Posts From Joe Fedewa

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

How to enable YouTube Dark Mode on Android right now (Root)

Google recently added a Dark Mode to the YouTube mobile app (following Dark Mode for the desktop website), but there's just one problem: iOS users get it first. Dark Mode is still "coming soon" to Android and we're not exactly sure how long it will take. The good news is the Android developer community has once...

Apple & Samsung settle lawsuit over alleged copying of iPhone design

Apple and Samsung's long-standing patent dispute over alleged copying of the iPhone's design is finally coming to an end. The two companies have settled the dispute that started way back in 2011 when Apple first accused Samsung of copying the iPhone's design in their Galaxy smartphone. This news comes from a court filing from the U.S....

LG V40 may have 5 cameras, display notch, and Google Assistant button

The LG V30 was announced late last summer (though it didn't launch until October) as a new direction for the V Series. They ditched the Second Screen in favor of a floating widget and gave the device a more "premium" design. Unfortunately, people didn't like the OLED display and the cameras weren't top-notch. LG has...

Google Home’s new feature will stop you from having to constantly shout “Hey Google!”

Google made a few announcements for Google Assistant and Google Home last month during Google I/O. One of the more exciting new features they talked about was "Continued Conversations." The feature aims to improve the experience of issuing multiple commands to Assistant and Home devices. Starting today, Continued Conversations is rolling out to users in the...

Xiaomi Mi 8 reportedly launches in Europe in August with 2 variants

The Xiaomi Mi 8 was announced at an event in China just a couple of weeks ago. Xiaomi launched three devices in the family: Mi 8, Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition, and Xiaomi Mi 8 SE. The devices all look very 2018. Slim bezels on all sides, slightly thicker chin, and the infamous display notch...

The Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 has an upgraded Intel chip for $499

It has been almost a year and a half since Samsung announced the Samsung Chromebook Pro and Chromebook Plus. The Chromebook Pro gets most of the attention since it has more impressive specs, but the Chromebook Plus is still a great device. In fact, it was the second Chromebook to get Linux apps. Samsung has...

LG G7 ThinQ Mini Review: A Great Camera and Beautiful Design Still Can’t Help LG Stand Out

The LG G7 ThinQ is the company’s first big flagship phone for 2018. In theory, the G series is supposed to compete with the Samsung Galaxy S9, but LG hasn’t had much luck in recent years. The company even talked about slowing down their phone release cycle. Despite the doom and gloom, the LG G7...

AT&T and Verizon Samsung Galaxy S7 now receiving official Android Oreo update

The Android Oreo rollout for the Samsung Galaxy S7 has been slow. The Exynos models started receiving the update in February, then unlocked models started getting it last month in the UK. Carrier models in the U.S. have been lagging far behind (unsurprisingly). AT&T and Verizon are finally rolling out the update to devices, according to...

Moto Camera app updated with new UI & Google Photos integration for 2018 Motorola phones

One of the cool features of the newly announced Moto Z3 Play is the Google Lens integration. Google's nifty Lens tool is built right into the stock Moto Camera app. It's just a tap away for all your photo scanning and object identifying needs. To make way for this functionality, the Moto Camera app is...

Sesame Shortcut v3 beta adds search UI with auto-suggestions & home screen widget

Last time we talked about Sesame Shortcuts it had just partnered with Nova Launcher. The integration made it easy to access Sesame Shortcuts from the Nova Launcher search. It was a match made in heaven, but Sesame Shortcuts works with plenty of other launchers as well. The latest update adds several features that users will...

Android P Beta 2 is live for Google Pixel/Pixel XL and Pixel 2/Pixel 2 XL

Almost exactly one month ago, Google released Android P Developer Preview 2 during Google I/O. This was a couple of months after the first Developer Preview was released. Google seems to be ramping up development as they have just released Android P Developer Preview 3 and Android P Beta 2. It's available now to install...

Motorola Moto Z3 Play is here with Moto Mod support & Google Lens integration

The Moto Z3 Play has been the focus of a few exclusive leaks here on XDA recently. We first got the rumored specs a couple of weeks ago. That was followed up with some leaked photos a few days later. Today, Motorola and Lenovo have finally made the budget-friendly device official. The first thing to note...