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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HOWTO: Flash Android 4.3 on your Nexus 4, Nexus 7, Nexus 10, and Galaxy Nexus

by: Derek RossJuly 24, 2013
Earlier today, the Android 4.3 source code and Nexus factory images became available for download. Google also announced that the supported Nexus devices would start receiving their over-the-air updates soon. If you can't wait, and I can't blame you, it's very easy to install Android 4.3 on your favorite (supported) Nexus phone or tablet. Especially if you're used to flashing custom ROMs.
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Android Authority On Air – Episode 72 – Moto X, Google Maps, T-Mobile JUMP and more

by: Derek RossJuly 12, 2013

On the apps front this week, the big topic is Google Maps. Maps has a completely new UI, pretty much fullscreen, a slideout menu and has the action button on the bottom right. The search bar at the top brings various items into the mix and the search results are given in a nice card layout. The overall layout is much simpler. Sadly, Latitude is gone from the app and retiring for good on August 9th, in which location sharing will be rolled more and more into Google+ instead.

Thanks to an friend in the know, we reported the goods on the Moto X. It’s launching on August 23rd, has a 4.4 inch 720p screen, a 10MP camera, and you can say “okay, Google Now” [...]

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Android Authority On Air – Episode 70 – Google Play Store Edition devices

by: Derek RossJune 28, 2013
This week on Android Authority On Air the hot topic was Google Play Edition devices. The Android community seems to be split down the middle on this one. Is the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition all that it's cracked up to be? Let us know what you think.
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Stable builds for CyanogenMod 10.1 rolling out to multiple devices

by: Derek RossJune 24, 2013
CyanogenMod 10.1 has finally hit stable build status after first being announced with nightly builds last fall.
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Android Authority On Air – Episode 69 – Galaxy Note 8 Giveaway and more

by: Derek RossJune 23, 2013
This week on Android Authority On Air, not only did we celebrate episode 69 (insert joke here) with some awesome news about Qualcomm's upcoming Snapdragon 800 processor, we announced our Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 giveaway. All this and more on Android Authority On Air, the original Android Hangout show on Google+.
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Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 International Giveaway

by: Derek RossJune 21, 2013
It's that time again Android fans. NaturalMotion and Android Authority are here to give you a chance to win a free Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0. NaturalMotion is the company behind CSR Racing, which has stunning graphics, a variety of awesome cars, and upgrades galore.
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Android Authority On Air – Episode 68 – Who wants iOS 7?

by: Derek RossJune 16, 2013

This week on Android Authority On Air, we discussed our love for iOS 7 (kidding, sorta) and the latest Android news from the past week. Sit back, relax, and enjoy Father’s Day the Android Authority way.

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Android Mini collectibles rainbow set now available

by: Derek RossJune 12, 2013

Whoa, that’s a full rainbow, all the way, double rainbow, oh my god. It’s a double rainbow all the way from the Dead Zebra Shop and Andrew Bell. Start your summer off right while feeding your Android addiction with the latest Android mini collectible series. These guys feature a double decker rainbow set of 10 different translucent figurines. The set comes with a magnetic clasp box, allowing you to flip it open to showcase your Android figures. Last but not least, in true Android fashion, these guys are customizable. You can screw off their heads to mix and match or fill them up with various small goodies.

The rainbow set is available right now for only $69. [...]

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Cruzerlite Gift Code Giveaway – 20 $10 Codes Up For Grabs

by: Derek RossJune 10, 2013
It's that time again. Time for Android Authority and Cruzerlite to give you 20 chances to win $10 gift cards for Cruzerlite.com. Cruzerlite makes Android themed TPU cases for numerous popular Android devices.
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Android Authority On Air – Episode 66 – The Moto X

by: Derek RossMay 31, 2013
This week on Android Authority On Air, we talked about one of the most important rumors to become official in a while, the Motorola X Phone.
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