Posts From Joe Fedewa

Joe Fedewa
Joe Fedewa

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

[Update: Verizon in July] Samsung Galaxy A71 5G launches in the US this week for $599

In April, Samsung announced a slew of Galaxy A devices that would be headed to the US market. A few of them have already gone on sale, but we've been waiting for arguably the best of the bunch. Finally, the Samsung Galaxy A71 5G will be available to purchase this week on June 19th. As you...

Android TV may soon support Voice Match for Google Assistant

There are plenty of smart TV platforms to choose from these days. Even Google offers two options if you're invested in their ecosystem. You can go the simple route and get a Chromecast or go with Android TV for something more full-fledged. One of the benefits of Android TV is the integration with Google Assistant,...

The LG Velvet is coming to Europe, North America, and other regions soon

After LG teased the device for several weeks, the LG Velvet was finally announced last month. The device grabbed a lot of attention initially for marking a pretty drastic design shift for LG. It also signified the company's possible shift away on flagship phones as it features the upper mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC. Today,...

Samsung is rolling out the One UI 2.1 update to the Galaxy S9 and S9+

Samsung has gotten considerably better at delivering updates to its phones in the last few years. The Galaxy S9 series was one of the first to see this improvement with the Android Pie update. The Galaxy S9/S9+ received Android 10 earlier this year in the form of One UI 2.0, and now One UI 2.1...

Android 11’s power menu device controls finally bring the phone into the smart home

Android 11 Beta 1 was released this week and it includes a bevy of great features. One that has stuck out to me ever since we first spotted it in earlier Developer Previews is the Device Controls in the Power Menu. As someone who has invested in smart home devices, this is a very exciting...

Wavelet’s latest update adds even more features to make your headphones sound better

Last month, we wrote about an app called "Wavelet" that really took off among the community. The app is developed by XDA Senior Member pittvandewitt and it's designed to let you apply an equalizer profile to tune your headphones to the Harman standard. For many users, this improves the sound quality of their headphones, though...

Google Calendar enables Google Tasks integration for some users

Google Tasks was launched as a standalone app over two years ago and it has remained pretty barebones. It's slowly gained more features, like a dark theme, but the beauty of it is the simplicity and Google integration. The company has been working on integration with Google Calendar going all the way back to October...

G Suite users can now edit Google Calendar events directly in Gmail or Google Docs

Gmail and Docs on the desktop, along with a bevy of other Google services, features a side panel with shortcuts to Google Tasks, Keep, and 3rd-party add-ons. Google Calendar is another one of these shortcuts and it allows you to view the schedule for a single day, add events, and delete events. Soon, it will...

LG V60 ThinQ and OnePlus 8 5G are now available on Sprint

Sprint will soon be folded into T-Mobile, but the carrier is still launching phones on its network. Both the LG V60 ThinQ and OnePlus 8 5G are now available from Sprint. Both of these devices are capable of connecting to T-Mobile's sub-6GHz 5G networks, and they can also roam on T-Mobile's 4G LTE network. The LG...

Fitbit is preparing to bring Google Assistant support to fitness watches

Late last year, Google announced its plans to acquire Fitbit for a reported $2.1 billion. The deal is still pending approval and we haven't heard anything about it in a while. We still don't know what the two companies plan to do, but it's looking like Fitbit may be working on bringing Google Assistant support...

Realme X50 Pro will get an Android 11 beta next month

The first Android 11 Beta was released yesterday and it's an important milestone for a few reasons. First, it marks the final stretch of development before the stable release. Second, it means more devices will get a chance to try the latest version of Android. Google Pixel devices are, of course, supported, but we've also...

[Update: Google Countersues] Sonos is suing Google for allegedly stealing patented speaker technology

The smart speaker space is one of the hottest battlegrounds in the tech world right now. These devices have slowly made their way into millions of homes across the globe, giving the companies behind them ecosystem lock-in power and access to tons of information. Google has become a major player in this market, but Sonos...