Posts From Joe Fedewa

Joe Fedewa
Joe Fedewa

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

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...

Motorola One Fusion announced with 48MP camera and the Snapdragon 710

Motorola quietly revealed the One Fusion+ without an announcement last month and it later launched in India as well. The previously leaked non-Plus Motorola One Fusion model was nowhere to be seen, but today the company is making both devices (more) official in a blog post published today. As you can probably guess by the lack...

Android Auto for phones gets a better landscape UI for Google Maps

Google's strategy with the Android Auto phone interface has been confusing, to say the least. For a while, you could simply use the Android Auto app to get a head unit-like experience on your phone. That's still basically the current situation, but how we got here is complicated. The most recent update to the phone...

Pandora update adds a dark theme and offline podcasts for Plus and Premium subscribers

Last year, the Pandora app got its first major revamp in a long time. The app was looking a little outdated and the company hoped a refresh could breathe new life into the aging music streaming service. One feature that wasn't present in the redesign was a dark theme, despite many Android apps adding it...

ASUS will announce the ROG Phone 3 on July 22nd at the “ROG Game Changer” event

The ASUS ROG Phone was one of the original "gaming phones" and the company has continued to improve the series. The ROG Phone II was launched about a year ago and we've been tracking its successor as of late. Now, thanks to a countdown posted on ASUS' website, we know the ROG Phone 3 will...

The à la carte TV dream died before it ever got off the ground

Cordcutters are people who don't subscribe (literally) to the traditional forms of TV. One of the biggest reasons for "cutting the cord" (ie. canceling your cable subscription) is the bloated channel lineups and inflated costs. Many people look at a long list of channels and see a lot of stuff they'll never watch (but have...

Dish unveils new plans for Boost Mobile starting at $35

One of the stipulations for the Sprint/T-Mobile merger to be approved was that Boost Mobile, Virgin Mobile, Sprint’s prepaid business needed to be sold. Amazon was reportedly interested, but Dish Network eventually agreed to make the deal. Dish officially takes over starting today and they've announced new plans for Boost Mobile. All of the aforementioned prepaid...

WhatsApp is getting dark mode on desktop, animated stickers, and more

With over 2 billion users around the globe, WhatsApp is the most popular messaging app on the planet. As such, the service is continually adding features and enhancing the experience. However, with that big of a user base, it doesn't roll out features haphazardly. Things tend to be in development for a long time, which...

Spotify now offers a cheaper “Duo” plan for two people

Beyond the free accounts that anyone can sign up for, Spotify offers a few different ad-free Premium subscription plans. The Individual plan costs $9.99 per month, the Student plan costs $4.99 per month, and the Family plan (for up to 6 people) costs $14.99 per month. Last year, Spotify was testing a new "Duo" plan...

Today’s OnePlus Day sales include deals on the OnePlus 8 series, 7T, and Bullets Wireless Z

Last week, OnePlus kicked off its new weekly series of "OnePlus Day" deals. These deals will be posted every Wednesday and they include discounts and bundles for a variety of OnePlus smartphones and accessories. This week, the company is offering deals on the OnePlus 8 series, OnePlus 7 Pro/7T, and Bullets Wireless Z earphones. Just...