Joe Fedewa

Features Editor

Ever since I flipped open my first phone I've been obsessed with the devices. I've dabbled in other platforms, but Android is where I feel most at home.

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So long, and thanks to all the Phans

Feb 28th - I have written thousands of posts including news articles, tips & tricks guides, phone reviews, and just plain silly stuff. I’ve enjoyed all of this work, but all good things come to an end. Today is my last day at Phandroid.

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Amazon acquires Ring’s smart doorbell business

Feb 28th - Reuters is reporting that Amazon has agreed to acquire Ring for more than $1 billion. Ring is a company best known for doorbell security cameras, but they also offer other smart home devices.

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HTC lays off a large portion of its US team

Feb 23rd - HTC has laid off a majority of the US team. These are people that work exclusively in the US market. The only employees remaining in the US office are those that work for HTC Global.

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Google to introduce Android Go phones at MWC

Feb 22nd - We haven’t heard much about Android Go since the announcement. Several Google apps have received the “Go” treatment in that time. Google is finally ready to show off some Android Go devices at MWC next week.

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Google will begin certifying Android devices for business use

Feb 22nd - The big hurdle to overcome with Android for business is the sheer volume of devices in the wild. It’s hard to ensure consistency and steady updates, which are crucial for security. Google will recommend specific devices that meet requirements for business.