Armando RodriguezAssistant Editor, TechHive

Follow me on Google+

Armando is an Android nerd, covering both apps and phones, and a former programmer. He is also a world-class heckler on Twitter.

Review: The Motorola Droid Ultra is ultra-average

The Motorola Droid Ultra may have all the same features and specs as the Moto X, but the phone lacks the personality it needs to differentiate itself from the crowd.

Shut up about Android fragmentation already

Android's biggest problem is completely blown out of proportion.

Moto X with Moto Maker hits AT&T on August 23

Motorola's Moto X smartphone finally gets a release date.

Take your best shot: Four hot camera phones compared

The Nokia Lumia 1020 and Moto X square off against the iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S4 to see who takes home the smartphone camera crown.

Apple vs. Samsung

Patent circus continues as ITC bans older Samsung devices

Older Samsung Galaxy smartphones and tablets get banned, but you don't have to worry about it affecting you too much.


Review: The HTC 8XT is better than the (original) iPhone

The 8XT is an inferior Windows Phone 8X. Even the most hard-core Windows Phone fan should stay away from it.

LG's G2 Android super phone sports a unique design

The latest supersized phone from LG puts the buttons on the back.

Review: The Moto X is the most convenient Android phone ever

While it may sound underwhelming on paper, the Moto X packs impressive performance into a great form-factor.

Hands on with Moto X, the phone that just might save Motorola

Finally, a phone worth talking about from Motorola. It's been awhile.

Motorola's new Moto X has much in common with new Verizon Droids

Motorola takes the wraps off its first customizable handset, which has features and specs identical to recently announced Verizon Motorola Droid smartphones.


Review: The Nokia Lumia 1020 marries an amazing camera to year-old hardware

Nokia's latest Windows Phone packs an impressive 41-megapixel camera, but lacks a strong app ecosystem and competitive specs.

Hands-on: Google's new Nexus 7 gets a great screen and more processing pep

With a faster processor and sharper screen, the second-generation Nexus 7 gives you a lot of bang for your buck.

Android 4.3 is painfully boring (and that's a good thing)

The flashy fonts, fancy wallpapers, and interface overhauls will have to wait—Google is finally fixing Android.


Review: Magic 2014 for the iPad is like poker for nerds

With a new Sealed Play mode and hundreds of new cards, Magic 2014 is the best way to experience Magic: The Gathering without breaking the bank of real cards.

Motorola plans Moto X unveiling for August 1

The most hyped Android phone in history will debut in a few weeks, when Google-owned Motorola holds a small, private event in New York, where attendees are expected to be the first to check out the Moto X.