Posts From Jeff McIntire

Jeff McIntire
Jeff McIntire

Jeff has been an avid Android user since late 2010 (starting with the Samsung Captivate and later the Fascinate). He has been covering Android-related news since early 2012, with a focus on the rooted/development community. He also has been publishing icon packs for Phunktastic Designs since late 2015.

Nearly 3,100 Android devices were launched in 2018 with Google Play support

The last year saw the release of nearly 3,100 Android devices with Google Play certification, and there are many interesting subgroups that show some of the year's major trends. For example, the Android tablet market, long left for dead by many OEMs, is still clinging to life with 664 new devices added to the catalog...

New Nokia 9 PureView leak confirms in-display fingerprint scanner, specifications revealed

The upcoming Nokia 9 PureView has been leaked again and it is said to include an in-display fingerprint sensor, a Snapdragon 845, and a 5-lens rear camera array housed in a chassis with bezels reminiscent of the LG G6 or Pixel 2 XL. A press render was leaked by well-known tipster @evleaks and the specs along...

Motorola P40 renders reveal display hole and 48MP rear camera

Motorola appears to have another P-series phone headed to the Chinese market, and according to renders published by @Onleaks via 91Mobiles, their 2019 take on it will feature a hole-punch camera instead of the iPhone-esque display notch. Dubbed the Motorola P40, its primary rear camera is also expected to be a 48MP snapper comparable to...

Hyperion Launcher Pro Is Available at a 50% Discount For The Next Four Days

Hyperion Launcher, from Projekt Development (the team behind Substratum and Andromeda), is getting a four-day 50% discount on its Pro add-on. The add-on enables custom gestures and a number of other popular features. That drops the Pro unlock price down to a paltry $1.49 from December 23-27. You can see some of our favorite features in...

Google Chrome for Android is getting a “sneak peek” link preview feature

Google has added an intriguing new feature to the latest Canary and Dev builds of Chrome. "Sneak Peek" is a way to preview links in an overlay without leaving your current page. Simply long-press a link and you can choose to open it in a "Sneak Peek" overlay. You'll need to toggle a Chrome flag...

OxygenOS 9.0 based on Android Pie rolls out for the OnePlus 6

OnePlus 6 owners didn't have to wait long to get their taste of Android Pie, as the company took to its forums Friday to announce the stable-channel release of its OxygenOS 9.0. Along with the standard Pie features OnePlus provided an official changelog: Updated system to Android 9.0 Pie Brand new UI for Android Pie ...

[Update: Rolling out] Google Assistant for smartphones to get visual update, food delivery, Maps integration

Among the many updates to Google Assistant announced today at Google I/O is a visual update to the smartphone app, Google Maps integration, and new partnerships with DoorDash, Starbucks, Applebee’s, and other food services, so you can use it to get food delivered or arrange for easy pickup. When the update takes effect “later this year”...

This could be the detachable Google Pixelbook called “Nocturne”

A recent listing by third-party keyboard manufacturer Brydge, as discovered by About Chromebooks, may have given us our first look at the upcoming Pixelbook tablet known as "Nocturne." The tablet appears to have a fingerprint sensor mounted on the top left edge while showing a home screen from a previous generation of Chrome OS. Also interesting...

Google to launch revamped YouTube Music next week, YouTube Premium sometime later

We've been expecting Google's YouTube music and Play Music services to merge for some time now and next week Google will take a major step in that direction. On Tuesday, YouTube Music will launch a revamped mobile app and desktop player with a free ad-supported streaming service and a $9.99/month standalone ad-free subscription service. The primary...

How to integrate OnePlus Face Unlock with App Lock using Xposed

One of the most popular features of the OnePlus 5T is their Face Unlock implementation. The feature was so popular that users' demands for it pushed OnePlus to bring it to the OnePlus 5 and later the OnePlus 3/3T. The main difference between using your face to unlock recent OnePlus phones and the Trusted Face feature that Android has had...

Substratum 953 adds support for Sony Xperia phones running Nougat, new showcase tabs, and more

The Substratum Theme Engine was updated yesterday to version 953, bringing support for Sony Xperia phones running Nougat and revamping the design for the Theme Showcase among other things. Perhaps the most welcome change for Sony Xperia owners still on Nougat is the ability to apply Substratum themes in “legacy mode.” As a reminder, it...

Dirty Unicorns Oreo Release Candidate Builds With New Dirty Tweaks Eye Candy are Now Available

Dirty Unicorns, one of the most popular custom ROMs around, has made the jump to Android Oreo 8.1 with the debut of Release Candidate (RC) 12. Known for such features as Fling, Pulse, and SmartBar, RC DU 12 comes with a new Pixel Blue-themed Dirty Tweaks app. The Dirty Unicorns team has devoted much more...