Phandroid is the first website dedicated to reporting on the Android operating system for phones. The website produces a variety of content, including news, reviews, editorials, videos, and a podcast. Phandroid has evolved to cover news from Google in general, as well as Android TV, Android Wear, Google Glass, Chromecast, and Android Auto. Phandroid also operates, a forum for Android users.

Available inEnglish
OwnerNick Gray
EditorNick Gray
LaunchedNovember 2007
Current statusOnline, updates resumed


Phandroid was launched in November 2007, 11 months before the HTC Dream was released. On November 6, 2007, published an article titled "Android Already Has Phandroids."[1] Due to the Wired article and growing interest in Android, the site saw massive growth overnight. Phandroid broke numerous Android-related exclusive stories over the years, including an early look at Android 2.3 Gingerbread.[2] Despite its place as the oldest operating Android site, it has declined in recent years and is no longer actively maintained.

Phandroid has appeared on Engadget,[3] The Verge,[4] TechCrunch,[5] and more.

In 2018, the owner of announced the site was for sale and would cease operating as a traditional Android news blog. By March, the site lost all of its editors and now remains on life support with occasional updates.

Site ReturnsEdit

It appears that as of Aug 1st[when?] the site is regularly updated. Also the post that announced the site for sale is gone.

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