Posts From Joe Fedewa

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

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 Android Oreo MIUI Global Stable Beta update now available

Xiaomi continues to crank out Android Oreo updates. In the last few weeks, they've updated the Xiaomi Mi 5, Xiaomi Mi 6, and Xiaomi Mi Note 2. They started recruiting beta testers for Android Oreo on the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 back in January. Now, we're finally seeing the first MIUI 9 Global Stable Beta...

Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 7 Plus, and Nokia 6 are now part of the Android Enterprise Recommended Program

Late last month, Google announced a new certification program called Android Enterprise Recommended. The list of approved devices at launch included the Pixel 2 and Pixel devices, BlackBerry KeyOne, Huawei Mate 10, LG V30, LG G6, and a few others. The Nokia 8 was on that first list and now it will be joined by...

Android and Pixel Security Bulletins for March are Now Available with OTA and Factory Images

The calendar has flipped to March, which means it's time for new Android security patches. The March update resolves 16 issues in the 2018-03-01 patch and 21 in the 2018-03-05 patch. OTA images and factory images are available now for the Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 2, Pixel XL, Pixel, Pixel C, Nexus 6P, and Nexus...

Button Launcher for Android Wear 2.0 lets you customize what apps to launch on button presses

Android Wear devices predominantly use the touch screen for interaction, but they do also have physical buttons. These buttons are programmed for certain tasks by the OEM, but what if you want to set up your own shortcuts? Android Wear doesn't currently allow users to customize these buttons. XDA member moneytoo has a solution called "Button...

What are your thoughts on a display notch like on the iPhone X or Essential Phone?

Sometimes smartphone trends come out of nowhere. Headphone jacks were considered an integral component of every phone until Apple's "courageous" decision. Now, we're seeing more smartphones launch without the headphone jack every year. The latest trend sparked by Apple might be even more annoying for some. Many people attribute the display "notch" to Apple, but we know...

What are your thoughts on the new devices announced at Mobile World Congress 2018?

Mobile World Congress 2018 has come and gone once again. There weren't as many device announcements this year, but we did see some big brand names. Most notable is the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, which will be the most popular Android phone this year. LG, Alcatel, Huawei, ZTE, Nokia, Sony, and ASUS also announced...

Xiaomi Mi 5 Android Oreo MIUI Global Beta ROM now available

Xiaomi has been busy with Android Oreo updates in the last couple of weeks. We first learned last week that they have been testing Android Oreo for the Xiaomi Mi 5 and Xiaomi Mi Mix. Then earlier this week they rolled out the stable Android Oreo MIUI ROM for the Xiaomi Mi 6. Now, the...

How to change the emoji on Android

Communication on the internet has evolved a lot over the years. We're always looking for ways to use more than just text in our text conversations. Back in the day, "emoticons" were all the rage, but now we have emoji. Android manufacturers all have their own emoji design. The emojis on the Samsung Galaxy S9...