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: the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are finally getting Nougat

How to set up your Android phone for ultimate privacy

How to set up your Android phone for ultimate privacy

Here's how to replace all of those data-hungry apps and services with ones that don't need to know so much about you.

10 ways to put your old Android phone or tablet to use

10 ways to put your old Android phone or tablet to use

Instead of just sticking your old phone in a drawer or selling it for a pittance, give it a new role.

Android device updates: T-Mobile HTC 10, LG G Pad X 8.0 score Nougat

Android device updates: T-Mobile HTC 10, LG G Pad X 8.0 score Nougat

The latest monthly security bulletin is here, and the Nexus 6 is finally up to speed with Android 7.1.1.

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.

The first things you should do with your new Android phone
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The first things you should do with your new Android phone

We're here to help you make the right tweaks to get off and running with the best setup experience.

Android device updates: Another Nougat beta build hits the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

Android device updates: Another Nougat beta build hits the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

Huawei has pledged to finally bring Android Nougat to the Honor 8 in February 2017, and the ZTE ZMax 2 gets a boost to Marshmallow.

Android device updates: OnePlus pushes out updates, Samsung tries to kill off the Note7

Android device updates: OnePlus pushes out updates, Samsung tries to kill off the Note7

Nougat creeped up every so slightly in the latest Android platform distribution numbers released by Google.

The best apps and games for Daydream VR
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The best apps and games for Daydream VR

Step into Google's new virtual world with the most mesmerizing titles available.

The best apps with custom Quick Settings tiles in Android Nougat

The best apps with custom Quick Settings tiles in Android Nougat

Android 7.0 lets developers add quick settings tiles, and Shazam, Todoist, and a whole host of others have jumped on board.

Android device updates: Android 7.1.1 brings a batch of goodies to Google's Pixel and Nexus

Android device updates: Android 7.1.1 brings a batch of goodies to Google's Pixel and Nexus

For anyone still hanging onto Verizon's Droid Turbo, your patience has been rewarded with the debut of Android Marshmallow.

Android Pay FAQ: Everything you need to know about Google's mobile payment system

Android Pay FAQ: Everything you need to know about Google's mobile payment system

We cover everything from setting up Android Pay, using it as your go-to payment tool, and even saving all of your loyalty and rewards offers.

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