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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 Android!

Android Central provides in-depth buyers guides you can trust and detailed help guides you can count on!

Daniel Bader, Managing Editor

Daniel Bader makes sure the mighty Android Central trains run on time. Previously Editor-in-chief at MobileSyrup, Bader also runs Canadian coverage and excels at making the deeper levels of technology accessible to everyone. In addition to writing and editing, Daniel regularly appears on Canadian networks CBC and CTV as a technology analyst.

Alex Dobie, Executive Editor, U.K.

Alex cooks up steaming bowls of European coverage for Android Central on a daily basis. Fueled by caffeine, a love of tech and a mortal fear of natural light, Alex operates our European desk from a dungeon somewhere in Manchester, England.

Andrew Martonik, Executive Editor, U.S.A.

Andrew Martonik helms American coverage for Android Central, including a heaping helping of Samsung, Pixel, and more. He's been tinkering with computers, PDAs (remember those?), gadgets and phones his whole life. Living in Seattle, Andrew enjoys his Starbucks coffee and Sounders FC soccer matches as much as anything else.

Jerry Hildenbrand, Senior Editor

Linux Professional, aging hippie and recovering engineer. Editor in charge of touching things until they break, trying to figure stuff out, and talking about Android. I think the black jelly beans are the best and wear sneakers I bought in 1996. I'm also the Mobile Nations Senior Editor of excellent headgear.

Russell Holly, Senior Editor

Based in Baltimore, Md., Russell's journey into writing started shortly after picking up an HTC G1. When not making words happen on the Internet, Russell can be found running through a field with a sword, playing getting shot at on his Xbox One, or getting schooled by his spouse in comic books.

Jen Karner, Writer

When she's not swinging swords and firing arrows (no, we're not kidding) Maryland-based Jen Karner is focused on all things Android. Whether it's running from digital zombies to get the highest score in a fitness app, loading up on AOE spells for whatever RPG game has crossed her desk this week, or slipping mindlessly into a connect four or gem pairing game, Jen's fingers are almost always touching a phone. Or a watch. Or a gamepad.

You can find all of Jen's posts here, and follow her on

Ara Wagoner, Writer

Born and raised just outside Austin, Texas, Ara Wagoner dove into Android in 2011 when she bought her Samsung Captivate Glide, which she named Soarin after the Disney ride. She loves Disney so much, she went on not one but two Disney College Programs to go work — and play — in paradise. When she's not checking out new Android apps and Chromebooks, she's probably off indulging her fangirl tendencies.

Phil Nickinson, Editor Emeritus

Phil Nickinson served as editor-in-chief of Android Central from 2009 to 2016. In a previous life he spent more than a decade in the newsroom of a two-time Pulitzer finalist newspaper in his hometown of Pensacola, Fla. In addition to leading the effort of Modern Dad — he's got a gorgeous wife, two beautiful daughters, and a mutt named Max.

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Executive team

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  • David Lundblad, Head of Product
  • Tom Kaminski, Director of Development
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