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.

All Posts by Russell Holly

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

Russell Holly 44

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

Russell Holly 145

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...

The Qualcomm sticker on your Galaxy S6 is no big deal
There's patents in them hills

The Qualcomm sticker on your Galaxy S6 is no big deal

Russell Holly 35

Depending on which carrier you got your Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 edge from, you might have noticed a familiar sticker at the top. One of the more important details surrounding the launch of Samsung's flagship duo was the decision to go all-in on their Exynos processors for this generation. After years of using Qualcomm for some versions and Exynos for others, the unified release is a...

Microsoft apps on Cyanogen OS will be removable
Microgen? Cyanosoft? Who knows.

Microsoft apps on Cyanogen OS will be removable

Russell Holly 54

As details emerge, the Cyanogen/Microsoft deal isn't nearly as cringeworthy as many originally suspected. There aren't a whole lot of Android users out there who enjoy seeing the words "Microsoft apps included" when it comes to their devices — and this goes back a long, long way — and power users who use CyanogenMod and Cyanogen OS are more likely than most to react negatively to...