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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.

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Motorola Droid 2: Your Guide to Verizon's Next Android Phone

Verizon's Motorola Droid 2 Android phone is widely expected to launch this week, and while the companies are keeping pretty quiet about the device, there's no shortage of unofficial information available.

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Top 10 Funniest Tech Videos From Around the World

The U.S. hasn't cornered the market on funny tech ads. This is one virtual world tour you won't want to miss.

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Droid X Will Get Froyo 'By Early September,' Motorola Says

A Motorola employee stated that the Droid X would receive the Android 2.2 upgrade "by early September."

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Android Explosion: 6 New Products That Aren't Smartphones

Android is growing like crazy, and smartphones are just the start. From TVs to high-tech remotes and microwaves, here are six new Android-powered products coming soon to a store near you.

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Nexus One no more? Think Again

The Nexus One will have a second life as Google's official Developer Phone, allowing Android developers to buy the phone directly from Google, unlocked and not tied to a carrier.

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Google: Android Wallpaper Apps Were Not Security Threats

Google has just finished its investigation into alleged "data-mining" Android wallpaper apps and found they were doing nothing that put users at risk.

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What Is Microsoft's New Mystery Product?

Microsoft is teasing some sort of new top-secret touch-oriented product. Can you figure out what it is?

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Stupid Mobile Tricks: 7 Stories of Smartphone Horror

If the word "smartphone" has ever struck you as ironic, you aren't alone. Thank your lucky stars these horrors didn't happen to you

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Reality Check On Those 'Data-Mining' Android Apps

The truth about those 'data-mining' Android apps is a bit more mundane than recent headlines would suggest.

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Droid Does Froyo: Your Guide to This Week's Android 2.2 Upgrade

Verizon's Motorola Droid is finally getting its Froyo fix this week. Here's a quick refresher on what you can expect once Android 2.2 invades your phone.

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HTC EVO 4G to Get Android 2.2 Next Week

It's official: Sprint will begin rolling out the Android 2.2 upgrade to EVO users on Tuesday, August 3.

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