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Ashley Glenn is a husband, father, band director, and the local tech fix-it man. After a stint as a tech writer in the early 2000s, Ashley took a break from analyzing trends and benchmarking to start his family and finish a Masters degree in Wind Conducting. He’s returned to the writing scene at RootzWiki and looks forward to providing an inside look at the OS and devices that are increasingly helping to shape how we work, play, learn, and live.
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James Baxter is a 4th Year Computer Science Student based in Edinburgh, Scotland. Involved in Android since the good old days of the G1 he’s rooted and bricked more phones than he’d like to admit. Describing himself as a “Fanboy of Innovation” he doesn’t care what the logo on it is as long as it’s new and interesting.
Derek has been an Android fanatic since the beginning but has been involved with the Android Community since 2010. He has had many Android devices which include T-Mobile G1 (1st device), MyTouch 3G, Google Nexus One, T-Mobile G2, Samsung Galaxy Tab and currently owns a Galaxy Nexus GSM, Amazon Kindle Fire, Galaxy S 2, Google CR-48. Derek started my own Android project as Co-Founder of Andranon.com but have then decided to join Android Activist to continue covering Android News & Applications. He is always in the mood to talk tech, android, and sports so hit him up.
Max took the dive into the Android scene back when he exchanged his Motorola Razr for an OG Droid back in 2010. From there, he started avidly keeping up with all of the latest Android news and development. However, it wasn't until later that year when he got a Droid X that he really started to get into the ROMing scene. His first ROM, FlyX by Birdman, still holds a special place in his heart.
Last year, he started his own Android blog, Android Allies. This went well for a while, but now Android Allies is inactive and Max devotes his Android writing to good ol' RootzWiki. Now, with Galaxy Nexus in pocket and Nexus 7 in hand, he strives to bring all the newest ROM news straight to the readers.
Mike was instantly drawn to Android with the release of the G1 and HTC Magic which became his first phone. Drawn by the allure of open source and community, he quickly learned about rooting his device and applications to improve its performance Since then he has only owned Nexus devices for their ease of root level access and the ability to run the latest versions of Android via ROM or stock. He has owned a Nexus One, a Nexus S 4G, a Nook Color, and a Nexus 7.
He started writing for Android in 2011 at Android Activist and started writing for Rootzwiki News in April 2012. He was married in October, 2012 and lives in Richmond, Virginia.
Shane has been intrigued by Android ever since he first heard that Google had picked up the little known company that was behind the OS. He remembers thinking what an awesome new world it was going to be once Google got into the mobile device market, and he still thinks that. Shane has been running Android since the days when he had to run it from an SDcard off of his HTC Kaiser II and was ecstatic when he was finally able to flash a working ROM to the old beast. He currently sports a Samsung Galaxy S2 on T-Mobile (with a Nexus S for backup) and is looking forward to all the cool new devices coming out soon.
Jeff McIntire is an avid Android enthusiast whose first exposure to the world of Android, rooting, and customizing came in 2010 through the Samsung Captivate. Later that same year, he was introduced to the Verizon community through the Fascinate, which carried him from Eclair all the way to Ice Cream Sandwich. Having tried various ROMs, kernels and themes based on TouchWiz, he took the plunge into AOSP in May 2011 and never looked back. He now happily taps away at his Galaxy Nexus, always looking out for the latest and greatest, and helping others along the way.
James Cushing is a Google nut, who has wired his home and life to a number of Android gadgets. He is also the chief editor of TheGadgets.net, and has been writing his whole life. He currently owns the T-Mobile G2X, Acer Iconia A500, Huawei S7 Slim, Sony Google TV, and MyTouch 4G Slide. His first droid was the MyTouch 3G Slide, upon which he first learned about rooting, theming, and the like. He also reviews devices for Verizon Wireless.
I have been an Android fan since I first purchased an LG Ally. While not the most powerful Android, I quickly found out that by rooting and flashing custom ROMs and kernels, the LG Ally could be pushed to the limits and made to be the quick little phone it should always have been.
It was through the Ally community, that I started beta testing ROMS for Punisher/Frunisher ROM Development Team.
I am currently an HTC Thunderbolt owner.
Prior to joining the RootzWiki News Team, I worked as a Writer/Reviewer for AndroidActivist.org.
Steve Birchfield is a technology professional with over 23 years of experience in computers and networking. He had his first cell phone in 1994 and has carried one with him throughout the years. Bag phones, StarTec’s, Blackberry’s and Windows Mobile devices have all passed through his hands at one point and time. However, his love of Android came when he bought a G1 and saw the potential of Android. Steve upgraded to a My Touch 3G Fender Edition the day it was released and quickly started rooting and putting ROMs on his phone. It became an addiction that he still enjoys today. Currently, Steve owns a Galaxy Tab 7″ and a Galaxy Nexus.
Marvin Ferrell has written and contributed at various sites including Android Creative Syndicate, Android Headlines, and Androidian REVolution. He has a passion for Android, web design and games of all kinds. He is very active in the Android community, but tends to be Paranoid (well, his ROM does at least ;))
Nicole Watkins is a 27-year-old history major working on her graduate degree in medieval British history. She lives in Birmingham, AL and is hopelessly obsessed with Doctor Who. Nicole resides with her husband, their dog, cat, two rabbits, and absurd amount of fish. Her first love in the computer world will always be Linux, and she continues to avoid Windows as much as possible. After buying her first Android phone in 2010, she was exposed to the wonderful world of rooting and customization, and could never see herself owning any other platform. She hopes to provide further insight into the amazing open-source community and looks forward to learning more every day.