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+!

It's time to re-evaluate your Android keyboard app (yes, again)

16 standout Android apps with fingerprint support

16 standout Android apps with fingerprint support

Take full advantage of your phone's fingerprint sensor with these genuinely useful fingerprint-ready apps.

Awesome Android Home Screens: The Sliding Stacker

Awesome Android Home Screens: The Sliding Stacker

Make your home screen a beautifully organized window into your world with this clever card-based setup.

What everyone's missing about Google Play and Chrome OS

What everyone's missing about Google Play and Chrome OS

Google's full catalog of Android apps appears to be coming to Chrome OS -- but the real story is something far more significant.

Why HTC may be the next Motorola of Android

Why HTC may be the next Motorola of Android

Look closely, and you'll see a significant shift starting to take shape within the Android universe.

How I Use Android: Pocket Casts developer Russell Ivanovic

How I Use Android: Pocket Casts developer Russell Ivanovic

He develops one of Android's best podcasting apps and hosts his own Android podcast -- so when it comes to using Android himself, Russell Ivanovic definitely knows what he likes.

Project Fi revisited: 6 months with Google's weird wireless service

Project Fi revisited: 6 months with Google's weird wireless service

Half a year with Google's multinetwork service teaches you a lot about what you want from a wireless carrier.

Podcast: A chat with Android chief Hiroshi Lockheimer

Podcast: A chat with Android chief Hiroshi Lockheimer

Google's mobile chief shares tales from the early days of Android -- plus some straight talk about Android N's early arrival, the state of Android upgrades, and the future of Chrome OS.

Android upgrade report card: Grading the manufacturers on Marshmallow

Android upgrade report card: Grading the manufacturers on Marshmallow

Six months after Marshmallow's release, how have the major Android manufacturers done at delivering upgrades to their devices?

New name, renewed focus: Introducing Android Intelligence

New name, renewed focus: Introducing Android Intelligence

This isn't your average Android news. A new era begins.

What one silly app reveals about Google's grand plan for Android

What one silly app reveals about Google's grand plan for Android

It may look like a simple calculator, but Google's latest Play Store upload signifies volumes about its changing approach to the Android platform.

3 hidden shortcuts for typing faster on Android

3 hidden shortcuts for typing faster on Android

Some handy tricks that can save you time when typing on your Android phone or tablet.

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