Joshua Vergara(400 posts)

Writer, blogger, and videographer - Josh is a former support technician that learned much about technology by fixing everyone else's. On the side, he wrote and performed spoken word, maintained his own personal blogs, and began his own video podcast. Now, he's here at Android Authority looking to put it all together!

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Android One and Lollipop Rants | The Friday Debate Podcast 003

by: Joshua VergaraFebruary 6, 2015

Android One has come back into the news recently because an update to its Android iteration shows 5.1, the newest version of Lollipop. While this is good news for users all around, it made us think – is Android One actually fulfilling its promise of being an easier way for developing countries to get the full Android experience? The panel gets together once again after a heartbreaking (or not) Super Bowl and Josh’s trip to China in order to bring you their newest podcast

And with that, welcome to this 3nd episode of The Friday Debate Podcast! Host Joshua Vergara is joined by lead editor Andrew Grush, writer Jonathan Feist, and our app guy Joseph Hindy [...]

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Android Flashback – T-Mobile G1 by HTC Unboxing and Initial Setup

by: Joshua VergaraJanuary 29, 2015
In the first edition of the Android Flashback series, we take a quick look at the first Android smartphone ever, the T-Mobile G1 by HTC!
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Huawei Honor 6 Plus hands-on and first impressions

by: Joshua VergaraJanuary 27, 2015
We're taking a first look at the Huawei Honor 6 Plus. It has premium hardware and smooth software, but how does it hold up to the competition? Let's find out!
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HTC One M9 and Phone Designs | The Friday Debate Podcast 002

by: Joshua VergaraJanuary 23, 2015
The podcast team gets together to talk about the growing rumors of the HTC One M9 and how companies are starting to keep their designs from year to year.
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Meizu MX4 Pro Review

by: Joshua VergaraJanuary 22, 2015
We take a closer look at another high quality but affordable smartphone out of China in this in-depth review of the Meizu MX4 Pro!
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CES 2015 fun reel

by: Joshua VergaraJanuary 18, 2015
CES 2015 was a ton of work, but it was a ton of fun as well. Come check out our Fun Reel for some of the highlights of team Android Authority in Las Vegas.
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What do we think of Project Ara? | The Friday Debate Podcast 001

by: Joshua VergaraJanuary 16, 2015

What if you could build your smartphone yourself, with the ability to swap the very pieces that put it all together? That is exactly what Project Ara is – and despite it being shrouded in some mystery, we are going to get our first real look at the new take on smartphones when it hits the Puerto Rico test market later this year. From the very people who live for the smartphone world, our panel of four talk about whether or not such a system will be sustainable, marketable, and – perhaps most important of all – successful. This all sounds like a great way to kick off the first episode of our brand new podcast series based upon The Friday Debate threads you [...]

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Hyundai Android Auto demo at CES 2015

by: Joshua VergaraJanuary 9, 2015
We’ve already seen Hyundai’s BlueLink app for Android Wear, which lets you interact with your car from anywhere in the world, but now we’ve caught up with the Korean company to check out its Android Auto system.
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It’s a phone. No, it’s a camera: hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix CM1

by: Joshua VergaraJanuary 9, 2015
The Panasonic Lumix CM1 isn’t the first attempt to marry an Android smartphone to a point-and-shoot, but is the CM1 any better? We find out in this quick look!
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Asus Zenfone 2 hands-on and first impressions

by: Joshua VergaraJanuary 8, 2015
We go hands on, and give you our first impressions about the follow up to Asus' affordable smartphone series, in this first look at the Asus Zenfone 2!
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