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JR Raphael is a writer as well as a mammal. His stories are syndicated in dozens of publications and frequently clicked on by cats pawing haphazardly at their owners’ phones.

With a reputation as both "a leading voice in the mobile space" and "a guy who makes up quotes about his reputation," JR spends much of his time these days covering Android and other parts of the Google universe. He launched the Android Power blog in 2010 to serve as an unfiltered home for his various mobile musings. The blog has since grown to include a diverse mix of analysis, hands-on impressions, and consumer advice (which, in the spirit of full disclosure, is alarmingly high in unsaturated fat).

Android Power aside, JR is a contributing editor at Computerworld, where he reviews phones, tablets, and other devices; a regular contributor to InfoWorld, where he writes long-form feature stories; and a contributor to several other publications. The Washington Post, NBCNews.com, and Bloomberg BusinessWeek are just a few of the places where his byline has appeared.

JR is a frequent guest on the TWiT Network’s All About Android show as well as Mobile Nations’ Android Central Podcast. He has appeared on ABC World News and been cited in such places as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, and USA Today. He was even quoted in Walter Isaacson’s best-selling biography of Steve Jobs (yes, really!).

Despite his refusal to comb his hair, JR’s work has been honored with numerous awards, including two Emmys, three Murrows, and a smattering of top distinctions from the Associated Press. He has also been honored by the American Moustache Institute, though he’s been advised to keep that one quiet.

In his spare time, JR enjoys blinking, drawing polka dots, and imagining a world with no hypothetical situations.

Keep up with JR:

Why are they called that? The silly stories behind six tech brands

How did TiVo, Skype, eBay, and others wind up with the names they did? JR Raphael has the answer.

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Google closing Nexus One web store

Google's groundbreaking model for selling Android phones from a single Website is about to become history.

Adobe announces Flash for Android beta testing

Apple may not want Flash on its mobile devices, but users of Android will soon gain full support for the multimedia platform.

3D TV: Not for the drunk, tired, or pregnant

Behind all the buzz about the 3D TV technology stands a stern warning: If you're a teenager, a pregnant woman, a senior citizen, or a drunk, you shouldn't necessarily be watching it. The same applies if you're just really, really tired.

Is a Google Android tablet in the works?

Google may be getting into the tablet game, according to a New York Times report.

Motorola Backflip on AT&T: Not the full Android experience

AT&T may have opened its arms to Android with the release of Motorola's Backflip, but it isn't exactly embracing the platform's open nature.

Motorola jumps the gun on Droid upgrade announcement

Android 2.1 will not be appearing on Droid soon, despite Motorola's promise earlier this week.

Google's Nexus One: Questions and answers

PC World tells you what you need to know about the newly unveiled Android-based smartphone from Google.