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Android Authority is an imprint of Authority Media dedicated to consumer electronics and digital services. Beyond our expertise in mobile tech, our coverage has expanded to include everything from robot vacuums to streaming services to innovations in artificial intelligence. Engineers, device reviewers, veteran journalists, and videographers on our team all work together to deliver industry-leading reporting for tech-interested readers. Through our presence on social media, Google search results, and newsletter subscriptions, we move the needle for 50+ million users and hundreds of brands every month.

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Kris Carlon is an accomplished tech journalist with over a decade of experience covering Android, coming from a background in publishing and criticism. He is perhaps most known for leaking the Nexus 5X and for securing the admission from LG that led to the bootloop class action lawsuit.

As Content Director for Authority Media, Kris oversees all content production across Android Authority, Sound Guys, and other sites. Kris’ deep knowledge of the Android platform and his ability to identify underlying currents in the tech industry have earned him a reputation as a trusted expert, whether he’s writing about smartphones, wearables, or smart home devices. He’s also partial to waxing lyrical about the Android OS.

Kris’ first phone was the HTC Dream and his current gadget lineup includes the Honor Magic Vs, 2023 MacBook Pro, Google Pixel Buds Pro, and Huawei Watch D. He’s a ten-year veteran of trade shows like CES, MWC, and IFA and has spoken at tech events including Web Summit.

Bogdan Petrovan has been writing about consumer technology for over 13 years. A veteran of Android Authority, Bogdan’s portfolio includes thousands of articles across all aspects of Android and mobile tech, ranging from breaking news to in-depth industry analyses.
Bogdan’s work has been cited by everyone from the BBC to your friendly neighborhood Android blog. Among the highlights are leaking the original Chromebook Pixel and writing the viral story of how a simple wallpaper can turn a phone into a brick. His track record includes interviewing the CEOs of major smartphone makers and attending numerous product launches and events like CES, MWC, IFA, and even the Geneva Motor Show.
As the Managing Editor of Android Authority, he is overseeing the site’s service journalism effort, including guides and product recommendation content. He focuses on helping people make the most of their money and every-day products.
Bogdan’s current smartphone is the Oppo Find X5. His main work machine is a tiny red Samsung Chromebook. He has a love-hate relationship with that one.

Oliver is a technology and media journalist with over a decade of experience writing for leading publications based in the UK and around the world, including The Independent, Newsweek, and International Business Times. During that time he has been among the first in the world to go hands-on with historic products from the tech industry’s biggest brands. This includes the very first Google Pixel phone, the innovative Nintendo Switch, the original HTC Vive, and many other flagship devices showcased at exclusive launches as well as trade shows such as Mobile World Congress. Having previously worked for two of the leading UK network carriers, O2 and Three, his deep knowledge of the mobile space is rooted in a background in sales and customer service. He combines this with years of experience testing and evaluating bleeding-edge consumer technology for a global audience. Oliver has been with Android Authority since 2017. His current role is Managing Editor, which involves coordinating and implementing editorial strategy, with a focus on long-form content. He works closely with other talented writers to shape and curate the site’s editorial standards, while also writing in-depth product reviews of smartphones, tablets, laptops, wearables, smart home gadgets, games consoles, and more. Oliver graduated from the University of Southampton in 2010 with a BA in Film, later returning to his alma mater to complete an MA in Film and achieving a Distinction in 2013. His first Android phone was the Google Nexus 4, and he’s still a Google user to this day with a Pixel 7 Pro, Pixel Buds Pro, and Pixel Watch. He relies on a trusty Apple MacBook Air M2 for work, but spends his downtime either playing games on a Switch, Xbox Series X, PS5, Steam Deck, or phone, or watching obscure movies on an Apple iPad Pro or NVIDIA Shield TV.

Andrew Grush has over twelve years of experience as a writer and editor in the mobile space. He has been with Android Authority since 2012, where he started as a writer before joining the management team. In his current capacity, he serves as an editor, writer, manager, and SEO advisor for AA and its sister sites.

Robert Triggs is a Senior Features Editor at Authority Media, leading on technical features, benchmarking and testing, and smartphone camera analysis. He also brings readers the latest and greatest technology commentaries, reviews, buyer guides, explainers, and more. In the wild, you’ll find him mixing with analysts at Arm Tech Day and Snapdragon Tech Summit or stomping the show floors at IFA and MWC in search of exciting things to play with.

With over a decade in the business, Robert has gone from flinging ROMs at his Sony Xperia X10 to carving out a reputation for some of the industry’s most in-depth technical coverage. From deep dives on mobile chipsets and 5G networking, to Bluetooth audio codecs and photography innovations, he can talk for days about big-picture trends and the minutiae of nearly everything inside modern gadgets.

Before working for Authority Media, Robert studied BSc (Hons) Sound Engineering and still tries to find the time to tinker. Whether it’s perfecting the circuits that make his PRS Singlecut Trem scream the blues, keeping his Sony WH-1000XM3 alive with fresh batteries, or finally finishing one of his many DIY gadget adventures.

Rita has been passionate about mobile technology since 2007 and has written about it in one way or another since. She currently lives in France and speaks three languages. She loves traveling, catching football and tennis matches, reading French literature, and she’s very passionate about Eurovision. In a previous life, she owned and managed a pharmacy in Lebanon for 10 years.

Gary has been writing about tech for over a decade and was a software engineer before joining Android Authority in 2012. He currently runs the Gary Explains YouTube channel and is responsible for the development of Speed Test G, Android Authority’s custom benchmarking platform. Gary is commonly referred to online as The Professor, with decades of experience in tech under his belt.

C. Scott Brown is a technology journalist specializing in covering up-to-the-minute news about smartphones, tablets, laptops, and other mobile devices. Highlights of his career so far include the first leak of the LG Wing and, most recently, the leak of Google’s Pixel roadmap for the next few years. Highly opinionated about the tech industry, product design, and consumer concerns, he also pens dozens of commentary articles for Android Authority each year. Since joining Authority Media in 2018, he has advanced quickly from a freelance writer to a full-time editor. He has also become a mainstay at large tech events, including MWC and CES. You’ll also spot him at major smartphone launches, including those from Samsung and Google. Along with his work at Android Authority, you can hear his voice on your radio, as he is a regular presence on ABC Audio’s technology coverage. Scott’s first smartphone was a T-Mobile Sidekick, and his first Android phone was the Samsung Galaxy S2. Since then, he has never left Android, rocking a Google Pixel 7 Pro as his daily driver today. He writes on a Razer Blade 15 Advanced (2022), blocks out the world with his trusty set of Sony WH-1000XM4, keeps tabs on his vitals with a Fitbit Sense, and carries his life on his back with the Peak Design Everyday Backpack V2.

Joe Hindy is known as the ‘app guy’ around these parts. He’s been at Android Authority since September of 2012. Previously, Joe was a part of the US Army and attended college for video game design and development. He also quite enjoys yard work for some reason.

Born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa, Hadlee is part of the news team at Android Authority, joining the website in 2018. He has over a decade of experience working in the tech journalism space. When he’s not working, he’s gaming, watching motorsport, or running. He’ll get back on the jiu-jitsu mat when this pandemic is over.

Ryan started writing for Android Authority when he finished college in 2019, and he currently resides in Pennsylvania. When not contributing the latest and greatest recommendations, you can usually find Ryan hiking, climbing, or otherwise unplugged.

Adamya Sharma is a technology journalist with a decade-long experience of covering consumer electronics ranging from smartphones to TVs, smart home products, audio devices, and more. At Android Authority, she co-leads the newsdesk, actively contributes opinions as well as search-friendly content, and has her pulse on all things Android.

Before her career in publishing, she was an award-nominated television producer — scripting, anchoring, and conceptualizing over 100 episodes across five different technology shows. She has also dabbled in the worlds of business and entertainment journalism.

When she’s not busy writing up a storm or chasing after her toddler, you’ll find her glued to her LG G2 OLED, streaming everything from crime thrillers to investigative documentaries. She uses a Pixel 7 and an iPhone 12 as her daily drivers. A Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra is her backup phone and hub for her home security cameras. The Sony WF-1000XM4s and WH-1000XM5 are her go-to cans and she can’t live without her 2020 MacBook Air, even though it has started to show its age.

Ryan went from measuring chemicals in laboratories to covering news from the video game and tech industries. Since 2012, he has written for various sites including Answers, Inverse, Forbes, and Digital Trends. He specializes in games and VR. In his free time, he enjoys playing games, watching and playing sports, learning new languages, and talking about nerdy stuff.

Kaitlyn is an outdoor enthusiast and well-worn traveler. She has been writing in the health and fitness sphere for nearly a decade, and was the managing editor of a wellness magazine before joining Android Authority in 2021. Based in Honolulu, Hawaii, Kaitlyn is often found hiking precarious landscapes or tinkering with a camera.

Mitja has well over a decade of experience in the industry, with his first article being published way back in 2007. He has written for various publications in North America and Europe and has experience with both digital and traditional publishing. During his career, Mitja has written thousands of features, news, commentaries, and other articles that have garnered millions of views across the globe.

As the Evergreen Editor at Android Authority, Mitja is responsible for the day-to-day management of the team behind the best lists, guides, and other evergreen articles that give readers the insight they are searching for. He’s a well-respected expert in the field of search engine optimization thanks to years of hands-on experience and the countless professional courses he has under his belt. Mitja also stands out due to his creative spirit and has launched several of Android Authority’s popular series including “Did you know” and “Change my mind.”

He holds a Business and Economics degree, graduating among the top of his class. His love for technology and a great understanding of how companies operate give him a deeper insight into the tech market as a whole. Mitja is a OnePlus user (for now), loves his Kindle, and is a big fan of Lenovo’s ThinkPad laptop series.

Edgar Cervantes has been a tech journalist for over 10 years and has spent nearly half of his writing career here at Android Authority. Part of his daily routine includes writing and overseeing photography projects for the website. Exploring the latest gadgets and constantly studying the industry are part of his daily drive.

Frederick is a Vancouver-based writer and has been covering tech and entertainment for the better part of a decade. He is particularly interested in genre and cult cinema and has written books about the films Serenity and Jennifer’s Body. He re-joined Android Authority in 2021 after a brief stint in 2018 and has written for Vice, Paste, Senses of Cinema, io9, Realscreen, and more.

Before joining Android Authority in 2017, Nick developed custom training programs for some of the largest companies in the world. When not geeking out about tech, he can be found interviewing creatives on his website Tiny Workshops.

Roger is a long-time tech industry writer with credits including AppleInsider and ScreenRant. Originally from Ottawa, Ontario, he moved to Austin, Texas in 2011, and now resides with his family in Calgary, Alberta. Outside of the tech sphere some of his interests include weightlifting, photography, gaming, and movies.

Within the tech realm some of his specialties include Apple, wearables, smart home accessories, virtual reality, and personal electric vehicles. He also has a pro photography background, so he can explain everything from the zone system to the value of a mirrorless camera.

Andy Walker is a news writer at Android Authority. Hailing from Cape Town, South Africa, he has over seven years of experience in the tech journalism space and holds a degree in English Literature. He’s also a Formula 1 fan, makes a mean G&T, and can sometimes be spotted away from his desk lazing in the South African sun.

Calvin is a technical writer-turned journalist with experience in the tech and cryptocurrency industries. He’s drawn to niche technologies such as decentralized networks and cloud-free smart homes. Outside of writing, Calvin is a passionate electronics builder, gamer, motorcyclist, and mechanical keyboard snob.

Paula has been a writer and editor since 2012, specializing in tech since 2019. She’s Android Authority’s Copy Editor, and also gathers the top tech news for The Weekly Authority newsletter. Outside of work you’ll find her with a good story-driven game or watching horror films at the cinema.

Harley is a video producer for Android Authority and SoundGuys. As an emerging independent filmmaker, he has gained experience as a location sound mixer, freelance film composer, video editor and camera assistant. When he’s not dabbling in film, you can find him browsing through Omnisphere presets, baking a cake, or hittin’ the gym.

Tayo is a designer and product manager at Android Authority, passionate about all aspects of design and development.

Matt is the Deals Editor at Android Authority and has been scouting out the best offers from around the web since 2017. In his spare time, he likes nothing more than catching up with the latest news and sports podcasts on the beach.

Luka Mlinar is an SEO Analyst who also chips in on our social networks, ensuring questions on Twitter, Facebook, and other social platforms are answered.

Before Jonathan began writing for Android Authority back in 2014, he used his computer sciences and software development education to oversee IT systems in the commercial space. Speaking of space, Jonathan keeps his eye to the sky as a certified remote pilot. That passion for flight helps him overseeing our partner site Drone Rush, putting drones to the test in a safe and legal manner.

Ankit has a background in Telecom Engineering, but decided he’d rather talk about phones than make them. He’s been with Android Authority for close to ten years, writing about cases, accessories, smartphones, wearables, VPNs, and so much more. When not immersed in the tech world, he makes the time to indulge in his other favorites – genre TV and movies, and video games.

Based out of New Delhi, India, Dhruv has been testing, writing about consumer technology for a decade and then some. He joined Android Authority in 2019, before which he balanced his journalistic career with multiple start-ups including a makerspace. Dhruv is your go-to guy if you want to chat about travel, coffee, records, or vintage electronics.

Chris is Head of Product Testing for Android Authority, and acts as the Executive Editor for our personal audio site: SoundGuys.

Lily has reviewed consumer audio tech for over a decade and currently covers everything from earbuds and the software that powers them. Their educational pieces break down auditory health, Bluetooth technology, and the psychological effect of music on exercise. They have addressed topics like “Noise-induced hearing loss” and “Understanding Bluetooth codecs.”

Sam Moore is a Canadian journalist who’s written on a wide variety of subjects. At Android Authority he’s an editor, word nerd, and regular nerd.

Curtis is one of our Canadian content creators based in Vancouver, BC. He joined Android Authority in September 2021 and has deep-seated passions for gaming, music, ice hockey, and, of course, mobile technology. He wrote for Elite Prospects and Monstercat while studying English Literature and Language at UBC. He started creating content in 2010 and has been writing in a professional capacity since 2014.

Tina writes for Android Authority and its sister site SoundGuys. She has been a technology journalist for the better part of her professional life. Originally, tech blogging was her creative outlet while completing a thesis in biochemistry. Still a biologist at heart, when she’s not at her desk, you’ll find her caring for her plant collection, hiking a nearby trail, or exploring the many beautiful lakes in the Pacific Northwest.

Armed with a BA in Cognitive Systems: Mind, Language, and Computation, Adam advocates for human-centered technology, products, and platforms that serve our needs and values, not just our impulses. In his spare time, he’s streaming the latest movies or series, gaming on his PS5, or getting fresh air on a hike in the beautiful wilderness of British Columbia.

Ryan is a seasoned (i.e. old) science and technology journalist, and generally, a lover of all things electronic. He has been covering Android since the days of the G1 and has reviewed more smartphones than most people will own in their entire lives.

A former corporate lawyer, Aamir started dabbling with Android mods over a decade ago, thanks to a regretful low-end phone purchase. Since then, he has written news, reviews, and more for XDA-Developers, eventually taking over as the site’s Editor-in-Chief in 2021. More recently, he has been daily driving an iPhone in hopes of figuring out why Android OEMs haven’t been able to make a few trillion dollars of their own yet.