JR Raphael

JR Raphael is a writer as well as a mammal. He’s the guy behind the acclaimed Android Intelligence column and podcast. He writes humor-infused feature stories for a variety of publications and drinks fruit-infused beverages from a variety of glasses. At night, he sleeps.

For more about JR and easy access to all of his stories, head over to his official writing site at JRStart.com. And be sure to come say hi on Twitter or Google+!

Android 7.0's arrival is anticlimactic -- and that's A-OK

Android 7.0, Nougat: The complete FAQ

Android 7.0, Nougat: The complete FAQ

Google's Android 7.0 Nougat release is full of fresh new features and flavors. This detailed (and delightfully chewy!) FAQ has everything you need to know.

Now, this is how Google Now should work on the desktop

Now, this is how Google Now should work on the desktop

An experimental new Chrome feature shows us how Google could bring its personalized assistant to the desktop in a way that'd make sense.

The problem with Google's new Duo video chat app

The problem with Google's new Duo video chat app

Call me crazy, but this latest effort to reshape our mobile chatting habits sure feels familiar.

20 minutes with the original Motorola Droid: Well, that didn't go as expected

20 minutes with the original Motorola Droid: Well, that didn't go as expected

An attempt to revisit Android's early days presents an interesting challenge.

No, 900 million Android devices are not at risk from the 'Quadrooter' monster

No, 900 million Android devices are not at risk from the 'Quadrooter' monster

Another day, another overblown Android security scare. Who's ready for a reality check?

Why most people won't use a smartphone iris scanner (a la the Galaxy Note 7's)

Why most people won't use a smartphone iris scanner (a la the Galaxy Note 7's)

A reality check on the latest futuristic fad making its way to mainstream Android devices.

A step back in time: Going back to my 2013 Android phone for perspective

A step back in time: Going back to my 2013 Android phone for perspective

After months of using a Nexus 6P, this writer boldly goes back to the ancient era of 2013 to see what living with a first-gen Moto X feels like today.

My wife's broken Android phone made me strangely happy

My wife's broken Android phone made me strangely happy

A moment of frustration leads to an unlikely epiphany.

How I Use Android: Pujie Black creator Paul Ivan

How I Use Android: Pujie Black creator Paul Ivan

A pioneer in Android Wear development steps into the spotlight to show us how he uses Android himself -- from the wrist to the pocket and beyond.

The most important thing to consider in your next smartphone purchase

The most important thing to consider in your next smartphone purchase

Hint: It has nothing to do with the display or processor -- or even the presence of flashy add-ons.

Motorola has become the Polaroid of Android

Motorola has become the Polaroid of Android

And it won't take much for years of memories to fade.

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