Posts From Joe Fedewa

Joe Fedewa
Joe Fedewa

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

Discord adds an experimental Game Detection Service on Android

Discord has quickly become one of the most popular platforms for online conversation. It allows for the creation of "servers" that can hold different "channels" of conversations. Discord is especially popular in gaming communities, but it can be used for many other purposes. We even have an official XDA-Developers Discord server. Discord has an Android...

OnePlus 6T gets OxygenOS 9.0.6 update to optimize Screen Unlock

The OnePlus 6T is just a few weeks old, but it is already receiving another update. This is one of the reasons why Android enthusiasts like OnePlus devices so much. OxygenOS 9.0.6 is rolling out right now via an OTA update. The changelog includes a number of fixes and improvements, including a better unlocking experience and...

Xiaomi Mi 5, Mi 4, Redmi Note 3 Pro will no longer get MIUI China updates

One of the things that has made Xiaomi popular in the Android community is their reputation with software updates. We consistently see MIUI updates roll out to devices week after week, and that includes devices up to 5-years old. However, software support doesn't last forever. The company has highlighted several devices that will no longer...

Find My Device v2.3 can now show more precise indoor locations

Find My Device is a feature you may not think about often, but it can be a real lifesaver. It's built into every Android phone with Google Play Services and allows you to remotely locate, lock, and ring the device. Even if you just can't find the phone in your house, the feature comes in...

Samsung Galaxy S10 Special Edition rumored to have 6 cameras and 5G

The Samsung Galaxy S10 is shaping up to be the company's biggest phone release in years. This will mark the 10th anniversary of the flagship, and Samsung seems to be pulling out all the stops. We've been hearing about 4 different models, 5G support, in-display fingerprint scanner, under-screen camera, and more. According to The Wall Street...

[Video] OnePlus 6T vs. Samsung Galaxy S9+ – It’s a close call!

The OnePlus 6T is a few weeks old now and as usual, it has been the topic of much discussion in the Android community. Some think it's an excellent device for the price, others think it has too many shortcomings to really compete. One device that is undoubtedly at the top of its class is the...

After a delay, November 2018 security patches are live for the Pixel/Pixel XL

The November Android security update was released for Pixel/Nexus devices two weeks ago. Well, most Pixel/Nexus devices that is. The original Google Pixel and Pixel XL were not included in the initial rollout. Thankfully, the update is finally being sent out to devices now and we have the files for you. There were no functional updates...

Honor Magic 2 Video Review: Addictive Slider, Bezel-less Screen

One of the best things about the pre/early smartphone era was physical mechanisms like sliders and flippers. It was very satisfying to have a mechanism to fidget with all the time. Most smartphones now are smooth, featureless slabs, but the war against bezels has brought back some of these mechanisms. The Honor Magic 2 is one...

LG launches a Google Assistant Smart Display with 20W stereo speakers

Smart Displays are the latest frontier for Google Assistant. Back in January, a few companies were announced to release Google Assistant devices with touchscreens. Lenovo and JBL were the first to market, followed by Google releasing their own device last month. LG was also mentioned at the time and they have finally announced their device, the...

Razer Phone 2 Video Review: The Gaming Phone To Beat

The Razer Phone 2 was announced a little over a month ago. It went on sale from Best Buy in late October and just recently arrived on AT&T. Razer made several improvements over the original Razer Phone, but on the outside, it looks largely the same. Our own TK Bay took to YouTube to deliver...

Moto G7 and Moto G7 Plus press renders show waterdrop notch design again

The Moto G7 has been in the news since August. Out first look at the G7 was leaked photos of the device in the flesh. Then we got some renders that confirmed the design. Today, we have more renders of the Moto G7 and the Moto G7 Plus. As expected, the phones have a waterdrop...

Chromecasts can now be added to speaker groups in the Google Home app

If you own a lot of Google Cast-compatible devices, speaker groups is a handy feature. It allows you to combine devices into a group so you can cast to all of them simultaneously. The result is perfectly synchronized audio, which is great if you have a bunch of devices spread throughout your house. One thing that...