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.