Russell Holly Takes Reigns As XDA Portal Admin

Many of our readers know Russell Holly either from his pieces on, or as the first Senior Editor here at While that may seem like eons ago it was just over a year ago, which in the tech journalism world, may seem like ages.

In addition to Holly’s feature writing for Ziff Davis at and his weekly appearances on NPR, Holly is now the portal administrator over at XDA.


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As Holly says in his welcome post to XDA, XDA is not a website or a forum but a community of all of those things. XDA is a place where developers new and established trade ideas, best practices and generally get help from each other. It’s a collaborative community like no other in the tech world.

As Holly says the portal and it’s writers
“…stand as the bridge between the average user and the crazed gearhead.”

With Holly’s experience in tech writing, Android, development and all things geek he fills a much needed position within the world of XDA. Many of the developer’s also know that while he can get feisty at times Holly is extremely fair.

Holly defines his vision for XDA here:

My vision for XDA is that it continue exactly the way it is right now, but everywhere. Users who live the XDA lifestyle need the tools to show with pride that they have made this choice. I want the rest of the world to see XDA as the resource it is. I want XDA to be able to definitively stand and exist as a respected source of information. The XDA developers are ready to exist as a voice for what makes a device great, I think. All that is necessary is the tools to make that clear.

According to the post Holly officially starts tomorrow as the Portal Admin for XDA.

source: XDA