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+!

The real problem with Google's mobile messaging strategy

Hands on: What's new and noteworthy with Android N

Hands on: What's new and noteworthy with Android N

A detailed look at the most meaningful changes coming to Android via this year's yet-to-be-named N release.

Why Android apps on Chromebooks are a really, really big deal (really!)

Why Android apps on Chromebooks are a really, really big deal (really!)

There's much more to this move than what you see on the surface. Ready to have your mind blown?

Holy hell, the Android-Chrome OS merger is actually happening!

Holy hell, the Android-Chrome OS merger is actually happening!

You want an Android-Chrome OS merger? Here's your Android-Chrome OS merger. It just might not look the way you were expecting.

Google's next major Android hurdle

Google's next major Android hurdle

Google's going to tell us all about Android's latest and greatest features during this week's I/O developers' conference -- but the platform's most pressing challenge is one we're not likely to hear discussed.

Podcast: Talkin' tech with Android co-founder Rich Miner

Podcast: Talkin' tech with Android co-founder Rich Miner

One of Android's originators opens up about the original vision for the operating system and the part of the platform that never came to be -- plus what he's learned in his current role as one of Alphabet's startup advisers.

Android at work: 38 business-worthy apps

Android at work: 38 business-worthy apps

For Android to win over the enterprise, it needs the right apps -- and these offerings definitely mean business

11 ways to get the most out of Google Keep on Android

11 ways to get the most out of Google Keep on Android

Keep, Google's note-taking Android app, may look simple, but it's actually a powerful productivity tool. Here are 11 ways to get the most out of it.

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

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

Just when you thought you'd figured out the most efficient way to type on Android, along comes something new and noteworthy.

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.

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