Jason Cross

Executive Editor

I have written professionally about technology and video games for my entire adult professional life - about 20 years. I am to figure out how complicated technology works and explain it in a way anyone can understand.

5 things you need to know about the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835

Android Wear 2.0 Developer Preview 4 adds easier sign-in, in-app billing

Android Wear 2.0 Developer Preview 4 adds easier sign-in, in-app billing

Google continues to make progress on its major Wear overhaul, but a final release is still not on the horizon.

Daydream View review: Sparse content is all that stands between Google and VR greatness

Daydream View review: Sparse content is all that stands between Google and VR greatness

With a comfortable, affordable headset and a motion-sensitive controller, Daydream View gets the hardware right. Now it just needs apps.

Android Auto gets rid of that pesky car requirement

Android Auto gets rid of that pesky car requirement

With the latest update, you can use the driver-optimized interface right on your phone or tablet, with no special car hardware necessary.

Google Pixel review: Every bit as good as the XL, only smaller

Google Pixel review: Every bit as good as the XL, only smaller

Google sacrifices very little in the smaller, less expensive version of its hot new phone.

11 things Android phone makers should copy from the Pixel

11 things Android phone makers should copy from the Pixel

Google is setting the bar high for its Android partners. Here are a few things Samsung, LG, and others can learn from it.

These are the new Emoji in the Android Nougat 7.1 update

These are the new Emoji in the Android Nougat 7.1 update

Google has taken the time to really craft better emojis, including a much larger variety of professions, genders, and skin tones to support Unicode 9.

Pixel XL camera test: How it compares to Apple, LG, and Samsung phones in the studio

Pixel XL camera test: How it compares to Apple, LG, and Samsung phones in the studio

We took four phones with the best cameras available into the studio to figure out which one delivers the best image quality.

Pixel XL review: Google's new phone isn't a Nexus—it's better

Pixel XL review: Google's new phone isn't a Nexus—it's better

Google's first in-house phone is a delightful holistic experience that might make you think twice about Apple or Samsung.

Android 7.1 Developer Preview announced, coming soon

Android 7.1 Developer Preview announced, coming soon

7.1 brings support for Daydream VR, the app shortcuts API, and several other features, but the Assistant is still just for Pixel and Allo.

Hands-on with Google Daydream: Gear VR has a new rival

Hands-on with Google Daydream: Gear VR has a new rival

Google's second stab at phone-based VR takes it to the front of the pack.

Android Wear 2.0 delayed to 2017, Developer Preview 3 out now

Android Wear 2.0 delayed to 2017, Developer Preview 3 out now

The first really huge update to Google's watch platform is taking a little longer than expected.

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