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JR Raphael is a writer as well as a mammal. His stories are syndicated in dozens of publications and frequently clicked on by cats pawing haphazardly at their owners’ phones.

With a reputation as both "a leading voice in the mobile space" and "a guy who makes up quotes about his reputation," JR spends much of his time these days covering Android and other parts of the Google universe. He launched the Android Power blog in 2010 to serve as an unfiltered home for his various mobile musings. The blog has since grown to include a diverse mix of analysis, hands-on impressions, and consumer advice (which, in the spirit of full disclosure, is alarmingly high in unsaturated fat).

Android Power aside, JR is a contributing editor at Computerworld, where he reviews phones, tablets, and other devices; a regular contributor to InfoWorld, where he writes long-form feature stories; and a contributor to several other publications. The Washington Post, NBCNews.com, and Bloomberg BusinessWeek are just a few of the places where his byline has appeared.

JR is a frequent guest on the TWiT Network’s All About Android show as well as Mobile Nations’ Android Central Podcast. He has appeared on ABC World News and been cited in such places as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, and USA Today. He was even quoted in Walter Isaacson’s best-selling biography of Steve Jobs (yes, really!).

Despite his refusal to comb his hair, JR’s work has been honored with numerous awards, including two Emmys, three Murrows, and a smattering of top distinctions from the Associated Press. He has also been honored by the American Moustache Institute, though he’s been advised to keep that one quiet.

In his spare time, JR enjoys blinking, drawing polka dots, and imagining a world with no hypothetical situations.

Keep up with JR:

Apple vs. Android: It's All Relative

Comparing Apple and Android is kind of like comparing apples and oranges: They're drastically different and both competing for a spot in your shopping cart.

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Verizon's Droid X Could Have Business Appeal

Verizon's upcoming Droid X smartphone looks to be a multimedia behemoth, but the long-discussed device may end up drawing in business users as well.

How To Tether Your Android Phone For Free

Tethering's the talk of the town in the smartphone world these days. Here is how to tether your Android phone for free.

Verizon's Droid X: Everything There Is To Know

Verizon's next-generation Droid phone is officially on the way. Here's everything we know about the Motorola Droid X.

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AT&T Shackles Android Again with HTC Aria

Like it did with the Backflip, AT&T has removed the option to install unofficial apps onto its new HTC Aria phone.

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What RIM's New Smartphone Needs to Succeed

If RIM wants its revamped BlackBerry to compete with Android and the iPhone, it needs to take a cue from a certain Mr. Justin Timberlake. Yes, seriously.

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Look Out, Apple — Android's About to Eat Your Lunch

A new analysis finds Apple's share of the U.S. mobile market is eroding, while Android's is growing exponentially.

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Android 2.2 Upgrade List: Is Your Phone Getting Froyo?

Here's what we know so far.

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Motorola's 2GHz Android Phone Means Business

Motorola's 2GHz Android phone will bring plenty of power to the smartphone market -- and not just for casual consumers.

Why Google Backed Down on Home Page Backgrounds

Google pulled the plug on its newly busy home page Thursday. It turns out, though, a growing user backlash was only part of the problem.

iPhone 4 vs. Android: And the Winner is...

Analysis: The new iPhone is a step forward within Apple's world -- but outside of that walled garden, it's still worlds behind.

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Top 4 iPhone 4 Alternatives

Apple's new iPhone 4 may "change everything," but that doesn't mean it's for everyone. Here are four solid alternatives, based on PCWorld's in-house mobile phone reviews.

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Motorola's Milestone XT720: Is This The Next Droid?

Motorola has taken the wraps off the Milestone XT720, dubbed as "one of the most powerful phones" in the company's current Android lineup.

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Ballmer Bites Back, Disses the iPad

Steve Ballmer responds to Steve Jobs' PC-knocking remarks, likening his Apple counterpart's vision of technology to an elitist fantasy.

AT&T Data Caps, Customer Threats -- What Next?

If AT&T is actively trying to get a bad rap, it's doing a great job. How else can you explain this week's one-two punch of promise-breaking data caps and corporate-issued customer threats?

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