Derek Walter

Derek Walter is a freelance technology writer based in Northern California. He is the author of Learning MIT App Inventor, a hands-on guide to building your own Android apps.

Android device updates: Sprint, T-Mobile Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge make the leap to Nougat

Samsung Galaxy S8 rumor roundup: Here's everything we know so far
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Samsung Galaxy S8 rumor roundup: Here's everything we know so far

From a new digital assistant to a beefed-up camera, Samsung is angling for a major comeback in the new year with the Galaxy S8.

Android device updates: T-Mobile begins rolling out Nougat to Galaxy S7, S7 Edge beta testers

Android device updates: T-Mobile begins rolling out Nougat to Galaxy S7, S7 Edge beta testers

Sprint's HTC One A9 is also getting Nougat, which finally passed the one percent mark in Google's monthly tally of Android versions.

How to use your smartphone to get politically active

How to use your smartphone to get politically active

You want to do more than tweet, share, and like. You want to make a difference. These are the apps that can get you there.

Android device updates: Nvidia Shield Tablet K1 lands Nougat

Android device updates: Nvidia Shield Tablet K1 lands Nougat

A Pixel update squashed a lingering bug that caused some annoying sound problems with some models.

Android device updates: Android 7.1.2 beta brings a fingerprint swipe gesture to the Nexus 5X

Android device updates: Android 7.1.2 beta brings a fingerprint swipe gesture to the Nexus 5X

A batch of Sony devices are getting the latest security patch, and Huawei shared some news about Nougat coming to the Honor 6X.

How to customize icons with icon packs

How to customize icons with icon packs

Your phone's home screen can get as wild or tame as you want with these customizations.

The new Google Voice isn’t quite ready to be your only number

The new Google Voice isn’t quite ready to be your only number

A long overdue revamp modernizes the service, but it still needs some work to truly match its potential.

 How to add custom ringtones to your Android phone

How to add custom ringtones to your Android phone

Go beyond the staid sounds that came with your phone by adding in some of your favorite tunes.

Android device updates: First-gen Nvidia Shield gains Nougat, Prime Video, other features

Android device updates: First-gen Nvidia Shield gains Nougat, Prime Video, other features

The update brings a number of software enhancements, and Nvidia also promised that Nougat is coming to the company's Shield tablet.

The essential Android business apps

The essential Android business apps

Your phone is now your digital briefcase, your ever-present business companion.

Android device updates: Unlocked Moto Z and Moto Z Play Nougat updates detailed

Android device updates: Unlocked Moto Z and Moto Z Play Nougat updates detailed

Samsung also shared which batch of phones are going to get Nougat as the update rolls out to more hardware.

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