge part of how we use our smartphones. You can find apps to track your calories, count steps, log workouts, and connect to fitness wearables. Google wants to take all of this and put it under one roof with a dose of AI tech. A new report claims Google...

Future Android Pie update may make pressing back in recent apps return to the last app

Android Pie (Android 9) finally finished baking this week. The official release made its way to the Pixel devices and a couple of others. One of the most prominent new features is the gesture navigation. The traditional Back, Home, and Recents buttons can be replaced with a gesture pill (the Back button is still there)....

Google Pixel 3 XL shows up on video with 6.7-inch display and 3430mAh battery

The Google Pixel 3 XL has been the subject of many leaks over the last few months. We've had a few exclusive looks at the Clearly White and Black models. Then earlier this week, we saw a hands-on video with a nearly final production unit. Today, that same Ukranian blogger has posted a video of...

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 forums are now open

Yesterday was a big day for Samsung and the Android world. The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 was finally made official. The Note series is very popular among Android fans, so there will be plenty of users with this device. That means the XDA Forums will be full of new and potential users who want to...

Samsung Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy Tab S4, LG G7/V35 now support Netflix HDR

One of the best features of the Netflix app for Android is High Dynamic Range (HDR). HDR expands the contrast and color range. You get a wider range of colors and more contrast, which makes videos look more like they were intended. Several Android devices include HDR support for Netflix. The newly announced Samsung Galaxy...

Samsung Galaxy Watch (Gear S4) is official with Tizen OS and LTE support

Samsung has had a busy day so far. They finally made the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 official, along with Fortnite for Android. Next up on the list is the Samsung Galaxy Watch. This is the device that first popped up as the Gear S4, but was then rebranded as the Galaxy Watch. Samsung is moving...

Hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy Note 9

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 finally went official today (with some exciting announcements). The device was one of the worst kept secrets in the smartphone world over the last couple of months. It's still nice to tack that "official" tag on the device and get our hands on it. Thankfully, our friends over at Pocketnow got...

[Update: Live] Google Chrome is finally adding support for the Windows 10 Action Center

Google Chrome for desktop has support for push notifications built in. You've seen the pop up on websites asking if you'd like to enable notifications. Web apps, such as Google Play Music, can also use these notifications to show information. Windows 10 has a notification system called Action Center, but Chrome doesn't utilize it. That...