Andrew Kalinchuk

Andrew Kalinchuk

Former Digital Trends Contributor
Andrew covers news and opinions pertaining to smartphones, tablets, and all else mobile for Digital Trends. He recently switched from Apple to Microsoft and shares the experience through "Life and Tiles of a Windows 8 Convert." Andrew also interns at The Wirecutter and writes for Laptop Magazine and Techerator. Outside of writing, Andrew splits his time between cooking, gaming, and reading.

Life and Tiles of a Win8 Convert: It’s lonely without Google

Converting your devices is one thing, but when we had Andrew switch to a Microsoft life, he had to go all the way. In this "Life and Tiles of a Windows 8 Convert," he details what it's like to live without Google's services, and it's no…

Critics be damned, the BlackBerry Z10 is a knockout

BlackBerry takes a risk with its latest smartphone design, and breaks some understood conventions of the typical mobile device.

The Life and Tiles of a Windows 8 Convert: Sometimes, I hate being an early adopter

In the seventh edition of Life and Tiles, Andrew begins to tire of how difficult it is to be an early adopter. Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 are still missing the apps and features of Apple's ecosystems. Will it drive him mad?

Mozilla announces first two Firefox OS devices, Keon and Peak

Almost a year after Firefox OS was announced, we are finally getting a look at the two devices that will lead the way for Mozilla.

The Life and Tiles of a Windows 8 Convert: So, I bought a Surface tablet

Despite being somewhat up in the air over Windows 8 in general, Andrew dives deeper into the world of Microsoft and purchases a Surface RT in this week's Life and Tiles of a Windows 8 Convert.
Android Army

LG preps faster, bigger Optimus G Pro to join the wave of 1080p phones

Details have leaked teasing the upcoming Optimus G Pro, LG's latest rumored Android flagship. Look at the specs, LG is planning on bringing its A-game to the Android battle.

Sprint plans to add 4G LTE to another 28 cities

An additional 28 cities across the United States will receive 4G LTE network coverage over the next few months, unlimited data plans will still be supported on the new network.

Nexus 7 surpasses iPad’s market share in Japan

A recent survey shows the Nexus 7 pulling ahead of the iPad's market share in Japan with consumers citing a lower price as the deciding factor.
Social Media

Facebook turns to Bing for (some) help with Graph Search

Facebook may be behind the bulk of Graph Search, but the social network is turning to Bing to supplement its database.

Don’t forget about the little guys! Our favorite smartphone underdogs of early 2013

As the excitement accompanying CES dies down, we outline seven smartphones the debuted there and find what makes them unique. It's a dog-eat-dog world for Android devices and manufacturers need all the help they can get.

The Life and Tiles of a Windows 8 Convert: The Yoga is flexible (but not always in a good way)

A week with Lenovo's Yoga turns up some surprisingly benefits to the flexible form factor... and some unforeseen shortcomings.