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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:

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LastPass CEO Explains Possible Hack

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Amazon Tablet In 2011? Now We're Talking

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Motorola Droid 3: Coming Soon?

The phone that helped turn Android into a household name may soon have a sleek new sibling.

Android Outranks Apple in Desirability--and That's Huge

Android has now surpassed Apple's iPhone in terms of consumer desirability, according to a new study--and believe you me, that is some seriously huge news.

Apple's iOS Beats Android? Not Exactly

A new analysis claims Apple's iOS is smashing Android in terms of mobile market share. The story, however, isn't quite what it seems.

Netflix Kinect: Control Movies With Your Hands

If you've always wanted to watch movies by waving your hands around like a madman, today is your lucky day.

HTC's Sensation 4G vs. Samsung's Galaxy S II

How does HTC's new Sensation 4G stack up next to Samsung's Galaxy S II? Here's a side-by-side comparison.

Google Music: Coming Soon, Kinda-Sorta-Maybe

Hot on the heels of the launch of Amazon's Cloud Drive, new signs of Google's music-streaming service are showing up around the Web. But will they actually amount to anything?

Google +1 = Social Overload

Google's new +1 program adds a social layer into search -- but do we really need it, or is this more about what's good for Google?

Amazon Cloud Drive: It's All About Android Domination, Baby

Analysis: Amazon's new Cloud Drive music-streaming service has the potential to seriously shake up the Android landscape.

Amazon's Android App Store: Steve Jobs Just Doesn't Get It

Amazon may be days away from launching its Android app store -- and despite what a certain turtlenecked CEO may say, that's fantastic news for the Android platform.

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