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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Android Authority On Air – Episode 44 – Holiday Recap

by: Derek RossDecember 29, 2012


From all of us here at Android Authority, we hope you’re having a wonderful holiday season. Being the time of year that it is, we have just a short, roughly 30 minute show for you this week, covering a few top topics from the past few days.

On the Google Ecosystem front, Google Play released their top apps of 2012. According to Google, these apps really make Android shine. They are the best apps available for your favorite Android tablet or smartphone.  While some some launched this past year, others received updates offered great utility, beauty and accessibility. Next up is Google Music. Users are reporting that their explicit lyric song versions [...]

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Hisense Pulse Review: The best Google TV set top box yet.

by: Derek RossDecember 26, 2012
Last week, Hisense, a Chinese electronics company, released their first Google TV device. The Hisense Pulse is the second Google TV set top box to come in at $99 this year. As time goes on, Google TV keeps getting better and better, slowly moving from tech gadget to something you'd want your mom to have in her living room. Google TV has improved quite a bit over the past 2 years since the launching of the Logitech Revue, the first Google TV device. Is Google TV ready for the masses? I believe so. Let's have a look at the Pulse, the best Google TV set top box yet.
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Android Authority On Air – Episode 39 – Nexus 10 and Ingress Giveaways!

by: Derek RossNovember 26, 2012

If you hadn’t noticed, we postponed our show this week, so that our show hosts and guests could spend time with their families. After some brief Google+ Hangout related technical difficulties… things went extremely well on post Thanksgiving weekend show. We even gave away a few Android related goodies.

Following the success of Google Music officially launching in the UK, the Google Play Store continues to get better and better. This week, Google added 5.5 million works after scoring a deal with Armonia, a European music publishing group. The Play Store app itself will be getting better in the near future as well. Soon a Google+ account will be required to [...]

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Android Authority On Air – Episode 38 – Now with less F5! (Nexus 4 Giveaway Part 2)

by: Derek RossNovember 19, 2012

This past week, the Android world wore out their F5 key, refreshing and refreshing the Google Play Store, their GMail accounts and their UPS Tracking results. Some of you were very lucky and able to order your brand spanking new Nexus device without a hitch. Many of you had all sorts of issues from page timeouts, to items disappearing from your cart, to receiving back-order emails to receiving no emails at all. So, sit back, relax, and enjoy the show. No F5 required.

This week as mentioned above was the week that the new Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 dropped on the world. And man, did they create an amazing buzz and hype around the Android world. These gadgets sold out [...]

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A Closer Look: Google TV and YouTube Integration

by: Derek RossNovember 13, 2012

Earlier today we reported that the latest YouTube app update allowed you to share and control YouTube videos on your Google TV directly from your favorite Android smartphone or tablet. Not only is this insanely fun, this is the start of something big. Remember last summer when the Nexus Q launched? Almost immediately the Android and Google TV community collectively wanted these features to come together to form something truly amazing. We wanted to embrace Google’s vision of being open. We wanted to take our content with us, anywhere. Thanks to the latest round of Google TV and Android app updates for YouTube, today is the first step towards that vision.

How does [...]

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Android Authority On Air – Episode 37 – Nexus 4 International Giveaway

by: Derek RossNovember 12, 2012

Who doesn’t like free devices? How about free Nexus devices? We thought so. This week on Android Authority On Air, we dropped bombs on the Android world, detailing our Nexus 4 International Giveaway. You’ll have to listen closely this week as during the show, we gave away a special code that must be entered here for an additional chance to win the contest. You’ll also want to tune in later this week for a second chance as winning a Nexus 4.

Besides contests, we covered the latest and great Android app updates this week. Verizon is finally killing VCast Apps. Let the rejoicing begin! Down with bloatware and redundant app stores! Google Shopper got a [...]

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Android Authority On Air – Episode 36 – Hurricane Sandy Can’t Keep Android Down

by: Derek RossNovember 3, 2012

Before we get started this week, let’s take a moment and put our thoughts and prays with all of those that felt the wrath of Hurricane Sandy. From all of us here at Android Authority, our hearts go out to you, your families, and your loved ones.

This past Monday, Google had an Android event scheduled. They told us the playground was open. However, do to Hurricane Sandy, the event in New York City was canceled. Immediately the collective heart of the Android community sank. We had tons of questions as this was reminiscent of last years delayed launch, sadly do to the passing of Steve Jobs. We thought when was the event going to be rescheduled? How about devices, [...]

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Google Now and Google Voice Search Updated

by: Derek RossOctober 29, 2012

There’s no need to wait for Android 4.2 to take advantage of a handful of new Google Now and Google Search features. Google Search has been updated on the Google Play Store, adding numerous new cards to help automate your life. The list of new features includes some pretty big improvements to Google Now and Google Voice Search such as the ability to add calendar events (and not just alarms), stocks, news updates, nearby photos, concerts, packages, flight confirmations, hotel reservations, restaurant bookings, and other events. Many of these new features are thanks to newly added GMail integration. Anyways, here’s what’s new, you’re going to love [...]

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Android Authority On Air – Episode 35 – Who wants an iPad Mini? (Not us.)

by: Derek RossOctober 26, 2012

This week in Android news, most Android fans tossed their Nexus 7’s in the dumpster for the iPad Mini due to its’ revolutionary ideas and bar settings specs. And then we woke up from that horrible, pathetic nightmare. We tried to not make this weeks show a hatin’ on the iPad Mini show as much as possible, but at some points, it just couldn’t happen. The iPad Mini is a complete failure…that will sell millions due to brilliant marketing. On the show this week, we go over why the iPad Mini is a “me too” device and nothing more. For those interested in numbers and specs, we also compared the Kindle Fire HD and the Nexus 7 to Apple’s [...]

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Android Authority On Air – Episode 33 – LG Nexus 4

by: Derek RossOctober 12, 2012

Continuing from last week, the LG Nexus 4 / LG Optimus Nexus / LG Nexus G / we don’t know what the final name is, posed for a whole bunch of high resolution photographs putting last weeks blurry pics to shame. We saw leaked specs and even a little mini review of the prototype Nexus all thanks to the Belarusian website, Onliner. It seems the Nexus 7 32GB edition might just be real after all. Loves us some leaks.

This week was one of those dream weeks in the Android world. Not only did we see a lot of rumors, we saw a completely new version of Android drop on the world. Android 4.1.2 was released this week for a few Nexus devices. The Nexus 7, GSM Galaxy Nexus and [...]

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