Russell Holly

Russell is a Contributing Editor at Android Central. He's a former server admin who has been using Android since the HTC G1, and quite literally wrote the book on Android tablets. You can usually find him chasing the next tech trend, much to the pain of his wallet. Find him on Facebook and Twitter.

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Encryption enabled on Dell Venue 8 Lollipop update
And now for something completely different

Encryption enabled on Dell Venue 8 Lollipop update

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We're no strangers to Lollipop updates around here, but Dell adding encryption during the update is something new. One of the big topics to come up during the launch of Android 5.0, especially after using the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9, was the inclusion of full disk encryption to the platform. Nexus users quickly discovered they had little say in the matter, but most manufacturers have...

Comparing the G4 FFC to last year's rear cameras
Hold your applause until the end

Comparing the G4 FFC to last year's rear cameras

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We already know the rear camera on the G4 is more than capable, but it turns out the front facing camera is also something special. 2015 is shaping up to be an exciting year for smartphone cameras, with two major manufacturers releasing devices early in the year that demonstrate some incredible potential and plenty of time left for others to come along and surprise us. We've already...

Verizon Galaxy S6 is best Galaxy S6
Search your feelings. You know it to be true.

Verizon Galaxy S6 is best Galaxy S6

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Big Red gets a lot of shade thrown their way most days, but their version of the Galaxy S6 is my favorite by far. It's an unpopular opinion on the Internet — at least in the highly vocal smartphone nerd corner of the Internet — but Verizon Wireless is an impressive mobile carrier in my book. My personal line on Verizon is from the golden age of unlimited data, and while it's not...