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Who is Android Central?

Led by a team of experts and backed by an engaged community of technology enthusiasts and tastemakers, Android Central navigates the competitive — and often confusing — world of technology! Android Central is one of the oldest and most trusted Android sites on the web, and our writers and editors are true professionals who value accuracy and editorial independence in everything we do, never receiving compensation for coverage and never pulling punches.

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Android Central provides in-depth buyers guides you can trust, for Android phones, tablets, smart home devices, the Android OS and wider Google ecosystem, and everything in between, as well as detailed help and how-to guides readers can trust.

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Meet the Android Central Staff

Shruti Shekar, Editor-in-Chief

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Shruti Shekar is Android Central's editor-in-chief. She was born in India, brought up in Singapore, but now lives in Toronto and couldn't be happier. She started her journalism career as a political reporter in Ottawa, Canada's capital, and then made her foray into tech journalism at MobileSyrup and, most recently, Yahoo Finance Canada. When work isn't on her mind, she loves working out, reading, watching all kinds of TV shows, and planning what she's going to eat the next day.

Derrek Lee, Managing Editor

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Derrek resides on the Best Coast, originally from San Diego, and now living in Seattle. He's a long-time mobile tech enthusiast, starting with an obsession with Nokia that began at the age of 12. Since then, he's been lovingly known by most of his friends as the "Phone Guy." When he's not talking tech, he's either working out, hiking, playing video games (Playstation), or making videos.

Nandika Ravi, News Editor

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Nandika Ravi is an Editor for Android Central. Based in Toronto, after rocking the news scene as a Multimedia Reporter and Editor at Rogers Sports and Media, she now brings her expertise into the Tech ecosystem. When not breaking tech news, you can catch her sipping coffee at cosy cafes, exploring new trails with her boxer dog or leveling up in the gaming universe.

Michael Hicks, Senior Editor — Wearables, AR/VR

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Michael is a former ebook dev turned tech writer whose career arc took him from VR to wearables, emerging tech to mobile, before arriving at the world of Android. Outside of work he loves sports teams that disappoint him (Go Sharks, A's and Golden Bears!), D&D and Star Wars RPG campaigns, SFF novels, long runs, gaming on consoles and PC, and baking. During work, he'll do his best to make sure he doesn't recommend any product unless he'd regularly use it himself.

Jerry Hildenbrand, Senior Editor — Google Ecosystem

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Jerry Hildenbrand is a Linux Professional, aging hippie, and recovering engineer who would always rather be fishing. While not fishing, he's the editor in charge of touching things until they break, trying to figure stuff out, and the consummate Android expert. Jerry thinks the black jelly beans are the best and wears sneakers he bought in 1996. Born and raised in South Florida, Jerry now resides in a bunker somewhere in the mountains of West Virginia.

Harish Jonnalagadda, Senior Editor — Asia

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Harish Jonnalagadda tries to make sense of the befuddling maze that is the Asian smartphone industry. Before switching to phones, he used to write about PC hardware, covering motherboards and video cards. When he's not playing with the latest phones, he's either reading on his Kindle or trying to clear his backlog of games on Steam. He can also be found shouting at the TV over the weekends at Arsenal and McLaren's continued woes.

Andrew Myrick, Senior Editor — Chromebooks and Tablets

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Andrew is a contributor with Android Central and is ready and willing to talk about all things Ravens, Caps, Orioles, UFC, and whatever new tech is being released at the time. Andrew drinks way too much coffee, but it's what keeps the motor going on a daily basis. You can find him lurking on Twitter from time to time, but usually, he's just rewatching Star Wars for the umpteenth time, even if it's just on in the background.

Namerah Saud Fatmi — Editor, Accessories 

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Namerah Saud Fatmi is an Editor and Writer for Android Central. She has a passion for all things tech & gaming and has been an honorary Goodreads librarian since 2011. When she isn't writing, she can be found chasing stray cats and dogs in the streets of Dhaka or slaying dragons in the land of Skyrim.

Nick Sutrich, Senior Content Producer — Smartphones, AR/VR

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Nick started with DOS and NES and uses those fond memories of floppy disks and cartridges to fuel his opinions on modern tech. Whether it's VR, smart home gadgets, or something else that beeps and boops, he's been writing about it since 2011.

Android Central Contributors

Tshaka Armstrong, Contributor

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Tshaka Armstrong is a nerd. Co-Founder of the non-profit digital literacy organization, Digital Shepherds, he's also been a broadcast technology reporter, writer, and producer. In addition to being an award-winning broadcast storyteller, he's also covered tech online and in print for everything from paintball gear technology, to parenting gadgets, film industry tech for Rotten Tomatoes, and general consumer technology. He blathers on about his many curiosities on his own site, tshakaexplainsitall.com.

Jay Bonggolto, Contributor

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Jay Bonggolto is a freelance news writer for Android Central. A Philippine-based tech journalist, he has been writing about consumer technology for the past six years and has been using various Android phones since falling in love with Jelly Bean. When he's not writing, he spends a bit of time in the great outdoors stealing scenes with his phone camera.

Nickolas Diaz, Contributor

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Nickolas is a freelance news writer for Android Central who's always found excitement in the latest phone or feature. Writing for him can vary from talking about the latest Android phone leak or launch to whatever new feature Google or an app is trying to roll out for users. He looks at things through the eyes of the consumer (being one himself, of course). When Nickolas isn't hitting a story, he can be found grinding away at a game, reading a book, or scribbling in his journal.

Ted Kritsonis, Contributor

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Ted is a contributor with Android Central and because of that, consistently has earbuds and headphones plugging his ears. He keeps tabs on all kinds of new tech coming out, and keeps a camera or smartphone handy to snap some shots when the opportunity presents itself. When he's not playing pool, reading comics, or smoking a cigar, he may be taking in a sporting or world event and possibly tweeting about it.

Vishnu Sarangapurkar, Contributor

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Vishnu is based out of India and works as a freelance news writer covering Google’s ecosystem. He is passionate about exploring the latest developments in mobile technology. With a deep understanding of the Android operating system and its related devices, he is committed to providing readers with up-to-date information and analysis on the latest trends, innovations, and product releases.

Rajat Sharma, Contributor

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When Rajat got his first computer (a Pentium III machine with 128MB of RAM) back in 2001, he had little idea it would mark the beginning of a lifelong love affair with gadgets. He has been analyzing and writing about the ever-changing world of technology since 2013. Apart from that, Rajat is also obsessed with wrist-worn timepieces, and appreciates a Casio just as much (perhaps even more) as a Jaeger-LeCoultre.

Samuel Tolbert, Contributor

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Samuel Tolbert is a freelance write at Android Central. While he primarily assists with PlayStation coverage, he's also covering mobile games on Android. If he isn't playing or writing about something, he's off reading, exercising, playing with his pets or trying to sketch something. He not only welcomes but encourages you to yell at him on Twitter.

Charlie Wacholz, Contributor

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Charlie's a freelancer for Android Central based in Chicago, IL. When he's not covering the latest in VR and gaming, you can find him competing in Super Smash Bros. tournaments throughout the Midwest, playing the latest and greatest indie games, making new cocktail specs or working on his podcast, Comfort Food.

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