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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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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.

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 is a seasoned tech journalist based in Paris who lives and breathes all things Android. She started writing about smartphones in 2007 and it’s been a love affair ever since. From Symbian to Windows Mobile, Blackberry OS, and iOS, Rita has seen it all, but Android’s versatility won her over from the moment she flashed her first custom ROM on her HTC Desire Z. She has spent over a decade testing and writing about Android ROMs, apps, games, and services, as well as covering and breaking the latest Android news, first for Android Police and later at Android Authority.

When she’s not busy attending product launches and trade shows like CES, MWC, and IFA, or guest-appearing on various tech podcasts, Rita can be found using the latest phones, wearables, smart home products, and other random gadgets. She is renowned for her expert opinions shared on Android Authority via reviews, commentaries, and experiential features. As Senior Features Editor, she also works with a team of writers to help them craft creative content, share their experiences with the latest smartphones and gadgets, and compare and contrast devices.

Rita’s current gadget lineup includes the latest and greatest from Google — a Pixel 8 Pro, Pixel Buds Pro, Pixel Watch 2, and Pixel Tablet. She uses an Apple M1 iMac for work and an old but trusty Google Pixelbook on the go. She also loves to kick back and relax with some rock music and Eurovision songs on her Nest Audio speakers, plan her next travel adventure on her iPad Air 4, or catch a Real Madrid game on her Chromecast. If you ever meet her, don’t be shy to say Hi, Hola, Bonjour, or Marhaba.

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.

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 8 Pro as his daily driver today. He writes on an ASUS Zenbook Pro 14 OLED (2023), blocks out the world with his trusty set of Sony WH-1000XM4, keeps tabs on his vitals with a Pixel Watch 2, and carries his life on his back with the Peak Design Everyday Backpack V2.

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 Leads the Newsdesk, actively contributes opinions, features, and 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 the Pixel 8 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro 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’s starting to show its age.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Paul is a videographer and YouTube producer for Android Authority. He reviews everything from wearables, home tech to smartphones. Paul loves everything from Google Pixel, Samsung and dare we say it Apple. Before reviewing tech on Youtube Paul was an assistant producer at the BBC working on Radio & TV shows. When not creating content for Android Authority you can catch him either playing football or playing PS5.

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.

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.

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, VR, TVs, and more. In his free time, he enjoys playing games, watching and playing sports, learning new languages, and talking about nerdy stuff.

Tina contributes to Android Authority and its sister site Sound Guys. Originally a life scientist turned technology journalist, she has since specialized in SEO. When she’s not at her desk, you’ll find her tending to her plants or exploring the magnificent outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

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.

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

Before Jonathan began writing news for Android Authority back in 2014, he used his computer sciences and software development education to oversee IT systems in the commercial space. A trailblazer in the expansion of Authority Media, he has spent time on several sites and platforms across the network. In addition, Jonathan keeps his eye to the sky as a certified remote pilot, and spends as much time as he can on his passion project: Drone Rush. He regularly attends major tradeshows, including CES, The NAB Show, auto shows, and more.

If you are one of the over one million Authority Media newsletter subscribers, and have read any email from our more than a dozen active campaigns, you’ve experienced Jonathan’s work. Content for the newsletters is always a team effort, but the physical delivery of those emails into your inbox is a result of Jonathan’s work behind the scenes with complex content and personalization algorithms.

Jonathan’s first Android phone was the LG Optimus One, but he fell in love with the Nexus line as a day-one adopter of the Nexus 7 tablet. As a long time Nexus user, the shift to Pixel phones didn’t quite fit his style, Jonathan jumped from the Pixel 4 XL over to the Samsung Galaxy S20. He now dual-wields the Samsung Galaxy S23 and S22 Plus, listens to the Galaxy Buds Pro, wears the Fossil Hybrid HR, and has a tired Galaxy Tab A8 at the couch.

Andrew Grush has been writing consumer technology for 12 years, with a little over a decade of that time spent at Android Authority. Not only has he worked as an SEO specialist and manager over the years, but he’s also spent much of that time writing.

Andrew has plenty of experience in the mobile space and has covered roughly a dozen tradeshows, including MWC, E3, IFA, Computex, and much more. This includes interviews and tons of hands-on opportunities with new products.

These days, Andrew mostly focuses on written content, particularly in the carrier space. To that end, he’s used almost every major wireless carrier on the planet and continues to test out new networks and providers regularly.

Andrew’s current phone is the Pixel 7; his main working machine is an Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 and a custom desktop he built himself with gaming in mind.

Mishaal is a freelance journalist specializing in coverage of the Android OS. When he’s not tweeting about Android, you’ll find him co-hosting the Android Faithful podcast.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Kamila has been interested in mobile technology since she got her first Android phone for her 9th birthday – Samsung Galaxy Mini. Since then, she’s been involved in the Android custom ROM community and – more recently – tech leaking scene. She currently lives in Warsaw, Poland and studies electronics. In her spare time she enjoys long walks and photography, especially of nature 🌸.

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.

At Android Authority, Annesha Basu focuses on the ins and outs of streaming content. From hits to hidden treasures, she’s got her finger on the pulse. She also brings her expertise to MakeUseOf. Outside of work, she’s watching thrillers, heartwarming dramas, and yes, the occasional show about ninja penguins.

Rushil is your friendly neighborhood gadget geek who got lucky turning his passion into a paycheck. Armed with firsthand experience testing over 200 smartphones, along with a fascinating collection of smart TVs, TWS earbuds, and wearables, Rushil’s tech journey rivals his eclectic playlist. When he’s not tinkering with gadgets, you’ll catch him planning his next music festival adventure or fantasizing about rocking the stage as a DJ.

Haroun writes guides for Android Authority, covering everything from the most mundane to the most notable experiences across different platforms. He plied his trade with Android Police, where he reported the latest tech stories and crafted detailed how-to guides and engaging features. He was also featured on How-To Geek, Hot Cars, and Vehicle History.
Haroun’s tech curiosity is only limited by the gadgets he has to play with at any given time. His daily companions include a portable Galaxy S20, a trusty Redmi Pad for reading, and a HP Victus gaming laptop, curiously left unburdened by gaming pursuits.
Haroun likes to wear many hats. Currently on the path to becoming a medical professional, he is pursuing an MBBS degree, a testament to his commitment to diverse knowledge.

For around a decade, Mahmoud has rigorously evaluated Apple hardware and software. His current technological arsenal features an iPhone 15 Pro Max, Apple Watch Series 9, MacBook Air M2, iPad Air M1, AirPods Pro 2, AirTag, Apple TV 4K 3, and HomePod Mini stereo pair. Outside of work, you’ll likely find him jogging at a park, swimming in open water, brainstorming at a coffeehouse, composing poetry on a rooftop, or merely lost in nature.