Derek Ross(128 posts)

I am an Android Enthusiast. I’m on the pulse of the latest Android news and write content about Android daily. I’m constantly scouring the Internet for the latest Android news, apps, games, Android ROMs, hacks, security, tips, tutorials and mobile devices. I’m a large supporter of our beloved Android Community and am always willing to help with anything Android related, just ask.




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Root your Nexus the easy way, Nexus Root Toolkit updated for Android 4.3

by: Derek RossAugust 6, 2013
If you're looking for an easy way to root your Nexus device and aren't familiar with fastboot or ADB, then look no further. The Nexus Root Toolkit by WugFresh has been updated to support Android 4.3 as well as the 2013 Nexus 7.
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Moto X bootloader will be unlockable on T-Mobile, Sprint, US Cellular, Verizon getting developer edition

by: Derek RossAugust 4, 2013
Following the Moto X event last week, the development community was saddened to learn that the bootloader of the Moto X was locked. The next day, Motorola's VP of Product Management, Punit Soni, took to Google+ to clarify the status of the Moto X bootloader. According to Punit, some variants of the Moto X will be have a locked bootloader and others will ship with a more friendly unlockable bootloader. If you haven't figured it out yet, it boils down to carrier restrictions.
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Google to launch Android Device Manager to help you locate, ring, and remote wipe your phone or tablet

by: Derek RossAugust 2, 2013
The Android Device Manager will be deployed to nearly all Android devices via Google Play Services. Once logged into the Android Device Manager, you'll be able to locate your lost or stolen device, ring it (even if the volume is off), or remotely wipe your device to keep your data secured.
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[Opinion] The hype, leaks, and teasers ruined the Moto X

by: Derek RossAugust 1, 2013
I think it's safe to say that the vast majority of official news announced today surrounding the Moto X had already been leaked or speculated in one way or another over the past 5 months. Is this a good thing? At the time, I thought it was
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Stay connected with Android Authority and stay up to date

by: Derek RossJuly 29, 2013
Are you following Android Authority across social media? We're pretty much in every corner of the Internet. Be sure to follow us across your favorite places to stay up to date.
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HBO GO, Revision 3, Washington Post, Songza and more currently being tested for Chromecast

by: Derek RossJuly 27, 2013
While poking around some of the Chromecast configuration files, the guys over at GTVHacker found something quite interesting. It seems that a lot of additional apps or receivers are being tested at this time.
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How Chromecast works: HTML5, WebRTC, and the technology behind casting

by: Derek RossJuly 26, 2013
Chromecast is cheap, simple and sold out nearly everywhere. The fact that it's so hard to get only adds fuel to the HDMI media streaming device's hype. We've already stated that Chromecast has the potential to disrupt the way that we watch TV. Let's take a look at some of the technology behind Chromecast and how Chromecast compatible apps and casting web pages work.
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Google Play Music, Movies and TV updated with Chromecast support; Google Play Store and Hangouts updated too

by: Derek RossJuly 25, 2013
Thanks to yesterday's onslaught of Google announcements, new versions of Google Play Music, Movies and TV, Google Play Store and Hangouts have began rolling out to users. Google continues to use staged roll-outs for their apps, a feature we've all come to know and love since I/O 13 just two months ago. If you're like us and don't want to wait for the updates to become available for your devices, we've snagged the APK's for Google's latest app updates for your downloading pleasure.
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Chromecast will disrupt the living room; Apple TV and Airplay don’t stand a chance

by: Derek RossJuly 25, 2013
Today Google announced Chromecast, an HDMI streaming media player for your TV. We saw this device pass through the FCC a while back, but had no idea at the time the potential of this 2 inch HDMI dongle. For just $35, you can turn your living room into an Internet media consumption powerhouse.
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Verizon Galaxy Nexus Gets First Stock Android 4.3 JSS15J ROM

by: Derek RossJuly 24, 2013
If you have the Verizon Galaxy Nexus, you're used to being treated like the red-headed step-child of the Nexus family. Your updates are always few and far between, sometimes even being 4 updates behind your cousins. Thanks to talented Android developers, you too can have an "OTA like" Android 4.3 ROM for your Verizon Galaxy Nexus.
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